meandering's review of Tarte Park Avenue Princess


188 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Corn Starch, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Phenoxyethanol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Mica. ( /-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861).


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

***PIC in this review***

I got this as a sample with an online Sephora order and nearly gave it away as a swap package 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 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. continued >>

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