Yes! to Tarte’s Eyeshadow and Primer

Just a brief recap: Last Friday night’s New Kids on the Block concert was awesome and totally worth the three days I have spent in bed trying to recover from my autoimmune fatigue.  There are two things I learned that night: 1) NKOTB concerts are even more fun when you haven’t just had surgery three hours prior--not that I regret the previous concerts, but being able to stand up (almost) straight made this one more enjoyable.        2) At sweaty, long events you need makeup that will last–that will go the distance.  Enter Tarte.  The generator broke so the 20,000 fans were hot and sweaty and yet I still managed to look fresh at the end of the four hours!

What a Difference a Primer Makes

IMG_1811In this pic collage, you can see my face immediately after my shower and my face after applying Tarte’s Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hr Brightening Primer ($30.00; find it here at Tarte’s website) under my foundation.  Do you ever notice your foundation or eyeshadow fading at the end of the day?  It’s because you need primer.  The longer I’ve been on Prednisone (five years now) and the older I get, the more I need primer.  Foundation and eyeshadow don’t last as long as they did before Prednisone–in my pre-Myasthenia Gravis days.


Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow


At the concert, I also wore Tarte Cosmetic’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow.  Like all products in Tarte’s Amazonian Clay line, this eyeshadow ($19.00) lasts 12 hours and was perfect for the New Kids concert.  I use a an eyeshadow brush to apply it like this $4.99 brush from Sonia Kashuk (an affordable line at Target).  I highly recommend both the primer and eyeshadow (pictures above and below show shade, Seashell Pink).

at New Kids on the Block concert
at New Kids on the Block concert




In these concert pictures (top one) taken in the dark, the shadow still has a soft shimmer to it.  I highly recommend both products.

–Your Stylist,

Jessica Gimeno



Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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