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Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Highlighting Palette

01/07

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Lighting Palette

Skin Twinkle Vol. 2

Tarte Skin Twinkle Vol. 2 Highlighting Palette ($42.00 for 0.70 oz.) is a slim, rectangular compact that contains four highlighters from white gold to medium bronze. It is a follow-up to last spring’s Skin Twinkle palette, and it is definitely much improved, because it did not contain a “universal matte sand” shade for brightening the under eye (which was definitely not universal), and that particular shade actually had a more papery, dry texture that was strange. This year’s palette was more consistent, and all four shades are highlighters, so it’s a bit more fitting for more skin tones as a result. The brand also increased the value/amount in the palette to 0.70 oz., compared to last year’s which only contained 0.49 oz. (and they are the same price).

If you aren’t already inundated with highlighters, it’s a nice set. All four shades were very dupable, though, so for those who already have a few go-to highlighters, definitely check your stash for redundancy. For the most part, they’re soft, smooth, blendable, and definitely yield a glow (rather high-shine than “natural” based on their marketing) with good pigmentation and eight-hour wear.

Tarte Lighting Palette Skin Twinkle Vol. 2
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Daylight

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Skylight

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Spotlight

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Candlelight

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Tarte Homeslice, Delish, Rose Tarteist Matte Lip Paints Reviews, Photos, Swaatches

01/08

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Homeslice

Tarte Homeslice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but it was not full coverage; you’d definitely need to apply a second layer to get that level of coverage. The consistency was thin, a little streaky and hard to spread across the lips without the color sinking into lip lines. This shade lasted for five hours but had some uneven fading around the center of the mouth. It felt a bit drying over time.

The Quick Dry formula is supposed to have “full coverage” with a “transfer-proof” finish that won’t crack, dry your lips out, or feather. After trialling more shades in the formula, there is a lot of inconsistency across shades. Some are nice, some are terrible; some absolutely “crack” and others have a soft matte finish that is transfer-proof without making lips look drier. The formula is, overall, lightly to moderately drying on me, though the wear is longer at five to seven hours and most shades had good pigmentation.

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Homeslice
Homeslice
Homeslice
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

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Delish

Permanent
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Rose

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Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette

Tarteist

Tarte Tarteist Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette (#23.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes three matte eyeshadows and three shimmer eyeshadows, which all ran warm in undertone. It’s a compact, cardboard palette that is slim and portable. The palette felt compact without feeling tiny, and the pans were a good size and fit my eye brushes without issue. I liked the way the eyeshadows applied, but the mattes would perform better over a primer (better wear and more payoff from the get-go) as is often the case with Tarte’s matte formula. The shimmery eyeshadows worked well over bare skin as well as over primer, but primer did not feel necessary except for really long-wear.

Tarte Pro to Go Eyeshadow Palette Tarteist
Tarteist
Tarteist
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Drive

Permanent
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Stylin

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Boss

Permanent
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Hype

Permanent
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B+

Crisp

Permanent
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Dominate

Permanent
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Tarte Sparkler & Stunner Amazonian Clay Highlighters

01/07

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Sparkler

Tarte Sparkler Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a glittery, moderately metallic finish. There also seemed to be a rosy tint to it which seemed to become more pronounced as I blended and diffused to the product out (this is a shade that I’d have expected to look quite warm on me, but it more subdued).

The formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear that has a “buildable glow.” I’ve liked a lot of the highlighters Tarte has been releasing recently, but the texture of this one was chunkier and rougher than others; it was not necessarily gritty, but it was much more of a glitter-to-metallic finish, which resulted in less even distribution of product onto the brush and on the face. The glittery bits tended to separate from the more metallic base, and it seemed to have less color to its base as I blended out the product, even though it was rather pigmented! When I used a denser buffer brush at the end, it helped a lot to give it a smoother sheen that did not emphasize my pores or skin’s natural texture. The highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours before starting to separate on me.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter Sparkler
Sparkler
Sparkler
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Stunner

Permanent
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Sneak Peek: Tarte Spring 2017 Palettes Photos & Swatches

01/10

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. 2 Rainforest of the Sea Palette

Tarte’s Spring Collection includes several new palettes, which you’ll find swatched in this post–make sure to click that “continue reading” button to get all the swatches! 🙂 Full reviews to come.

Sneak Peek: Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints Photos & Swatches

Tarte Friyay Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
Tarte Friyay Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) has a full shade range, which I picked up during Tarte’s Black Friday sale week. Here are swatches… (and hopefully, reviews sooner rather than later).

Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

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