Nicole P.'s (feurety) Beauty Product Reviews
Best undereye concealer I've tried to date.
Tarte's Dark Circle Defense is the best thing I've used for under my eyes. Ever. I've tried nearly every drug store brand and nothing came even close. The day I bought this I spent about 30 minutes at Ulta with a lovely sales rep who helped me pick this out. I'm pretty sure we went through every high end concealer Ulta offers! This was the only one that worked and covered up my dark circles. Tarte also claims that in about 4 weeks it helps reduse under-eye puffiness but since I don't wear makeup every day, I can't confirm this.
Best foundation I've tried!
This is by far the best foundation that I've tried. I absolutely love it. I use fair (01) and it covers everything that I want to hide and leaves behind a nice finish and no need to use additional powder. I still use concealer for the dark circles under my eyes but for the rest of the red spots, this does the trick. It is matte finish, so if you're looking for a light, fresh face, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a natural 'oh, this is my real skin' look, this also isn't for you. It is more of a full coverage foundation. The only downside is the pump, I'm not really a big fan of it because occasionally the product just doesn't want to come out and then whoops! I've pumped out too much. That may just be user error though :)
Colors are amazing!
I picked up 6 of the loose pigments back when Hautelook had their UD sale. The colors I bought are great! They last a long time (even longer when you use a primer) and are easy to blend. They do have 2 drawbacks: the brush that comes with it sucks and the fallout is crazy. But, you can easily use your own brushes and use a tissue under your eye when applying the pigment of choice. I don't know that I'd pay full price for them but they are definitely worth picking up if you can get them on sale.