Tarte • Cheek Stains • Blush

rated 3.8(136 reviews)

Average Rating.3.8
Would buy this product again.67%

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* 1017 on 9/12/2012 7:07:00 AM more reviews by 1017

Age: 36-43   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I am a fan of these. I like the delivery, I like how they apply (I use a dampened sponge swipe over stick than dab on my cheeks), I like the longevity & overall feel. My two favorite colors are Tipsy (peachy pink) and Blushing Bride (deep plummy rose). I have tried many other stains and these are my favorite for day to day. (Becca Beach Tints are my fave for the hottest humid days of summer).

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rated 2 of 5 sakuralin on 9/11/2012 1:50:00 PM more reviews by sakuralin

Age: 56 & Over   Skin: Dry   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

LOVE this type of blush....Stila was the last one I had but discontinued now.....boooo....VERY DISAPOINTED in this formula. I have tried it tons of times over the years in Sephora and could never get over the sticky tacky feeling. The SA said to let it sit awhile......but......hours later it was the same. I have dry skin so I do not know why this is so. I still try it hoping some day it will not be so sticky and I will take it home.

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rated 5 of 5 iwearfancypants on 1/31/2012 7:30:00 PM more reviews by iwearfancypants

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Blond, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

This blush is fantastic! I have it in blissful and tipsy, and plan to try more colors. When applied, it is absorbed into the skin and stays put for a whole day. No worries about it melting off my oily face even in the summer. Other people have commented that it's too sticky, but unless you apply as thick as a clown, it'll be absorbed into the skin in less than a minute. The price ($30) is really steep, but a full size will last years.

I recommend buying the minis. They are only $10, more compact, and (like the full size) will last you a very long time. I don't know if I can ever use up my full size.

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rated 2 of 5 Alliep81 on 1/25/2012 12:57:00 PM more reviews by Alliep81

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Other    

I bought two shades of this a few years ago.
I bought Blissful and Dollface.
I have issues with both.
I wear liquid foundation and powder and notice that it does not look natural.
I am sure if I didn't wear so much makeup, I wouldn't have issues.
I do use this occasionally as a lip stain.

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rated 2 of 5 annabrem on 6/15/2011 4:57:00 PM more reviews by annabrem

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

Not a huge fan. The color is either overly pigmented and requires me to rub my cheeks raw in order to blend it in, or overly greasy in the case of the less pigmented colors. I want to like it because it looks yummy, but alas, no. Also, the packaging is giant. Not very makeup bag friendly

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rated 4 of 5 knitsnbytes on 6/3/2011 6:20:00 AM more reviews by knitsnbytes

Age: 56 & Over   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Green    

As another reviewer has commented, this is not a "stain"--it's a creme blush in a stick.

I have "Perfect Mauve" which came in a set from QVC and may be a LE. It is a cross between coral and mauve (a pinky mauve, then) and quite shimmery. With a light hand the shimmer is no more than you'd use if you top with a highlighter, which I often do. So all over your cheeks, you may look too glowy. But if you want that J Lo Glow look, this will do the trick. I tried applying it both with stroking it lightly on the skin, and a taklon brush. The brush gives a lighter application, less color. It comes in a push-up tube with a clear plastic cap inside over the stick. This works for travel, as you can sub this for highlighter and blush and it's fairly compact. If you like creme blush, there should be a shade that works for you.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* suzyqz1970 on 9/19/2010 10:46:00 AM more reviews by suzyqz1970

Age: 36-43   Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool   Hair: Red, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I really like this product but I found the price to be a bit steep and that's pretty much the main reason I wouldn't buy it again. What I really like about it is that it gives me a perfect gentle flush of color that seriously lasts me all day and I even have somewhat oily skin. I got it in flush and it seriously gives me the prettiest flush of color on my cheeks. It's sheer and buildable and that's what I really like about it. I like the applicator too. It's a twist up kind of like chapstick and I can dot it on exactly where I want it and gently blend in with my fingers. I'm sure I can get the same type of product for less but I don't know if it would give me the same lasting power as tarte's.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* hodetovervannet on 9/18/2010 6:09:00 PM more reviews by hodetovervannet

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Grey    

I love Tarte Cheek stains more than any other cosmetic product on the market. I figured out there is mostly two consistencies of this product. One is cream and one is gel.

Gel type:

Blushing Bride
Cloud 9

Creme type:

Natural Beauty
Bronze Goddess

Not sure where Dollface falls on the list. It's creamier but goes on more like the gels.

The gels have more scent. Strong berry scent. The creme's do not.

The cremes can double as a lipstain/glossy lipstick. The gels cannot.

Both go on smoothly and easily. Personally I think each one has great selling points.

If you want something that can be used both ways, go for the creme type.

If you want something that is very easy to apply (just literally swipe it over your cheek a couple times and blend) then the gel is a little more user-friendly.

Both have excellent staying power and will last all day.

Overall I give Tarte Cheek Stains a 5 star rating as they last FOREVER! I don't think I'll ever run out of the ones I have.

Oh, and one more thing, they're addictive! You simply can't have just one.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* rockangel04 on 9/18/2010 5:30:00 PM more reviews by rockangel04

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I was in sephora and recieved a sample of this in "flower child" and I would have bought it but they were out. I didn't want a shimmery blush and the sales rep suggested this and I fell in love. I looked sunkissed and natural. Since they were out I thought I'd just go home and order it but apparently flower child is a limited additon color and it can't be ordered from anywhere that I'm aware of. The application is easy, I get some on my ring finger and kind of warm it up then I start tapping it onto my cheeks and blend with my last 3 fingers. I applies just find on top of my powder foundation and I set it with a mineral veil. So please with cheek stains, I just hope when I go back to the makeup store we can find a color similar to flower child since I can't get it anywhere :( I also noticed a difference when I washed my face at night, my cheek area where this was applied looked great, my pores seemed smaller and my skin wasn't so dull looking, that's a first for me!

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rated 5 of 5 gate403 on 9/4/2010 1:57:00 AM more reviews by gate403

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Olive   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

I think I want to revise my review because I was too harsh on these. They do a great job layered under powder blush to improve length of wear. They're more portable than powder blushes because they don't require a brush. The stick is super easy to apply and just the right size for cheeks. The colors are flattering. You can make the blushes look as sheer or as pigmented as you want. The stick lasts on a long time on the face. The stick lasts a long time, period. (I've had my tarte cheek stain in tickled for several years, and it is only 30% finished. It has not expired. The texture and scent have not changed and it still works wonderfully.) Overall though, these are pricey. I only have one tarte cheek stain - in tickled, which seems to wear well under any colored powder blush I apply on my NC40 skin - and I have no desire to purchase another until tickled runs out. I have oily skin and this still works on me. If you have dry or mature skin, however, this line should be especially interesting to you.

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