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Cheek Stain

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TarteCheek Stain
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (52)
  • Looks natural (44)
  • Blends easily (41)
  • Good pigmentation (39)
  • Doesn't appear cakey (31)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Anytime (39)
  • Hint of color (26)
  • Daytime (14)
  • Everyday (8)
  • Nighttime (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (35), Classic style (19), Trendy style (6)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (34), Medium (25)

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3.0

Mixed Feelings

By A.LY

from Houston, TX

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cute packaging
  • Easy application
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn't Blend Well
  • Not Easily Blendable
  • Sticky

Best Uses

  • Day To Day
  • Light Makeup

Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

I bought this because I wanted an easy portable cheek color. I didn't expect it to be like a glue stick. That's essentially what it is. It makes my cheeks sticky and my hair sticks to it. It's easy to apply though but since the color is concentrated on where you dab you'd have to blend it in; which is no problem but it's kind of hard to blend. The color is sticky and it virtually wipes off if you try to blend it. I really like the idea of this product but I'd rather have it stay on my skin

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Love this cheek stain!

By jjanikans

from SE Florida

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Easily
  • Doesn't Appear Cakey
  • Easy To Apply
  • Looks Natural

Cons

  • Perfection

Best Uses

  • Anytime
  • Contouring & Highlighting
  • Hint of Color

Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

Perfect blush of color....I have dark medium (olive) complexion and this formula adds a touch of
healthy color to brighten my skintone. I can't find a more perfect product!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

my favorite for four years

By melindab

from American Fork UTAH

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

        Looks totally natural. Lasts all day.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        5.0

        Wonderful!

        By Makeup Maven

        from USA

        About Me Trendy Style

        Pros

        • Blends Easily
        • Doesn't Appear Cakey
        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long-Lasting
        • Looks Natural
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

          I have this in Exposed and it is one of my all time favorite blushes. The stick format makes it really easy to apply, and the color is incredibly easy to wear, it just looks like a natural flush. This does not break me out or irritate my skin in any way. I find the cream format lasts ALL day on my skin and I don't need a highlighter because it adds a natural bit of shine. I especially like this when my skin is dry because it melds so beautifully with my skin and doesn't ever look heavy or cakey. These are pricey so I waited for a 20% off coupon. I'm surprised these don't get more hype, it's a fantastic product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Great blush

          By Geri

          from Long Island

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Easily
          • Easy To Apply
          • Long-Lasting
          • Looks Natural

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

            I just use it every morning as blush and it lasts all day

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            A pretty and natural blush

            By Alex

            from Fredonia, WI

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds a Natural Sheen
            • Blends Easily
            • Doesn't Appear Cakey
            • Good Pigmentation

            Cons

            • A Little Sticky At First

            Best Uses

            • Daytime
            • Hint of Color

            Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

            I loved this product because it wasn't too shimmery and too pink like a lot of creme blushes seem to be. It is easily blended into your foundation or BB cream (I use BB because my skin is sensitive). It didn't give me any irritation. It was a little sticky at first, but if you dust it with some finishing powder that goes away. It does not dull the shimmer either. I love this product for a daytime glow!

            This product is cruelty free also!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Simple natural easy to apply. Love it!

            By Emmy

            from Lexington ky

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long-Lasting
            • Looks Natural
            • Natural Translucent Blush
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime
              • Daytime
              • Hint of Color
              • Natural And Translucent
              • Nighttime

              Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

              This is a simple easy glide on product that looks natural and translucent as a blush.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I will never use anything else!!!!

              By Eve of Maine

              from Bangor, ME

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Easily
              • Doesn't Appear Cakey
              • Easy To Apply
              • Long-Lasting
              • Looks Natural

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime
                • Daytime
                • Hint of Color
                • Nighttime

                Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

                This is best blush I have ever used. It lasts all day. It gives you this amazing dewy glow. I have been using this product for ten years. I swear by it and I wouldn't use anything else. Bonus... it smells amazing!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                My favorite blush of all time.

                By Lisa Hand

                from Lexington, SC

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Blends Easily
                • Doesn't Appear Cakey
                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Long-Lasting
                • Looks Natural
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime
                  • Daytime
                  • Hint of Color
                  • Nighttime

                  Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

                  I absolutely love this blush, I own 4 and I use them almost daily. The color isn't harsh and it blends so beautifully. I use it over my foundation by either swiping it directly on my cheek and blending the edges, or with a foundation brush. The colors are so versatile the peaches, pinks, and burgundy's all blend effortlessly.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  3.0

                  Seems to fade

                  By worldtravelgal

                  from Fort Myers, FL

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Doesn't Appear Cakey
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Looks Natural

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't last all day

                  Best Uses

                  • Daytime
                  • Hint of Color

                  Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

                  nice natural color, but it seems to fade throughout the day

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  • 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 Reviewer

                      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 Reviewer

                      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 Reviewer

                      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 Reviewer

                      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 Reviewer

                      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
                  • Q:

                    Have heard many great things about this product. Is it easy to blend and what do you apply it with?????
                    Asked on 12/11/2014 by Kalli

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Use fingers, sponge, or direct application: Smile and dab cheek stain on the apples of your cheeks, blending as you go from your cheekbones up to your temple. It features a super blendable, buildable formula!

                      Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hello! Does this come boxed or just sealed in plastic? I'm wondering for shipping and wrapping planning.
                    Asked on 12/8/2014 by Ann

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product is packaged in a box.

                      Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I Have Been Using The Tarte Cheek Stains For Years And Most Recently , The Color "Awakening" Which Is Now Apparently Name Changed To "Exposed" (Better Name For The Color As It Is Very Natural, Good Call On The Change) Anyhow...I Am Curious As To The New Size. My Current Short, Chunky Tube (The Old Style) Says That It Is 0.5Oz On The Container. I See Here In The Product Description That The Size Is Still Listed As .5Oz So I Am Confused As To Why People Are Saying The New Packaging Has Reduced The Size. Can You Please Clarify The Amount Of Product In The New Style Of Packaging? And, As A Quick Sidenote, This Product Lasts So Long For Me That A Thinner, More Purse Friendly Shaped Packaging Is Fine With Me, Even If It Does Hold Less Product. I Have Had My Current Container Of "Awakening/Exposed" For 18 Months Now And I Am Not Exaggerating WhenIaSay That It Still Appears New Even After Nearly Daily Use!
                    Asked on 8/24/2014 by MonsterMash from Las Vegas

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      There has been no change to the amount of product included in the tube; it is still 0.5 oz.!

                      Answered on 8/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I have very light skin with cool undertones. I have dark brown hair and blue eyes. What shade would suit my skin tone the best? I noticed many of the shades are geared to the warmer skin tones.
                    Asked on 7/19/2014 by Ashley from Nashville, TN

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      All shades apply so sheerly that any would look lovely on you to enhance your complexion! You may like Exposed, which is a neutral nude-pink that looks great on all skin tones. Blushing Bride, a rosy pink, is also a great option for those with cool undertones.

                      Answered on 7/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hello...I could really use your help choosing a color. I have medium toned skin, with an olive undertone and hazel eyes with warm blonde hair. I usually wear pinky/brown/earthy/warm blushes and lip colors most of the year, but have worn peach tones in the summer. I'm leaning toward Blissful or Tipsy, but wanted to get another opinion. I appreciate your help and look forward to hearing from you soon!
                    Asked on 7/5/2014 by Lemon Drop from Cle Elum, WA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      All shades apply so sheerly that any would look lovely on you to enhance your complexion! For olive undertones, we especially love peachier, warm shades like Blissful and Tipsy (your instincts were right on the money!). Please note that all shades can be tested at your nearest ULTA store, if you prefer:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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