Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Review: Tarte Cheek Stain

Pros                                                                             Cons                                     
-Gorgeous, easily blend-able color                                -Price ($30)
-Widely available (Sephora, Department Stores)           -Rated 4 on EWG (Moderate Risk) 
-Only ONE ingredient listed as high hazard                   -Contains artificial fragrance
-Contains fruit extracts                                                  -Tarte has not signed Compact for Safe Cosmetics
-No parabens, mineral oil, or pthalates

Conclusion: I bought this product in "blissful" and it looks great! It gives a fresh dewy look that is perfect for summer. What isn't so perfect is tarte's use of artificial fragrance in this product. There is no need for blush to have fragrance, but it is in this product and it seriously hindered its rating on EWG. I'm certainly glad that it doesn't contain parabens, but for $30, I can probably find another blush I like without fragrance. If you're wondering why I'm so obsessed with avoiding artificial fragrances, read this!

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