Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette Review & Swatches
Thursday, January 5, 2017
I purchased Tarte's Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette over the Christmas holidays from ULTA. I've had a chance to play with it a bit and wanted to share my thoughts. I LOVE IT! The GLOW trend has been going strong for several years now and it doesn't look like it's slowing down. This palette gives you FOUR HIGLIGHT shades: lit (champagne highlight), strobe (pearl highlight), fire (bronze highlight) and stunner (opalescent highlight). So you have a lot of highlight options! Then Tarte gives you both a CREAM & POWDER CONTOUR. Shade is the cream contour. Sculpt is the powder contour. Shade looks very intimidating in the palette (it looks so dark), but as you can see from the swatch on my hand, it's very close in color to Sculpt. I used Sculpt to contour my face below. I lightly contoured my nose, forehead and around the perimeter of my face. I used a beautyblender to blend it out around my nose. I used a brush to blend it out around my forehead and other parts of my face. In the first two pictures, I used Lit on my nose, forehead, under my eyebrows and cupids bow. I used strobe on my cheeks. In the second set of pictures, I used fire on my nose, forehead, under my eyebrows and cupids bow. I used stunner on my cheeks and under my eyes. The key to all of this is applying & blending things out. Where do you want THE GLOW to go!?! HaHaHa It truly gives you a HEALTHY LOOKING glow! The packaging for this palette is square. It has that NARS packaging feel. It's beautiful when its NEW, but expect smudges on the cover & everywhere. There are two mirrors on each side as you open it. They're not that functional, because you can only see sections of your face at a time (even if you turn it horizontally). But they did make use of space. It also seems perfect to travel with. I loved my Tarte x Makeup By Shayla Contour Palette! This gives me another option. Tarte has come out with a truckload of new products! Even stuff for when you work out! This girl is not fallin for the HYPE this year! LOL I threw away too many Rainforest of the Sea products last year. OH! There is a smaller Tarteist Pro Glow To Go Highlight & Contour Palette, but the shades are a little different. On my lips I'm wearing Too Faced Melted Chocolate in Metallic Chocolate Diamonds.