I sure do like the new packaging for these Tarte Cheek Stains. So, so pretty…but I loved the old-school packaging, too.
I get it, though. It’s good to switch things up every once in a while. Heck, I’m a firm believer in frequent wardrobe changes. El Hub makes fun of me all the time because, seriously, I bring along at least two extra pairs of shoes (and sometimes jackets) whenever we leave the house. I mean, you just never know when you’ll need a different pair of shoes.
No? Is that just me?
Importantly, these eight gel- and cream-based blushes work just as well as the originals. Two swipes on my cheeks, either atop bare skin, tinted moisturizer or foundation, then some quick blending with my fingers, and I’m flushed and blushed for the day.
Fab-ooo for quick, natural-looking cheeks, and each of the shades has a corresponding color in Tarte’s new LipSurgence Power Pigment pencil line — ya know, if I want to get all matchy-matchy (I must admit, sometimes, I do).
But…sad face time. Why are these so small? I mean, I like minis as much as the next makeup lover, but these are half as big as the originals (0.5 ounces versus 1), and yet cost the same amount.
I’ve been loving and wearing Tarte’s Cheek Stains for a good 7+ years and have always felt that, sure, even though they’re $30 each, because they lasted such a long time, they still seemed like a great deal.
Now? Not so sure.
At any rate, I do like the new packaging…but, Tarte, any way to make it bigger? Hint, hint? I’m just asking.
Hmm… Since these are permanent additions, something tells me that won’t be happening soon.
Still, can’t hurt to ask, right?
PRICE: $30 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Sephora and Ulta stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C-ish (I’ve long loved the product, but the smaller size is aggravating)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,