Tarte for True Blood Natural Cheek Stain Review, Swatches, Photos
I’m so pissy about True Blood this season.
First off, can it be sex time now for Sookie and Eric? Jesus, every time they are about to kiss or get it on something interrupts the action. STOP teasing me!
Secondly, Robin Quivers completely ruined True Blood for me. I was listening to Howard Stern a week or two ago and he was discussing the series and saying how much he loves it and Robin buts in about everything that is wrong with it this season. Suddenly, my fan girl-dom got crushed and I realized she was right and I was blinded by the fandom for a minute not realizing all the things really wrong with the series this season.
She was saying how there are WAY too many story lines and she’s right.
- Jason and the Panthers and the whole gross Ghost Daddy thing! Ew!
- Do we really need Werewolves, Panthers, and Shapeshifters?
- Witches, Wicca, Etc…
- Fairies, short lived in the beginning but still apart of the show.
- Eric’s memory loss.
- Pam’s rotting OMG PAM!
- Bill the King.
- Evil Baby.
- Sam covering up the ‘rents death.
There are so MUCH going on….I got a headache from all the storylines….do we really need to have an evil baby? That was really the final straw for me.
But aside from that you know I still love me the show.
Way too much going on or is just right for you?
At least I got me some Tarte for True Blood Natural Cheek Stain but someone has to remind the kids at Tarte this is True Blood not Edward Cullen. What’s the dealio with all the shimmers?
As you know Tarte teamed up with HBO this Fall to create a True Blood inspired collection. I do believe I heard the faint cry and squeal of fan girls in the distance. I relate, I’m right there with you!
Tarte revamps (get it vamp?) it’s packaging of their Natural Cheek Stain and decks it out in black with a metallic mirrored top and the words “Glamour Me” on the back. The cheek stain is a shade of sparkling blood red. Take that sparkling very seriously as the stain has a super healthy dose of incredibly hardcore shimmer in the mix.
There’s been some whining about the shimmer but simply dabbing a sponge or fingertips with the product and smoothing it on the apples of your cheeks prevents shimmer overload in my experience so it’s rather easy to avoid the Edward Cullen look with a little TLC during application.
The blood red shade is rather gorgeous and unless you already have redness in your cheeks I’d say most skin tones can easily use this particularly those with caramel or tanned skin as you’ll get the most pop from it. The color isn’t nearly as red on skin as it is in the tube. I find it comes across on my skin like I stepped in from a cold night, a very natural flush of blushing red.
Tarte has improved considerably on their Cheek Stains and they have a longer wear time now and aren’t as runny and melty as they used to be when stored. They also sport a rather pleasant, citrus-y sweet scent and are made up of natural pigments and fruit extracts sans parabens and other harmful ingredients.
I’d say Tarte for True Blood Cheek Stain will be essential for vamps, fangbangers, and fangirls alike.
You’ll want this for sure if you’re a fan of the show but that’s not the only appealing aspect here as the color is quite gorgeous as well.
Did you pick it up?
Available now from Sephora, tartecosmetics.com, and HBO.com
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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