Tarte Overhaul: Products to mark the beautiful start of Spring

Tuesday, 28 February 2017



Yes, my blog post title is such a slap in the face, especially when it's always only either really sunny or rainy in tropical Singapore. If you don't already know how Singapore's weather works, we are an exceptionally hot country (daily temp averages about 32℃ / 89.6℉!).

Not to mention that it gets worse - the humidity, tsk!

Totally makes our skin difficult to absorb heavy creams, whether our skin needs it or not. And it gets sticky easily, too. So.. spring? Not much. But in my heart is Spring - since I got these products from Tarte for my use in March.

Let's get to my Tarte purchases, shall we?


Opening act lash primer
Pricing: SGD$32.

Did I mention how this primer also comes with a mini 4-in-1 mascara sample? Love it! I used it once so far and I am super pleased with it. It moisturises my lashes and doesn't clump them after I apply 2 coats of mascara. It keeps my lashes moisturised and nourished after I apply my Tarte mascara, my eyelashes are soft too once the mascara has dried which is awesome, not like some mascaras (eck hem, Too Faced Mascara (waterproof Better Than Sex), I'm recalling all those awful, clumpy days with you!)

On the side, I can totally see myself using this primer with my favourite Too Faced Mascara (better Than Sex, too, but not the waterproof one). It will be fantastic!

To use: Apply primer before mascara, wedging 360° magniLASH brush at the base of lashes and combing upward to the tip. For the perfect grand finale, finish with two coats of included deluxe lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara.



TarteGuard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF30  
Pricing: SGD$51.

When living in Singapore, NEVER go without a sunscreen. The hot sun rays will find means and ways to penetrate your delicate skin. Sunscreens are one of my must-haves in my beauty cabinet. I will never go without this - so Tarte's first ever, non-chemical sunscreen? Yes please!

This product is supposedly great for sensitive skin and doesn't have a strong eeky sunscreen smell to it, which is perfect! It's also a non-chemical sunscreen, daily moisturizer, weightless, non-greasy finish, great for those in humid hot little Singapore. This is also vegan friendly and hypoallergenic! Another great reason to go with this. But I must say, packaging looks very 'casual' with a silicone type outer 'jacket' for the bottle. So far, I've enjoyed the couple of times I used it because it blends out fairly well and leaves no unsightly white cast over my skin, so, yay!

This sunscreen contains maracuja and vitamin C to help with firming, brightening and smoothes the skin, while another main ingredient is soybean and honeysuckle extract, to help combat signs of aging and calms the skin. 

To use: Apply to clean, dry face, alone or under makeup, in the morning and as needed before sun exposure. For drier skin types, it can also be layered with your favorite daily moisturizer.



Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush 
Pricing: SGD$45 each.

Did it last 12-hours on the cheek in hot humid Singapore? .... Yes for me. If you're stuck in the office like me, most of the day, you will find happiness with this long-wearing and soft, romantic looking blush. It's also infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun. This blush is pretty pigmented and is very easy to blend.

Colour builds up easily so there's no need to go crazy on the dabbing, ladies!

I got Glisten, which is a lovely, shimmery peachy pink. I think it suits fair skin pretty well. Following the success of its 12-hour blush line, Tarte launched four “naughty nude” matte shades some time mid-last year, with the same formula as the other blushes.

I love the Golden Nude as it goes so well on the skin and of course, being in the 'nude' section of the blushes means that this blush is not a vibrant or a colour popping one, which is great for girls who wants a super natural, everyday look.

To use: Using a blush brush, fan over the apples of the cheeks, blending along the cheekbone.



Drench Lip Splash Lipstick 
Pricing: SGD$30 each.
A full coverage matte lipstick with lip-loving™ antioxidants. I honestly don't know why I hear mixed reviews on its casing. Don't you think the gradient colours make it look so hot? Anyhoo, that's my view.

I love the smooth glide on the lippies and these awesome lipsticks have power pigments! So far, I love the awesome colours I bought and will likely purchase more. I bought Cabana Boy (Mauve) and Beach Bum (dark nude). These shades seem to go perfectly with fair complexions!

I love that the formula also does not dry out my lips and to be fair, since I do use lip primers to ensure my lippies last longer, so I won't comment if it holds out well yet.

To use: Use the precision, tapered tip to define and contour lips. For the perfect shape, start in the middle of lips and smooth out towards the corners.

So far I'm lovin' Tarte for their cosmetics because their products were formulated without parabens, without mineral oil, without phthalates, without sodium lauryl sulfates and without gluten.

These items are purchased from Tarte Cosmetics website at http://tartecosmetics.com/

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