The Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour palette is not a new product, it is new to me; but not new. I recently picked this up from Sephora for only $29.50, regular price is $59.
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Before I get into the product itself, I really want to mention something that I really like about it, the packaging. The packaging on the Pro collection is very clean and classy; black and gold. The past little while Tarte has released a string of lines that look like they are targeting children. I am a grown ass woman, I don’t really want to buy makeup brushes that look like they cost a dollar, and are shaped like fairy wands. I do not want my face and my head to be covered in glitter. One festival line is cute or releasing a couple items every year, but please start making makeup for adults again. I am getting tired of all the unicorn, mermaid, fairy dust shit.
Now the actual product; This palette features four beautiful powder highlights, one cream contour and one powder contour. I do wish the contour shades were a little ashier and more like a natural shadow but they are really beautiful colours for adding some warmth to your face. The cream contour may work for darker skin tones but I don’t really feel like the powder contour would. It also contains four highlight powders and each one would work great for different skin tones in different ways. Highlight shade “Fire” is too dark for me but will work great as an eye shadow. The bottom line is that maybe this isn’t the most universal palette and they could think about doing a collection of Pro Glow palettes for different skin tones.
These powders are formulated with Tarte’s signature vanilla scent which I love. I have experienced a lot of flaws when purchasing Tarte products but if your powder smells like vanilla, you know it’s going to be one of the good products.
I found the cream contour to be a little “sticky” but it blended really well so the depth of colour was actually not an issue with my super fair skin. I applied the cream contour, blended it, applied a layer of powder because I have very oily skin and then applied a light layer of the contour powder in some spots for extra definition and added warmth since it is summer and I have a little colour. The powders were all super lightweight, buildable and blendable, which left a really natural looking finish. Overall, I would absolutely buy this again.