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Tarte Exposed & Sparkler Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighters

01/06

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Exposed

Tarte Exposed Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff that was mostly opaque after three layers.

It’s a liquid highlighter in a squeeze-tube format that’s supposed to be buildable “from sheer to intense” with a more “hybrid gel-cream” texture that can be applied on its own or mixed in with base products. It had a creamier consistency–much denser and more gel-like compared to many highlighters–that stretches out well on the skin. It took a little longer to dry down, but it did set and did not feel tacky or wet afterward. I liked the versatility in coverage, as the more gel-like texture made it easy to spread, diffuse, and sheer out but did not sheer out too quickly (where building up would have become difficult). The highlighter worked well mixed with the two foundations I tried (Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea and Lancome Teint Idole) and did not overly warm them, just made them look a little dewier. It wore well for eight hours as a cheek highlighter.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter Exposed
Exposed
Exposed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

01/08

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Eclipse

Stellar Eclipse Beauty Cosmic Blush ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, coppery brown with warm undertones and fine shimmer. The shimmer translated into a more luminous sheen rather than obvious shimmer particles once blended on the skin. It seemed as if the powder “melted” on the skin as it did not appear as dusty on my cheeks as it did swatched initially.

The formula is supposed to have a “translucent wash of pigment” that has a “subtle glow” and “long-wear” that “builds easily to a strong, lustrous finish.” There are only three shades in the range presently, and the pigmentation was more medium in coverage, buildable with a very soft texture–but so soft that there was a ton of excess powder kicked up in the pan even with a light touch and a soft brush. They have a luminous finish on the skin, but they only last six to seven hours on me, which is shorter than average. Eclipse was consistent with the other two–medium coverage, buildable, and dusty and drier in the pan, but it applied and blended out nicely. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading.

Stellar Beauty Cosmic Blush Eclipse
Eclipse
Eclipse
B-

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/06

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Stunner

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a champagne gold with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. The coverage was buildable from semi-sheer to opaque, but for totally opaque results, I would recommend applying a semi-sheer layer, allow it to set, and then go back with a little more but would just pat it over the areas you want to intensify the most and do minimal blending to avoid lifting any base products.

It’s a liquid highlighter in a squeeze-tube format that’s supposed to be buildable “from sheer to intense” with a more “hybrid gel-cream” texture that can be applied on its own or mixed in with base products. It had a creamier consistency–much denser and more gel-like compared to many highlighters–that stretches out well on the skin. It took a little longer to dry down, but it did set and did not feel tacky or wet afterward. It was fairly easy to use on bare skin, with foundation, or applied on top of liquid foundation or over loose powder. Used on its own as a cheek highlighter, it wore well for eight hours on me.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter Stunner
Stunner
Stunner
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

01/09

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

Spellbound Glow

Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light, golden pink with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. If you keep more toward the left side, it will appear warmer and less pink, and if you keep more toward the right side, it will appear cooler and less golden.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighter that’s supposed to impart an “ethereal, rainbow highlight” and can be used swirled together or more concentrated on a particular shade. Each strip is fairly narrow (think better suited for an eye brush), so swirled is the most practical way, and of course, you could lean a little warmer or a little cooler. It’s supposed to be long-wearing and pigmented. The consistency was rather dense but was smooth and blendable on the skin. The pigmentation was great, and it had a strong sheen, so despite the dense texture, a typical highlighting brush worked fine for moderate, buildable coverage. When I applied this at higher coverage, it did emphasize my skin’s natural texture a bit. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Tarte Rainbow Highlighter Spellbound Glow
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

01/06

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Casino

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) is medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that could be built up to medium coverage with two to three layers. The consistency was rather firm in the pan, which made me nervous about application, but it actually applied, blended, and diffused beautifully on the skin. It had a natural finish–matte but not flat–that did give it that “second-skin warmth” the brand spoke of in the press release. The bronzer wore well for almost eight hours on me.

The new formula is supposed to have a “matte finish” with a “sheer pigments” that look like “second-skin warmth.” There are four shades, and going from light to dark (per the brand), they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula felt smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo.

NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer Casino
Casino

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

01/06

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Laguna

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm, golden undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer color payoff that was buildable up to medium coverage (two to three layers). The powder was firmer in the pan, and as a result, a dense brush and a heavier touch were necessary to get enough product to transfer onto the brush to apply to my skin. While some firmer powders can be difficult to blend, I had no trouble applying and diffusing the bronzer. This shade just barely shows on me (I think it was slightly more noticeable in person), so I expect this would be ideal for those fairer than I. The bronzer started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

The new formula is supposed to have a “matte finish” with a “sheer pigments” that look like “second-skin warmth.” There are four shades, and going from light to dark (per the brand), they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula felt smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo.

NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer Laguna
Laguna

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