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Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant

Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant is a sugar-based formula that smells minty fresh and leaves your lips super soft. I originally purchased this from Tarte.com through their Pro Program in order to add this to my professional makeup artist kit. When I want to apply matte lip products on models, it always goes on more smoothly if their lips have been freshly exfoliated. Before throwing it into my kit, I decided to give it a little try. I took a mixing spatula, scooped out a little, and applied it to my lips. I rubbed my lips together for about 30 seconds.

The moment I opened this decorative tin I noticed how fragrant the Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant is. It was like a blast of peppermint to the nostrils. I love it! If you are adverse to peppermint scents, steer clear. The exfoliant is packed with just the right amount of sugar so that it sloughs of dead skin gently and dissolves quickly for easy removal. Just take a tissue/napkin/wet wipe/washcloth, etc. Rubbing your lips together for 15-20 seconds should be sufficient for most people; however, I went for a full 30. The led to me incidentally tasting the scrub. It’s yummy!

The Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant is exemplary of products from Tarte in that it is free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, synthetic fragrance (Yes! That’s real peppermint oil!), and triclosan. Sugar is used as a natural scrub in this yummy tin. Other goodies packed into the formula include castor seed oil, sunflower seed oil, shea butter, peppermint oil, Vitamin E and, of course, maracuja (passionfruit) oil.

Although I purchased this for my professional kit, I’m going to be greedy and keep this one for myself. I’ll be ordering another one for my kit. If you haven’t tried this, you are truly missing out.

Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant retails for $16. It is available at Tarte.com, Ulta.com, Sephora.com, Ulta and Sephora.

Have you tried Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant? Did you love it? I would love to hear from you. Please comment and subscribe.

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

Revlon Lash Potion Volume & Length Mascara by Grow Luscious

     Revlon Lash Potion Volume & Length Mascara by Grow Luscious hit drugstores just at the right time for me. I only use my mascara for thirty days and then I throw it away. This may sound wasteful; however, I have found that any time I use the same mascara longer than a month I develop irritation (red, itchy, watery eyes). So yesterday when I was exploring the makeup section of my local Walgreens, I was happy to see a new mascara from Revlon.

     Revlon Lash Potion Volume & Length Mascara by Grow Luscious promises “spell-binding volume & length”. Hmmm. Intriguing. Upon flipping over the package to read the info on the back, I learned that the formula contains strengthening proteins, amino acids and essential vitamins that are supposed to revitalize your lashes. After inspecting the ingredients list, I found that it contains Vitamin E, aloe and wheat protein.  It sounds like this mascara would be a good fit for people who complain that wearing mascara “seems” to make their lashes fall out.

     The color scheme of the mascara tube is rather eye catching. Just seeing the purple and green on the label while it was still in the package was enough to prompt me to try it out. I picked up the shade 001 Darkest Black. When I left it unopened on the kitchen counter even my boyfriend wanted to know what it was. The mascara wand itself is nothing revolutionary. Revlon calls it the “Illusionist Wand”. It has three grooves that are supposed to aid in a clump free delivery.  Let’s take a look at what this baby does.

Here I am before Revlon Lash Potion Volume & Length Mascara by Grow Luscious:

Here I am after Revlon Lash Potion Volume & Length Mascara by Grow Luscious:

     These results are after two coats on my upper and lower lashes. Honestly, the effect is a little too sutble for my taste. I like major volume when I wear mascara such as I experienced when I wore Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara. Revlon Lash Potion is the kind of mascara I like to use if I’m wearing false lashes that day. Light enough to help my natural lashes blend with the false ones but it doesn’t clump up and cause the combination of real hair, false hair, lash glue and mascara to look like something from nightmares starring Tammy Faye Baker.

     Revlon Lash Potion Volume & Length Mascara by Grow Luscious retails for approximately $7.99.

     What do you think of this mascara? Is this something you will be picking up? I would love to hear from you. Please comment and subscribe.

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette 

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This item was purchased using my own funds.

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