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Tarte Cheek Stain

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Cheek Stain

Flush (sheer berry)

Item #: 2268207 Size: 0.5 oz

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Tarte's original award-winning cheek stain for a natural-looking flush in one brush-free application - just smile, dot & blend!

The stain that started it all! This iconic cheek stain first put Tarte on the map for its innovative, straight-to-cheek applicator and lightweight, skin-loving formula that dries down quickly and lasts for 12 hours. Available in a range of shades and finishes, it imparts a natural-looking tint to brighten and flatter any complexion for a fresh and glowing appearance. Powered by Tarte's proprietary t5 super fruit complex, this skinvigorating best-seller delivers a surge of moisture and five of the most active antioxidant-rich super fruits so you'll get nourishing, skin-restorative benefits with each brush-free application. Just smile, dot, blend along the apples of your cheeks & go!

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  • T5 super fruit complex: A proprietary blend of the five most active antioxidant-rich super fruits - maracuja, goji, acai, acerola and pomegranate - to deliver nourishing and replenishing benefits to skin

Dermatologist tested. Vegan friendly. Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates or gluten.
Wear alone or over foundation for a natural-looking flush. Just smile, dot onto the apples of your cheeks and blend with your fingers. The brush-free, straight-to-cheek applicator makes it perfectly portable and great for adding a hint of complexion-enhancing color, even on-the-glow!

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TarteCheek Stain
 
4.5

(based on 159 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (124)
  • Good pigmentation (95)
  • Blends easily (87)
  • Looks natural (86)
  • Doesn't appear cakey (66)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (7)
  • Doesn't blend well (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (3)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (79)
  • Hint of color (49)
  • Everyday (33)
  • Daytime (25)
  • All skin types (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (89), Classic style (48), Trendy style (10)

Reviewed by 159 customers

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5.0

Needed a New One & Ulta had It!

By Marzi19

from DE

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Doesn't sit in fine lines
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

    My old 1 was almost gone & was so happy to find another. This 1 is smaller, but fits in my purse! Love the way I get a healthy, natural glow to my cheeks w/out the heavy look of powder. Plus, it doubles as a quick lip stain!

     
    5.0

    Just a Soft glow

    By lucinda

    from Temecula

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

      Very shear, natural glow for the cheeks that brightens the eyes.

       
      4.0

      I would buy this again

      By nay

      from MA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • don't wear alone, won't last!

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

      Love the ease, but can't wear alone because it doesn't have the staying power. The blush does better with light finish powder!

       
      1.0

      I would not buy this product again

      By Lu

      from St. Louis Mo

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Heavy
        • Ineffective
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

          It was stuck to the lid and it is sticky

           
          5.0

          Discontinued Color

          By nomercles

          from Mountain View, CA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

            Unfortunately, this is for the shade Blushing Bride, which I can't find anywhere. It's my go-to dewy-finish blush. It's a gel, basically, in stick form. It does *not* take a lot, and it's not super buildable, so it's not beginner blush, but it gives a really natural flush that looks great on everyone I've tried it on so far. For a lighter application, I put it on my fingertips to my cheeks, rather than directly from the stick. It is not very good on the lips--I do not recommend it as your multi-use product.

             
            3.0

            Great product, terrible packaging

            By Megan

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Terrble packaging

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

            This would be a perfect product if it were in a different package, but the terrible design makes it just mediocre.

            This is such a good product that is nearly ruined by how bad the packaging is. I decided to try this because no other blush will last all day on my face (not even the Tarte 16 hour ones). This not only lasts all day, it didn't even come off during my work out. The color (natural beauty) is really nice and blends to a very natural flush, though it might be too dark for pale skin tones. But then there's the packaging. While every other brand, including cheaper ones like NYX and even the samples Tarte makes, have a twisting mechanism to raise/lower their stick blushes in the tube, this is like a push-pop, except somehow even worse. You have to push the bottom of the product to raise it out of the tube, inevitably pushing out more than you meant to. And there's no way to lower it back down other than pushing on the top of the product itself, so you either have to get fingerprints all over it, smash it into the cap, or just leave it open all the time, none of which are good options.

             
            2.0

            not for me

            By junebug

            from fredericksburg, va

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • sticky

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

                this can only be worn without foundation; it left my skin feeling sticky

                 
                3.0

                It's ok

                By jchic

                from Omaha NE

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Take-off

                Cons

                • Difficult to Apply
                • Doesn't Stay On

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

                  I am disappointed that it didn't last like the clerk said it would.

                   
                  5.0

                  This stuff lasts forever

                  By Aloha Amy

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

                    I love this stuff, I use as touch up during the day to keep some natural looking color on my otherwise very pale face!

                     
                    5.0

                    Really like this - natural looking blush

                    By RLDavis

                    from Texas

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Easy To Take-off
                    • Good Pigmentation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Noncomedogenic
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

                      This wasn't sparkly at all. Great product.

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                      • Q:

                        Is this product 100% oil free?
                        Asked on 10/14/2016 by Karen from Houston

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is not claimed to be oil-free, but it is:

                          Dermatologist tested. Vegan friendly. Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates or gluten.

                          Answered on 11/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Even though this has maybe two high level acne ingredient, would you recommend this to use this on oily/combo skin? I have oily/combo skin.
                        I don't wear much makeup so I won't breakout but I only wear makeup when I'm attending my classes in college.
                        Asked on 9/27/2016 by RagePuppy from Providence, RI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This product is dermatologist tested and great for all skin types. A little goes a long way and you can simple dab it on your cheeks to warm up your look for school.

                          Answered on 10/3/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        The amazon clay foundation (loose powder) in medium tan-sand is a perfect match for me. If I want a natural looking blush and NO sparkle - which cheek stain should I try?
                        Asked on 8/3/2016 by Newby

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Flush sounds like a great shade for you - it's a natural-looking berry. Hope you enjoy!

                          Answered on 8/10/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        This looks great. What shade shows up best on dark skin?
                        Asked on 4/2/2016 by Mwa from Conyers, GA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thanks for reaching out! We recommend trying blushing bride. It's a beautiful rosy pink that looks gorgeous across skin tones!

                          Answered on 4/5/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        How many oz is a full sized one
                        Asked on 10/2/2015 by Meg from wi

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          0.5 oz.

                          Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        How long do these stains last after opening? And what about ones that have not been opened, do those expire after a certain amount of time?
                        Asked on 6/22/2015 by tarte lover

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          You should use Tarte Cheek Stain within 6 months after opening it for optimal product performance. Unopened and stored in normal conditions, it can last up to 3 years.

                          Answered on 6/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this as a lip stain as well??
                        Asked on 5/12/2015 by Em

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Absolutely! Using your fingers, you could easily dab onto the apples of your cheeks or lips for a healthy dose of color.

                          Answered on 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Hi can you tell me which one would be best for a base for my powder blushes? The one that would hardly show yet once I put my powder blush it will last even longer ? Thank you
                        Asked on 2/18/2015 by Hilda

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend Exposed, a sheer nude pink shade.

                          Answered on 2/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Hi, Can anyone please tell me which of these colors is NOT sparkly/glittery looking? I'm in my mid 60's, and just want a stain that looks natural and lasts all day. Thanks!
                        Asked on 2/6/2015 by quentinsgrandma from nj

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We suggest trying the best selling shade, Flush. Flush is Tarte’s original sheer berry shade that will give you the long lasting glow you are looking for, without the extra shimmer. Dab onto the apples of your cheeks directly from the container and blend the edges for that fresh, “just pinched” look!

                          Answered on 2/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Hi, I have yellow undertones dark brown hair, dark brown eyes. I have a round face. I'm not a dark tan. I'm just begging high school and I'm wondering, what colour should I get?
                        Asked on 2/1/2015 by Rachel from New York

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          All shades apply so sheerly that any would look lovely on you to enhance your complexion! Please reference the shade descriptions below:

                          Flush (the original sheer berry)
                          True Love (a romantic sheer watermelon)
                          Exposed - formerly Awakening (a fresh nude pink)
                          Tipsy (a playful sheer coral)
                          Natural Beauty (a classic rosy red)
                          Blissful (a flirty warm peach)
                          Blushing Bride (an elegant rosy pink)
                          Fearless (a powerful pink coral)

                          We especially love coral and peachy tones on those with yellow undertones! All shades can be tested at your nearest ULTA store:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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