Hello fellow netizens of the world! It’s a long while since I’ve last posted on the blog. We had a fun vacation in Northern California particularly in San Francisco, Merced and Sacramento area. Anyway, allow me to post the Anastasia Beverly Hills Peach Nectar Illuminator and Tarte Fomo Lip Paint. Anastasia Peach Nectar, to complete my ABH Illuminators collection and Tarte Fomo to try something new and start a new obsession. Fomo, by the way, is one of the growing in popularity word used loosely by the millenials today which means ” Fear Of Missing Out.” This is my first but definitely won’t be my last purchase from the brand. My liking for the the product’s formula is besetting.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Peach Nectar is characterized as an apricot gold. It appears over my brown skin as a warm shimmery peachy beige. It lasted for 8.5 hours of wear on me. It is a very pigmented, finely milled formula which you only have to sweep lightly your brush across the pan to get the right amount of product. You only need a little bit of product to show up especially on women of color. But if you like more shimmer, you can build the product as you please. The product never feels drying or chunky. It is cheaper when compared with the rest of the highlighters from either the high-end or the indie brands but ends up to be most costly when compared with the drugstore counterparts.
Tarte Tarteist Fomo Lip Paint is described as a mauve. The formula felt like a “mousse” very light and soft. It appears as a warm rose mauve with purple undertones. It lasted for almost 6 hours of wear and did left a faint rosy stain which lasted for an extra couple of hours. It dries fairly quickly in about 20 seconds. It is very pigmented in a single pass however, the applicator is structured differently compared to the ones I’ve used to. It takes a few tries to get a grip of it but doesn’t take rocket science to figure it out. It feels like second skin as soon as it gets fully dried but once you have a cup of latte or had anything with a creamy froth, it will definitely bleed and smear. Nevertheless, it’s a good product overall: it performs well without feeling a bit of dryness throughout its wear and it does lasts throughout the day.
The Bottom Line:
I was able to score the Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator during their Black Friday sale wherein they’ve included a brush to the illuminator as a set for just $2 more. The brush is smaller than the Hakuhodo brush I’ve been using but the former comes in handy especially in building my nose line and highlighting the middle section of my face. It’s a gorgeous highlighter especially when you place this on top of your bronzer. Tarte Fomo Tarteist Lip Paint is a new addition to the brand’s makeup line as they finally join the liquid lipstick bandwagon. The price is a bit above average when compared with the indie and high end prices. However, the brand must also expand with their color range. I feel most of the colors available are too repetitive and not that unique. Dupes for Anastasia Peach Nectar include: Becca Rose Gold, Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow, Nars Hot Sand and ColourPop Butterfly Beach. Dupes for Tarte Fomo include: Anastasia Catnip and Too Faced Fig. Until next time…
Anastasia Beverly Hills Peach Nectar Illuminator A
Price: $28 / 9 g. / 0.32 oz. pan
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 10/10 Longevity: 9.5/10
Tarte Tarteist Fomo Lip Paints A+
Price: $20 / 6 ml. / 0.20 fl. oz. tube
Overall Quality: 9.5/10 Formula: 9.5/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 10/10 Longevity: 10/10
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