Show and Tail Pt. 2: Angela’s Picks for Sephora Sale

Oh boy, the Rouge sale starts tomorrow (Nov. 4th).  So let’s get to it.

>>Part 1 featuring Dior, Tatcha, AmorePacific, Chosungah22 and more is here.<<

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Tarte blushes ($28): I have just a few of these ::cough cough:: They’re solid performers with the right level of buildable pigmentation that you want in a blush.  My favorites (based on NC15/NC20 skintone) are Exposed–a no-blush blush that subtly defines and goes with everything–and Natural Beauty–a Snow White red (seriously) that gives a natural flush so long as you apply very lightly.  The Color Wheel blush palette ($44) is a crazy good deal.  Each shade is less than half the amount of the regular blush, but IMO variety > product weight when it comes to blushes.  My only critique is that one of the highlighters has chunky shimmers and a lot of the shades are variations of bright pink.  Still worth it.

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Two to Tan-go: Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals in Bronze

Since our last meet up around Christmas, Angela generously gifted me many good stuphs, including this tanning powder. By Asian standards I am a shade of “too-dark” so I think she’s just trying to foil my good looks. Ahem. Also she’s reviewed it here (in the lighter shade Sunkissed), but this is my second professional opinion.

Behold the Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals in No. 2 Bronze

Miss Roxy wanted to contour her cheekbones too

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Tan in Bed (Part 2): Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask Review

Birchbox seems to read my mind whenever I think about quitting. A few boxes ago, I received a deluxe sample of the Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask ($45 for 2.2 fl. oz.).  Despite my disappointing experience with the Vita Liberata “self-tanning” powder bronzer, I was curious and nonetheless optimistic about the sleeping mask.  I mean, delivering DHA (the self-tanning chemical) in liquid or cream form is quite conventional so there should be no problem with the mask, right?

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Full size at Sephora alongside St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil and James Read Sleep Mask Tan for Face

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Tan in Bed: Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals in Sunkissed Review + Swatches

The concepts behind the new self-tanning products by Vita Liberata are so seriously innovative, I can’t believe no one thought of them before. First, there’s the sleeping mask (update: disappointed review is here). Then there’s the mineral powder bronzer, which I’m reviewing here.

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