Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette
Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Palette ($45.00 for 1.06 oz.) includes four highlighters, one cream contour, and one powder contour housed in a soft, velvety black cardboard palette. The formula of the powder products was denser, particularly for the highlighters, so there was not a lot of excess powder kicked up in the pan, and it made me less concerned about powder getting into the cream contour, but it’s definitely a possibility. The four highlighters were frosted to metallic, and they will be most suitable for someone who likes a shiny, more metallic highlight (rather than a subtle one). The cream contour has a more shadowy look and feel to it, while the powder contour is warmer and more bronze-like. The weakest product was the powder contour, as it was dustier and not as blendable as the other shades. It’s a good palette if you like highlighting and contouring and don’t already have an arsenal of options in your posession already.

Lit is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It was very pigmented with a denser consistency that was fairly smooth but had some looser sparkle to it when I swatched it. When I applied it using a highlighting brush on my cheeks, I didn’t notice any looseness in the pan. I fully expected this to accentuate the look of my pores and my skin’s natural texture, but it was shiny without doing so! It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. LORAC Sunlight (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Peach (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Crank It Up Pearl (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Spotlight (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Taffy (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Morning After (PiP, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Love Glow (Glow Impact Powder) (PiP, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Beauty Beam #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Privilege (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC She's a Rainbow (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Joy (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Forever Young (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Le Lion de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fire is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was fully opaque in a single pass, though the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable that it could easily be sheered out if desired. The finish on this one did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture, but it didn’t hide it either (I felt like Lit was so reflective and fine in pearl that it almost made my skin appear smoother). On my skin tone, this worked as a highlighter as well as a highlighting bronzer, and it wore for eight hours. Anastasia 143 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #17 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Ibiza (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Celestial (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Galet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Gold Addict (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Champagne Heist (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dose of Colors Gold is the New Black (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS SalΓ© (-, ) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Padded Down (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Solar Crush (LE, $47.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty Twilight (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop On the Loose (PiP, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Flesh Beauty Rise (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shade is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. The texture was lightly tacky, creamy with moderate slip but did not stay tacky over time. It dried down after a couple of minutes for the most part, but it remained fairly blendable and easy to work with on the skin. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably on me. MAC Coffee Walnut (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Medium (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Subconscious (PiP, ) is less glossy (90% similar). Cover FX Sunkissed (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Medium Cocoa (PiP, ) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Zoeva Heavy Crown (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Contour (PiP, ) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Contour Soft (Tarteist) (LE, ) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Chocolate (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Strobe is a light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky, and smooth texture that was moderately dense but not stiff or difficult to use with a blush/highlighting brush. The powder blended out beautifully on the skin and left behind a high-shine glow that did not emphasize my skin’s texture. On my skin, the highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear. Colour Pop Glazed (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Absolute Strobe Light (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Queen Frostine (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Light (01) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Pearl (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Sunstreak (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Blinded by the Light (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow (P, $4.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Capri (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Rosy Glow (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milk Makeup Lit (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stunner is a light, peachy-pink with a cooler pink tone and warmer gold shimmer. It sometimes looked silvery against my skin tone, but other times, it was a warmer, peachy kind of color. The color was beautiful on, as it was highly reflective and easy to apply, but there was slight emphasis of my skin’s natural texture and my pores as this shade had a much more metallic finish. The highlighter was intensely pigmented, and the color stayed on well for eight hours. Tarte Stunner (P, $28.00)(100% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Right) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). OFRA Pillow Talk (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Urth (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Daiquiri (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Pink Glow (002) (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Liquid Starlight (P, $9.00) is cooler (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Celestial (P, $42.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Dusk (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Scrumptious (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Satin Sheets (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Pink Beige (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Sugar Trap (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cover FX Celestial (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Just for Us (P, $7.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Liquid Ethereal (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Becca Parisian Lights (LE, $38.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sculpt is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to fully opaque coverage in two layers. The consistency was thinner and more powdery compared to the other shades, though it felt very silky and finely-milled. It blended fairly well on the skin but wasn’t as effortless compared to the highlighters in the palette. I noticed fading with this shade after eight hours of wear. NARS Paloma Contour (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moonlit Violet Sculpt (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Java Sun (LE, $65.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Sculpting #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Steal (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Bronzed (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Zoeva Unfinished (PiP, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarteist PRO Glow

PPermanent. $45.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Lit

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Fire

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Shade

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Strobe

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Stunner

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Sculpt

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Tarte Lit PRO Glow Highlighter

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Tarte Fire PRO Glow Highlighter

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Tarte Shade PRO Glow Cream Contour

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Tarte Strobe PRO Glow Highlighter

Tarte Strobe PRO Glow Highlighter

Tarte Stunner PRO Glow Highlighter

Tarte Stunner PRO Glow Highlighter

Tarte Stunner PRO Glow Highlighter

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Pro Metal Palette
  • Sephora Surfer Babe Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Chanel Innocent Rouge Allure Gloss
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Hi Christine,
Thank you so much for this review I have been waiting on this, I’ve been on the fence for it. I had a quick question if you can please help me, how do you compare the intensity/reflect of the highlight compared to Anastasia’s Sweet highlight palette? Thank you for your advice and opinion its greatly appreciated.

Whoa…if I didn’t already have a veritable motherlode of highlighters, I would JUMP on this. Stunner, Lit and Shade are amazing and so beautiful in application. Now to find a dead-on dupe for Stunner!

I don’t want this, as I don’t contour, bu tit’s so nice to see palettes getting good grades. All the products looked really good on you, Christine.

Wow! I really love Shade and Stunner, and I like Strobe a lot, too. I didn’t expect to like this so much! I’m not sure how much I’d use the other three shades, though… hmmm…

Wow, I’m pleasantly surprised, I was really expecting this to be questionable because Tarte’s been disappointing me lately! That cream contour looks really nice, if a tiny bit too dark for me, but I appreciate the lack of orange!

I had to tell you, I don’t know if I’ve just not read many of your reviews of contour products before or what, but when I got to the full face photos it made me giggle to see you not doing the normal 3/4-turned, smiling face pose!! πŸ™‚ haha I know you’re showing the cheekbone, but I was so used to your smiling that it threw me for a moment! ?

Am I the only one who thinks this is too glittery? And I don’t prefer cream products with powder products if there’s no divider to keep kick up from powders from getting in cream.

It’s shimmery, but I wouldn’t not describe it as glittery as the shades have a finer particle than glitter or even micro-glitter/sparkle.

It’s probably not ideal, but I’m not sure what depth you are based on “dark” alone, you know? If you are on the very end of the light to dark spectrum, probably not.

Hi,
Which one would you think and recommend that will give you a metallic high shine glow? The tartiest pro glow or the seaforest twinkle highlighter volume. 2?

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