Hey guys this my first full on thorough swatching of my Tarina Tarantino makeup collection. They first came out in Sephora and I loved the line! They had ring lip glosses, which I loooove! It was just so cute and reminiscent of her jewelry line, which also amazing and sadly I own no pieces as of yet. But one day I shall, it’s def on the list. Tarina is best known for her Barbie pink hair, and her great sense of style and whimsy she adds to her jewelry. I don’t know when, but they stop selling her line in Sephora. I had only a few of her products then but I still really enjoyed them. But, when I joined Hautelook.com, I noticed that every few months, they would do a sale of her products. Her cosmetics are the first things I bought from Hautelook, because I couldn’t understand how they still had her items available and for basically half the price. I’d be a fool not to buy!
I recently found out that you can also purchase her products on her website at tarinatarantino.com, and I believe they are at full price. So I was like, ohhhh that’s how they still have enough of her product in stock to sell. Anyway, I rather just wait for the Hautelook sale because I am a cheapo. 😀 Being that the products are basically half the price, I have the opportunity to buy a bunch of different products I wanted to try or just couldn’t afford to buy at the time. I really encourage you guys to join Hautelook.com! It’s free and they have a million and one things you can discounts on besides makeup. I have mostly bought makeup, and they have those acrylic makeup organizers you see all the beauty gurus using at such a great price. Also, they items that have been discontinued or out of stock, or whatever, sometimes show up there. But depending on what it is, you have to be fast. Any Betsey Johnson stuff sells out in a heartbeat.
Anyway, onward with the swatches!
Just a quick swatch look and further down I shall go into detail starting with Queen Alice:
I wanted to show you what the lipstick looked like in the online pictures and how it really looks in person. I gave you a lotta pics of my face because when I look at swatches I like to see many different angles and smiling, and you get the picture so I just want to provide you with as much info as possible.
I love Queen Alice so much! It such a great pinky nude for my skin tone. The color is described as a dusty rose and I love that color so much in anything really. Dusty rose is just such a nice neutral, romantic color. So I decided to take a chance on it and I am so glad I did! Tarina’s lipstick are a conditioning lip sheen and they really are. Omg they are so moisturizing and I just love reapplying because it just feels so good on your lips. And this color on me is great for when I want to a basic face or I have little time to get ready but I still want to feel polished. I can just grab one of these lipsticks and I know it’ll go with anything I’m wearing, give me color, moisturize, and still make me feel like I got dressed up. I love it so much! I am very iffy with my lipsticks and I have just started to get into the wondrous world of them and this is one brand I am glad I had the chance to indulge in.
Cameo and Queen Alice to me are almost the same. Just that Cameo is a bit lighter. But they are both my go to light pinky nudes. I love me a good nude, especially a pinky nude. I have no complaints, just such a nice complimentary shade for yellow skin tones. So easy to wear. It is described as a soft pink-nude shade.
Watermelon Wow is one of the newer shades that I’ve gotten and I am so in love it! It is described as a melon pink shade. I really love it because it is not an outright pink shade and it’s a lot darker. It’s warmer and friendlier and goes so compatibly with my skin. I can see it will def be one of my new go to nude type shades. It almost borders on a nice pinky brown and I find that with a yellow skin tone, things that lean more brown in base really look good on me.
I know that the shades look similar on me and that they are a little lighter than the other but I can totally tell the difference. And I honestly don’t mind how all the lipsticks almost look the same. Pink Elephant is def the only one I am a little scared of wearing. I don’t like wearing too many many pinks unless it’s a pink that is almost purple like fuchsia or magenta. This pink is pretty light but as I played with it and made different faces, I found that I could work with it and won’t mind wearing it too much. When and with what is another matter all together. I am not really a pink person, and I only like certain types of pinks for certain things. I’m a purple lady.
Nouveau is described as a soft candy pink. Now this is the only time I do pink of almost any shade, and that’s is when it is in a gloss. I love the Gem Gloss because it does have those dimensions and shine and the packaging is so cute with a little bow on it. It has a doe foot applicator which I love. When the sale on HauteLook comes back I am definitely going to look into getting more of the Gem Glosses.
Aurora palette- limited edition:
I always wanted one her palettes and the Aurora jeweled shadow palette was the perfect first one for me to get. It is to simulate the Aurora Borealis. I got the Violet Storm palette and it has purple, blue, and green my favorite colors in makeup that I run to all the time. The outside of the palette is purple and iridescent and it has a mirror and all these things I totally couldn’t resist. Also, all of the shadows have crushed pearls, diamond dust, and porcelain in them and that’s how they have such a beautiful iridescent glow. They show up so well and just are so amazing. You can even use the colors as a highlighter if you want to. From the swatches the colors are: metallic royal blue, pearl violet, pearl baby pink, pearl forest green, and pearl violet. Omg could this palette be any more me? Great for spring, it’s subtle but fun and looks totally amazing on any skin tone but by God if it doesn’t go great on a gal with yellow skin tone.
This is the Sparklicity Shimmer Dust and I got it in Aurora Borealis. It can be used on your face, body, and hair. I love all types of different body shimmers, shimmer dust, any type of body glitters. I am such a glitter person. I know it’s kinda reads more hooker/club kid but I don’t use craft glitter to accessorize with. I used body shimmers and dust and things like this to achieve what I want without looking super cheap. 😀 This color is more white and luminescent, and easy to wear with any outfit. And I love anything that has that vintage pump and spray, just makes you feel like such a lady! That swatch was only after a few sprays.
Eye Dream Hyperliner:
The Eye Dream Hyperliners are one of the first things that I bought from the Tarina Tarantino line when it was still at Sephora. She has amazing colors plus they are so creamy and smooth, which I love in an eyeliner. Of course these are my go to colors in a turquoise, purple, and blue. I bought Spark of Envy: metallic peacock green, Amethyst Android: royal purple with silver shimmer, and Cute Robot: metallic deep blue violet. They have jojoba oil and vitamin E in it. So lovely! Makes it so lovely and smooth and all the liners are waterproof, even better! I love all these colors. I bought these years ago and I re-bought Amethyst Android and Cute Robot from HauteLook. Cute Robot was down to a stub and I just got Amethyst again cause who doesn’t love having a million and one purple eyeliners? I love them so much and I want to get more liners when they go back on sale at HauteLook.
This was Tarina’s premiere collection at Sephora. I loved it so much! I was like I have to have this! I love lip gloss rings, reminds of being a little girl and these are just so cute and grown up. The pink is called Candy Cameo and the purple is Victorian Punk. I have no clue what I did with the original box of the Victorian Punk. I haven’t worn these in a long time since I got fat and the rings don’t fit. I believe they are a size 7. I bought the Candy Cameo twice because they first the lip gloss part kept falling out the ring frame. And finally it was just gone and I loved it so I bought it again which is why I have two pink boxes. But I have no clue where I put the Victorian Punk which makes me sad cause it’s purple but I have a bad suspicion that I threw it out a while ago and just kept it in the other pink or that it got ruined somehow or lost. Whatever. Anyway I swatched the glosses and they only have a very light sparkly color to them, very simple. I got the Victorian Punk eye shadow when they were having a sale, and duh, purple. Omg this purple is amazing and rich when you wear it and I did get a few compliments on it. I swatched light to dark to show how it looks which a lot of layers or one layer. You can build it up or keep it light. I tend to like things very dark and saturated so I like building up my shadows a lot.
This is my entire collections of Tarina Tarantino makeup swatched for you and I hope this helped anyone trying to see how the colors will look, especially on yellow skin tones. I found this other store called dermstore.com. They sell a bunch of Tarina Tarantino makeup, especially a few shades that are sold out on the Tarina sight and that HauteLook does not offer. So if you want some of those hard to find colors, def check them out. I hope you guys enjoyed and I def had a lot of fun swatching and looking at some makeup I haven’t used in awhile! I will leave some pics of me sporting some of the makeup. Also, if you want to see any of my makeup looks and style, you can find me on Instagram @thepurpleloba or check out my #uniquelyaveragebeauty.
Beauty is whatever you make it, as long as you love it. And as long as it doesn’t look too sloppy. ;P