I’ve spoken continuously about the Aqualillies for Tarte collection.  It’s been on my mind non-stop since the very first promotional images became available.  Why the obsession?  Classic beauty, full eyebrows, bold lips, winged eyeliner, and a look that works for any shape face or skin coloring.  What’s not to love?

Aqualillies for Tarte Look ProductsTarte products used to create this look

Starting with Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer preps and protects the face.  Amazonian Clay Full-Coverage Foundation makes an even and natural looking base.  Adding Maracuja Creaseless Concealer to undereyes brightens the entire appearance while covering any spots or blemishes then finishes the flawless base.  Set face makeup with translucent loose powder before filling in eyebrows slightly fuller than the natural shape.

Getting this look just right comes down to sculpting the face.  The Aqualillies collection offers a beautiful palette that includes a blush, bronzer, highlighter, and neutral eyeshadows as well as a gorgeous water-themed teal.  While preferences for specific products will vary from woman to woman, the placement of each product is the same.

First, apply bronzer under the cheekbones.  Then sweep a shimmering highlighter above the cheekbones.  Highlight under and above brows to make them appear clean and defined.  Keep eyeshadow neutral and simple, using a beige all over the lid, a mid-brown in the crease, and deep brown at the outer corner of the eye.  After each step, blend blend blend!

Aqualillies Sculpting Collage

Now it’s time for color.  The two most important items from the Aqualillies collection for achieving this look are the Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Black and the Glamazon Pure Performance Lipstick in Timeless.  For women who shy away from limited edition items, the lipstick is a must-have.  And if you adore the packaging, by all means get the eyeliner!  It’s a regular line shade but includes the water-inspired limited edition packaging.  (Reviews for both are forthcoming.)

Aqualillies for Tarte Look Swatches

Tarte products used:  Foundation (Tan) / Concealer (Medium) / Park Avenue Princess Bronzer / Blissful Blush / Timeless Lipstick / Black Clay Liner

 Aqualillies for Tarte blush comparison

When choosing a blush, be sure to pick a classic color.  The shade in the palette does not match any in the Amazonian Clay Blush line.  Blissful is more pink and Peaceful is more nude.  Airblush Maracuja Blush in Shimmering Peach is the closest match I found in stores.  To complement my look, I went with Blissful.

Complete the look by applying a winged liner to the upper lid, curling lashes and adding a few layers of mascara.  Use blush to bring out the apples of the cheeks, swipe on the fabulous Timeless Glamazon lipstick, and voila!  A look that has stood the test of time and is undeniably beautiful!

Aqualillies for Tarte Finished Look

Will you be sporting the Aqualillies look this summer?  Which products are on your wish list?