Review of Tarte Park Avenue Princess by meandering
***PIC in this review***
I got this as a sample with an online Sephora order and nearly gave it away as a swap package extra...so glad I didn't, otherwise I would have never tried the gorgeousness that is Tarte Park Avenue Princess!
It is the *perfect* bronzer...not muddy, not dirty. It has gold shimmer throughout, but believe me, it is not overload. I am NOT a person that likes shimmer all over their face (not a fan of MSFs or SBs), and this shimmer is very subtle. I've used it as bronzer and I've used it to contour...works fabulous both ways. (EDIT 02/17/08: Ever since buying MAC Accentuate/Sculpt to use for contouring, I use Tarte PAP strictly as a bronzer.) I'm swapping away my other bronzers (including what I previously thought was HG, Guerlain Terracotta) b/c this is so so so perfect!
Also, just want to throw in that the packaging is darling! Gold case with a mini gold chain on the outside. Snap magnetic closure.
EDIT 8/9/08: I haven't been reaching for PAP quite as often, haven't felt the need for much bronzer I guess. I stand by my original statement that it is a beautiful color. Perfect for anyone who loves bronzer. Just not me at the moment I guess. But am keeping it in hopes it will get more use one day.