Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte Cosmetics is a cosmetics brand headquartered in New York City. Its products are sold at department stores in the United States such as Macy's, Sephora, Ulta, and Beauty Brands and in Sephora stores in Canada, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and Thailand. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarte_Cosmetics

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598 products

12,487 reviews

66% would repurchase

Recent Tarte Cosmetics Reviews

Foundations -Tarte Cosmetics -Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation

on 11/14/2018 8:46:00 PM


I picked this up on sale at Ulta because my usual foundation (Sephora 10 hour wear foundation, for reference) was running low and I didn't want to drive an hour to my nearest Sephora. I brought my actual foundation to the store with me to compare and get the closest shade match (In my Sephora foundation I wear shad 05 light porcelain) and of the options available the closest that I came was shade 8B porcelain beige- it was just a touch too light though, and while it says that it is for skin with pink undertones it really gave me a weird yellow cast on my skin once it dried down. I have to either go heavier handed on my blush and bronzer or drop a touch of red mixer into the foundation on the back of my hand to make it look good on me.
The coverage is medium which is what I prefer (I tend to apply my Sephora one lightly as it is a little more full coverage than I like on a day to day basis) but they take the idea of hydrating way too far and it N E V E R dries down on your skin. I have somewhat combination skin so I normally use a good mattefying primer and a touch of powder to prep my T-zone before foundation and then I ude a hydrating primer on the outside of my face. Usually that combination makes any foundation apply well on my skin and stay through the day, it never fails me. With this however, my face looked completely greasy after I blended it in- even on the parts of my skin that would normally be dry I looked like a total oil slick! I decided to just set the whole thing lightly with my Tarte smooth operator powder (which I HIGHLY reccomend, it is perfection in a powder. I gave away my Laura Mercier because I was using this one more!). This is my go to powder, I use it almost daily to dust over my face and set things in place, and much like my priming routine this powder never lets me down- but this garbage foundation was not willing to be tamed. Within an hour my smile lines and around my eyes and nose were all creasing visibly, and by the time lunch rolled around I had to COMPLETELY re-powder my face just to make myself look somewhat normal again. By the end of the day my entire face looked patchy and creasy, my skin texture looked horrible, and I was blindingly shiny from my hairline all the way to my jaw- it was not a "fresh, hydrated" look, it was a "I hate myself so I put my face in a deep fryer" look.
My final complaint about this product is the applicator- I absolutely hate a doe foot applicator on a foundation. It just feels unsanitary to me to be rubbing the applicator all over your face and then sticking it (and the bacteria it has picked up) back into the jar full of product. That seems like a breakout waiting to happen.
All in all I don't think that this foundation was a good fit for me or my skin AT ALL, although I think that if you are a person with particularly dry skin all over the face and with very little texture on your skin it *might* be an okay product to try. I would certainly recommend my Sephora foundation over this one any day, and after using this for almost a week and really trying my best to make it work out I do think that I will be giving this foundation to a friend and just going back to one that I know works.

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Mascara -Tarte Cosmetics -Maneater Mascara

on 11/12/2018 12:45:00 AM


The mascara tube is so cute. It works wonders and I use it everyday. Love it!

Eyeliner -Tarte Cosmetics -Sex Kitten Eyeliner

on 11/8/2018 7:37:00 PM


Sex kitten seems to be a revamp of Tarte's older Lights, Camera, Precision Liner. Same soft, slightly floppy felt tip, same weakly securing cap (although it has been replaced by a cutesy kitten face!!!), same fingertip resting texture and shape location... I believe this is supposed to be a longwear liner but it doesn't perform very well in that area. It is very, very black. However this is not the best thing as it does not stay secured through the whole day at times.

This is worth trying if you find it on sale, but their are plenty of other, cheaper liners that work just as well. I do dislike that tarte claims some of their products to be preservative free. I would like any item I am placing near my eyes to be maintain in both chemical composition and safely resistant to bacteria. I would rate this at 3.5 lippies.

Tinted Moisturizer -Tarte Cosmetics -Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

on 11/8/2018 8:54:00 AM


Holy Grail right here and I've tried everything. This is amazing because it has a light coverage but still manages to cover redness from my rosacea. Also it doesn't make me break out which is a miracle. If i have a few pimples i can put concealer and skin looks flawless. I really like Hour Glass Lighting Powder with this. Skin looks dewy, fresh and natural.

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Mascara -Tarte Cosmetics -Lights Camera Lashes

on 11/7/2018 7:17:00 AM


This mascara delivers everything that’s promised in the packaging. The brush is fluffy with multi length bristles that do a great job of grabbing every lash, it doesn’t smudge and lasts all day, and the colour is dark and heavily pigmented. I also love the uniquely textured purple case, but it does take up a lot of room in your makeup bag. Overall, I love this mascara, this is going to stay in my bag for a while.

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