Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tarte: Cheek Stain and Maracuja Blush and Glow

As you can probably see from my decent sized Tarte blush collection: I love these guys! Tarte cheek stains are probably the most natural looking blushes I have ever tried. It gives that serious blushing from within look and they are incredibly buildable! I also threw in my Tarte Maracuja Blush and Glow which has a cheek tint and a luminizer.

Tarte describes their cheek stains as "a water-based gel cheek tint that gives you a natural flush - exactly like someone just pinched your cheeks." Tarte formulates their products naturally and this cheek tint is made without parabins, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, or petrochemicals. The stain comes in 9 different colors, of which I have 5. I would eventually like to have them all! There are different ways to apply this depending on the look you are going for, but I like to rub my index finger and middle finger over the top to pick up color and then tab this across my cheeks. I then blend it out with a brush after and then set with urban decay setting spray.

Numbers 2 through 6 are the cheek tints. I swatched them on my hand and took pictures with both indoor and outdoor lighting. I swatched them pretty heavily so that you can really see the colors, but you can apply it with a lighter hand to get a more natural look if you wanted.

2 - Tipsy - sheer coral pink
3 - Blushing Bride - sheer deep plum
4 - Dollface - sheer soft pink shimmer
5 - Tickled - sheer peachy red
6 - True Love - sheer watermelon (my favorite!)

Over the summer, I decided to also try out their new maracuja blush and glow. This product is described as "a duo for boosting the complexion with a rosy/luminous glow." This product comes in 3 different shades. The one swatched as number 1 is moonlight and is a light rosy pink color. Where the luminizer is not my favorite, I did really like the blush color. It is very similar to the cheek stain color in true love, but has more of a shimmer to it that wasn't really caught in the picture. 

All in all, these are by far my favorite blushes! I wear them without fail every day. Even if I am wearing no other makeup! It is just a really pretty finish and it last all day! This is definitely something I recommend that everyone tries. 

Both items can be bought from http://www.sephora.com, or wherever Tarte cosmetics are sold.

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