Last year I have ordered quite a lot of Tarte products off of QVC. Most of the times the thing I ordered came with a brush. Nowadays I have quite a collection of Tarte blushes. I don’t have many, but I have quite a few of them. Because of that I thought it might be fun to review them since not a lot of people actively talk about them. So, if you’re interested in finding out what Tarte brushes are like and whether or not they’re any good, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off with the first one. This one came with a little makeup set I got that contained the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea foundation. The design of this brush matches the design of that foundation and I’m okay with that. I can’t say that I love it, but I don’t hate it either.
The brush is dual ended: it has a buffing brush on one side and a bigger more fluffy brush on the other side. For foundation I’d probably prefer using the buffing side since I’m not that confident the other side would work, but overall I’m not too big of a fan of this brush. Because the hairs are very flexible it doesn’t really blend out your foundation well. It actually leaves you with a streaky foundation look, which is not the look I’m going for.
However, if you use this brush for a different purpose like applying your cream contour, blending out a cream highlighter or packing on powder underneath your eyes, it actually does quite a great job. So the quality of the brush isn’t bad, but it doesn’t do very well when it comes to the purpose it’s intend to fulfil.
Next up is a very big brush with a golden handle and lots of black hair. I believe this came with another makeup set I got that included the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation but I’m not a 100% certain about that anymore. However, the look of the brush is nice. I like it. It looks simple but different and it looks luxury. The shape of the hairs however made me question the purpose of it. It has quite a strange shape. It’s very big in the middle and it get smaller towards the end.
I ended up using this brush for powder, blush and bronzer. Not all at the same time, but I tried it for each purpose separately. I have to say that it’s quite a nice brush. Even though it does have quite a strange shape, it does do a great job at applying all sorts of powder. Because of its size it’s a great brush to use for applying powder all over the face because it’s very quick, but it’s also great for bronzer because it won’t apply it in such harsh lines.
The next brush I’m going to discuss is this double ended eyeshadow brush. I actually have this twice. On one end it has a crease brush and on the other end a more blending type of brush. Because of the shape of the handle it’s quite a unique brush. According to Tarte they created this shape to make it easier for you to find your crease. I do think it’s nice they thought of that and it does help, but for me as a crease-finding-expert it doesn’t add a lot.
When it comes to the quality of this brush I’m very pleased. It’s not my most favourite brush on earth, I have nicer ones, but it’s not bad at all. It’s a great brush to have because you have two brushes in the same place and it’s half of what you need in order to create a nice eye look.
The last eyeshadow brush I have is this one. It’s gold and has a brush on both ends. This is my newest Tarte eyeshadow brush and I have to say that I’m really happy with it. The shapes of the brushes are really nice, they have a shape that is useful and that will actually help creating a prettier eyeshadow look. Aside from that I also really love the design overall so that’s always a plus.
What I didn’t mention before while talking about the quality of these brushes is whether they feel sturdy or not and whether or not they lose a lot of hair when you wash them. When it comes to the sturdiness I have to say these brushes are fine. They aren’t very heavy but they don’t feel light in a cheap way either. They feel like great, well made brushes that are very nice to work with and won’t break sooner or later.
When it comes to the hair loss part I have to say that I haven’t experienced any of that at all. These brushes are easy to clean and don’t require you to be extra sensitive. They don’t lose hairs, not even the first time you wash them. Isn’t that great?
The last Tarte makeup brush I have is this blush brush. I got this with the blush kit I bought a while ago. Because I already wrote an entire review about it, I’m not going to talk about it a lot more today. But I have to say that this is my favourite Tarte brush out of the brushes I own. It has a really nice shape, the hairs are very soft and it applies my blush beautifully. The only teeny tiny downside is that it can be quite challenging to get all of the colour out of the hairs when you try to clean it. But aside from that it’s an amazing brush!
And that concludes today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and
be sure to let me know which brushes you really like to use!