Tarina Tarantino Beauty Collection Reviews


I finally had the chance to stop by Sephora to check out the new, exclusive Tarina Tarantino Beauty Collection. Read on to find out what I think!

The packaging is definitely what sucked me and just as expected, everything looks super cute! If you are a fan of Jill Stuart or Anna Sui or just pink in general, you will definitely like this collection.

* Eye Dream Hypershadow ($19). These come in a wide variety of colors and textures, ranging from your everyday shimmery neutral to bright matte pink to sultry glittery plums and bronzes. Pretty colors but nothing you can’t find at MAC or NARS. The texture is also very smooth with decent color payoff.

* Eye Dream Hyperliner ($17). These remind me a lot of Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil. The colors, which consist mostly of greens, blues, browns and black, are all very pretty. They do apply very creamy without tugging the skin but also tend to smudge very easily.

* Gem Gloss ($19). These look sooooo cute and remind me of MAC Cremesheen Glass. They come in an array of wearable colors which are mostly creamy, except for a few, which contain shimmer. They also have a pretty strong fruity scent. My favorites are Nouveau and Pom Pom.

* Conditioning Lip Sheen ($22). These also come in a nice selection of wearable colors with either a creamy or frosty finish. They go on very smoothly and semi-pigmented without drying the lips.

* Dollskin Powder ($32). These come in 6 flesh colors, a green for counteracting redness and a translucent for setting makeup. Just like the Eye Dream Hypershadows, they are finely milled. They also have a silky texture and apply nicely without drying out my skin. #7 is the right match for my MAC NC30 skin.

* Pearl Glow Primer ($32). This contains light-reflective properties to give skin a healthy, luminescent glow. While I like the idea, it is slightly on the greasy side and a little too shimmery for my taste. There are definitely better products out there.

Did you ladies pick up anything? What did you think of the collection?

For swatches of the products, check out the Makeup and Beauty Blog!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I always love the Tarina Tarantino jewelry but I won’t buy these products because it’s a little bit expensive and reviews on eyeshadows are not really great even if the packaging is really cute :)

  2. I think the packaging is really pretty but the products are kind of expensive for me. I’m rather tempted to pick up a couple of the blushes but not much else. I also want the Kapinki brush. The hot pink bristles are so cool-looking! :)

  3. i picked up the dollskin cheek blush in carved rose. omg. its so pretty! i have a hard time finding a blush that doesnt contain anything that will clog pores and i finally found it, it only contains

    Talc, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Silica, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

    none of that super pore clogging crap i found in nars blushes

    and as a plus, the blushes are HD and well pigmented and the packaging so superb!

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