Brand Focus: tarte cosmetics

I want to talk to you about my favorite cosmetic brand – tarte cosmetics. Tarte is a brand I began using a few years ago when I started caring more about what products I put on my skin.

As you can see, I’ve accumulated quite a collection.

On tarte’s website, they say all of their products are made without parabens, mineral oil, phthalats, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and gluten. I feel like their products are light and do not clogs my pores.

You can see from my photo above, I have the showstopper clay palette – in the top right corner. I got this palette about a month ago and have been seriously loving it. In the bottom right corner, there are two foundations – the Amazonian clay full coverage foundation (brown tube) and the beyond BB perfecting liquid foundation (white tube). The full coverage foundation is almost empty. I should just use the rest of it up, but I have been saving it for whatever reason. The beyond BB foundation is new to me and I really like it. It has a quite dewy finish while still being matte enough that I’m not oily.

The cylinder with the bamboo top is the Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation. It is a mineral foundation. I don’t use it as much anymore, but it is great during the summer when you want something lighter on your skin. The cylinder with the brown and gold top is the smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder. This is a loose powder that is white and goes on sheer. It is a nice mattifying powder. The two blushes are the Amazonian clay 12-hour blush. Bottom left is the color exposed and top middle is the color glisten. Their blushes are probably my favorite item from tarte since they have a huge range of colors and the quality is great. There is an eyeliner, the lights camera lashes precision longwear eyeliner in black. This one is actually fairly dried out and I should toss it.

Lastly, I have three brushes by tarte. The large fluffy one on the right is the buffer airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush. The round one pictured in the middle on the left side is the airbuki bamboo powder foundation brush. I use that brush with the mineral foundation. The last brush on the top left is a brush that came with the beyond BB foundation. I looked on their website and couldn’t find a name for the brush, so who knows.

As you can see, I obviously love tarte. I love them as brand. I wouldn’t say their products are on the cheap side, but I feel you definitely get your money’s worth. A little bit of the product goes a long way. I also am signed up for emails from tarte and usually will order a product or two during their friends and family sale. I got 30% off on the showstopped palette and the beyond BB foundation. And I just realized now I forgot to include the clean slate 360 degree 12-hour smoothing eye primer. I use that daily as my eye shadow primer. It is definitely my favorite eye primer out there.

Do you use any tarte products reguarly? As I mentioned in my last post, tarte is now available on QVC. If you try tarte for the first time, let me know!

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