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cheek stain

cheek stain

tarte cosmetics cheek stain cheek stain The stain that started it all. tarte’s award-winning and best-selling cheek stain gives you a gorgeous, natural flush in a gel or cream consistency.  Category: Cosmetics Product #: 278 $30.00 In Stock
4.6 out of 5 based on 372 ratings


0.5 oz.

The stain that started it all. tarte’s award-winning and best-selling cheek stain gives you a gorgeous, natural flush in a gel or cream consistency. 

Product Performance: This lightweight glow-getter imparts a natural flush – like someone just pinched your cheeks! Get the look of love and an instant pop of soft & dreamy color by applying this to the apples of your cheeks. Unlike traditional stains that are hard to apply, this goof-proof tint melts into skin easily and gives you 20 seconds of blending time before it sets in place for all day wear. 

Powered By: t5 super fruit complex™:  a proprietary blend of the five most active antioxidant-rich superfruits (maracuja, goji, açaí, acerola, and pomegranate), this complex delivers anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits to skin with each application.


Maracuja: rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) known to replenish, rebuild, and brighten skin; high dose of pure Vitamin C gives the appearance of brighter skin; powerful anti-aging elixir promotes active skin recovery and rejuvenation; maximum hydration quenches dry skin


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location: GA
would buy again? YES
about 2 days, 10 hours ago

Love this product.! I tried this cheek stain several years ago and found it to be too sticky and didn't last, faded away after just a few hours. I guess they have changed the product because I recently bought it again and it is wonderful. It is easy to apply (I just smile, dab it on the apples of my cheeks and use my fingertips to blend) and it dries to a beautifully smooth finish. It also lasts all day- even after being outside for hours in hot, humid weather it doesn't melt or fade away. I have it in Fearless, and it gives a beautiful glow to my fair skin.

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location: TX
would buy again? YES
about 4 days, 1 hour ago

I love how natural this looks, and it lasts all day! This was the first cheek stain I had tried and I will definitely be getting other colors

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location: TX
would buy again? YES
about 1 week, 3 days ago

I have loved tarte's cheek stains since way back in the day, and these newer versions are excellent! I have the shades Blushing Bride and Exposed and they are so beautiful. They give the perfect dewy finish without looking too shiny. Lovely!

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location: AB
would buy again? YES
about 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Tarte's cheek stain in blissful was the first makeup product I ever bought with my own money, way back before they changed up the packaging. I used it every day, and it's definitely become one of my holy grail products! I love the natural, dewy finish and the fact that it lasts for ages.

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location: CA
would buy again? YES
about 2 weeks, 6 days ago

The "tipsy" cheek stain was the first Tarte product I ever bought - way back in 2005! It lasted FOREVER and I finally threw it out a few years ago when the formula started to go bad, but to be honest, there was still a LOT of product left -- and I had used it 3-4 days a week for at least 4 years!

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location: NC
would buy again? YES
about 3 weeks ago

I love this cheek stain. It lasts all day on my skin.

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location: PA
would buy again? YES
on 06/12/2014

While I do like the product, I don't know that I love the application of it. I think I would rather have this in a pot than in a stick. I always seem to over apply it.

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location: NY
would buy again? YES
on 06/04/2014

picked up another EXPOSED cheek tint after my grandmother loved my other one so much. this is the perfect tint for olive colored ladies who want just an itty bit and tad of color to their cheeks! not to mention - the smell is of CANDY! i swear! (i think i love the smell more than anything honestly.) but the color combined with the matching lip color is a perfect every day look!

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location: NY
would buy again? NO
on 05/29/2014

Not great for oily skin. Did not stay on all day!

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location: VA
would buy again? YES
on 05/28/2014

I really like this cheek stain, it has great staying power and pigmentation. Plus it smells great! But I wish that they would bring "the perfect rose" color back, very pretty.

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location: NJ
would buy again? YES
on 05/24/2014

This is the coolest cosmetic I own! I absolutely love it! The color looks natural and it's the best choice for everyday makeup! I highly recommend it!

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location: WA
would buy again? YES
on 05/21/2014

Love, love, love this cheek stain. It goes on like a dream over a light layer of primer, and the texture and finish are wonderful. I use "Natural Beauty" and although the color looks pretty dark on the site, it is indeed very natural looking once it's applied - and I have fair skin and dark blonde hair. The stain is pretty long-lasting, but if you have to do an end-of-day touch-up, it's so light that it doesn't feel as if you have on layers of goop. I'd really like to have a mini version to keep in my purse.

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location: CA
would buy again? YES
on 05/19/2014

i love how this is a gel it makes the color go on more sheer.

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location: AZ
would buy again? YES
on 05/14/2014

Many blushes look the same color on my skin no matter what shade I buy, and I tend to have a hard time finding colors that compliment both my warm olive skin and my green eyes. For a long time I didn't bother trying to wear blush because it always looked so obvious. Tarte blushes are different from any other brand I've used. These blushes are beautiful, and I've owned many over the years. Tarte blushes are the exception because the colors are so pigmented and long-lasting. I've had bad luck with Tarte blushes and lip colors. First I fell in love with Ticked stain...wore it for years...and it was discontinued. Then I fell in love with Achiote lipstick and blush...have been using it for years...and it seems the lipstick has been discontinued. Then I fell in love with True Blood stain...I went through two glorious blush sticks...and it went away. I have been hoping hoping hoping Tarte comes out with something similar...maybe the same red without the gold? (hint) Tarte's stain blushes look so nice, and they are especially good for hot weather. I continue to buy them even though I'm nervous about getting too attached to special colors. I currently wear Blissful, True Love, Flush, and Natural Beauty. Somehow each color manages to look "natural" on me. They last all day and they keep me looking energetic and fresh even when I feel anything but.

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location: TX
would buy again? YES
on 05/14/2014

Decided to try this cheek stain although I usually have no luck with cream blushes. Love this. Works amazing when applied and blended with a brush and stays on so well. Will stick with Exposed but may try another color later on.

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