Should You Buy The New Aspyn Ovard Tarte Palette? | Review

Aspyn Ovard is one of the most successful YouTubers out there. Her channel is mostly  about lifestyle related topics, with the inclusion of occasional beauty related topics.

Tarte and Aspyn recently collaborated together to create a beautiful palette and I thought we should talk about it and review it.

I know this has been an overly hyped about palette and, although, I am not a big Aspyn follower, this palette grabbed my attention and I had to see what it was all about myself.

The Good:

The packaging is really what got to me as most products do. If a product has beautiful packaging, the brand has already convinced me 75% of  the way in buying their product.

This one has flowers all over it with beautiful rose gold interior. The mirror is huge and amazing to use. Most palette’s have smaller mirrors, which sometimes are not that useful and shouldn’t even be included. The shadows are beautiful colors and the gold one really stands out in my eyes.

I love that there is a blush and a highlighter in this palette, which makes this palette versatile and unlike any others.

Aspyn Ovard Tarte Palette Review

The quality of this is what you would expect from Tarte. It resembles the same quality as most of their eye shadow palettes, but some shades are harder to work with. Such as the “Heart of Gold” shade (the gold one) is beautiful, but has so much fall out. I couldn’t even use it with just a brush and had to wet my brush. Usually, I attempt to use glitter shadows first with a brush just to see the quality and this one was probably the worst one I’ve ever used. But once you do use it with a wet brush, it is a beautiful color.

These shadows blend pretty easily and beginner friendly as they are not too pigmented.

The Bad:

This palette is a neutral palette, so any gal that loves a natural, simple look will love the colors….. but they are too hard to work with because they are not pigmented enough. Don’t get me wrong, I love a neutral look, but I had to reach for other palettes to create a look that I wanted it. The shadows are too light that I don’t think many skin tones could use this.

I think a very light skin tone would be fine with this, but other than that, it’s too light for other skin tones. Furthermore, keep in mind, I am considered a light skin tone (when I am not tan), and I struggled big time!

The only colors that I loved from this is the “heart of gold” shade and the blush. Tarte always kills it with their blush, so that wasn’t a surprise.

Aspyn Ovard Tarte Palette Review

The darkest color in this is the brown shade, which wasn’t even dark enough. You couldn’t create a soft glam look with it, if that was something that you wanted, which I think is needed in a versatile palette.

As you can see from the swatches, I had a really hard time trying to make sure you could see them in picture. I had to apply a few coats to make sure it was visible.

Aspyn Ovard Tarte Palette Review

Is It Worth It?:

Overall, although the packaging is beautiful and I love the gold shade, I don’t think this is worth your money, especially priced at $39. I think you would be better off with a Naked palette, if you wanted a neutral palette with amazing quality. I know that’s so old school, but if you’re only looking to ad a few stable pieces to your makeup collection, urban decay is a must!

I understand if you are a follower of Aspyn and want to support her, then by all means, you should do that. But if you are in it for the makeup, then I think you can definitely save your money.

Side note: I went into Ulta to return this and the cashier lady was like “Girl, this palette sucks!”, and I keep hearing the same thing from other people as well!

What do you guys think? Did you try this palette yet? Let me know!

xx,

Ozzy

“A good life is not one without problems.

A good life is one with good problems.” – Mark Manson

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Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Sephora VIB Haul | Spring 2018

Hey guys,

This past weekend was the VIB sale at Sephora and of course I had to take advantage of that! For those of you that don’t know about the sale, it happens twice a year; once in the fall and once in the spring time. For fall, the sale is 20% and in the spring it is 15% (unfortunately). Nonetheless, it’s a great time for anyone to pick up their favorite makeup products at a discounted price as Sephora tends to not have sales outside of those two times.

I believe today is the last day of the spring sale, so if you are still looking to purchase, you still have a chance!

I’m excited to share with you guys what I’ve purchased because I purchased all the holy-grail items that different beauty guru’s on YouTube have recommended along with mine. I wanted to make sure I was spending my money (somewhat) wisely on products that I would get a good use out of and know that they are the best of the best. Some of the items are ones I am repurchasing and absolutely love. So, if you are still looking to purchase something, this list might be a good place to get some ideas!

Sephora VIB Sale Haul, Spring 2018:

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Sephora Spring Sale

This mascara has been raved about so many times and I kept putting off buying it because I wanted to exhaust all my drug-store options first. I was so curious about it yesterday and ended up trying it on my way back from Sephora. From first impressions, I’m honestly kind of shocked at how it works. It looks so natural, but yet gives you crazy volume. It almost looks like they are your natural lashes and that you just wake up with beautiful long lashes! (Insert: I woke up like this comment.) I’m excited to keep trying this on to see how I really like it. If you are a gal or guy that doesn’t like clumping, then you will like this mascara.

Marc Jacobs Eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Eyeliner

This, apparently, is supposed to be one of the best eyeliners out there and I had to give it a try. It’s meant to be really good for the water line, where most liners tend to wipe away after a few hours, while this one lasts longer. Let’s see how this one holds up and as always, a full review will be on my monthly favorites if it ends up working out for me.

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer

Memoallure.com Marc Jacobs Lip Gloss

This lip gloss has been around for a while now and is highly liked by the beauty community on YouTube. This is one of those holy-grail products that beauty gurus love. Especially the shade Sugar Sugar, which is the one I’ve purchased.

Marc Jacobs Lip Gloss in Sugar Sugar

I feel like it’s such a perfect color for the spring/summer and brings me back to the days of wearing lip glosses all the time. I think this is such a cute, girly color and I know I will get a good use out of it. The scent is a bit minty and feels refreshing on your lips. It has a little stopper at the top so you never get excessive amount of product that you don’t need. It is on the pricier side of things, but I think every girl needs one go-to gloss that they can count on!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Giorgio Armani Foundation

If you’ve been around my little community here at Memoallure, then you know this is my holy-grail foundation. This is the quickest foundation I’ve ever ran out of from. Usually, foundations last me a while, but I love this one so much that it didn’t even last me 6 months! You will love this if you love a natural, but dewy finish. It’s not matte nor a complete full coverage as matte foundations can be. But, don’t give up on it just because I said it’s not full coverage, it absolutely covers everything you need it to, it’s just not as intense as some foundations are. Trust me, I’m a full coverage type of gal and I love this.  Give it a try and I am sure you will love it!

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Powder

This is not new to me and I am just restocking. Again, another holy-grail product. This is a great setting powder that leaves your skin feeling soft, flawless and allows your foundation/concealer to last much longer. If you are getting ready for prom or wedding season, this is a must! It photographs so beautifully and doesn’t have any flashback! If you are looking to save some money, here’s my little “trick” on affording it; buy the travel size! That’s what I did before I bought this one and its lasted me such a while.

Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Stila Liquid Liner

This is probably my 3rd or 4th one of these, so you could say I like this quite a bit. I just ran out of mine and desperately needed this in my life again. I think this is great for around this season as it is getting warmer around here and we all need something that’ll last us through the sweaty days! If you like to wear makeup in the pool or ocean, then again this is a great pick. You really can’t go wrong with this, it’s pretty amazing and super easy to use.

Tatcha Luminous Spray

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

This has been raved about by Jaclyn Hill for so long now, along with so many other YouTubers. It really is so amazing for anyone that has dry/normal skin. I am not sure how it works for oily skin, but if you’re into dewy skin, then you will probably like this! I bought this before and repurchasing because I need it back in my life. Jaclyn shows you exactly how to use it in this video, if you’d like to check it out. She also suggests some AMAZING products in this video, so definitely a good one to check out. I purchased the travel size for this. As I mentioned above, great way to try out products, but also save some money for the moment. I’m sure looking at how much product is in each size, you’d save money buying the full size, but if you don’t want to blow all your money at once, then travel size is the way to go!

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate

This is my third bottle I have purchased of this. It’s one of the easiest exfoliators and leaves your skin feeling so smooth. All you have to do is put it on your skin in the shower, which works great with the steam, and leave it on for about 2 minutes (less if you have sensitive skin) and wipe it off. If you are a busy gal like me, then you will be all for this!

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Cake by the Ocean

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish

This is my second one from her collection. I was so shocked at how beautiful this is. It says it is a great alternative for a gel manicure and I really think so, too. It, of course, doesn’t last as long as a gel manicure, but it sure does get pretty close. It also does have almost the same appearance as if you got one. I love this because in the long run you can save so much money. This is more expensive than most nail polishes, but trust me, it’s worth it!

That is all from my haul! Did you guys purchase anything from this sale? Is there anything you would like me to try out? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading. 🙂

xx, Ozzy

Disclaimer: This is not sponsored by any of the brands I have mentioned above. If you would like to support my blog, then you can by purchasing something from any of the links I’ve provided, which I may receive a small commission for.  For full disclosure, please read this.

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