Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter Review & Swatches

01/08

Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter
Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter

Tarte-LIT

Tarte Tarte-LIT Chrome Paint Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a bright, light-medium gold with warm, peachy undertones and a metallic finish. It was quite pigmented where a little went a long way, so I’d highly recommend using lighter hand when picking up the product, but I find loose powders work best with slightly flatter, denser blush and highlighter brushes as they pick up product more evenly and do a good job of buffing everything together for a seamless finish.

It’s a new “formula” in the sense that it’s derived from their Chrome Paint Shadow Pots. Tarte described the formula as a “mirrored metallic highlighter” with a “high-sheen chrome finish of a chrome formula but ease of a powder.” While some of the Shadow Pots were looser and others were more loosely pressed (but still visibly pressed), this definitely looked and felt more like a fine, loose powder, but there was a lot more to the actual base that gave it a creamier, thicker consistency, especially when I played with the product on the back of my hand (to get a better sense of the texture). It had a high-shine, metallic finish that was luminous and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The powder applied even and blended out without issue. On me, it stayed on well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, dimethicone, isododecane, mica, trimethylsiloxysilicate, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, fragrance/parfum, dehydroacetic acid, sorbic acid, tin oxide, calcium sodium borosilicate, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491).

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Product Availability

Tarte Tarte-LIT $30.00/0.56 OZ.
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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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Lit from space, and I love it! This is such a gorgeous highlight that I could absolutely see wearing it with just a bronzy blush, and let this be the star of the show!

It is a lovely shade, but the product does look quite ‘loose’ in the pot, which could be a bit offputting. It does look lovely on you Christine.

Sadly way to dark for my complexion but it looks amazing on your skin tone and I imagine my daughter would be able to pull it off. I will have to get her to take a look.

Pretty!
I don’t need any more highlighters, but this is one I could just buy anyway.
When I saw photos of the jar I thought it would be far too dark for me, but the swatches and how it applied looks very different.

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