Saturday, February 16, 2013

Makeup is a Girls Best Friend

You know the saying 'diamonds are a girls best friend', well I think makeup is a girls best friend. Makeup has the power to make you feel beautiful, confident, and self assured. It can completely change the way you (and others) view yourself, and it can turn an ordinary looking girl into a drop dead gorgeous supermodel. In my opinion makeup is one of the most powerful weapons we have in our quest for beauty.

I personally own far too much makeup than I could ever hope to use, but for me makeup is something I feel is worth spending copious amounts money on. After all, it can hold the key to me feeling far more confident, and in turn far more happy.

Now don't get me wrong, I think natural beauty is something to be admired, and there is nothing I admire more than a girl who is equally confident with or without makeup on. But personally I just feel better and more beautiful when I do wear makeup. This is not meant to sound vain, but in fact, the opposite. I wish I felt equally as beautiful regardless of what I was, or wasn't 'wearing' on my face. But living in the world in which we do; where beauty seems to be the deciding factor of your successfulness, and happiness as a person it seems almost impossible to feel that way. So I say that if makeup is something you want to use to feel beautiful then I don't see anything wrong with that. I  think many others can agree with me on that, so I have put together a list of some of my current makeup favorites.

Recently I have really been loving all things Tarte. Everything from their primer, to their blush, to their mascara. Tarte is my favorite makeup brand of all time. I love that all their products are cruelty free, (they don't test on animals) and paraben free (they don't have all those harsh nasty chemicals in them). And not only that, but the quality of their products is seriously AMAZING! I have yet to try a single product that I don't absolutely love! Also, I feel like I really get my moneys worth with everything I buy. And as a company I feel like they truly care about their consumers, and always strive to produce the best quality products. Here are some of my current Tarte faves:
Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perfecting Primer $30
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Full Coverage Foundation $38
Tarte Maracuja Creasless Concealer $24
Tarte Amazonian Clay Pressed Mineral Powder $30
Tarte Mineral Bronzer in 'Park Ave Princess' $29
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Blush in 'Exposed' $26
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Blush in 'Dollface' $26
Tarte Smooth Operator Mineralized Finishing Powder $29
Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-hr Smoothing Eye Primer $19
Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner $22
Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in 'Gifted' $19
Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in 'Envy' $24
Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-hr Lipstick in 'Wild' $26 

If you want to check out any of the products I mentioned, or take a look at other Tarte products click here: Tarte Cosmetics

Everyone is beautiful with or without makeup, everyone is special, and unique in their own way. So whether you choose to embrace your God given beauty, or enhance it, just know that you are indeed a one of a kind beauty. And you are a fierce kind of Gorgeousness.
XOXO StaceyAnn

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