Makeup Monday: Tarte After Dark Rainforest Palette

The Tarte After Dark Rainforest Palette is a dream and works from day to night. I really love the golden and purple shades. And I love the convenience to have eye shadows, blush, highlighter and bronzer all in one palette. I feel like an artist holding this little palette! ;-) Truly one of my favorites.

1. Apply the Ulta Fabulous Face primer (to achieve a silky smooth, wrinkle and pore free canvas)
2. Apply the Elf eye primer on your lids (to make that eye shadow last all day)
3. Apply from the Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette the gold color (A) on the lid. Go with the mauve color (B) into your crease. Darken up the outer V with the purple color (C). Use the highlighter (D) under your brow bone. Line your lower lash line with the mocha color (E).
4. Tight line (the upper water line) with the  Urban Decay Glide on pencil
5. Apply 2 coats of the Josie Maran Mascara
6. Use the Cover FX BB gel on your face- apply more where more coverage is needed.
7. Brush your eye brows with the Elf eye brow gel (to give them hold all day).
8. Fill in gaps in your eyebrows with the bdb brow pencil
9. Apply Butter London Lip Crayon Ruby Murray
10. Use the bronzer (F), blush (G) and highlighter (D) from the Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette to give your face some dimension.

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I really wanted to try something by Jane Iredale (yes, cruelty free!) and the Jane Iredale My Steppes Makeup Kit screamed my name. Yes, I admit: the rose golden packaging just really got me! But I also thought, how cute these little "steps" are! It includes 2 lip glosses, a bronzer and a blush! 

If put together this is a sweet little "tower" that fit´s easily in any makeup bag. It also includes a little mirror.

The bronzer works great for my medium colored skin but I can imagine it might be a little too dark if you are really fair (they offer this makeup kit also with "cool colors"). It is matte, no glitter and maybe just a hint orange. The blush has a little too much glitter for my taste- too bad because I really love the peachy color.

Both glosses apply very nice. They are not sticky and have no taste at all. One looks very natural with a hint of glitter and the other is more coral and if you layer it, it can be a real bright coral. I would not stick my finger into the pan to not get bacteria in there and always use a lip brush (I like this lip liner which has a great lip brush on one side) which makes it maybe a little more complicated "on the go" then I would like to.

Overall this is really cute makeup kit for on the go or traveling- or maybe a great stocking stuffer?

4/5 Schmusies

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