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I’m sure you all remember April Fool’s Day last year when Tarte announced their most interesting palette ever, the Icy Betch palette. It was gorgeous, with icy blues and cool greens, and I loved it. But it was a fucking joke. *eye roll* So here we are, a year later, and Tarte has actually released…

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Wow, it’s been a long ass time since I wrote an empties post. It’s something I did once and didn’t feel the need to do again, but since my goal for the year is to use up a whole lot of stuff, I think we should check out some of my trash. Note: this is…

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Here we go again: another anti-haul! Today we’re looking at Sephora, and there’s a lot to rag on here so let’s get right to it. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Extravaganza Beauty influencers everywhere are weeping that this made someone’s anti-haul, but I really don’t get why it’s so universally loved. It’s supposed to…

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I’m feeling a bit more like myself today, so let’s talk about this random beauty subscription. I liked it when I received it at the end of August, so I kept the subscription. I’m not as crazy about it this month. MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lustering Confession time: I’ve never owned a MAC lipstick. Or…

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I don’t normally post my daily makeup (mostly because I don’t wear makeup every day), but I really like the way today’s turned out. I was going for a natural look since I was just working and then picking Dan up from the train station. On my face: Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Foundation, shade 4…

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Tarte has had a rough few months. Between the Shape Tape shade debacle, the boring releases and the April Fool’s joke gone wrong, they’re struggling when it comes to PR. I generally like their products, but they’ve made some missteps. Now they’re re-releasing their “sister brand”, Awake Beauty. I don’t remember this brand ever being…

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Did you all see Tarte’s April Fool’s joke? They teased a new palette, the Icy Betch palette. The problem is that people were more interested in this joke palette than they have been with Tarte’s recent releases. Awkward. Don’t get me wrong: I like Tarte for the most part. I’ve used a ton of their…

Read more Joke’s on you, Tarte

I’m a little late to this party, but I wanted to weigh in on the recent Tarte controversy. I use the term controversy lightly since it’s makeup and really, how seriously should we take it? If you haven’t heard about this yet, Tarte released the Shape Tape Foundation to go with the Shape Tape Concealer,…

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