Tarte is one of my favorite brands on the market, if not my absolute favorite. Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer took the makeup world by storm in 2016, but I have always loved their products– it’s a brand that never lets me down!
It seemed like it took a while for Tarte to release a highlighting powder, and Tarte’s original Skin Twinkle palette caught my eye, but I decided to purchase Volume II because of its wider color variety. The palette contains four shades: Daylight, Skylight, Spotlight, and Candlelight. As a bonus, it smells faintly of chocolate, a little like the Too Faced chocolate palettes!
Daylight: a beautiful champagne gold
Skylight: A wearable white, which is a pale highlight without being too icy
Spotlight: bronze gold
Candlelight: shimmering bronze
They’re all gorgeous, and if I layer them I can wear them all. Of course, the two lightest shades (Daylight and Skylight) are my favorites, and I like wearing both of them together or separately. I rarely reach for Candlelight, but I think it would be great for deeper skin tones. I love the variety in this palette, and that Tarte caters to all skin tones.
The formula is smooth and buildable. I like that it can be a subtle or blinding glow. I really want to try more Tarte highlighters! The only con is that sometimes there is slight inconsistency in the texture: I find that sometimes there is a chunk or two that wasn’t so finely milled, but I only notice this when I’m swatching the palette with my fingers (never when applying it to my face).
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