Tarte Royal is a slightly warm-toned, light brown with a semi-matte finish. It is a limited edition blush that retails for $29.00 and contains 0.2 oz.
Royal is a muted, rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had such a stiff texture that made it difficult to use at all; I could not get product to transfer on my brush, and I could barely get any color to transfer after jabbing a finger in the pan--I had to scrape off layers of product to loosen it from the pan, which is what I used for swatches (both on my arm and on my face). Without scraping and mangling the powder, it had next to nothing for color payoff and not enough product to blend or diffuse across my cheeks. It lasted for eight hours on me. LORAC Ray (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Plum Ombre (LE, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ven Conmigo (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Guest List (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Milani Cocoa Felicita (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Animal Instincts (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Body Talk (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
This super soft, silky powder contains true-color mineral pigments that let you layer on your glow with no harsh lines or chalky build-up. tarteâ€™s signature Amazonian clay helps control oil and infuse moisture for balanced skin and seamless blending. The magnetized pan lets you pop your favorite shade from its compact to create a custom palette.