Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow To Go Palette ($23 exclusively at Sephora) on Black Friday and I'm so glad I did! When Tarte launched the larger Tarteist Pro Glow palette a few weeks ago I was disappointed because quite a few of the shades looked too dark for my fair complexion. I swatched them in-store at Ulta and the formula felt so awesome...I just couldn't justify spending $45 on a palette that I could only use half of.
Fast forward to Black Friday and I didn't hesitate to snap this one up...all of the shades seemed like they would work for me.
Let's take a closer look...
November 30, 2016
It came with a $3 off coupon attached to the package, plus I was able to use my Bed, Bath, & Beyond 20% off coupon so I was able to get it for a little over $7!
Let's take a look!
Get the perfect Glow! Cult-worthy, must-have palette features universally flattering shades in a blendable and buildable shimmer finish. Triple action Bronze Booster, our exclusive blend helps to enhance and extend the life of your tan glow and improve skin's clarity and radiance.
There are instructions on the back of the box that let you know where to place each shade. Personally, I wouldn't want to contour my face with shimmery shades, so I'll probably just use the two lighter shades in this palette to highlight and the deeper shade as an eyeshadow. Physicians Formula also released an all-matte version of this palette, so I would prefer to use that for contouring instead.
The packaging is gorgeous! When I first posted photos on Instagram, I got a lot of comments from people saying that it looked like Chantecaille and other high-end brands. Personally, these compacts remind me of the Hourglass Eyeshadow compacts that came out a few years ago...they're a similar shape with the same deep bronze colored packaging.
Also, I couldn't help but notice the similarities in the shade selection to the limited edition Becca x Jaclyn Hill highlighting palette that came out last year! It included the Shimmering Skin Perfectors in Pearl, Champagne Pop, and Blushed Copper.
I don't own Pearl or Blushed Copper, but I'll do a comparison of the middle shade and Champagne Pop at the end of this post.
Here's what the palette looks like when I'm holding it so you can get an idea of the size. It's not too large and it's thick but not too chunky for travel.
Underneath the powders, there's a well that stores a brush and also a mirror. The brush is surprisingly soft and is actually useful...it does a decent job at applying the product to my cheekbones. I still prefer to blend with a fluffier brush but this would get the job done in a pinch.
Looking closely at the highlighters, you can't see any visible glitter...the shimmer is very fine so it gives a beautiful shine to the skin without looking sparkly.
The formula of the powders is gorgeous as well, and very similar to Becca's formula! These are super soft and velvety (and also a little powdery) and they go on very intensely. My swatches below are one swipe of each!
Next to Champagne Pop, the middle shade leans a bit more toward true gold while Champagne Pop is more rose gold. But as you can see, there's no difference in the intensity or pigmentation and they give the same super shiny finish without the glitter.
Overall, if you love highlighters, (or if you missed out on the Becca palette last year) I think you'll be very happy with the Physicians Formula Highlight & Contour Palette. Everything is done very well and has a high-end feel, from the packaging to the actual product. I can't wait to play around with these shades more, and even though I won't be able to use the copper shade as a highlight, it'll make a gorgeous eyeshadow (actually, they can all be used as eyeshadow).
You can find these now at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Harmon, and Christmas Tree Shops and coming soon to PhysiciansFormula.com and other drugstores.
November 29, 2016
The Physicians Formula Spring 2017 collection is starting to arrive in stores! I spotted this display at the Harmons inside Bed, Bath, and Beyond (so you can likely find it at Harmon stores and Christmas Tree Shops as well). I've also had a few people tell me that they've seen these new products at CVS, so that's another place to check!
Let's take a look...