I always hear people talking about a 5-minute face, but I’m pretty much all or nothing when it comes to doing my makeup. It usually takes me a good 15 minutes to apply my makeup from start to finish… until now!
I just discovered this new set from tarte cosmetics at QVC called 30 Seconds to Stunning, and it has shaved a good five minutes off my makeup routine.
This set contains two full-size tartelette Shadow Liners, two full-size Maracuja Juicy Lip Cremes, and a full-size Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara along with a pretty little gift bag for easy storage.
The idea here is to highlight your best features in 30 seconds and three quick swipes, for an effortlessly beautiful everyday makeup look that gets you out the door and on with your day!
You guys already know what a huge fan I am of the tarte Lights Camera Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. I talk about it every chance I get.
This mascara separates, lengthens, thickens, and curls your lashes in two light coats. You’ll want to wiggle it a bit as you pull it through your lashes for best results, and I like to let it dry a little between coats.
This set also includes the Maracuja Juicy Lip Creme in Peachy Pink and Mauve. The Maracuja Lip Creme has a little more pigment than the Maracuja Juicy Lip that I’ve been using, which is more of a tinted gloss. The Lip Creme is moisturizing and buildable so you can get the exact intensity you desire.
When I’m doing a full face of makeup, I will use lip liner, lipstick, and a plumping gloss on top; but these creamy shiny balms with medium-coverage color are an all-in-one lip color and plumping gloss.
For this look, I even skipped my lip liner, and just applied the Maracuja Juicy Lip Creme in Mauve.
But it’s the tartelette Shadow Liners that are the real game changers in this set. When I use my favorite eye shadow palette, I combine 5 or 6 of the colors. It really does create a beautiful look, but it’s time consuming, and not necessary for everyday.
These waterproof tartelette Shadow Liners in a convenient stick design are one and done! The creamy gel tip glides on your lids and for a highly-pigmented, buildable color.
For your 30 Seconds to Stunning makeup look, use the Shadow Liner on the entire lid or as a smoky liner. (I applied the amethyst Eye Catching color to my entire lid.)
Then brush two light coats of Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara onto your lashes, and twist up one of the Maracuja Juicy Lip Creme and add a swipe to lips. (I used the Mauve.)
In the interest of full disclosure, I added a little eyeliner and I’m wearing foundation and blush as well, but the easy eye shadow stick and lip creme definitely cut my get-ready time in half.
While I’m sharing QVC beauty finds, I also want to mention this St. Tropez Self-Tan Watermelon Bronzing Mousse Duo with Mitts because it’s a great deal right now. I was already a fan of the original, but the Watermelon scent is really fresh and fun for summer.
This set comes with two 6.7-fl oz Self-Tan Watermelon Infusion Bronzing Mousses and two application mitts for $49.96. The full retail price would be $75, so that’s a really good cost-savings if you use self-tanner regularly.
All you do is apply the bronzing mousse in long sweeping motions with the applicator mitt, starting at the ankles and working your way up. Once all areas are covered, lightly swipe any excess tan from the mitt over your hands and feet.
It dries almost immediately, but it takes four to eight hours for the color to fully develop into a beautiful, natural-looking tan.
And finally, if you’re a philosophy amazing grace fan, don’t miss this amazing grace lavender 3 piece layering set for $59. It includes a 2-oz fragrance, 16-oz firming body emulsion, and 16-oz shampoo, bath & shower gel.
Be sure to check out the QVC Beauty iQ page to see all of the beauty deals they have going.
Also, first time QVC shoppers get $10 off a purchase of $25 or more with code SURPRISE, and second time shoppers get $10 off $25 or more with code HELLO10.
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photos: Alison Cornell