Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette
Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette

Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette ($45.00 for 0.87 oz.) includes two highlighters, a yellow correcting powder (which could be used as a highlighter, depending on your skin tone), two contour powders, and one blush. The quality is disappointing, depending on the shade, but the biggest downside is that it’s one-size-fits-all mentality. Obviously, this will flatter some and not work at all for others. I think the powders are a little on the chalky side, so I don’t know if they would work well on drier skin (I am normal right now, so I didn’t notice it overly much on my skin). The powders also seemed to have a little sweet smell, which was unusual.

Highlight (Tarteist) is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It is a very subtle highlighter that gets more noticeable as it is buffed and blended into the skin, but it is never emphasizing or even shimmery enough to rise to the level of a moderate highlighter. The texture was smooth and silky without being powdery. It lasted for seven hours on me, but as a heads up, it looks chalky on my skin tone (medium). Make Up For Ever H104 (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Highlight (P, ) is brighter (95% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Paloma Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). YSL Lumiere Divine (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Lucid (P, ) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Light Cocoa (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Rosy Contouring Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Correct (Tarteist) is a pale, light-medium yellow with a matte finish. It is designed to correct, though I also think that yellow powders can be used as a “matte highlight” on yellower skin tones as well. The texture is quite powdery, and it was harder to blend out without losing all of the effect. It started to fade after seven hours on me. Dolce and Gabbana Eva (P, $51.00) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Yellow Highlight (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Cream (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever H108 (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Cirrus (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Contour Soft (Tarteist) is a light-medium brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a firmer consistency, so it wasn’t as powdery to work with and blended better without sheering out, though it doesn’t build up intensity either. The color wore well for seven hours. MAC Taupe (LE, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Heavy Crown (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Talia (Contour) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Crevasse (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Light (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S112 (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Contour (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Dip (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Unfinished (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Shadowplay (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S116 (P, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Bronze (P, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Melina (Highlight) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Illamasqua Steal (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Shade (P, ) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Contour Deep (Tarteist) is a medium-dark taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency. The color blended out fairly well and lasted for seven and a half hours. MAC Sepia (LE, $23.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). LORAC Light Contour (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Medium (P, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Contour (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Subconscious (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Medium Contour (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (P, ) is glossier (85% similar). NYX Hollow (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Accentuate (Tarteist) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable coverage with a lightly dusty texture. This faded really fast on me–six hours of wear–and I wasn’t expecting that at all. Stila Dusty Rose (LE, ) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Chanel Jardin de Chanel (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Elevated (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Amazed (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glow (Tarteist) is a light, ivory white with a pearly shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage with a firmer consistency in the pan, which made getting product on a brush more challenging–I would recommend a flatter, denser brush to achieve visible coverage. This shade wore well for seven hours on me. Givenchy Moonlight Saison (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Lumiere Divine (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Shimmer Highlight (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Fanny Pack (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Contour Palette Tarteist
Tarteist
Tarteist
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Tarte Highlight Powder Highlight (Tarteist)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Tarte Highlight Powder Correct (Tarteist)
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
Tarte Contour Powder Contour Soft (Tarteist)
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Tarte Contour Powder Contour Deep (Tarteist)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Tarte Contour Powder Accentuate (Tarteist)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Tarte Highlight Powder Glow (Tarteist)
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
68%
Total
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