Tarte Showstopper Palette

Have you tried Tarte Cosmetics yet?!

If you are still not on the Tartelette band wagon, I suggest you hop on now! This high-perfomance natural brand has everything and anything that you need when it comes to makeup! My current obsession is their new palette, Showstopper! Filled with flattering shades for the eyes and cheeks, these Amazonian-clay colors will instantly bring life to your face. All of their products are used with mineral pigments to ensure no breakouts and smooth application! Below I am wearing multiple colors from the palette, see what I chose!!



 – Showstopper Clay Palette –

 I used…

– “Fame” blush {Warm Peach} on my cheeks
– “Park Ave Princess” on my forehead, cheekbone contour and nose! This is a top favorite bronzer of mine!
– “Champagne Pink” for my glow-highlight on my temples, nose, cupids bow and brow bone

– “Showstopper Copper” in the crease to warm up and add depth
– “Go for the Gold” on the eyelid for that extra shimmery look

Other colors not used yet…
• 6 Amazonian clay eyeshadows: showstopper copper (bronze copper), go for the gold (gold), you’re a natural (nude), steel the scene (steel taupe), rose to the top (rose gold) and dim the lights (black brown)



To One Year Wiser…

Happy Friday from CA!

Well I just got to San Diego and will be out here working for the next week and I couldn’t be more excited to see my family and friends for my birthday today! The weather is gorgeous and the beach is calling my name! I am so lucky to call California home 🙂 Today I wanted to share a quick preview of a fun & whimsical shoot I did with the amazing Andra for my b-day! She had a fun idea of having balloons and being out in a gorgeous field, and I couldn’t resist! I was so in awe with how the photos turned out, she really is the most phenomenal photographer in Utah and I cannot wait to use her again! I used all of my favorite makeup products to create this light makeup look, including: Huda Beauty, Frankie Rose, Dior, Gerard Cosmetics, and Too Faced to name a few! I will do a full tutorial on this look soon, but for now I’m off to the sand!

Love you all <3


~Portraits By Andra~ To book this amazing photographer, contact her HERE 🙂

Location: Bountiful, UT

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Glitter Cut Crease Eyeshadow: Samer Khouzami Inspired

Hello from California!
I just touched down last night in San Diego and I couldn’t be more excited to be here for the next two weeks for makeup appointments, teaching private MU lessons,  and offering skincare! If you are interested in booking I have more openings, just email me in the “Contact” section above! On to todays tutorial, I have been a huge fan of Samer Khouzami for years. He is one of the most talented artists out there and I have always admired the way he contours and does eyeshadow! Today I have a sexy pink-glitter cut crease look that was inspired by one of his looks. This look is definitely more “Glamorous” and would be best for a large party or special event. Hope you all enjoy it!


What is a cut-crease?

This is an eyeshadow technique that focuses on keeping the entire eye lid onc color {preferably lighter} and defining the crease of the eye with any darker color, which creates a much more defined crease and makes eyelids appear larger! 

Products used:

  • Eye lid shadow: MAC Pigments in “Naked” – Spray your brush with Fix+ so the shadow gets picked up wet – this will also allow the color to really POP when applied to the eyelid! Just press the shadow all over the lid and up to the brows.
  • Eyelid white color: for a brighter effect, go over the same colors on the eyelid with Milani “Lily White” shadow
  • Eyelid glitter: Girlactik Beauty glitter in “Champagne” – Add a little bit of sparkle to the eyelid ! Wa-la! Sparkle and shine!
  • Black Eyeliner: LA Colors liquid liner- apply a thin to thick line and wing it straight out for a sharp extended eye shape!
  • Cut-Crease color: Makeup Forever in “Deep Plum” – Any dark plum color should work or you can do any color!
  • Cut-Crease brush (important): Sigma E40 {tapered blending brush} – in soft circular motions start blending in the dark color after!
  • White eyeliner: Palladio in “White” applied to inner water line!
  • Lashes: NEW – Flutter lashes in the style  “Judy” – these are thicker and give a nice curled lash look to the eye! I love these Flutter lashes, it is my first time trying the brand but super happy with the high quality of the actual lash itself! I will do more reviews on this soon!


Skin/ Face tutorials coming soon XOX