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tarte Cheek Stain
9 colors available

tarte Cheek Stain

BY TARTE #75 in Blush

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars58%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star1%
4.36 / 5 based on 560 Reviews

Product Description

tarte’s original award-winning cheek stain for a natural-looking flush in one brush-free application – just smile, dot & blend!. Not all shades are vegan. Vegan shades are indicated by the vegan symbol above the shade name.

  • t5 super fruit complex™: a proprietary blend of the five most active antioxidant-rich super fruits –  maracuja, goji, açaí, acerola and pomegranate – to deliver nourishing and replenishing benefits to skin

The stain that started it all! This iconic cheek stain first put tarte on the map for its innovative, straight-to-cheek applicator and lightweight, skin-loving formula that dries down quickly and lasts for 12 hours. Available in a range of shades and finishes, it imparts a natural-looking tint to brighten and flatter any complexion for a fresh and glowing appearance. Powered by tarte’s proprietary t5 super fruit complex™, this skinvigorating™ best-seller delivers a surge of moisture and five of the most active antioxidant-rich super fruits so you’ll get nourishing, skin-restorative benefits with each brush-free application. Just smile, dot, blend along the apples of your cheeks & go!

Blushing Bride, True Love, Tickled, Flush Ingredients: Propylene glycol, water/aqua/eau, nonyl nonoxynol-150, glycerin, sodium stearate, laureth-23, parfum/fragrance, stearic acid, PVP, lycium barbarum fruit extract, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, malpighia punicifolia (acerola) fruit extract, citral, citronellol, linalool, punica granatum extract, passiflora incarnata fruit extract. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Red 40 (CI 16035), red 33 (CI 17200),  yellow 5 (CI 19140), blue 1 (CI 42090), red 28 (CI 45410).

Tipsy Ingredients: Propylene glycol, water/aqua/eau, nonyl nonoxynol-150, glycerin, sodium stearate, laureth-23, parfum/fragrance, mica, stearic acid, PVP, lycium barbarum fruit extract, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, malpighia punicifolia (acerola) fruit extract, citral, citronellol, linalool, punica granatum extract, passiflora incarnata fruit extract, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), red 33 (CI 17200), red 40 lake (CI 16035), yellow 5 (CI 19140).

Blissful Ingredients: Propylene glycol, water/aqua/eau, nonyl nonoxynol-150, glycerin, sodium stearate, laureth-23, parfum/fragrance, mica, citral, citronellol, linalool, stearic acid, PVP,  tin oxide, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), red 40 (CI 16035), iron oxides (CI 77491), yellow 5 (CI 19140), red 33 (CI 17200).

Awakening Ingredients: Propylene glycol, water/aqua/eau, nonyl nonoxynol-150, glycerin, mica, sodium stearate, laureth-23, parfum/fragrance, barium sulfate, stearic acid, PVP, lycium barbarum fruit extract, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, malpighia punicifolia (acerola) fruit extract, punica granatum extract, passiflora incarnata fruit extract, citral, citronellol, linalool, tin oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), red 28 (CI 45410), yellow 5 (CI 19140), blue 1 (CI 42090).

Exposed Ingredients: Propylene glycol, water/aqua/eau, nonyl nonoxynol-150, glycerin, mica, sodium stearate, laureth-23, parfum/fragrance, barium sulfate, stearic acid, PVP, lycium barbarum fruit extract, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, malpighia punicifolia (acerola) fruit extract, punica granatum extract, passiflora incarnata fruit extract, citral, citronellol, linalool, tin oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), red 28 (CI 45410), yellow 5 (CI 19140), blue 1 (CI 42090).

Natural Beauty Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, hydrogenated castor oil laurate, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, cera carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax, glyceryl oleate, trihydroxystearin, parfum/fragrance, caprylyl glycol, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, lycium barbarum fruit extract, citral, citronellol, linalool, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, malpighia punicifolia (acerola) fruit extract, punica granatum extract, passiflora incarnata fruit extract, carmine (CI 75470), Iron oxides (CI 77492).

Fearless Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Water/Aqua/Eau, Nonyl Nonoxynol-150, Glycerin, Mica, Sodium Stearate, Laureth-23, Parfum/Fragrance, Barium Sulfate, Stearic Acid,  PVP, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide, Citral, Citronellol, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 40 (CI 16035), Red 28 (CI 45410), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).

Glisten Ingredients: Glycerin, water/aqua/eau, propylene glycol, mica, sodium stearate, laureth-23, parfum/fragrance, citral, citronellol, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, limonene, linalool, lycium barbarum fruit extract, malpighia punicifolia (acerola) fruit extract, palmitic acid, passiflora incarnata fruit extract, punica granatum extract, PVP, stearic acid, tin oxide. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Yellow 6 (CI 15985), red 40 (CI 16035), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 28 (CI 45410), carmine (CI 75470), barium sulfate (CI 77120), bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891).

Formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten

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  • "I would recommend it to someone who does not wear a lot of make up because it tends to mess up already applied makeup " in 1 review
  • "I've never used a cheek stain before, and I'm not too sure if I even know how to correctly apply this product, but what I did use of it it had a great color pay off, and it smelt really good!" in 1 review
  • "i love stains in i have to say this is one of my favorite it looks very natural its perfect for every day use whether its summer or winter just great " in 1 review
  • "love using this when i forget my blush brush- can use fingers or my beauty blender to get the exact opaqueness wanted " in 1 review
  • "Blissful looks very natural on my very pale skin." in 1 review
Morgan R.
Morgan R.
Alpharetta, GA
8 reviews
Love these! Love tarte bcc they are a natural line, with awesome product, they have come a long way. In the line of these cheeks stains there are two different types one is a Chel comes off a little more sheer and one is a creamy or more pigmented formula. Have two of these stains, one of each.. one is from when they did the true blood line and one from their Blushing Bride kit... Love both, the true blood one is a gel, it's a nice true red, blue undertones. Blushing bride is what I wear almost every day, nice rosy pink, it has a nice pearlescent quality looks natural, if you build up the color, it reminds me of a doll... Cute pink cheeks. Looks good on lips too.

FYI I'm 29, VERY fair and I have blonde hair blue eyes. My skin is combination/oily. I worked for Sephora for 5 years, as a freelance makeup artist for almost 10, so I have tried, seen, or own A LOT of makeup, skincare & fragrance. This is just my opinion based on my experience.
Sandy S.
Sandy S.
90 reviews
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Level 4
I've tried a lot of other stains out there - high and low. Benetint, Pixie gel cheek stain, Revlon, Maybelline...nothing stands up to this and I find that I am wasting money trying to find something cheaper. Nothing does the job. I would say this stain and my mascara are my dessert island products. I'd rather have this than foundation if I had to choose. And I'm a full face of spackle type of gal.

This product is iconic for a reason! Even my mom loves it and she doesn't deviate from the same makeup she's worn for twenty years! I have very oily skin and this does not break me out. Ever. Love it! PS I would say that Blissfull is the most wearable, everyday shade that looks good on cool, neutral, and warm types. I have warm toned skin but the pink in this peach colored tint also looks great on my friend who has cool toned skin
Kaitlin T.
Kaitlin T.
fort thomas, KY
60 reviews
I've wanted to try some type of cheek stain for a while, so I bought one from tarte in "tipsy" and I absolutely love it! The color is like a peachy pink with light shimmer that lasts all day long, and looks great with a tan or when paired with a bronzer! I've made this product a must in my every day makeup routine. It gives your comp!exion a dewy look without over doing it or looking too red & flushed. Even as a quick pick me up in the morning or on the go, it can be dabbed on in a pinch to give your face subtle color eben without putting your full face on. And it also smells pretty good too! I love it,definitely will buy over and over.
Liza P.
Liza P.
West Chester, PA
10 reviews
Review for: Glisten (shimmering peachy pink)
I think I just found my HOLY GRAIL cheek stain. I am NC 42, and the shade Glisten gives me a warm pink/bronzy glow. I surprisingly haven't seen many reviews on this color, because I think it would work well on other skin tones as well. When properly primed, this will last all day. I dab it on my cheeks, blot the edges with a skunk brush, and sometimes add a touch of powder blush on top to set it. I put this on first thing in the morning, and I go to the gym at lunch time at work, and still never need to reapply throughout the day. It just doesnt get any better than that.
Erica S.
Erica S.
1589 reviews
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Level 5
I'm not really into cheek stains or tints but this one by Tarte is actually really pretty. It gives your cheeks a natural pop of color & you can even use it on your lips too.The only downside of this stain stick I would have to say is the application is a bit difficult to blend. If you just dab it on straight from the stick it can look blotchy & uneven and very hard to blend evenly but if you rub it on your fingers first and let the warmth of your skin melt it a little, then with your fibers it will be much easier to apply nicely
Mercedes D.
Mercedes D.
Tempe, AZ
58 reviews
This product is very pretty, smells amazing, has gorgeous color and a dewy finish, and looks very natural (I have the color dazed) HOWEVER, one of the biggest problems I have with it is how light it goes on, I tend to be very light handed with blush as I have very pale skin, but this goes on SO sheer I have to add two or three swipes on. Other than that the product is amazing, and even has an impressive wear time ( much longer than most powder blushes) I just wish that it were a TINY bit more pigmented for the price.
Tiffany G.
Tiffany G.
Pasadena, CA
51 reviews
I have 2 colors, one is a bright red and the other is a dewy pink. The red looks really bright when you put it directly on the cheek but when you blend it you get a nice dewy glow. Doesn't give a matte look. Pretty good hold but I get greasy throughout the day so I have to dab off then reapply later. A little goes a long way; I have had mine for a long time and still have a lot left. Really natural look that could brighten you up even if you just have this or over a little powder.
Rebecca  O.
Rebecca O.
Baltimore, MD
31 reviews
Review for: Flush
This is a five star product but first, let's get the cons out of the way. This product is super pigmented which is sometimes a bad thing depending on your skin tone. It's very easy to blend out and it adds so much definition to your face. It's not a matte product so expect some shine to your face. I also use this as a lip color and blot translucent powder onto my lips to make a matte lipstick. You can use it in many ways and it comes in different colors.
Vania G.
Vania G.
278 reviews
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Level 5
It took me a while to come around to this one. At first I found it too sticky-- it just felt gross to put on. It smells like candy and it kind of feels like it, too. I don't wear it when I'm doing a full face, just with tinted mouisturizer or nothing at all. It leaves a nice, just in from the cold flush. And I set it with a little bit of powder that helps to combat the tackiness of it.
Adrienne W.
Adrienne W.
Leesport, PA
95 reviews
I have this in "blushing bride". I had never tried a cheek stain before this one. I have pale skin with freckles and it showed up okay on me. It has a sheen to it, but not sparkly or glittery. It's a sheer wash of color, so may need to later on darker skin which could cake up, but that's just me hypothesizing because it did work well on me. I think I'll stick to powders though.
Jennifer S.
Jennifer S.
P C Beach, FL
1168 reviews
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Level 5
Is it easy to blend using a brush?
PRISCILA F.
PRISCILA F.
Leominster, MA
313 reviews
Where do i buy this?
Kianna F.
Kianna F.
New York, NY
15 reviews
How well does this stain blend out?
Tabitha T.
Tabitha T.
Macon, GA
70 reviews
I've never really used a cheek stain but the color looks beautiful. Could you use this as a lip stain also?
Jewel S.
Jewel S.
Austin, TX
80 reviews
Any more colors?

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