Friday, November 11, 2016

Product Review -- Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette

One of my biggest makeup pet peeves is palettes that combine powder and cream products.

(It just seems impossible to keep the powders from getting mixed into the creams, which is just kind of gross.)

So I really had no intention of purchasing the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette.

It only has one cream throw in with five powders, but it still annoyed it.

But then Tarte went and had a sale recently where you got a certain dollar amount off based on how much you spent, and I was already picking up the Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette so I bit the bullet and picked up the Pro Glow too.

Hey, it helped me save $15, so why not?

The palette comes in sturdy cardboard packaging that features a black rubberized finish that shows each and every fingerprint. The sides fold out with small mirrors on each side that aren't really practical for doing your makeup.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette
Inside, you get four shimmery powder highlighters, one matte cream contour, and one matte powder contour.

The highlighter shades are Lit, champagne; Strobe, pearl; Fire, bronze; and Stunner, opal. Shade is the cream contour, while Sculpt is the powder contour.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette
The highlighters are nicely pigmented and have a creamy texture. They are definitely shimmery, but they don't contain any large chunks of glitter.

Strobe is definitely my favorite shade for my super fair skin, but Lit and Stunner work well too. Fire is too dark for me to wear as a highlight, but I've used it as an eyeshadow a few times and really like the way it looks.

From l. to r.: Lit, Strobe, Fire, Stunner, Shade, Sculpt
I feel like there's a highlighter in here for virtually every skin tone, though every skin tone may not be able to wear every shade.

I'm very happy with the contour shades because neither is warm. Shade, the cream contour, has a particularly natural looking gray undertone that's ideal for contouring. The formula is excellent too, because it's creamy enough to blend easily into the skin but not so creamy that it disappears as soon as you try to blend it in.

The contour shades may not be deep enough for darker skin tones, though, and there's only the two products so it's not particularly versatile in that regard.

The highlighter shades aren't very unique either, so I won't really classify this palette as a must-have for everyone.

If you want a bunch of highlighters in one convenient place and the contour shades are dark enough to work for you, though, I do recommend it.

The palette retails for $45, and is available on the Tarte website and at Ulta.

Have you tried the Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette? What is your favorite highlighting product these days? What is your favorite contour product?

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