Monday, August 24th, 2009


Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Green Siren

Naturally Beautiful Cheeks: Green Siren by Tarte

Tarte Green Siren Natural Cheek Stain ($30.00) is a semi-sheer peachy-bronze with golden shimmer and a slight frosty sheen. Tarte really knows how to do an effortless cheek, because their cheek stains are always above the bar. Their latest shade, Green Siren, in the Natural Beauty Cheek Stain product line, for fall, is gorgeous. It is particularly flattering on those with neutral or warm tones, though it the shade isn’t overly warm, so it is still pretty and suitable for cooler skin tones.

When applied, cheeks look naturally glowy and look luminous without being too frosty or glittery. The product feels smooth and creamy and applies easily to cheeks without leaving behind any harsh lines. It can be easily blended out with a stippling brush like the 188. My only issue with the product was the packaging/applicator, because when you push the gel blush up, and then apply it directly from the tube, the blush gets pushed back into the tube. It was a bit annoying, and I think it’s something that could be fixed.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 7/10
  • Packaging: 7/10

Recommendation: This is a great shade to transition from summer to fall as we start to countdown the days of summer. It’s natural and beautiful, and it is hard to over-do.

Availability: Sephora.com, tartecosmetics.com

See swatches


Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Green Siren


Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Green Siren

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34 thoughts on “Tarte Green Siren Natural Cheek Stain Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wow, gorgeous! I might need that one!

  2. So I just ordered this, and another Berry colored one. The difference between the two is HUGE! The berry colored one is soft and easy to blend. My Green Siren is hard, and its difficult to get any onto my cheeks without pressing it really hard. Is yours like this too, or did I just get a bum one?

  3. I’d like to see this one one you. The swatch looks nice! What’s the best way to use a cheek stain???

  4. Alexis

    I am a fan of Tarte Cheek Stains – Flushed is still my favorite. I am a warmer tone so I should check this out and make use out of my Sephora 10% off coupon =)

  5. Eunice

    i’ve had these before but found them to be a bit too sticky for my taste. i much prefer the smashbox or shiseido products! plus i find the tarte packaging to be a bit clumsy and not too sleek.

  6. jamiemaria

    I love Tarte cheek stains, my favorite is Tipsy.
    So sad they aren’t available in Sweden tho, bohoo :(

  7. I love Tarte cheekstains and have been eyeing this green siren one! Thanks for the swatches… it looks gorgeous!

  8. tess

    it is a beautiful color… i have never tried their products… i have one nars multiple and i’m in love with it…

  9. Hoonie

    nice colour, love this man

  10. Oooh, this looks really pretty. Haven’t caved on a Tarte cheek stain yet… but just might soon. =)

  11. Brooke

    When you say you apply it directly from the tube, do you mean you press the product right to your face? I always wash my hands and then run my fingers across the top, and then lightly press my fingers onto my skin so that the product blends in as I apply. I’d think applying it directly from the packaging to your face would be a bit more difficult.

    Are the natural formulas any different from the regular line? I love these and will probably have to replace mine soon.

    • Oh no, I use my fingers for this :) It doesn’t work so well otherwise. I’d prefer to use a brush, but it is kind of a pain sometimes!

      I didn’t feel like it varied much – maybe slightly less pigmented? Not entirely sure!

  12. Are the natural stains better for acne prone skin than the regular ones?

  13. Layla

    Can you guys please tell me how you apply cheek stain? its beautiful but i just dont know how to put it on

  14. Brenda

    for the days when I can’t be bothered to be creative or have much time, this is my go to cheek!! So easy, so perfect for my skin tones:)

  15. Veronica

    i just started using mine – it came in a set from Tarte’s website. it is STUNNING I love it!