Let me first start off this intro by saying I'm by no means a makeup expert, but I've recently taken a big interest in makeup, skincare, and improving my routines.
Now that I've got that out of the way, let's move onto the makeup brand of the hour: Tarte Cosmetics. Tarte is one of the hottest makeup brands right now and it's clear why. They have all kinds of high end products that will give you exactly the effect you're looking for. Even a makeup amateur like myself can tell that this brand is not one to overlook.
While I love Tarte and everything they produce I can also see that it's pretty pricey for a makeup brand. This obviously means that you're going to get really good quality products, but most of us just don't have the money to shell out on products that we're not 100% sure will work the way we want them to.
That's why I made this list. In the next few pages you'll find a ton of different products with a summary of reviews taken from both the Tarte website and big YouTubers that have reviewed these products themselves. This way you'll know for sure whether you should buy that product or just say bye to it and find something better!
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Shape Tape Concealer
If you watch makeup gurus on YouTube you've definitely heard of the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and every single one of them rave about this product. It's a full coverage, long lasting concealer that will cover up all your blemishes or under eye dark circles that you want to hide from the world. You can't go wrong with this product, especially when they have such a wide range of shades to choose from.
Tarte Ready, Set Radiant Skin Mist
There's a lot of mixed reviews with this product, but the main consensus is that this product doesn't work very well as a setting spray. It doesn't spray on evenly and will leave your makeup looking kind of splotchy. But some people say they use this product as just a moisturizing water spray on their naked skin and works well as a nice refreshing pick-me-up.
This product won't break the bank if you want to take a chance and try it out for yourself though!
Tarte Water Foundation
Though this product is a little pricey for a foundation, it gets amazing reviews from YouTubers and customers are all raves. It's a really lightweight yet full coverage foundation that won't even feel like you're wearing any makeup at all. It's good for dry skin as it's meant to hydrate while you're wearing it. It might not be best for really oily skin types but it's definitely worth trying it out for yourself!
Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
All the reviews on this product were 4/5 stars or above, so you know it's going to be an amazing purchase that's totally worth the price. This palette is so versatile you can use it for contouring, use as eyeshadows or even to sculpt your brows! It's a great palette for beginners to learn contouring and all the products are super pigmented.
Rainforest Of The Sea Radiance Drops
Verdict: 😍 / 👎
There's a lot of mixed reviews with these drops. It's basically a really oily product that adds a shimmery glow to your skin. You can mix it with your foundation or just apply it onto your skin with your moisturizer. Some people love it because it's oily for dry skin and it does make your skin glow.
But some people don't like it because instead of making your skin look naturally dewy it does give you a lot shimmer, which isn't the look that others like. It depends on what kind of look you prefer with this product!
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation
Though there are a lot of good reviews for this product on their site, most YouTubers I watched found this product to be more of a miss. It's really expensive and there isn't a lot of product that comes in that tiny tube. It is high coverage but after a few hours it will become oily, cake-y and start to separate.
But every skin type is different, so if you're looking for a creamy foundation and don't mind the price, this could be a good option for you.
Tarte Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation
Powder foundations aren't many people's first thought to use because they don't usually provide very full coverage. But since this one is really creamy it does provide a nice coverage to your skin.
Some people don't consider it a full coverage though so you can add a setting spray to your brush before apply it, use it to touch up your makeup, or even to set your liquid foundation. It's definitely a good option for people who want a more medium but creamy coverage foundation.
Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer
This product is great for people who don't like wearing full coverage makeup and just want something light with less coverage. It's also good for the summer months when it's super hot and sweaty because it's an oil-free BB moisturizer so it won't make your skin look excessively oily.
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Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner
It seems like this liner was amazing and loved by many Tarte customers in the past, but recently the product hasn't been performing as well as it used to. It seems that Tarte changed the formula of this product and it just hasn't been working as well as it used to.
Tartelette In Boom Clay Palette
This eyeshadow palette is a little bit pricey but you'll be guaranteed to use it everyday. All the colours in this palette go perfectly together, are easy to keep light or build up for more dramatic looks. The matte colours get amazing reviews but the shimmery colours aren't as perfect, but the entire palette as a whole is highly recommended.
Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer
This product gets amazing reviews! This product will literally do wonders to give your eyes that wow effect once you apply your mascara. It makes your lashes look longer as well as fuller, so you'll get that dramatic look that you're praying for in every mascara.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
This mascara has both the Lights, Camera, Lashes and the Lights, Camera, Flashes in one wand. The way they recommend you use it is to use the lashes side for a full mascara and then to extend with the fibre or 'flashes' side of the wand. There hasn't been amazing reviews of this product both on their site and on YouTube. However, some people loved it so it could be a good mascara to try out if you want a dramatic look.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse
This product has amazing reviews on the Tarte site! It's a really amazing match to your natural brow colour and it's super easy to apply. It's really long lasting because of the waterproof aspect of the product and will give you a great natural look.
Tarte Maneater Liquid Eyeliner
Though this product works really nicely at first, a lot of customers found that after a little while it would start leaking from the cap. They also found the liner to bleed across their lids, creating a really smudgy look. This product probably isn't worth it to purchase but Tarte has lots of other liners that work much better than this one.
Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner
This is a great product if you're looking for a really pigmented liner that will last all day long. You can use the liquid one on the top of your lid and the pencil on your tight or water lines at the same time or you can use just one or the other! It's super versatile and you'll love the how the colour really stands out on your eyes.
Tarte Swamp Queen Eye And Cheek Palette
Price: $59 ($35 on sale right now)
The colours in this palette are perfect for everyday use. They're nicely pigmented, easy to blend out and build up for more dramatic looks with very little fallout. The best part? You can also use this palette as a bronzer/highlighter/blush for your cheeks!
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Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
I received this product in a sample size from Sephora and it's still one of my favourite lip products EVER. They have so many beautiful colours to choose from and it just looks and feels so nice on your lips. It does wear off kind of quickly but it doesn't crumble or look obvious when it wears off so you don't have to worry about it constantly.
Tarteist Lip Crayon
Price: $23 ($15 on sale now)
This product gets a lot of hate from YouTubers and it has received a lot of bad reviews on their site as well. The reviews say that the product crumbles and breaks off as you're applying it to your lips and will wear off really quickly. Even though it's not expensive, it's probably not worth your money.
Colour Splash Hydrating Lipstick
This is one of the top rated products available on Tarte right now because people truly love this lipstick. It won't make your lips feel dried out after you apply it because it has a really hydrating and creamy formula to it. The colours are also very pigmented giving you the pop of colour that you're looking for!
Tarte Quench Lip Rescue
Another top rated product is this amazing lip balm that offers a sheer colour while being super moisturizing for your lips all at the same time! If you're someone that doesn't love wearing lipstick or lip gloss all the time this is a great alternative, not to mention the packaging of this product is gorgeous.
Tarte Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant
If you're a fan of the smell/flavour of mint, this is a great lip conditioning product. It will make your lips feel super soft and smooth while leaving a cooling feel from the mint. A little bit goes a long way with this product so the price is definitely worth it.
Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint
Price: $29 ($15 on sale now)
The pigment of this lip tint is amazing for those who want the moisturizing effect of a balm with the colour and effect of a lipstick/gloss all in one. There have been a couple reviews about a 'rancid' smell that accompanies this lip tint but there is only 2 so far so it could just be an error in a certain batch. Either way this would be a great product to try out.
Tarte LipSaver Treatment Primer
Verdict: 😍 / 👎
Price: $23 ($16 on sale now)
This product gets mostly good reviews but also a decent amount of bad reviews that all say the same thing. People say that it leaves their lips dry, causes their lipstick to flake and leaves a white film over their lips. But those who love this product swear by and it really isn't that expensive so it's definitely worth it to test it out for yourself!
Tarte Lip Architect Lipstick & Liner
This product does get some decent reviews but for the price, it probably isn't worth it. Those who purchased this item say it's okay, but the colours on Tarte's website are not at all how they actually are in real life. This lipstick/liner duo also doesn't last all day, so beware of that as well.
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Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
Price: $50 ($29 on sale now)
This is one of the best highlighting palettes on the Tarte site right now. It will give your skin such a nice glow and last all day long! It's perfect for everyday wear and also looks good on every kind of skin tone.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hr Blush
I personally own this blush, I actually got it as a birthday gift from Sephora and it's probably the best blush I've ever owned. It's subtle but adds a really beautiful pink to your cheeks that adds the perfect amount of colour! They have tons of different shades to give you light, natural looks or bright, dramatic looks depending on what you're feeling that day.
Tarte Blush & Glow Blush & Highlighter
While Tarte has tons of amazing blush and highlighter products to choose from, this one just isn't worth it. Reviewers have said that the quality of this product just isn't there and the highlighter side is very chunky and hard. If you're looking for a blush and a highlighter it's probably best to buy them seperately.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
This bronzer is an amazing product to try out from Tarte. It's the perfect shade to give you that sun kissed glow that you're looking for in a bronzer, without being too orange coloured. It will also last you all day long which is amazing for the price you're paying.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hr Highlighter
Another amazing product from Tarte in the Amazonian clay family is this highlighter. You can just tell from the picture how much sparkle and glow this highlighter has. It will give your face a super pretty glow that lasts all day long! Not to mention it comes in 3 different shades, so you can try them all.
Tarteist Pro Glow Liquid Highlighter
Verdict: 😍 / 👎
This product gets a whole lot of good reviews, but it also gets a decent amount of bad reviews that are hard to ignore. Those who love it say it gives them a luminous glow that lasts all day long. But those that don't love it say that it's a really chunky product that isn't blendable over their foundation. It's up to you to decide!
Tarte Gleam Team Highlighter
This is a fairly new product on Tarte's site but it gets amazing reviews. There's two sides to this highlighter, one is a stick with a creamy finish that people love the most to blend in with their foundation, and the other is a wand with a liquid highlight that works great for highlighter your nose, cupids bow and under your brows.
Tarte Cheek Stain
Verdict: 😍 / 👎
Price: $36 ($25 on sale now)
This product gets a lot of amazing reviews from people that love the colour it gives their cheeks and how long it lasts. However, those that faithfully order this product have noticed that Tarte recently cut the amount of product in half but kept the price the same, which isn't cool.
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Tarte Maracuja Oil
While this product is on the pricier side of the Tarte website, it gets amazing reviews from customers. You can use this product in so many different ways to fit it into your skin care routine, use it on dry skin, mix it into your moisturizer or even your liquid foundation. It keeps your skin moisturized, soft and has even helped clear up acne prone skin!
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea 4-in-1 Setting Mist
This is an amazing option if you're looking for a hydrating primer, setting spray and mist all in one. You can use this product to prime, then use it to set your makeup and later in the day you can spray it a couple times to rehydrate your face!
Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant
This deodorant is definitely more expensive than your average drug store purchase, but it has something special that a lot of people appreciate: it's vegan and alcohol & aluminum free! The packaging is adorable, it smells amazing and it works really well at preventing perspiration throughout the day.
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment
It seems like Tarte has recently raised the price of this product, so it really is a tough choice on whether or not it's worth it to purchase. All the reviews rave about how moisturizing this eye cream is and that it really does help with tightening and wrinkles around that area. As for dark circles, the reviews are a little mixed some stating that it doesn't help much if you have genetically dark circles.
Tarteguard 20 Tinted Moisturizer
This product is a little pricey for a tinted moisturizer but the reviews don't lie. People love how smooth this product feels on their skin without being too heavy of a product. It also has SPF 20, which is amazing for daily use.
Tarte Deep Dive Cleansing Gel
Another pricey skin care item from Tarte that gives amazing results. This cleanser will leave your skin incredibly clean, taking off all of your makeup, while not feeling like it dried out your skin at all. All types of skin can use this product, it's even good for those tricky sensitive skin types like myself that struggle with finding a new cleanser that won't cause breakouts.
Tarte Better Bod Bronze & Contour
This product is a matte, waterproof bronzing self-tanner that will leave you with the smooth, streak-free tan that you're looking for. It doesn't give off that chemical self-tanner smell like other products and it will bronze up your complexion without looking like you applied a ton of orange colour to your skin.
Tarte Lip Facial Scrub
If you have naturally dry lips or just get dry in the cold, winter months this product will be a life saver. It helps to exfoliate your dry lips as well as keeping them moisturized. It's nice that this product also comes in a tube so you can easily take it on the go with you anywhere throughout the day.