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Flashback Friday (October 2012)

Tarte Cosmetics and Urban Decay Haul - www.modenmakeup.com
posted on our Facebook page October 25, 2012

That was a good day. My first time trying products I'd salivated over on Sephora.com for months. 

Initially I wasn't blown away by the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencils. At $20USD each for 0.04 US oz. (1.2 grams) of product I thought them grossly overpriced. Especially when NYX and Avon make such good coloured pencil liners. Well these proved themselves to me in another way:

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils - www.modenmakeup.com
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils swatches - www.modenmakeup.com
(L-R) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils: 'Junkie', 'Rockstar', 'Perversion', 'Mushroom' and 'Hustle'

after all this time these are still creamy. Whereas the NYX Slide On Glide On ones I had to throw away and the M.A.C Pearlglides are already shrinking away from their wooden encasements. And I had those types for a lot shorter of a time. Whenever you see these full sized pencil sets, get them. Especially if they come with the Grindhouse Sharpener. I need bout three more of those. In addition to the colours above this set also came with 'Psychedelic Sister' - I gave that to Heidi - and 'LSD' which I sold on the Marketplace because the colour is similar to 'Twilight Sparkle' from the Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds range.

As for the blushes...

I still have the full sized 'Tipsy'. Only 'Magic' survived from the Holiday mini set. I really do have too many blushes so I decided to let the others find better homes. If you haven't tried the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush formula, you should. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay blush 'Tipsy' - www.modenmakeup.com
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush 'Tipsy' - www.modenmakeup.com
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush 'Magic' - www.modenmakeup.com
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush 'Magic' - www.modenmakeup.com
Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes 'Fantastic' and 'Stellar' - www.modenmakeup.com
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush: 'Fantastic' and 'Stellar'

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