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Tarte Blush Bliss Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

01/05

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette

Blush Bliss

Tarte Blush Bliss 4-Pan Blush Palette ($39.00 for 0.80 oz.) has four shades of warmer-toned blushes–two peach/corals and two pink-based shades. The palette had two really lovely blushes while the other two were less pigmented and shorter wearing, so it was a bit of a mixed bag. I imagine if one doesn’t mind more buildable coverage (while simultaneously enjoying pigmented blush!), then the downsides won’t be deal-breakers. I wish there was more differentiation between the shades, since there are only four; it would have nicer to see perhaps a mid-tone coral, deep copper-brown, muted plum, and a vibrant pink.

Value

A full-sized Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush retails for $29.00 and contains 0.20 oz. or costs $145.00/oz. The palette contains $116.00 worth of blush.

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

01/08

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter

Celestial

Ciate Celestial Glow-To Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, sparkling finish. The consistency was soft, a little dry in the pan, and did not bind as well when I applied and blended out the powder on my skin. I felt like the shimmer particles were larger and definitely were more prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture compared to the brand’s initial releases in this formula, though it certainly wasn’t the worst offender in that department and only when worn at semi-opaque or greater coverage. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The highlighter stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.17 oz. - $170.59 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be an “ultra-soft luminizer” with “long-wear” and built-up to “intense, bold shimmer.” The powders were usually soft and blendable, though a couple were a little looser in the pan, which made them feel drier or dustier.

They were easy to blend and diffuse on the skin and lasted for eight hours, on average. The more sparkly shades emphasized my skin's natural texture a bit while the more luminous shades did not.

Browse all of our Ciate Glow-To Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Hydrated Silica, Decylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Disodium EDTA, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

Celestial
Celestial
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter (Holiday 2017)

01/09

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter

Goddess Glow

Tarte Goddess Glow Holiday 2017 Highlighter ($35.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling sheen. This has noticeable sparkle to it, so if you are not a fan of more glittery highlighters, then this is most definitely not going to work for you. On the other hand, if the more sparkle the better in your book, then perhaps you’ll enjoy the finish.

The compact is massive–it’s a whopping 0.42 oz. of product–but it is to the point of being unnecessarily large for most people (it will take eons to get through this one, even if used on its own all year!). According to Tarte, the powder is supposed to “build a natural radiance or blinding strobe” with a “silky, weightless powder” with “pigment [that] builds effortlessly.” The finish was more buildable than the pigmentation from my experience; the powder was loosely pressed and a bit dry, so I just did not find the pigmentation built up much with layering, but it did appear more metallic and even more sparkly with two to three layers on the skin. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage (built up) that did emphasize my skin’s natural texture somewhat. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before becoming a little patchy.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polypropylene, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Isododecane, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Octadecene, Ptfe, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta Triolein, Tin Oxide, Cetyl Peg/Ppg -10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Algae Extract, Gardenia Taitensis Flower, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

01/09

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Moonstone

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini ($19.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The color seemed ever-so-slightly lighter and yellower compared to my full-sized version. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that did not feel quite as cream-like as the full-sized version of Moonstone, but from a functional perspective, it did not matter. I felt that the mini applied and lasted just as well as the full-sized. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.09 oz. - $211.11 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish that "doesn't look glittery" and is blendable with an "intense highlight." The Minis were similar in color and performance to the full-sized shades, but the texture of the Minis seemed ever-so-slightly looser and not as cream-like to the touch. I just didn't feel like that discrepancy wasn't meaningful when I went to apply, blend out, or as the powders wore on the skin throughout the day. They were pigmented, easy to blend out, and had luminous to metallic finishes.

In terms of value, the full-sized highlighters retail for $38.00 and contain 0.28 oz. or cost $135.71/oz., so the minis contain $11.54 worth of product. On the other hand, a mini costs half the price of a full-sized; always keep in mind your usage habits and whether you're someone who will, in fact, use the full highlighter or whether you'd rather spend half the money and still get year(s) of use out of the mini.

Browse all of our Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide. May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine).

Moonstone
Moonstone
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

01/09

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini

Rose Gold

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini ($19.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, but the soft, blendable consistency made it easy to apply less or more depending on one’s preferences. The powder blended out nicely along the edges and stopped just short of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. The texture of this shade was a bit drier and looser compared to the full-sized version I have and was also a bit drier and looser even compared to the other minis, though it really did not seem to impact the application or wear, as it still lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.09 oz. - $211.11 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish that "doesn't look glittery" and is blendable with an "intense highlight." The Minis were similar in color and performance to the full-sized shades, but the texture of the Minis seemed ever-so-slightly looser and not as cream-like to the touch. I just didn't feel like that discrepancy wasn't meaningful when I went to apply, blend out, or as the powders wore on the skin throughout the day. They were pigmented, easy to blend out, and had luminous to metallic finishes.

In terms of value, the full-sized highlighters retail for $38.00 and contain 0.28 oz. or cost $135.71/oz., so the minis contain $11.54 worth of product. On the other hand, a mini costs half the price of a full-sized; always keep in mind your usage habits and whether you're someone who will, in fact, use the full highlighter or whether you'd rather spend half the money and still get year(s) of use out of the mini.

Browse all of our Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide. May Contain [+/-]: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine).

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

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

01/07

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Blush Bazaar

Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that is “double-sided” and contains 10 powder cheek colors (two are more like highlighters, eight are more traditional blush colors). I think if you tend to enjoy Tarte’s blushes, I imagine this won’t disappoint; I am not a huge fan of them as I do not find them as blendable as ideal nor as long-wearing as the brand claims (though they make a longer claim than most brands!). I think that Tarte could do better at variety in undertone and finish–a few shades looked less differentiated once applied to my skin, and the palette ran rather warm-toned on the whole.

Value

A full-sized Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush retails for $29.00 and contains 0.20 oz. or costs $145.00/oz. The palette contains $121.80 worth of blush.

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total