tarte Amazonian Clay Face Slenderizing System w/Brush
I have light to medium skin tone with green eyes and red hair. The color works fine as a shading product to bring out cheek bones or on forehead/chin as a bronzer. Love the brush it works very well to evenly distribute the product. I use it after my foundation but before my setting powder. I also still use a light swish of blush in peach or rose on the apples of my cheeks.
I have enjoyed this makeup and from someone who only wears make up 5 times a month. I put this on every time. looks good and easy to use.
Best Eye Shadow for baby Boomers
I've been on a mission to find a mate shadow that is creamy enough and stays without being too light or dark. It goes on in a second so it's also the easiest shadow I've used! It also is great for sculpting as it was designed!
Simple way to contour
In the past, I have contoured with bronzer but I really like this slenderizing system. I have light/medium toned skin and found the contouring stick a good match for my skin color. It makes contouring super easy with the contour stick which I found very easy to use to draw on my forehead, along bottom of my chin, sides of my nose and in the hollows of my cheeks. The value for this set is great also since the brush, alone is over $30. A great gift for any make-up lover, also.
Takes the fear out of contouring!
So easy to use, literally just swipe and blend-you can use your fingers but the brush blends so quickly and easily and gives an airbrushed effect. Very high quality brush, by the way.
I am fair to light and the color shows up well on my skin without being overpowering. Darker than medium skin tones may find it too light. Very natural looking-I never worry about having striped cheeks. I also use it to contour my jawline and find it's precise enough to contour my nose. I absolutely will buy again, and I'd recommend it for anyone who has been afraid of using contour to sculpt their face. Virtually foolproof!
Color does not work for me
I ordered this back in December and forgot to write a review on it. I forgot to write a review on it because I forgot I owned it. It has been sitting in my bathroom drawer since I received it. It is such a great idea for people not sure how to contour the face. However, it did not work for me because of the color. I'm sure it will work on other skin tones, but I am fair with pink undertones (brown hair, blue eyes). This product is a orange-brown is the only way I can describe it. It looked good on me in my bathroom mirror. The problem was when I went out into sunlight and glanced in my rear view mirror while driving, I was surprised to see it appeared somewhat orange on me. It really did not look natural at all. I would be thrilled if they offered this in more of a brown color, or a color that works with my skin tone. I love the brush though!
I purchased this item and was received swiftly, but the slenderizer was broken and only 1/2 of the product is usable.
Hope the replacement policy will be somewhat painless.
Too bad I still think the product is valid, but need better packaging
4 star to the product and price
1 star because it came in broken....
I heard that the ingredients in Tarte products were made from clay, berries, etc. and were good for your skin. But, looking at the wax, mica, titanium and other ...dioxide (metal) ingredients, there's nothing good for your skin in this product.
Love the brush!
I love this set but I have a medium olive skin tone so the color was too light for me. still think it's great I think the brush is worth the price, I hope they make a darker shade.
Must have to everyday makeup routine!
I was fearful in the beginning that this would be too dark for my pale skin. Boy I couldn't of been more wrong. It blends and contours very nicely.
Nice contouring creme - Amazing Brush!
The brush alone is worth the price of admission but I found the creme to be really nice as well. I have light olive skin and found that it contours my cheeks great. Love it for that and while it does a good job along the jaw line and neck, I feel Laura Gella'rs powder might work a little better in that area. Still a Great Product and would highly recommend.
A win even on darker skin!
So, I bought this set for the brush, to be honest. I loved the idea of the sculptor but after reading & watching reviews it seemed that it would only work on medium to fair skin. Well, I'm Black and about a Tan Deep on Tarte's shade scale and it worked on me! It's the perfect natural contour. I can use one swipe or build it but it really works and looks beautiful on my skin. I mostly use it on my cheeks but I'd use it on the jawline and through the temples too. It's like a bronzer in a stick. Now as for the brush, it's great. I use the smaller end for more intense Contour, the larger end for softer diffused Contour. I have also used the brush for foundation and concealer. It was ok. It worked but not quite as amazingly as I'd hoped. I'm very happy with the set.