Tarte Glisten Cheek Stain ($30) is a new permanent shade of Tarte Cheek Stain that launched with the Tarte Fall 2015 Collection. Tarte did a few shade extensions to their permanent collection and Glisten in a new formula, as far as I’m concerned, is a welcome treat as I love Tarte Glisten Amazonian Blush. It’s one of my favorite shades!
Like NARS Orgasm, Tarte Glisten is the perfect golden peachy pink shade of blush! I love this color! Glisten was launched to the permanent Tarte Amazonian Blush range for Spring 2012 and it’s one of the few shades that contains a gorgeous luminous glow from the range.
Tarte Glisten Cheek Stain
Tarte Glisten Cheek Stain Swatches
Imagine my delight when I heard they were doing a Tarte Cheek Stain in the same color! I was just so excited about this even though I’m not really a huge fan of the Cheek Stain formula (there a bit too dewy for me)!
Tarte Cheek Stain comes in a chunky twist up tube and can be gently dabbed on cheeks or you can swirl a brush into the top and blend onto cheeks. This is a gel formula with the texture of a cream that gives cheeks a natural flush of color. Glisten however, well, it isn’t really all about color. I felt the color was a little lacking here and it had more shimmer frostiness versus color. I was sooooo sad as I was kinda sorta hoping the shade would be like my beloved Sephora Double Contouring Cream Blush in Coral Flush. But sadly, where as that has plenty of pigment and a glow-y finish, Tarte Glisten Cheek Stain is more about chunky shimmer with a hint of color and not so much a glow-y finish but a frosty one!
If you have drier skin the shimmer does unfortunately accentuate those areas which leads me to believe it’ll like put a spotlight on larger pores as well!
I was hoping for this (wearing Sephora Double Contouring Cream Blush in Coral Flush below):
But what I got was this:
You might be able to use this over a cheek stain or another cream blush to add luminoisity but if you’re heavy handed go easy because as I said there’s a lot of frosty shimmer here even more than what we’ve seen in the Tarte True Blood Cheek Stain.
Glisten is a shade that has endless possibilities! It’s the perfect luminous golden peach but unfortunately the shade just didn’t translate well in the Cheek Stain formula for me! There’s a whole lot of shimmer here that ruins the color.
I’m not giving up on it though!
Back to the blending board.
Tarte Glisten Cheek Stain is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.