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Tarte Cosmetics – First Impressions

If you know me, you know I’ve never been a die-hard fan of Tarte Cosmetics. I love certain products (listed in video) but I can’t say Tarte has ever been a brand I’ve had faith in when purchasing new products…

For that reason – I thought I would give the brand a shot at redemption by purchasing & reviewing some products I’ve never used or worn before.


Tarte Products Featured:

1. Clay Stick Foundation, shade: light-medium neutral $25

Light-medium coverage (leaning more towards light)

Not very buildable. Applied two coats yet didn’t cover my imperfections well

I would not recommend this or personally repurchase

2. Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush Aquacealer $34

It seemed to make the foundation sheerer – absorbing some of the foundation from my face

I would use a different foundation brush or a damp beauty blender instead

3. Aquacealer Concealer, shade: light-neutral $26

Dried out on the inner corners where highlight shade was applied

Doesn’t cover my dark circles & I do not have dramatic circles

Overall light coverage – Shape Tape is better IMO!

4. Tarteist Metallic Shadow, shade: Hussy $10

Such a bright color & very pigmented

The formula is hydrating & feels very nice on the lid

For a powerful affect, apply with a damp flat-shadow brush

5. Cheek Stain, shade: Tipsy $30

Looks like a highlighter when swatched but applies like a subtle shadow on face

Perfect for the summer – would pair well with a light-makeup look for summer

Very youthful & definitely brightens the face

6. Lip Architect, shade: Muse $24

Cutest packaging!

Very pretty peachy-nude shade

Super convenient – can grab & go without having to figure out which liner matches which lipstick & takes up less space in your bag!

It is a hydrating lipstick & lasted for about two hours before I needed to reapply

7. Amazonian Clay 12-hr blush, shade: Feisty $29

Beautiful color with powerful pigment! You do not need a lot of product

Blends beautifully – is not chalky or streaky. No shine