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My Favorite Tarte Makeup (and I’ve tried almost ALL of their products)

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I first tried Tarte makeup years ago when I was dealing with horrible breakouts. I tried the Amazonian Clay Foundation and while it certainly covered up my breakouts, it made my skin feel heavy and coated. Now, blissfully, thanks to finally finding a skincare routine that WORKS, my skin is clear and looks better than it did over a decade ago.  Now, makeup is fun to use and I have built up quite the collection over the last few months.

Since I’ve tried a lot of Tarte makeup, I wanted to have a place where all my favorite Tarte makeup is listed. I’ll also add anything that I try and don’t love and why I didn’t, in case that’s helpful when you’re shopping too!

And you can always use promo code terilyn15 for 15% off at I don’t think it stacks with their other promos but it’s certainly worth a try!

You can also watch this video on my YouTube channel to see how the products look when applied. It’s embedded below as well, but I find YouTube is easier since I often watch videos in bits and pieces rather than all at once.

Okay, let’s dive in!

My Favorite Tarte Makeup

My Favorite Tarte Makeup


Shape Tape Concealer

This is their original concealer that garnered a cult following. It’s desinged for oily skin, and I have dry skin so I prefer the Creamy version (linked below). Full review here.

Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer

I love this concealer! It’s hydrating but still gives great coverage! Full review here.

Shape Tape Radiant Concealer

This Shape Tape Radiant Concealer is another variation of the Shape Tape concealers above but with just a touch of radiance. I prefer this in the warmer months.

Creaseless Concealer

If you struggle with dark circles or struggle with concealer settling in fine lines, this is a GREAT concealer. It’s tackier than most concealers so you do have to take your time blending but it gives a beautiful, full coverage finish that doesn’t settle into lines. I tend to use this when I’m doing a full face of makeup for a night out or for important photos, and use the creamy concealer for my everyday makeup.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Review


Maracuja Juicy Glow Foundation

I absolutely LOVE this foundation. It gives the most beautiful finish. It’s not shiny and deifnitely not matte, but gives a lovely glow, true to its name. If you struggle with dull skin, I bet you’ll love this. It’s what I’m wearing in the photo below, which is not edited and does not have a filter.

Sea Hydroflex™ Serum Foundation

This applies a bit like tinted foundation but with a bit more coverage. It’s similar to the Ilia Skin Serum, if you’ve tried that but without SPF (and without the nasty smell!). I really like this one too and use it on days where I want just light coverage. I imagine I’ll wear this one a lot during the summer.

Tarte foundation on face

Blush, Bronzer & Highlighters

Precious Gems Amazonian Clay Cheek Palette

Every single shade in this palette is gorgeous and I use them all. They’re very pigmented but blend easily for a natural look. Highly recommend!

Sea Line: Glowlight Cheek & Lip Watercolor

This gives beautiful color but you do have to be patient when blending since it applies very wet.

Maneater Blush & Glow Cheek Plump

This product tingles just a bit when you apply, for the plumping effect. I’m not really sure if it actually plumps, but it does give beautiful color. It’s a bit easier to blend than the Glowlight linked above.

Breezy Cream Bronzer

I had never used a cream bronzer before this and now I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to a powder! When I’m using bronzer, I typically want it in very specific locations for a bit of contouring (around my hairline, under my cheekbones and under jawline) and it’s so much easier to be precise with a cream bronzer. I absolutely LOVE this product. It’s perfect matte, but hydrating and blends very easily. I’m wearing it in the photo above.

Maracuja Juicy Glow Highlight

Similar to the cream bronzer, I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to powder highlighters. It’s much easier to apply with precision with this cream stick. I love this for highlighting on my brow bone, inner eye and above my cheekbones. I’m wearing it in the photo above.

Shape Tape Glow Bar

I don’t use this often, since I typically reach for the glow highlight stick or the glow powder below, but it is a nice all-in-one option for a bronzer, highlighting powder and blur powder.

Shape Tape Glow Powder

This quickly became a must-have in my makeup routine. I have NEVER like powder but I love this. It sets my makeup without drying out my skin and gives a flawless finish. I use it every single day.

Eyeshadow & liners

Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette

I was shocked by how easily these colors blend! They are pigmented but not so much that they make a too-intense mess on my face. This is a great neutral palette and if you prefer cool tones, you’ll love this.

Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette

I didn’t expect to get as much use out of this as I do but it’s a very natural looking palette that can still be layered for a more intense look. (I use the darker colors for liner.) Three of my friends have it as well and we all have VERY different skin tones and they like it too! I have a second one of these that I keep in Boone since I like it so much.

Quick Stick Waterproof Shadow & Liner

This is a great option if you don’t want to mess around with powder eyeshadow but want jsut a little definition. I use this on days that I’m in a rush since it’s easy to swipe the shadow on my lid and add a little liner to my top lash. I have three different ones, but I like Mauve Luster best for my skin tone and green eyes.


Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara

I love how this feels when it applies (almos waxy with a dry finish), but alas, it smudged on me.

Maneater Mascara

I LOVE how this mascara looks. I love a bold lash and this provided both volume and length with a super black pigmented finish. Alas, this one also smudged on me.

Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

This provides more length and separation than the Maneater, but alas, it also smudged on me. I do have good luck with the waterproof version, however. I wore it in the 2019 Boston Marathon and it didn’t budge!

Are you noticing a pattern? I can’t wear any mascara that isn’t a tubing mascara. Thankfully, Tarte now has a tubing mascara that I love and it’s what I use everyday.

Tartelette Tubing Mascara

This is the mascara I’ve used daily for six months after I learned that Tarte has a tubing mascara. I’ve tried a number of tubing mascaras over the years, and while they give great length and never smudge, they don’t provide great volume. This gives the most volume of any tubing mascara I’ve ever tried, especially when paired with their lash primer. I wish it looked more like the Maneater Mascara (very thick and bold!) but that’s simply a limitation of tubing formulas. If you struggle with mascara that smudges, you’ll love this Tartelette mascara too! (Yes, it’s better than Thrive and Hourglass!)

Tartelette Tubing Mascara

Opening Act Lash Primer

I’ve used this for years and love it! It helps make your lashes look longer and thicker, and I actually find it’s easier to apply my mascara after I’ve put this on first.

Lip products

Quench Lip Rescue

Think of this like a grown up lip balm. It makes your lips look super hydrated but still natural with a little pinch of color. Just don’t let it get warm (in your car or sitting in the sun) since the formula gets very soft very quickly.

Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm

I have so many of these because they are so good. I keep one in my purse at all times, in my office and it’s one of my go-to gifts for friends since they almost always have a little gift set with multiple shades. It’s easy to apply without a mirror and has a shiny finish, but not sticky like a gloss.

Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump

I think I actually prefer the non-plumping version, since wow, this does make lips look pretty dang glossy. But, that just a personal preference.

H20 Balm Lip Tint

This applies like a sheer lipstick and is such a beautiful finish. It’s also comfortable to wear since it never feels dry but isn’t a high shine finish. Two thumbs up.

Maracuja Juicy Lip Creme

This is like a balm and a lipstick had a baby. It has coverage and staying power like a lipstick but it feels hydrating like a balm. If you like lipstick but find them too drying, you’ll love these.

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