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Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

01/11

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself | Look Breakdown

Make Believe In Yourself

Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette ($40.00 for 0.485 oz.) includes ten eyeshadows and one highlighter. housed in a circular compact with a large mirror inside. The formula is supposed to have a “silky-soft” texture and a “long-lasting finish without any fallout or chalkiness.” Across the board, the formula featured a denser powder texture, where there was no excess product kicked up in the pan and often using a patting/pushing motion with brushes was better than gently sweeping for picking up product onto a brush. There were a few that I think would work best with flat, synthetic brushes rather than anything fluffy (like Wings and Marvel).

The majority of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, frosted and metallic in finish, and blendable on the eye, though a couple ran sheerer or seemed chunkier in texture, so they required a little more finessing. The lone matte eyeshadow seemed out of place, both with respect to the tone of it (pinker) as well as the fact that it’s not going to work across all skin tones. Since the whole palette is so shimmery, I think that the one matte eyeshadow should have just been one more shimmer, as I expect anyone who would have wanted a matte eyeshadow to need to reach for more mattes than just the one presently included. The highlighter was intense but might emphasize one’s natural skin texture at medium or great coverage levels. The palette’s powders had a subtle, vanilla scent.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Tarte Metallics Shadows (Summer 2017) (Part 1)

01/06

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow

Downtown

Tarte Downtown Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is muted, dark brown base with lighter silvery teal flecks of sparkle and shimmer. The texture was looser in the pan and almost felt dry, though it did not sheer out like you might think a drier eyeshadow would. It did have more fallout than other shades during application, as some of the sparkles just did not bind well with the base color. It had great color payoff, though, and lasted for seven hours on me.

The Metallic Shadow formula is supposed to have “smooth payoff” that have “lasting vibrancy with no fallout” and are “ultra-pigmented.” They are also designed to be removable, so you can easily put them into an empty palette. The original set of shades were released in plastic compacts, but the most recent release featured them in cardboard compacts. The formula is typically very pigmented, smooth, and blendable with good wear (around eight hours). They work well and are easy to work with, and I’m glad to see that they brand has continued to expand their color selection in this formula.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, mica, talc, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, zinc stearate, dimethiconol, acrylates copolymer, aluminum, aluminum hydroxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene terephthalate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, triethoxycaprylylsilane, carmine (CI 75470), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510). ME111ES0006900001

Downtown
Downtown
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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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.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, squalane, glycerin, alumina, diisostearyl malate, trihydroxystearin, phenoxyethanol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, rosa damascena flower water, magnesium aluminum silicate (argilla), glyceryl polyacrylate, parfum/fragrance, polysorbate 60, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, citronellol, geraniol, linalool, citral, farnesol, eugenol, mica, carmine (CI 75470), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163).

Exposed
Exposed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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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.

Stunner
Stunner
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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.

Ingredients

Mica, talc, zinc stearate, cetearyl isononanoate, dimethicone, boron nitride, glyceryl behenate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, tin oxide, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, poloxamer 338, silica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), manganese violet (CI 77742), carmine (CI 75470), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510). OE111HL000101

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Sneak Peek: Tarte Metallics Shadows (Summer 2017) Photos & Swatches

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Metallics Shadows

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Eleven new shades were added to the Tarte Metallics Shadows ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) range last week. I bought them through Tarte, but unfortunately, 8 of the 11 arrived broken, so apologies for the messier photos! (Tarte said they would refund me, and I’ll be repurchasing them but want to go through Ulta/Sephora, in case it happens again, so I can just deal with it in-store. There was no damage to the package, and it was packed fine, so I’m not sure what led to the damage.) Nevertheless, here are photos and swatches:

Metallics Shadows