LIVE CHAT - Tati Beauty's Blendiful + Makeup Geek Rebrand + Bite Beauty Goes VEGAN! & MORE!

  • Published: 12 January 2020
  • Lots of things happening on the release side of beauty this week! Tati Beauty released the Blendiful, Makeup Geek is gearing up for their long awaited rebrand, and Bite Beauty releases complexion products AND goes vegan! We'll talk about these thing and more in today's live chat!

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    4:55 Chat begins - What is the Blendiful?
    6:43 My thoughts on the Blendiful
    12:00 Community thoughts on the Blendiful
    17:05 Makeup Geek rebrand
    26:54 Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette
    Mel Thompson's review -
    28:00 On my face today
    33:47 Cleaning brushes
    38:10 Changes at Bite Beauty
    44:23 On "clean beauty"
    Dr. Dray's video -
    48:35 Yes To unicorn face mask recalled for "burning" skin
    Angie Burg's Video -
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    INCI Decoder -
    Paula's Choice Ingredient Dictionary -
    The Derm Review -
    Truth in Aging (I did buy a subscription to this site)
    1:01:15 Why I'm not a big fan of EWG and the Think Dirty app
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Comments • 596

  • Jen Luvs Reviews
    Jen Luvs Reviews   2 weeks back

    Glut - "an excessively abundant supply of something."
    Thanks, Elizabeth! :)

    • LivinOnTheEdge1001
      LivinOnTheEdge1001  1 weeks back

      Hey Jen you should try lanolips golden salve. I know they have lanolin and other people were saying it’s comparable to bite’s old formula. I haven’t tried to but I think you should give it a shot.

    • Pamela Hallisey
      Pamela Hallisey  2 weeks back

      @Tina Fox  Tina Fox  - My heart goes out to her because it is frustrating. A friend of mine's daughter couldn't find a foundation match a couple of years ago and it was so depressing. Her Mom is white and Dad is black so she has a gorgeous light complexion. This young lady is stunning!!! She went to Sephora and Ulta and had no luck with a foundation match. Her Mom and I took her to the mall and she was color matched at every makeup counter in that mall. Every single foundation has a slight reddish (almost a light terra cotta) color undertone when it's on her face. It was very obvious too. It was so aggravating to see her disappointment. Luckily she did find something not too long after that. But, it's really very unfair that she doesn't have many choices. If I didn't meet her I wouldn't know how challenging a foundation match could be. That day was absolutely horrible. Her Mom and I felt so helpless. She cried, her Mom cried, I cried... then we went and ate a brownie Sunday to forget that whole experience!

    • Tina Fox
      Tina Fox  2 weeks back

      Green undertones means that they need to get an olive undertone for a foundation. Aww, that broke my heart that she’s not able to find a foundation for her undertone 💜💋💋

    • BLWSquared
      BLWSquared  2 weeks back

      Jen, Cinema Secrets makes a puff as well.

      Cinema Secrets Powder Puff, 1 Count

    • Suzan Robertson
      Suzan Robertson  2 weeks back

      Jen Luvs Reviews hi Jen. The Kryolan puffs are $2 - $10 !

  • Anevay Galindo
    Anevay Galindo  18 hours back

    We need you to try the blendiful for us

    • Hannah Muffins
      Hannah Muffins  2 days back

      i clean my brushes with clean & free dawn dish soap mixed with olive oil. I don't allow the ferals to get wet, but do take a paper towel with alcohol to wipe the handles

      • Savannah Tatianna
        Savannah Tatianna  3 days back

        PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a video like you did with you lip balms, but with LOTION 💗💗💗

        • Magdelina
          Magdelina  3 days back

          I bought Tati’s Blendiful and not happy. It didn’t smooth my face, textured my makeup. My makeup rotating brush so much better. I had to wash my face and start over. It’s not good for a person with fine wrinkles. Didn’t get a return slip, emailed her company, nothing. Upset. At least Jeffree Starr takes care of people not happy with his product or products. Upset 😢

          • CarlyUTube
            CarlyUTube  3 days back

            I am one who loves singles cause in palettes there are always almost a whole row (4 or 5 )of colors I just don’t like.

            • Brooklyn BasedBeauty
              Brooklyn BasedBeauty  5 days back

              Had I known Bite was getting rid of their lanolin based lip mask, I would have bought it all. Best lip product on the market in terms of protection and lip health. So sad.

              • Slash blue
                Slash blue  5 days back

                There are some people, like me, we have thick skin and with aging it's hard to slaugh off the superficial layer of dead skin. I use that type of mask once a month, especially in the winter, or I my skin gets extremely congested. Maybe I'd fault the company on the marketing or packaging trying to target a young crowd. Children do not need lactic acid treatments, even in my twenties I wouldn't have used such a thing! I have tried other yes to Masks, can't speak for this one, but I never had an issue. I'd re-do the marketing to be more informative for the right crowd.

                • Becca Hochanadel
                  Becca Hochanadel  6 days back

                  I know Marlena is your friend, but I personally am very disappointed in the new branding of her line. I think the colors were very dull and looked like old colors instead of something new and fresh. Also I was appalled at the prices for the large pre made palettes. It’s one thing to charge around 4 or 5 bucks for a single, but you shouldn’t charge that for a large palette. In general I was just hoping for something really cool and new and innovative, I feel like that opportunity was missed.
                  I still very much respect Marlena, I just wish she would have done something different with the rebrand.

                  • Carla Stephens
                    Carla Stephens  6 days back

                    I love your videos, just wish that I could wake up to watch them. But I do catch them much love to
                    you and your family!

                    • Claire Hawkes
                      Claire Hawkes  1 weeks back

                      Hello my friend right back ( no imaginary friends around you either from what I can see☺️)

                      • Jennifer Skurnick
                        Jennifer Skurnick  1 weeks back

                        I like Lansinoh (which is just straight lanolin) much better than the old Bite Agave lip treatment. WAY cheaper, too.

                        • tiggz R
                          tiggz R  1 weeks back

                          Dawn dish soap doesnt eat the brushes I think if its safe for oily ducks its good for my brushes. I also use baby magic

                          • Whitney Gordon
                            Whitney Gordon  1 weeks back

                            I refuse to wear any products made with lanolin. My lips refuse to absorb it, it just sits on top of the skin. I opt for more nourishing ingredients.

                            • seribellum
                              seribellum  1 weeks back

                              I hope Tati’s next launch is a setting powder that doesn’t emphasize dry skin and fine lines.

                              • seribellum
                                seribellum  1 weeks back

                                Hi Jen! I’d love if you tried the forever puff too because that’s what Tati always used and it’d be interesting to see how it compared to what she has now created.

                                • Melinda Moellering
                                  Melinda Moellering  1 weeks back

                                  Yes there is waaaaaaay too much overstepping going on and it has become insufferable

                                  • Layla Noor
                                    Layla Noor  1 weeks back

                                    Jeez what have we become, if we breathe we are offending someone, if we blink we're pissing another, if we heaven forbid talk, we'll be sued, put to jail or worse yet cancelled by this generation (cancel culture) who use being offended as a shield for their own shortcomings. Call me a friend anytime Jen!

                                    • Sheri Morgan
                                      Sheri Morgan  1 weeks back

                                      Beauty blender already have a product a lot like her blendiful. It's shaped just like it and soft and fuzzy on one side and like a beauty blender type material on the other. It's called Beauty blender power pocket puff. Dual sided powder puff

                                      • Janice Evans
                                        Janice Evans  1 weeks back

                                        Jen please test the Blendiful against other velour puffs in a side by side.

                                        • MARIA I LIMARDO, PhD, CMIQP

                                          Illuminare cosmetics has a sponge like Tati's for the past 11 years

                                          • Alexandra Fernandez
                                            Alexandra Fernandez  1 weeks back

                                            I’m sure how I feel about the “podcast” feel of this video🤔

                                            • Lil Rockapotamus
                                              Lil Rockapotamus  1 weeks back

                                              Bite Beauty lipsticks currently contain beeswax so that, as well as the lanolin, would need to be removed. Their lipsticks were on sale here in Australia with 50% off so we must have the new wave coming through soon.

                                              • Liz Adams
                                                Liz Adams  1 weeks back

                                                about the sheep thing: for me, vegamism is about ending the exploitation of the animals, not just preventing harm :)

                                                • missmatch mishmash
                                                  missmatch mishmash  1 weeks back

                                                  Hello my friend

                                                  • Collecting Bricks
                                                    Collecting Bricks  1 weeks back

                                                    Hola my friend! Lol I loved the intro girl rant you do you baby girl!

                                                    • Life and Home with Meredith

                                                      Your makeup goes with the color of your shirt perfectly. Much Love... xoxo

                                                      • Heather Andrew
                                                        Heather Andrew  1 weeks back

                                                        Fab show today! I agree with you, since when did consumers and the public become so entitled that they can tell companies who to send their PR to, who to be friends with on a personal level, who to allow to carry their goods, etc. We have become so accustomed to "the customer is always right" that many have turned into monsters with this crap.
                                                        My favorite was this past holiday season and over hearing (ha he was holler to get more eyes on him) at a young lady who was just told to close her register and take her break by management. Mind you, this man was not yet IN line to check out he was walking along the check out lane and when he saw her light go off he walked in and demanded she turn her light back on and check his order out because and I quote, "I am a stockholder, I will call corporate!!" etc. Dude was an azz. And had this young lady in tears before the manager could get back over there to handle the situation. The worst thing is that that bloody manager made her check him out to shut him up and get him out of the store instead of having him go the register right next to her that was just finishing their only person in line, me. This type of behavior is not okay, ever, no matter the situation.
                                                        I would hope the young lady received an apology from the manager and HR and the manager was spoken to about how they handled the "stockholder customer".

                                                        Long story short, be nice people, you are not in charge of their companies, you do not know the back stories no matter how much a person may have shared before they became business owners. Judgemental behavior looks good on no one.

                                                        • CanaAlyce
                                                          CanaAlyce  1 weeks back

                                                          I think it would be a loose setting powder tati would come out rather than a foundation.

                                                          • Elżbieta Jaroszewicz
                                                            Elżbieta Jaroszewicz  1 weeks back

                                                            I am not an allergic type, but anything aloe burns my face, no matter the concentration, my skin becomes red as hell. From what i've found if you're not super carefull while extracting the gel and get bits of the outher "skin" of the plant into your extract - that tends to be cause of burning senstation for many people. I get allergic reaction even to super bio , organic certified products though...

                                                            • Amber FICKE
                                                              Amber FICKE  1 weeks back

                                                              I've recently made skincare a priority and came across a skincare channel that has a video on why he doesn't use products with fragrance or essential oils (Hyram). Prompted me to do my own research on it and it motivated me to get an actual skincare routine all fragrance and EO free. My face feels amazing and is noticeably less red:)

                                                              • Devin Ammerman
                                                                Devin Ammerman  1 weeks back

                                                                Bdellium tools makeup brush cleaners is the best hands down

                                                                • Moose Beauty
                                                                  Moose Beauty  1 weeks back

                                                                  Omg yes on the lanolin. The sheep HAVE to be sheered or it Mats up to the point where it impedes their ability to move. Are you aware of other products that still have lanolin?

                                                                  • beL13ver
                                                                    beL13ver  1 weeks back

                                                                    The only time I would want a single shadow is when I use the same few colors most days and they use up quicker and would rather buy just a few shades to keep using the pallet instead of having to buy the whole thing again imo

                                                                    • Erin Bahr
                                                                      Erin Bahr  1 weeks back

                                                                      I had a friend that worked at an ulta a long time ago and she said they always just used bar soap to clean the brushes and that’s what we always use 🤷‍♀️ it’s worked perfect for me except on natural hair brushes

                                                                      • Jen Marie
                                                                        Jen Marie  1 weeks back

                                                                        I LOVE the Sephora brand solid brush cleanser is awesome and affordable! It cleans my sponges better than regular soap or shampoo. And it comes with one of those little bumpy pads to help scrub them.

                                                                        • Kat M
                                                                          Kat M  1 weeks back

                                                                          For information on fragrance safety

                                                                          • Angelica Nyqvist
                                                                            Angelica Nyqvist  1 weeks back

                                                                            Linda Hallberg have one similar poof, you can get it at Beauty Bay, it's really nice, I've used mine for years :)

                                                                            • Jessica De Luna
                                                                              Jessica De Luna  1 weeks back

                                                                              I think everyone that already uses puffs buys them from Amazon for 1 to 5 dollars. I have been using mine for years and I love puffs. 18 dollars is really high 😣

                                                                              • Laura Henriksen
                                                                                Laura Henriksen  1 weeks back

                                                                                I use an organic washing up liquid or liquid soap for my brushes. Cleaning them with a spot cleaner I make from Kevin J. Bennett's own recipe. Use that spray in between washes too 😊

                                                                                • Kat M
                                                                                  Kat M  1 weeks back

                                                                                  INCI names are administered by the Personal Products Council
                                                                                  I don't think that INCI decoder is affiliated with them.

                                                                                  • Amanda Gehling
                                                                                    Amanda Gehling  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I LOVE you Jen. And I LOVE your intro. I AGREE. HELLO MY FRIEND BACK! Good lord I can't handle people who 'suggest' things like that..... love your videos ALWAYS! and i got the blendiful and Tati's palette. i live in SW FL and it looked amazing all day through all the heat!

                                                                                    • Laura Galek
                                                                                      Laura Galek  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I used to be an absolute nightmare for cleaning my make up brushes. I never did it. But that was also at a time where I didn't have any interest in make up (I just wore it because I needed too not because I wanted too). Now though I make sure I clean them every two weeks. I use baby shampoo and I only wash the ones I've used in the fortnight. I have quite alot of brushes but I store the unused ones away from the used. I hadn't noticed any problems using baby shampoo until recently when a couple of Tarte foundation brushes have started to shed. I thought this might be due to their age though. I've notice my skin looks alot healthy in the last couple of years, and cleaning my make up brushes religiously I think is a contributing factor. I clean my beauty sponge after every use though.

                                                                                      • Allassea1980
                                                                                        Allassea1980  1 weeks back

                                                                                        If I was Tati I would come out with foundation. If she perfects two formulations (a matt and a dewy one) then per formulation she really only needs three undertones (yellow, pink and neutral), a lightener and a darkener. If she got it right the lightener and the darkener could also be used for the concealers. In a kit you could mix your perfect tone and that way production is easier and less wasteful. Thoughts?

                                                                                        • Betsy/BA BF
                                                                                          Betsy/BA BF  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I ordered a Blendiful tonight. People are comparing to 5 for $5 puffs on Amazon, but clearly a different product than those and something new. She's not an idiot. Worth a try. Fact people complained about friends vs friend, and didn't know not to ask Tati if have to wonder what is wrong with people. They complain about anything, than do things 100 times worse themselves lol. Overstepping is commonplace now because people need to speak up, which I love how you do. Being silence to that and bullying is having too much of an effect and that needs to change. We don't want this for our children to be in daily.

                                                                                          • Diane Jones
                                                                                            Diane Jones  1 weeks back

                                                                                            This kind of puff has been known for ages. A currently produced quite good one is :

                                                                                            • LadyT841
                                                                                              LadyT841  1 weeks back

                                                                                              So happy for Marlena! Wonderful news!!

                                                                                              • Allie Dee
                                                                                                Allie Dee  1 weeks back

                                                                                                I've never had an issue using Dawn or baby shampoo. I've been doing it for almost a decade.