Tarina Tarantino Beauty – Review

Having been a long time fan of the sparkle queen – Tarina Tarantino, I’ve always been intrigued with her eye catching, fun, girly and of course gorgeous pieces of jewelry.  So when I heard that she was exclusively creating a make up collection for Sephora, I was ecstatic!

After seeing the collection first hand at my local Sephora store, I was happy to see that the line itself was as true to the style we all have grown to love. I had the opportunity to try numerous pieces from the Holiday 2011 and core collection.

Here’s a look I created using the Aurora Jewel Shadow Palette in Violet Storm.   For the face, I lightly applied the Pearl Glow Primer in Nude Pearl on my cheeks and then the Dollskin Cheek in Carved Rose over.  For the lips, I combined the Conditioning Lip Sheen in Showroom and Sparklecity Gloss in Opaline to give it the extra sparkle I wanted to achieve.  It made for a perfect holiday look using multi-color shadows from the palette along with a minimal luminous glow for the face and lips.

Aurora Jewel Shadow Palette – Violet Storm

The Violet Storm palette features 5 different bold colors and has a frost – shimmer finish.  Highly pigmented, long wearing and applies smooth.


Aurora Jewel Shadow Palette – Diamond Dusk

The Diamond Dusk palette includes 5 basic colors and has a frost – shimmer finish.  Highly pigmented and applies smooth.


Eyelicity Glitter Liner

These glitter liners are in a liquid form and comes in 3 colors. I found that I needed to apply a heavier amount in order for the glitter to be more noticeable.


Eye Dream Hyperliner

The hyperliner  comes in 13 various colors. The texture is creamy, smooth, easy to apply and is waterproof, which makes for a longwearing look.


Dollskin Cheek

This blush comes in 5 different shades.  Highly pigmented and certainly a small amount is all that’s needed to make the colors pop.


Sparklecity Pure

This multipurpose powder comes in 5 colors and creates a shimmery sparkle to your eyes, face and lips!


Pearl Glow Primer

This primer is one of my favorites from the collection!  It comes in 2 colors and  leaves your skin looking luminous.  Adding a small amount to your cheeks will give you a radiant, glowing look, day or night.


Conditioning Lip Sheen

This lipstick comes in 12 various shades and leaves your lips feeling moist and hydrated.  The color is longwearing and applies smoothly.  I personally like this lipstick as I don’t have to apply lip primer or chapstick prior.


Sparklecity Gloss

If you like sparkle, then you will definitely LOVE the Sparklecity Gloss!  It comes in 6 shades and leaves your lips moist, soft and of course sparkly!  A very little goes a long way.  Great to apply over the conditioning lip sheen shades.

Overall, I’m happy with my experience with the pieces from the Tarina Tarantino Beauty Collection.  I give the majority of the pieces a 4 rating and the Eyelicity Glitter Liner a 3 rating (if you really like glitter).  For more information on the Sparkle Queen’s beauty collection, please visit your local Sephora store or online at


4: Highly Recommend

3: Worth Trying

2: Try a Different Brand

1: Could Do Without





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