Tarte Sparkler & Stunner Amazonian Clay Highlighters Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Sparkler Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Sparkler

Tarte Sparkler Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a glittery, moderately metallic finish. There also seemed to be a rosy tint to it which seemed to become more pronounced as I blended and diffused to the product out (this is a shade that I’d have expected to look quite warm on me, but it more subdued).

The formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear that has a “buildable glow.” I’ve liked a lot of the highlighters Tarte has been releasing recently, but the texture of this one was chunkier and rougher than others; it was not necessarily gritty, but it was much more of a glitter-to-metallic finish, which resulted in less even distribution of product onto the brush and on the face. The glittery bits tended to separate from the more metallic base, and it seemed to have less color to its base as I blended out the product, even though it was rather pigmented! When I used a denser buffer brush at the end, it helped a lot to give it a smoother sheen that did not emphasize my pores or skin’s natural texture. The highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours before starting to separate 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, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, methicone, poloxamer 338, silica, carmine (CI 75470), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499). OE111HL000031

01/07

Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter
Tarte Stunner Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter

Stunner

Tarte Stunner Highlighter ($28.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light, peachy-pink with a cooler pink undertone and a warmer, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had good color payoff that was easily built up to opaque coverage with just a little more layered on top of the initial layer. The consistency was soft, almost cream-like, dense, and smooth. I had no trouble applying and blending out the highlighter on my skin, and despite the highly reflective sheen, it only just barely emphasized my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me.

While Tarte did not seem to notate that the formula used in the Pro Glow palette was the same 12-Hour Amazonian Clay Highlighter formula, it appears that is the case, as this shade seemed the same in color and texture to the one in the Pro Glow palette!

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, stearic acid, poloxamer 338, silica, carmine (CI 75470), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491), aluminum powder (CI 77000). OE111HL000021

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Product Availability

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter $28.00/0.2 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Surratt Beauty
On eyes:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. II Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Good Mood Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Tarte Salty Quick Dry Lip Paint

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Stunner lives up to its name! Luckily I have Estee Edit 1st Light, so no need for me to get it, but for any who don’t it looks like a nice dupe.

I’m about NW15, but with neutral rather than cool undertones. Would you still recommend Exposed or do you think that would be too dark? It’s so hard to tell based on swatches on people with darker skin than mine (aka pretty much everyone lol). Thanks!

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