Review: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation

Here is my first review on my blog! It’s all about that new foundation you have seen all over Instagram and Youtube. Is it worth the hype? Let’s find out!

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Here are the claims of this foundation directly from Tarte’s website:

-Lightweight
-12 hour wear
-Full coverage
-20% water based
-Moisturizing
-Antioxidant packed

Here’s my take on it (and no, this is not a sponsored post – I am just another makeup junkie wanting to help you out if you want to give this foundation a try!)

The good stuff:

-It is VERY light
-It looks like skin
-It blends very easily, and it does not look cakey
-It is VERY moisturizing
-It gives your skin a glow
-This works great on dry or normal/combination skin

The not so nice stuff:

-It does start to fade after about 8 hours (if you set it with a powder, it will likely last a lot longer)
-I find it to be more of a medium coverage foundation than a full coverage foundation
-It can be a little more tricky to work with for oily skin gals (read up on my last blog post for tips and learn about my favorite products for oily skin, click here now)

Personally, I do love this foundation. I am already on my second bottle and I only purchased the first one when it came out a few months ago. I am in the shade light-medium-neutral. I am more on the combination/oily side, but I find it still works great – as long as I set it with a powder. If I do not set it, I do look quite shiny after a few hours. I absolutely love this foundation for the summer time, it is so light weight and it does not even feel like you are wearing anything! It looks so healthy and gives you a natural glow. It comes with a dropper so you dispense a bit out and then apply it to the skin. It is definitely less messy than the foundations that you have to pour out. My favorite way to apply it is with my beauty blender – but be aware that this will sheer out the coverage more than with a foundation brush. I just feel like it applies more flawlessly this way.

My overall rating? I give it a solid 8/10! It is definitely one of my favorites! Give it a go and grab a sample at your local Sephora.

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Xoxo
Sana

 

 

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Behind the Scenes of a Beauty Blogger

Hello world! I am excited to announce that I will now be starting a beauty blog on my Amana Beauty website! Since I am already in the industry as a makeup artist, I am always asked about the best products, reviews and new releases – so I decided to create an “all things beautiful blog” where I can share my tips, tricks, secrets, reviews, swatches and more!

I am guessing you stumbled across my blog from some form of social media, so welcome! Who am I? I am a mother, wife, social worker, makeup artist, skin care consultant, entrepreneur and peace activist. Wow that is a mouthful! Yes, I am all of those things and much more. How on earth did I become a social worker and then a makeup artist?

Lets start at the beginning… I honestly did not really have a huge love for makeup until after high school. I remember when my sister first bought me mascara  in grade 10, that was life changing! I grew up watching my sisters do their makeup, and they were pros! They are also self-taught, and I just watched them and then started to get into products and techniques when I graduated from high school. My love of makeup kind of spiralled from there, it became a very quick addiction – yes, I am a VIB Rouge at Sephora and sometimes it shocks me at how much I spend on makeup. But hey, its something for me and I love it! I am a self taught artist. I started taking online classes through Dress Your Face and I have learned a TON. These days, it takes practice and skill, not necessarily a formal education to be good at makeup. Most of the huge makeup artists in the industry are self-taught.

Empowering and helping people has always been in my blood. I found Social Work and fell in love with it. I love to listen, inspire and help create change. My concentration was in child welfare, and my heart will always be with families in need. As I completed University with my Bachelor of Social Work degree, I needed an outlet where I could relax, be a girl and enjoy myself. Makeup was my answer. My work outside of makeup was stressful, but I was able to release those emotions through makeup. I got married, and my husband said “you love doing this, so why not turn it into a business?” And I thought, wow – he is right, what exactly is stopping me? And I have not looked back since! I quickly gained a great reputation in the Okanagan with some amazing wedding photographers (Alisha Khan Photography and Selina Photography – thank you ladies!) I became a mother to a beautiful princess one year ago, and ever since I have been able to pursue makeup way more than I could while I was working full-time. I am now a published artist in four different magazines (crazy!) and I am loving every minute of it!

I want to share my love of makeup and skin care with the world, and I want you to be a part of it! Stay tuned on this blog for weekly updates on everything beauty related. It is a place where you can come, put your feet up, grab a cup of tea and relax.

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Xoxo
Sana

 

Fall Glam Photoshoot

Makeup: Amana Beauty
Hair: Celine Kennett
Photography: Amana Beauty

Operah Opulence

MAKEUP ARTIST: AMANA BEAUTY

STYLING AND DECOR: MOSAIC PARTY & EVENT DESIGN

MODEL: MICHELLE A FROM SHINE MODELS

PHOTOGRAPHY: ALISHA KHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

WARDROBE: GEORGIE GIRL

FLORALS: TANGERINE ORCHID

 

MUA: AMANA BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY: ALISHA KHAN PHOTOGRAPHY DECOR, PLANNING AND DESIGN: MOSAIC PARTY AND EVENT DESIGN MODEL: MICHELLE A FROM SHINE MODELS FLORAL DESIGN: TANGERINE ORCHID WARDROBE: GEORGIE GIRL
MUA: AMANA BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY: ALISHA KHAN PHOTOGRAPHY DECOR, PLANNING AND DESIGN: MOSAIC PARTY AND EVENT DESIGN MODEL: MICHELLE A FROM SHINE MODELS FLORAL DESIGN: TANGERINE ORCHID WARDROBE: GEORGIE GIRL