I myself bought the cheek stain in Dollface, a bright magenta/pink with blue undertones. I hadn't even heard of cheek stain until I visited a friend of mine who swears by it. I tried a bit, and decided I needed to have some of my own. As soon as I saw the Dollface shade I was in love. What can I say? I'm a sucker for the china doll look. So off to Tarte's website I went! The ordering process was easy, though there was a bit of a snafu with shipment- they sent me the entirely wrong product. They did, however, correct their error, and send out the product again. Double the wait time, but I ended up with a free mini mascara.
|Tarte cheekstain in Dollface.|
At first glance, I noticed that the packaging was chic and fun without a lot of excess. It was a simple pink tube with a screw off lid. The cheek stain fills the entire container, to which it's user simply pushes up from the bottom to dispense the product.Once I unscrewed the lid, I was greeted with a lovely fruit fragrance. Quite a change of pace from some makeup products that can be perfumed to death. I will warn you, this is sticky when applied. It's all natural, and a cheek stain. I'd wonder how it would be possible not to be sticky. That really is the closest to a complaint I or anyone I've known has with this product. It's blendable, and a little bit goes a long way. That being said, there is a massive amount per tube. Thankfully so too, because that price tag is nothing to laugh about. I've seen more expensive products out there, but I'm a lower middle class girl who scrimps and saves for the contents of her makeup bag.
|"Push up" bottom of the cheek stain.|
I have seen some other girls get really creative with the cheek stain and layer powder blush over top for a very dramatic look. I haven't tried this, but I'm thinking on my next occasion to dress up I'll give that a whirl.
Overall, the cheek stain is highly recommended. I didn't even used to indulge in blush until this came around. Sadly, however, I haven't taken any decent photos of myself wearing the product. Perhaps I'll update this post a little later with more photos.