A215553 - tarte Achiote Cheek Tint & Lip Luster Duo
Very natural looking.......
I'm a blush/lipstick/gloss fool as I'm still convinced that "some color somewhere" will make me pretty. This duo comes close. Blush is very natural looking on my slightly yellow neutral light skin. Gloss is "my lips but better" even in the sun (would sooooo buy if sold separately).
I was a bit hestitant about ordering this item -read reviews- as a lot of people with medium & tan complections adore it but I can assure you that it works for light skins too.
I will be using this blush alone or as a base and/or addition to Nars' Or***m and Philosophy's *light* bronzer......almost forgot......big-time complements from husband
Not for me
I have several Tarte products, but this duo just didn't suit me; the color, texture, and shine. I have Tarte's cheek stain, which is great, but this didn't seem to have a whole lot of color and it seemed shiny to me. The lip color wasn't right for me and made my lips peel. I've used her stain/gloss and loved that, so I'm not sure what is different in this formula that doesn't agree with me. I like the natural aspect of Tarte, so I keep coming back. Unfortunately, this set just wasn't one I could use.
I LOVE this color!
The only bad thing about my purchase of Achiote Cheek Tint & Lip Luster Duo is the fact that I hesitated to order it for months before I finally couldn't resist. I was instantaneously attracted to the beautiful, unique color but my monitor isn't always accurate when transmitting pigment, and, generally I don't like cream blushes. I've used a few Tarte solid gel blushes over the years, and while I truly loved a couple of the colors, (Tickled, Tipsy), I found that they changed color with my foundations, and got blotchy and crumbly over or under powder. Worn alone, they got shiny and disappeared quickly. The Achiote cream blush is similar to Tarte gel blushes in that the color is amazingly flattering on skin. However, the formula is quite different, and is similar to Three Custom Color Specialist's lip/cheek stains. In the pan, the blush looks like a flat, opaque pink-bordering-on salmon, ordinary cream blush. However, it's not "creamy" in a "greasy" way; it's silky, smooth, and highly concentrated. I take a concealer brush and make Xs on the apples of my cheeks and then blend with my fingers. The color, on skin, becomes a rich peachy-red that calls to mind Tarte's Tickled cheek stain. The application of this blush is amazing - it blends flawlessly without blotches, and it can be applied directly over a freshly mineral-powdered face without changing color or crumbling! The color is a perfect summery coral for my olive skin and it works with any color clothing or eye shadows. The lipstick is a moisturizing, smooth gel that applies flawlessly and lasts remarkably long on lips. The color is the same as the cheek stain, but a bit more concentrated. The lipstick is flavored with peppermint and it makes lips feel a slight, cool tingle upon application. Personally, I love this feeling, and the refreshing mint scent. The color is "shimmery" but there's no glitter or tacky chunks of shiny stuff (in either the cheek stain or the lipstick). I HOPE this color becomes regularly available in Tarte's line, because there's nothing else like it, and it's gorgeous.
Best Color Yet
I was very pleased with the color when I open the package. Then I started wearing it! It sort of morphs to go with any color I wear. What a great surprise. As always, this stuff has real staying power, is comfortable, moisturizing, tastes good, looks great. What more could you ask for? Don't hesitate getting this one.
I love the colore of these two, just perfect for the spring and summer months. The cheek color does come off after a while, but I dont mind. I just keep it in my purse and reapply later in the day. Very beautiful colors and easy to apply. Not too dark and could work for most.
I love the color of this kit. This would be perfect for the spring/summer time, and especially on those days when I do not have time to put on a full face of makeup. One thing that I was not expecting was how sticky the cheek tint would be. It looks very pretty on, but I feel that cannot touch my face because of the stickiness. If my hair was not in a ponytail, it would be stuck to my face. I thought the formulation would be like the amazonian clay cheek tint that I have and really like, but it is not. I am debating on whether I should keep it because of that reason.
Perfect rosy peach
The color is the perfect rosy peach color. I'm fair (Fairly Light in BE) and it's hard to find a good peachy pink that isn't too "Florida".
The Lip Luster goes on smoothly and feels moisturizing. The Cheek Tint is easy to apply and mistake-proof, but as others have noted, it doesn't last very long so I'm giving the set 4 stars instead of 5. I sometimes put a peachy pink powder blush over it to set it.
Nice and natural feeling!
I really like the way this feels on my lips and cheeks but the color does not last as long as I had hoped. I still love the shades and the light feel and look of the color- so reapplying doesn't bother me really.
Blush doesn't last
The lip luster is ok. Blush is transparent and doesn't last long
Pretty and kind to my lips
This is just the right peach/pink lip color to look good with both foundation and with bare skin. I often put some on before I go to bed to soothe my lip skin overnight, without being a big deal that comes off on my teeth or the sheets.
I also have to say that I found the cheek tint works well on my lips also. Maybe even better than on my cheeks, though I use it there, too. It is a little more pink, and more subtle that the lip tint. Sometimes I use it on my lips first and then put on some lip luster over it.
I was so excited to get this through the mail, but when I got it home and tried the blush on, it took several layers to even get enough color on my cheeks. Not only that, when I applied the lip pencil, same thing. Not much color. While the shades were pretty, what good are they if they don't show up? Sorry Maureen, but I wished there was a way for you to make sure there is enough pigment in both of these products. I sadly had to return, but will definately keep ordering your eyeshadow palettes.
I really love this lip color
I absolutely love this lip color and the way it glides on my lips. No detectable smell. Just beautiful. I don't really like the cheek tint because it has a somewhat tacky texture. I prefer the color and feel of the powder blush that came in the 8th wonder kit.