You’re probably no stranger to Tarte if you’re a beauty aficionado. The brand has produced bestseller after bestseller in the beauty industry, be it foundation, eyeshadow palettes, or mascaras.
For those who aren’t converted “Tartelettes” yet, it may be a bit daunting to pick something from their line without knowing if it’ll work, especially since Tarte’s prices generally fall within the mid to high range.
Here, we’ve put together a list of 11 makeup and skincare products from Tarte that have received glowing reviews online – hope this makes your shopping decisions easier!
1. Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
If you watch any American beauty YouTuber, you may have heard of this ultra-popular cult classic concealer from Tarte.
Since its release in mid-2016, the Shape Tape has managed to snatch a spot as a holy grail concealer for most beauty junkies, and has remained so until now.
The Shape Tape is so popular among Tartelettes that at one point the company had to limit sales to two pieces per customer!
Luckily for us, you can now get up to six in one order. Available in 14 shades, you can use this creamy, high-coverage concealer to highlight and contour as well.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer retails for SGD38 on Tarte.com (shipping fees apply).
2. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Radiance Drops
This magic potion in a bottle contains jojoba, maracuja, coconut oil, and an antioxidant Rainforest of the Sea complex that delivers radiance to your face and body.
Use it in multiple ways: as a highlighting primer, a lip moisturiser, or add a few drops to your foundation to transform it into an instantly dewy finish.
Reviews say that the drops work well with foundation, helping to eliminate cakey-ness while giving a “glow from within” look.
It also works well as a primer, or even when added to a facial mist. An editor from Byrdie even suggests that you can use this on top of matte lipsticks to create a slightly shimmery top coat while nourishing lips.
One thing to note, however, is that the shimmer in this product is gold-based, which may not make it suitable for every skin tone.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Radiance Drops retails for SGD50 at Sephora and Tarte.com (shipping fees apply).
3. Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint
It’s a full-coverage liquid lipstick with a matte finish, and which doesn’t dry out your lips. What more could we ask for?
Offered in more than 20 highly pigmented shades (including limited edition ones), this formula will glide onto your lips effortlessly with a single swipe or two. Bonus: it’s also vegan!
Reviews generally agree that the formula is easy to apply and isn’t drying. The range of shades available has also been well-received.
Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint retails for SGD32 at Sephora and Tarte.com.
4. Tarte Make Magic Happen Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte’s signature ingredient, Amazonian Clay, is infused in this 9-shade eyeshadow palette which comes in a “plush, hybrid formula”, according to its product description.
The matte and metallic shades claim to have a liquid-to-powder finish with excellent blendability and colour payoff.
Despite the palette having only 9 shades, there’s a lot to work with here and transitioning from day to night with these eyeshadows will be a breeze.
Reviews say the shades in this palette are easy to blend, crease-free, and offer a variety of neutral colours. The soft, silky texture of the formula doesn’t require tugging on your eyelids as well, which is always appreciated.
These hues are great for everyday makeup, although you can always use the darker shades to amp up the glam as well.
Tarte Make Magic Happen Eyeshadow Palette retails for SGD50 on Tarte.com (shipping fees apply).
5. Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
Made with sustainably sourced and harvested bamboo, this handy makeup tool sure sticks to Tarte’s eco-friendly ethos.
The bristles on this brush are incredibly soft and dense, helping it to pick up foundation evenly for flawless buffing on your face. They aren’t kidding when they say it has an airbrushed finish!
While it’s a pricier option, reviews say that this brush deserves holy grail status. The size of the brush makes blending foundation evenly much quicker and the sturdy construction of the brush means it’ll last for years.
Take note that its bigger size might make it more difficult to get in to hard-to-reach corners, such as the eye and nose area.
This can also be used with powder makeup on top of liquid foundation without disturbing the base.
Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush retails for SGD48 on Tarte.com (shipping fees apply).
6. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
Lights, Camera, Lashes is a homerun product for Tarte. Though it was launched many, many years ago, the mascara has been a constant bestseller for the brand.
It enjoys so much popularity that it has also generated many spinoff editions over the years, including limited edition packaging, a waterproof formula, and a “statement” version that promises even more dramatic results.
The original is still a cult classic, however, and this product generally gets high ratings across the board.
However, while some absolutely love the formula and its lengthening and voluminising effect, some say that it flaked on them or smudged on their lids.
Most say that it’s a great mascara overall, due to its rich, black colour and its ablity to hold a curl for a long period of time. It’s also gentle on the eyes, so it may be a good option for those with sensitive eyes.
7. Tarte Colour Splash Hydrating Lipstick
With 24 shades, you’re definitely going to find one that you’ll love.
This lipstick comes in a creamy, hydrating, yet intensely pigmented formula. It even contains the Rainforest of the Sea complex which works to smoothen the look of lip lines while quenching your lips with conditioners.
Reviews say that this richly pigmented lipstick line is a life saver for lips. Although it’s not transfer-proof (it isn’t a liquid lipstick, after all), it doesn’t bleed or smudge around the lips, and even when it fades, it does so gracefully.
The wide range of shades offers something for everyone, and the buttery consistency means that it’s easy to use and hard to hate. Plus, the ocean-like marble packaging is made of a hard acrylic that looks gorgeous and feels luxe.
8. Tarte Maracuja Oil
Another signature ingredient from Tarte, Maracuja Oil is a vegan face oil that nourishes and protects your skin without feeling greasy to the touch.
This holy grail item works to intensely hydrate dry skin, and reduces excess sebum protection for oily skin. The formula is hypoallergenic and creates an antioxidant barrier to keep pollution out, leaving you with a healthy and radiant complexion.
Reviews say this oil helps with any skin irritation issues, from rosacea, to flaky dry skin, to acne-prone skin. It’s suitable for all ages too, but some complain that it comes with a pretty hefty price tag.
9. Tarte Tight and Bright Clay Multi-Mask
Treat skin concerns zone-by-zone with this 2-in-1 mask.
The purple mask is a detoxifying and purifying exfoliating mask, which is suitable for oilier sections (usually the T-zone). It tightens pores and treats blemishes without over-drying.
The gold mask is a hydrating and firming gel mask, great for dry or sensitive areas. It also brightens while calming any redness and inflammation.
Use both masks in one session by multi-masking to restore your skin’s balance!
Reviews say the masks gave them instant results. They’re also gentle on the skin and do not cause irritation. Some also add that the Tight and Bright Clay Multi-Mask is worth the price tag as the results are obviously noticeable and the pretty packaging certainly adds a nice touch.
Tarte Tight and Bright Clay Multi-Mask retails for SGD62 at Tarte.com (shipping fees apply).
10. Tarte Deep Dive Cleansing Gel
This product does some serious multi-tasking: tt’s a brightening facial cleanser that can double up as a waterproof makeup remover too!
Safe to be used daily, this face wash will remove excess oil and traces of makeup without drying out your skin.
At the same time, it’ll condition and soften your skin with natural ingredients such as lavender, antioxidant marine ingredients, and vitamin C. The formula is also hypoallergenic.
Reviews say this really takes off all your makeup (yes, even waterproof makeup!) without stripping the skin. While some reviewers claim that it eased their zits, there have been others that reported that the gel broke them out.
Overall, though, this cleanser does seem to do a great job at brightening the complexion and smoothing out skin.
11. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist
Prime, set, hydrate, or refresh skin with this multipurpose mist. With algae and marine flower extracts, this spray promises to soothe and smooth skin, both before and after makeup.
Used as a primer, this is said to reduce the appearance of pores and redness. As a setting spray, this formula will lock your makeup in place for 12 hours.
Reviews say the mist does take away cakey-ness when used as a setting spray, although the nozzle does not release as fine a mist as most people prefer when setting makeup.
If you can get over that, this will be a great product to lengthen the wear of your makeup or provide a radiant, glowy base.