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Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

01/07

Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Daygleam

Tarte Daygleam Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium copper with warm, rosy undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich, opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though the texture was forgiving and a lighter hand (or less dense brush) could be used to achieve sheerer coverage if desired.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “12-hour” wear that has a “buildable glow.” I would not describe it as a buildable glow; it was quite metallic regardless of sheer or opaque application. The more I blended it, the smoother the sheen became, but it did still accentuate the look of my skin’s texture at some angles when worn at medium or greater coverage. I think this shade would be particularly nice for someone who finds a lot of coppery highlighters to be too dark or red-toned, as this is one of the lighter ones I’ve come across (conversely, the lightness would be beautiful on deeper skin tones while only adding slight warmth). The consistency was smooth, dense but not stiff or too heavy to work with, and blended out with ease. It wore well for ten hours before turning a little patchy.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter Daygleam
Daygleam
Daygleam
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Eyeshadow Palette

01/25

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3 Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes nine warm-toned, neutral eyeshadows with all but one being highly shimmery/metallic in finish. As the majority of shades were packed with shimmer, most of them appeared lighter in practice than they looked in their respective pans.

Of the three volumes released thus far, the formula in Vol. 3 is incredibly dense and contains rather chunky sparkle. It was harder to work with and would be better used with a slightly dampened brush, which helped to smooth and spread the eyeshadows, or else applied with fingertips, where the warmth of the fingertip seemed to help make the eyeshadows more maneuverable (which the brand recommended). Fingertips were good for spreading the product over the lid, but it seemed to waste a lot of product as it did not transfer as much product onto the lid as with a brush (it was stuck to the fingertip). With this type of denser formulation, I tend to use flat, synthetic brushes (like MAC 242), which I find does a better job of picking up and applying the formula than very soft brushes.

The formula was a lot less versatile, and the shade range was more limited here–the palette’s composition seemed lacking in contrast–and will be most suitable for someone who likes very shimmery, light neutrals and likes this type of dense formula.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Palette Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 3
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Round-up: Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

01/04

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick  

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick  

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick  

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick  

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be a “long-wearing and moisture-rich, full-coverage lipstick” that is available in 24 shades. The range is exclusive to Sephora/Tarte at this time. The consistency of the formula has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me.

A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

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Tarte Cruisin’, Popsicle, Miami Vice Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Cruisin'

Tarte Cruisin’ Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with just a touch more product layered on top. The lipstick was creamy, lightweight but not too thin, and comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for over six hours and was moisturizing over time.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Cruisin'
Cruisin'
Cruisin'
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Tarte Daiquiri, Escape, Vacay Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Daiquiri

Tarte Daiquiri Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was fantastic–completely opaque in one layer–and applied evenly without any streaking or settling. It felt creamy going on the lips but adhered well (but didn’t feel clingy) and made my lips appear a little smoother than they were naturally. This shade wore well for almost six hours and was hydrating over time.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Daiquiri
Daiquiri
Daiquiri
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Escape

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Vacay

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Tarte Beach Waves, Boardwalk, Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Beach Waves

Tarte Beach Waves Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too slippery, and seemed to be thinner than other shades in the range, as it emphasized my lip texture a little bit. It was richly pigmented, and the color applied evenly and never tugged on the lips. This shade wore well for five and a half hours and was slightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Beach Waves
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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