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Tarte Cheek Stains

After reading about Tarte Cheek Stain in a multitude of magazines, I finally broke down and bought some—specifically, the pinkish-red Flush shade, available for $28 here. Now, I have to say, I'm totally hooked on this push-up gel blush. I always thought it would be too moist and gooey for my somewhat oily skin, but because it's water-based, the color actually goes on very evenly and dry.

But what I really love about Tarte's Cheek Stain is that it's easy to apply, it won't fade throughout the day, and it's perfect for travel, since it won't make a mess like powder blush can. I recommend wearing it on bare skin for
a natural-looking flush or layering it more heavily over foundation and setting it with loose powder for all-day color.

If you want to sample several shades, you can also try this limited-edition Tarte The Good Life Mini Cheek Stain Set, available for $30 here. It includes the classic True Love pink shade, as well as the peachy Tipsy and the Glitzed golden shimmer.

chia chia 10 years
omg!! i love cheek stains.. im actually using the body shop's lip and cheek stain . but i really wanna try this one. im so gonna buy this one...
amybdk amybdk 10 years
I have this exact shade - and love it. I use it with Bare Escentuals foundation and concealer & dust the mineral veil on top.
blonderemix blonderemix 10 years
I love those cheekstains! I never wear blush unless it is really subtle, because once I put too much on it takes forever to take it off, but as long as you get the right color, it will look great! The girl at the tarte counter put "dollface" on me, which is one of the lightest shades, so if you are like me and always mess up while putting on blush, you should try that one!
juliet juliet 10 years
Seriously, liquid / gel blush is totally the way to go. I have the Tart blush, but I actually prefer BeneTint by Benefit . It's a liquid blush that goes on w/ a brush (sort of like a nailpolish bottle), but it gives the most natural, sexy flush ever. AND it's infused with rosewater, which leaves your face smelling and looking as fresh as long stemmed roses!
prettyirate1 prettyirate1 10 years
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
The Tarte stains are really subtle. I just picked up a Tarte True Love full size with a mini Rise & Shine Plumping Lip Stain in Cherry for $30 at Sephora.
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
Actually Jenna I [stupidly] decided to use my foundation brush thinking that if I was careful it'd come out ok, needless to say that's probably why it didn't turn out so good
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
When it comes to make up my limits are studio fix, mascara and vaseline for lip gloss and occassionally eye liner.....anything else I can not apply and end up looking like a clown or those over made up girls behind the Mac counter.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Did you get one of the BIG MAC blush brushes? It's almost impossible to mess up if you have a big brush :)
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
The only time I've ever worn blush was when I was a little girl and I would play with my moms, and when I was getting my makeup done at M.A.C the girl who did my makeup did a fantastic job but when I tried it looked horrid so I've pretty much given up hope on blush.
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 10 years
I'm a big Lancome fan.....but I just never got the hang of applying cheek stains.....I do much better with powder blush! Believe in Magic!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
I don't wear blush, it would make my cheeks look even higher!!
andrea5 andrea5 10 years
Jenna, have to agree with you, as usual, girlie! I love loose powder blush, I've always used it, but creams/gels/stains seriously give me the creeps. I would be so worried that I would have two perfect red circles on my cheeks, making me look like a rag doll. I'm a huge package wh0re, I love anything in a pretty container, but, despite the attractive packaging, I'll have to pass on this and stick w/ my Christian Dior powder.
eleven11 eleven11 10 years
This is my favorite beauty product. I've been using it for years. Just the right amount of color, a perfect "blush". I can't tell you how wonderful it is!!! (and Pad* is right, you definitely have some play room when applying - so no worries).
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
I love the Stila push up blush. It's oil-free and really easy to use. I never got the powder blush right. I always looked like raggedy ann or someone from the 80s!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
Pad, that is good to know...just in case. :)
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
This has some "play" room.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
JennaV, I'm afraid of cheek/blush stain too. If I screwed it up I'd be so p*ssed!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
I am scared to death of stain on my cheeks. If I mess up, I am screwed. I will, however, put this on my lips and put some pink gloss over it. I have used Benetint, which is essentially the same thing, and it looks good as a lip stain with some gloss.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
I love blush.. it makes a huge difference in everyone's appearance. Of course, it needs to be applied correctly though! :)
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I can't bring myself to wear blush.
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 10 years
does anyone have this? i am a blush junkie!
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