Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette

 

The tarteist pro glow highlight & contour palette ($59 CAD) is a highlighting and contour palette containing 4 highlight shades, a cream bronzer (in my opinion) and a powder contour.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette

Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette

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I like that Tarte switched up the consistency of product in their palette by introducing a cream shade and since the pan sizes are large enough, I don’t find that the cream gets contaminated by the shimmery flex from the highlighters. The packaging is a soft suede black and minimal – both concepts that I enjoy (although gets dirty easily) but I’m happy with how sleek the kit looks. This opens up like a book from the middle and you have a decent mirror with the product on the other side.

The product contains  highlighters for almost every shade preference: lit is a warm medium campaign, fire is a couple shades deeper with a slight bronze reflex, strobe is a light pale warm gold, stunner is a taupe. Shade is a warm cream bronzer and  sculpt is a cool light powder contour shade.

Overall, I enjoy the texture of the highlights (although I found fire and stunner to be a tad bit chunky) there are creamier and silkier highlights in the market. I just don’t understand how an incredible brand like tarte that has given birth to the shape tape, tartelette in bloom palettes and much more can’t seem to get highlights quite right. Although this one is far more useable than the exposed highlighter is (review linked here), it’s still not up to par with creamier highlights. On the other hand – these double for pretty eyeshadows and are workable as highlighters.

The shade and sculpt products on the other hand are really nice. The shade cream blends out nicely & evenly leaving the skin with dimension while the sculpt powder is soft & silky to the touch and leaves behind a subtle yet effective contour (ideal for light to medium skin tones)

Although nice, this is not a necessity so Ill beauty swatch approve it but wait for a sale (I picked mine up from Sephora during a flash sale where it was 50% off).

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