Giveaway: Tarte for True Blood (CLOSED)

I promised to give away the Tarte for True Blood eyeshadow palette, but in truth I really like the cheek stain and the lip stain too. So… I figured it would be best to put all the pieces together:

You guys know the drill, you have to be a public subscriber to qualify. If I can’t see you, I can’t enter you. You can amp your chance by following me @shahadakarim on Twitter, liking Adventures In Makeup on Facebook, joining via Networked Blogs (in the sidebar), linking this giveaway in your blog, and actually blogging about the giveaway.


FOTD: Oil Slick

I wanted to try a new Cargo shadow that I got… that sort of resembles liquid glitter. I paired it with Chanel cream shadow in Mirifique for a quick look:

Hourglass Foundation Veil (06)
NARS Blush in Luster
Tarte for True Blood Eyeshadow in Werewolf (brows)
Cargo Metallico Wet/Dry Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’ Ombre Cream Shadow in Mirifique
Guerlain Kohl in Black Frida
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Cargo Metallico Long Wear Lip Gloss

EOTD: Burgundy & Pearl

I played a bit more with the Tarte for True Blood palette (so many possibilities!)…

Tarte for True Blood Palette:
Eyeshadow in Werewolf (brows)
Eyeshadow in The Light (inner crease)
Eyeshadow in V (outer crease and under waterline)
Eyeshadow in Waitress (lid)
Dior Eyeliner in Grey Smoke (waterline)
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
**The eyeshadow in Werewolf is quickly becoming my favorite brow color. It’s just dark and cool enough to fill in my brows without them looking overdone. Love that!**

FOTD: Grey (light over dark)

More pigmented goodness from the Tarte for True Blood palette:

Illamasqua Skin Base (14)
Guerlain Giant Mosaic Bronzer
YSL Blush Radiance in #3
Tarte Eyeshadow in Werewolf (brows)
Bobbi Brown Peach Color Corrector (brow bone)
Tarte Eyeshadow in Stake (outer corner)
Tarte Eyeshadow in The True Death (inner corner)
Dior Eye Pencil in Grey Smoke (waterline)
Benefit Bad Gal Mascara
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Have Faith
**My eyebrows are incredibly scrappy. Forgive them… it’s not their fault. I’m growing them out.**

Tarte for True Blood: Swatches!

Here are the swatches that I promised for the Tarte for True Blood Eyeshadow Palette:

From the left: The Light, Fairy, Dusk
Dawn, Werewolf, Waitress, Nocturnal
Charmer, Glamour Me, Stake
Bayou, Telepath, The True Death, Immortal
Moss, Legend, V
That’s it! With the exception of maybe two shadows, most are highly pigmented with just one swipe. All of them are flattering… I love every single one. 
Giveaway details to come… we’ve got a few others to get out of the way first.
Ciao for now!

FOTD: Doing The Most

The day started out gloomy and overcast… much more like Autumn than Summer, so I went into today’s look with a heavy hand:

Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat (Honey)
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
Chanel Blush in Rose Ecrin
Tarte Eyeshadow in Legend (brows/lids/outer crease)
Tarte Eyeshadow in Glamour Me (inner crease)
Tarte Eyeshadow in Dusk (browbone)
Tarte Eyeshadow in Immortal (under waterline)
Tarte Gel Eyeliner (waterline)
Tarte Mascara
Beaute Liqui-Gel Lipstain in Harlot
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Spellbinding Violet

Tarte for True Blood: Take Two

I can admit when I’m wrong.

I was browsing through Sephora and I SWEAR that Tarte for True Blood eyeshadow palette was calling my name! Yep.. that’s my story. So I went over to swatch it… and damn if every single shadow wasn’t silky and pigmented as all get out! I mean REALLY silky. Omg. Urban Decay Naked Palette fans, I challenge you to swatch these shadows, and see if Tarte doesn’t change your mind.

This palette has a total value of $300+ dollars, but retails for $52. It is a RIDICULOUSLY good value. In addition to 17 rather large shadow pans (shimmer and matte), you also get an eyeshadow primer, a mascara, and the silkiest black gel liner that I’ve ever used. It might be ‘too’ silky, in fact. I swatched it and lost control of it for a second. The slip is that serious.

So I take back what I said about the palette being a pass. It’s not. It’s worth every penny.

This palette is SO good, in fact, that it’s worth a giveaway. Yep.

Details and swatches coming soon. Ciao for now!