Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mini Haul - Tarte

A few weeks ago Tarte was featured on Hautelook, which of course, I check daily. I just picked up a couple of items - two bronzers and a highlighter. I really like Tarte products, so I'm excited when they pop up on Hautelook, which they do on a fairly regular basis.

Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer in Hotel Heiress

Amazonian Clay Bronze to Go in Park Ave Princess

Tarte's Park Ave Princess has been a go-to bronzer for me this year - I received a deluxe sample of it from Sephora somewhere along the line and since it is very portable, I've taken it on all of my travels. I just love the finish and the subtle, but not-too-subtle colour that it gives me. Since I have used it so much, I was running low, so I thought that I would pick another one up. Hautelook's price was $9 for the deluxe sample and mini retractable brush.

I had not yet tried the Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer in Hotel Heiress. For some reason in the above pictures, Hotel Heiress appears lighter than Park Ave Princess. This is not the case. Hotel Heiress is definitely the darker of the two. I have to be a bit more careful in applying this shade as it is easier to over-apply. For this reason, I would say that I prefer Park Ave Princess, but the formula is still beautiful and if your skin is more of a medium or darker tone, you would really enjoy Hotel Heiress. Hautelook's price was $10 for the full-size product. 

Both bronzers are quite long-wearing on me. There is no shimmer in either of these products, but I would not say the finish is completely matte. Perhaps you would consider the finish more of a satin-glow. They give you a nice healthy glow. I would say that you can use these for contouring, but they can also be used allover to get a nice sun-kissed look.

left: Hotel Heiress
right: Park Ave Princess

I also picked up a highlighter - Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Rose. This is a really gorgeous soft highlighting powder with just a hint of pink. The shimmer is very subtle, so it is a nice product to use anytime without worrying about looking too over the top. Hautelook's price was $12 for the full-size product.

Hope you enjoyed my mini haul from Tarte!

Thanks for reading!

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