Today I came *this close* to chomping down on the cheek stains in Tarte’s Three Carats Set ($25) because they reminded me of Push-Ups pops. Nom, nom, nom!
One of three new limited-edition makeup gift sets from Tarte, Three Carats comes with three mini-gel blushes decorated in festive silver and rhinestones.
Don’t be fooled by how dark they look in their blingy outfits; they apply super-sheer and natural, despite appearances.
- Cushion: A sheer and shimmery bronze
- Brilliant: A sheer and creamy apricot
- Princess: A sheer and shimmery pink
Like other Tarte cheek stains I’ve tried in the past, these are really easy to use — a lazy girl’s BFF, fo’ reals. I dab them directly onto my cheeks, blending with my fingers.
Ready to rumble in less than a minute flat!
In terms of color, I think there’s room for a little more. All Three Carats deliver a simply subtle shimmer — pretty, but more like highlighters than a blush.
Pale beauties better look out because these light, natural colors should sing sonnets on light skin.
From left to right: Brilliant, Cushion, Princess without flash
From left to right: Brilliant, Cushion, Princess with flash
If you like easy blush with a natural flush, these should get a big Santa stamp of approval. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,