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Cheek Stain

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TarteCheek Stain
 
4.3

(based on 39 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (30)
  • Looks natural (23)
  • Good pigmentation (22)
  • Blends easily (20)
  • Doesn't appear cakey (14)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Anytime (22)
  • Hint of color (9)
  • Everyday (8)
  • All skin types (4)
  • Going out (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (23), Classic style (9), Trendy style (4)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (18), Medium (18)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fair-skinned brunettes w/blue eyes

By randi

from chicago

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Looks Natural

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

    WHY I BOUGHT: My skin was looking dry this winter and my typical powder blush was not lasting at all. I had heard about these blushes and really like the other gluten free Tarte products I own so decided to give this a try. MY COLORING: I have fair skin with cool/pink undertones that I neutralize with yellow-based Bobbi Brown foundation and dark blue eyes. I typically wear subtle eye makeup with grey-tones or forest greens. My hair is dark brown with natural reddish highlights. RESEARCH: Not currently being able to make it to a store I did a TON of online research to try to figure out which shade(s) would suit me best. Looking at swatches did not help at all as they differ from image to image and are mostly shown on golden skin tones. After watching some video reviews online I purchased 2 shades: 1) True Love and 2) Blissful. STAIN COLORS: The True Love is absolutely stunning on me. It looks like I have naturally flushed skin from blushing or taking a quick run. It really makes my eyes pop and I can wear it with any shade of gloss or lipstick. It literally looks like I'm glowing and doesn't looks heavy or cakey at all like my powder blushes were looking on drier skin. On a white piece of paper it looks very similar to my Bobbie Brown "pale pink" which I can't wear with any staying power this winter because it's powder-based. However Tarte's looks more natural on me, and is buildable in intensity. It last for hours. The Blissful was what I was most excited for. Warm peaches typically look so pretty with my complexion. This looked pretty dreadful on me. It was like putting rosacea on my face. Looked like putting back all the pink undertones that go away with my foundation. On white paper it looks like a pale pink with sparkles. I have no idea why it is described as a warm peach. Perhaps because it's not very pigmented. But there's nothing peachy about it. Maybe on someone with more gold in their skin it would look peach but it was so bad on me I returned it. SCENT: I don't actually get why people like the scent. They're not off-putting but smell like lemon to me. Not vanilla or anything. Goes away very quickly. BLENDING & STAYING POWER: I put this on over foundation and/or Tarte amazonian clay. There's not alot of time to blend it versus wearing it on bare skin, but it's not a big deal because you can start sheer and add pigment after blending if needed. It doesn't remain tacky to the touch on my face for more than a minute. Lasts on me for a minimum of 5-6 hours. SUMMARY: Would absolutely buy more shades once I can get to the store to do color tests!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Your cheeks but better

    By Kimberly M.

    from Almost Heaven, West Virginia

    Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

    I have exposed and it is lovely. It makes my cheeks have a youthful flush. Easy to application and buildable color.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect for natural look

    By katydid

    from northern michigan

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Blends Easily
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long-Lasting
    • Looks Natural

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

      This is an awesome alternative to powder blush. It looks like I have a healthy glow-not makeup on. The color scared me in the tube (Flush) but on my fair skin it was perfect. I am glad I took a chance and tried it on at my local ULTA store. Winner!!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      I will buy this product again

      By RORe

      from Boardfmaan ohio

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

        This product is easy to use and blends great

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Natural looking, dewy blusher

        By Natural Woman

        from New Mexico

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Daytime
          • Hint of Color
          • Nighttime

          Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

          I used to use Origins' Pinch Your Cheeks since I love natural looking cheek stains, but after sampling Tarte's cheek stain, I think I prefer this. Yes, it's a bit on the pricey side but lasts a lot longer than other cheek stains. You can still see your skin (in my case, a few freckles) so it looks as if you just went for a run instead of matte blush that looks less natural.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          It's near perfect

          By Not Jim the Runner

          from Santa Cruz, CA

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Doesn't Appear Cakey
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Doesn't Apply Smoothly
          • Doesn't Blend Well

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

          It's harder to apply than regular blush, but gives a look better than any other blush I own.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          The best I've ever used

          By Donna the quilter

          from Punta Gorda, Fl

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          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:

            It"s great!! I love it and will buy it again. It's easy to apply and looks so natural.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            Great for my Sensitve Skin...

            By RedRuby

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime
              • Hint of Color

              Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

              Why didn't I try this blush before now?! Love it!! treated my myself after I saw on QVC which had this along with a brush to go with it for less than $40.... Love the color its natural on me and beautiful... Does go on sticky then dries and lasted on me all day.. Like it better than NYX Cream Blushes... Didn't break me out with my sensitive skin... Works for me!! Its pricey but well worth it...

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              3.0

              okay

              By nellie

              from ohio

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Doesn't Appear Cakey
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Looks Natural
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Doesn't Apply Smoothly
              • Doesn't Blend Well

              Best Uses

              • Hint of Color

              Comments about Tarte Cheek Stain:

              Liked the smell and color, however it did not last very long.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Awesome!

              By JWitt

              from Borger, TX

              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 wear daily. Gives a fresh and natural look.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • 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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