Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Product Review; "Tarte Cosmetics Provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder"

I had this eyeshadow that was the right color for highlighting pretty much all skin tones and thought to myself, "someone should really put this into a larger compact"... provided it was the right texture, tone and finish.

Tarte Cosmetics is one of those brands that offers color cosmetics from the perspective of a health concious consumer who wants beautiful products minus heavy synthetics. The problem with such a search is that most common pigments and ingredients that create coverage are... heavy synthetics. But with the advent of new technologies and widespread awareness of "healthier" formulas, I've been recently introduced to Provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder.

Amazonian Clay (othewise known as Kaolin) is being touted as "Nature's Most Perfect Ingredient" for it's incredibly nutrient rich properties and ability to nourish all skin types be they dry, oily or combination. Thrown into the mix are Vitamins A, C and E making this one of the better products for someone looking to maintain sensitive skin's balance.

Fortunately, available in two shades; Champagne and Rose, both options have a very light but recognizably luminescent sheen that reflects just enough surrounding light to give the illusion of higher cheekbones, brighter eyes and full lips. Champagne has a beige-golden tone that replicates warmth and light without any stark or overpowering brightness. It blends almost completely away on top of foundation, powders and eyeshadows to make edges disappear seamlessly. Plus the formula is so light-weight that you can layer and layer and layer for added brilliance without shocking up-close gazes.

Perfect for ALL skin tones, a light dusting will reflect immediately but the deeper the complexion, the lighter of a hand you should use. Fortunately, the texture is so forgiving, the tone is so subtle and the finish so minute it can be manipulated in many ways to suit any skin shade. And I won't have to reach for that eyeshadow again.

Tarte Cosmetics Provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder; $30.00

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