November 6, 2019

Tarte Baba Bomb Moisturizer Is Doing It Right

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.
5 stars out of 5

Tarte Baba Bomb Moisturizer ($39) launched this last Summer and yes, I had my doubts about it. Sometimes color cosmetic brands that start venturing into skincare make me nervous and Tarte has been doing a lot of venturing lately. Some of the products they’ve launched in their skincare line aren’t exactly fabulous! I’m talking to you Knockout Tingle Treatment Toner. Remember kids, it doesn’t have to tingle to let you know it’s working.

Tarte’s gone crazy lately with release after release of different serums, potions, and lotions. The past year has been a whirlwind of interesting skincare launches and Baba Bomb Moisturizer was one.

And guess what?

They are doing it right with this formula.

From the formula to the packaging Tarte Baba Bomb Moisturizer gets a solid check point mark across the board. This moisturizer arrives in an airtight jar with a press mechanism that allows you to press down on the jar and just the right amount of the moisturizer pops right out of a spout located in the middle of the jar. This keeps things fresh, mess and bacteria-free as the moisturizer is never exposed to the air nor your fingers.

Tarte says this is a whipped moisturizer but it’s actually more of a heavier, creamier gel that absorbs very easily into skin and leaves it beautifully smooth, soft, and well hydrated! It should work great for drier, normal or combo skin types. It’s completely fragrance-free (YAY Tarte! Good job!), and contains a host of plant oils and antioxidants such as green tea, as well as olive, babassu, and avocado oils. It plumps up skin very nicely as well and works great under makeup and had a lightweight feel on my skin that’s hydrating but never greasy nor oily. I used it all through the Summer and although fairly rich it didn’t leave me shiny nor did it feel too moisturizing or heavy!

All in all, a very solid daily moisturizer that will hydrate skin and give it a more plumped up smoother appearance.

Excellent pick up!

Muse Approved.

Where to buy

Ulta Sephora Tarte Macy’s

Tarte Baba Bomb Moisturizer is a thicker gel moisturizer loaded with an excellent array of hydrating ingredients including plant oils and antioxidants that help to hydrate and plump skin. This formula absorbs easily, contains no fragrance, and provided plenty of moisture to my skin without being greasy or oily nor creating any shine. It wears well under makeup and provides a smooth, soft canvas for makeup to adhere to! All in all, an excellently formulated moisturizer for daily use!

Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Pentylene Glycol, Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Vinyl Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 80, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Disodium EDTA, Myristic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins.


  • Affordable.
  • Excellent fragrance-free formula that contains plant extracts and oils as well as antioxidants.
  • Very hydrating.
  • Plumps and smooths skin.
  • Excellent stay fresh packaging.


  • No cons.


Tarte Baba Bomb Moisturizer is a great pick for many skin types looking to hydrate skin, smooth, and plump it up!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • kimkats

    Sigh… so much for my “I don’t want much from the Sephora sale” …. adds to ever growing list…. 😀

    Seriously tho, this stuff sounds very nice. And Yay for fragrance free! ‘Bout time they listened!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      LMAO yeah I get it ;-D It’s lovely! I’m shocked! Tarte normally toes the line with the skincare launches!

  • kjh

    I like the dispensing, like a cushion foundation. Let’s hope that the trend for fragrance and air free takes off.

  • K

    Tarte is now mostly owned by Japanese skin care giant Koss. Not surprised that their skin care has been fab.

      • K

        Most Japanese skin care has fragrance and alcohol but for some reason, their formulations usually don’t bother me. I find the formulations of most of their products and in general, non irritating.

        • Isabella Muse

          likewise. I never have an issue with Korean and Japanese products with alcohol! I’d never give up my beloved Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist! However, as much as I can I try to avoid alcohol here in the US as it isn’t always agreeable as Asian formulas.