Hi friends! Happy THURSDAY!!
I’m totally happy about today’s sponsored post with tarte cosmetics and ShopStyle because it was so much FUN for me to create!
When tarte reached out and asked me if I wanted to collaborate PLUS give my readers a promo code, I was all in! I love tarte products and have been buying them myself for years…plus, earlier this year, when I named my favorite mascaras, their Surfer Curl volumizing mascara was one of them!!
So, here’s what I decided to do…I went into my bathroom, pulled out the six tarte products I already owned and did my entire makeup with just those six products in UNDER FIVE MINUTES! From beginning to end…it’s easy to get ready in the morning when you have the right beauty products within reach.
I already had their SHAPE TAPE CONCEALER, BREEZY CREAM BRONZER, AMAZONIAN CLAY BLUSH, TARTLETTE MATTE EYE SHADOW PALETTE, SURF CURL VOLUMIZING MASCARA and COLOR SPLASH LIPSTICK, so I pulled them out and did my entire makeup for the day using only these products. And guess what? I loved it! It was quick, easy and super convenient only using six things! It’s the perfect little makeup routine for a busy mom.
Here’s a little video showing exactly how I applied everything…
…easy as that!!
After I put on my makeup, I did my hair and…
…was ready to go for the day!
Here’s a little breakdown of each product:
AMAZONIAN CLAY BLUSH: This is their 12 hour blush. It goes on smoothly and lasts all day! I have it in the shade dazzled.
COLOR SPLASH LIPSTICK: Who doesn’t love a creamy neutral lipstick?! It automatically goes with everything and is hydrating (not drying!) I have it in Pink Sands.
TARTLETTE MATTE EYE SHADOW PALETTE: Really and truly, all you need is one palette with neutral shades. You can use a little or layer for a nighttime/dramatic eye. Plus, you can use the darker shade as a liner too. I used Super Mom and Natural Beauty in the video along with Fashionista for my liner.
SHAPE TAPE CONCEALER: See below for a story about this product! There is a reason this is a cult classic…it truly is amazing! I used extra in the video to blend in in lieu of foundation! It’s a quick makeup trick when you’re in a hurry and/or using fewer products. I have it in light-med (29n).
SURFER CURL VOLUMIZING MASCARA: Well, I told you about this amazing mascara back in January! It’s the only one I’ve used all year long! It lengthens and gives volume. Win, win, win!
BREEZY CREAM BRONZER: Okay, I bought this in April and have been loving it! Before this product, I’ve always used a powder bronzer, but now, I see the benefits to cream too! It’s really easy to blend, a little goes a long way and if you’re not wearing a lot of makeup and just want a nice light glow, this will do it! I have it in Seychelles.
Super fun, right?! I love playing with beauty products and finding easy ways to make getting ready in the morning simple!
Right now, tarte cosmetics has TWO great ways to save! First, they are offering a discount for my readers for a flat 15% off discount using code SHAY15 or for their Labor Day Weekend Sale, you can buy 2 products (minis & vaults excluded) and get 1 FREE, promo code FREE!! Three items must be added to cart in order to qualify for this promotion. My individual promo code runs through September 30th and the Labor Day Weekend Sale is through September 7th.
Let me highlight three other products that might be great to add to cart today for the promo…
Okay, let’s talk about the Shape Tape concealer for one bit before we go.
I don’t even remember the first time I purchased it…but it was years ago, and it’s never let me down. It’s creamy (not sticky or sheer), it covers (it’s not too light) but at the same time, it’s not thick and heavy. It doesn’t smudge or crease, and it blends with ease. I’ve always loved it, so…
…a few months ago, when my parents, Sean and Catherine were at my house so Andrew could give out haircuts (ha!), we were all on the driveway and my mom asked which concealer she should try next and both Catherine and myself said “Shape Tape!”. Catherine pulled one out of her purse right there and then I went inside to grab mine so my mom could compare shades. The family that cuts each other’s hair and shares concealer tips is the family that stays together 😉 .
And one more thing before I say goodbye…on March 3rd, my kids had a normal day at school and then that night, all six of us went up there for their annual Open House. We visited their classrooms, saw their desks and schoolwork and then hugged every teacher goodbye because we were leaving the next morning for Hawaii so we wouldn’t see them again until after spring break…and we never went back. Now, six months to the day later, we go back to the school but this time, I’m dropping off a different set of three kids. Instead of Kensington, Smith and Ashby…I’m dropping off Smith, Ashby and Madeley for their first “in person” day of school, and Kensington, will be dropped off at her new middle school. INSERT ALL OF THE EMOTIONS HERE. I have no idea how long this will last…maybe one day, maybe one week, maybe one month…maybe, they’ll stay in school the entire year. I don’t know? What I do know is that I have been so impressed with our district and schools thus far this year with three weeks of virtual learning…SO IMPRESSED, and if we end up back at home, so be it. In the meantime, I have FOUR super excited kids this morning as they’re all setting out on new adventures…six months in the making. Happy first day back to many of you too!
Don’t forget, go check out tarte cosmetics now and use either promo code SHAY15 for 15% off (now through the 30th!) or buy two, get one free for their Labor Day Weekend Sale (through the 7th!). xo