Well Shimmer Me

by - October 06, 2011

Okay so while I wait for my eyes to heal up (they are a little flaky right now) I thought I would post a little review of the Tarte Provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Champagne. Say that 3 times LOL!

The Tarte Provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Champagne (.19 oz) came as a deluxe sample size in my Tarte Radiant and Rested Kit. The full sized version is $39 CDN ($30USD) for .32 oz. It also comes in Rose, a opaque pink sheen.
It is supposed to minimize oil and nourish dry skin. It is made with Amazonian clay, vitamins A, C, and E. This is all good but I do not think a person would wear enough of this to benefit from goodies it’s has in it. It is created without parabens and mineral oils and Tarte does not test on animals. ß me like this part alot!
It comes in an adorable quilted cover – compact colour resembles what is in the inside. The larger size compact comes with a mirror and a sponge pad. It is a finely milled pressed powder. The texture is so different; it is a pressed powder but it is creamy. It’s a quite pleasing feeling. It’s like you can feel the clay LOL. Dorky sounding I know haha.
swatch - you can see the golden flecks - this is more than I would normally use but it didn't show up too well with one swipe.
I tried this as a highlighter on my cheekbones using a fan brush or a small face brush. It went on very sheer. At first I couldn’t see it but it is buildable. I needed to apply it twice to see it; it gave a very subtle sheen. Anymore layers and it would have been too bright. I think this is good for skin with some colour to it or over a tan. I do not think it would show up on pale skin tones very well.  
All in all, I do not think I would repurchase. There are other highlighters out there that are cheaper. When I first used this it reminded me of my old Wet n Wild shimmering pressed powder.
But the texture is so unique that I am now intrigued to see what the Tarte Provocateur Mineral Pressed Powder is like. If you ever get to Sephora, try swiping this. by swiping I mean swatching LOL.
Next up to review: Smooth Operator.

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