Tarte Ring It In Mini Cheek Stain Set - Review and Swatches

4 years ago

I purchased this set a few weeks ago from http://Tartecosmetics.com during their friends and family sale. This set was not included in the sale because it is was and still is currently on sale for $15.00. Which I think is a pretty good deal. Packaging The tubes are about 3 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. They have a shiny metallic gold base and a black cap. Underneath the cap is also a clear cover to prevent the product from drying out. The small clear plastic cover is a bit tricky to remove and you could accidentally drop it while trying you pop it out and color residue on the cap could get on your clothes or fingers. The product isn`t perfectly molded or filled in the tube. There is a bit of gap around the rim. I am not sure if it is how it was handled during manufacture or if that is a result of the product drying out or melting. The product didn`t feel dry when I used it. Overall, I really like the packaging. It`s small and has a quality look and feel to it. I had a hard time finding the name of the shade on the packaging. The print are small and the case very shinny and reflective, making it pretty hard to read. In this picture, I have twisted the product all the way up to see how much I`m getting. There is 4.8 g or .17 oz in each tube. It may not seem like much at all but I think you could actually get a lot of uses out of these because you really don`t need much per usage. The set include a stretchy gold tone ring. I think the ring is cute but not really my style. Colors From left to right: Luster, Flawless, and Vivid. Luster, a shimmery bronze. I wasn`t sure if this would work as a blush but to my surprise it actually does. Once on the cheeks, it adds a very natural and subtle color to my face. Flawless, a shimmery peachy pink. Vivid, a shimmery blue based pink. Formula Tarte claims that these cheek stains contains natural fruit extract and are formulated without paraben. For a complete list of ingredient, please follow this link http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-mini-cheek-stain-and-ring-set The shimmers in these are very subtle but the finish is a bit dewy. I probably wouldn`t recommend these if you have oily skin. I find that they look very natural and each of these shades looked great on my skin tone. I have light skin with neutral undertone, NC25 in MAC, if that is any help. These shades are a bit sheer as you can see but they still add color and I find them pretty easy to work with. I`m not too sure of how these would work for darker complexion but these will work for most skin tone, in my opinion. They do have a bit of tackiness to them. How I apply them is dab a little on my cheeks and I use my Crown C404 small duo fiber brush to blend. I don`t use my fingers for blending because it makes the color look patchy and uneven. These blushes really do not stain though. So the name of the product can be misleading. As far as the wear time, I think these do a pretty good job. They last up to 6 hours, after that they do fade a little but not by much because I can still see a bit of color left after 9 hours though much more subtle. They have a very strong fruity/citrusy scent. I`m ok with it but some people might not be fond of it. Final Thought I think some people might like these and some people might not depending on their preference, skin type, and color. I personally like them and that says a lot for someone who is not a big fan of creme blushes. I really like the fact that I don`t have to dip my fingers in it to apply and that I can just directly dab it on my cheeks. They blend very well, especially with a brush and they last pretty much all day. My rating: 9/10. **Pictures and contents are mine. Do not use without permission.** If you enjoy my posts, you can also follow me on: http://xxxbeautyredefinedxxx.blogspot.com/




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