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Tarte Goddess Glow Highlighter (Holiday 2017) Review, Photos, Swatches

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
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
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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Wild One Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Out of the Blue Highliner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Whip Liquified Lipstick

Product Availability

Tarte Goddess Glow $35.00/0.42 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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When I do wear a significantly lighter highlighter like this, I prefer more of glow instead of a glittery finish. As in Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Highlight 01 or UD Now’s The Time. So, I don’t think I’ll be getting this Tarte highlight.

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