Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer Review

Highlighter and moisturizer in one?

An oil-free, vegan daily highlighting moisturizer that illuminates & hydrates skin. Hightlight and moisturizer in one! Shimmer all day with Tarte’s Brighter Days Moisturizer. 

TARTE Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer

This lightweight facial lotion formulated with 70% water & light-reflecting mineral pigments quenches dull, dehydrated skin while delivering a sheer veil of illumination & radiance. The sweat-resistant formula, can be worn alone or under makeup for a subtle sheen as the hypoallergenic multi-tasker works to soften, smooth & deliver a long-lasting surge of moisture without clogging pores.

May be used as a daily moisturizer. Dermatologist tested. Oil-free and vegan. Got mine as a sample on sephora. Full size is 50 mL / 1.69 Fl. Oz. Price : $32. Made in Canada.

To use:

Apply a thin layer onto cleansed face. Could be worn on it’s own or with makeup. Just dab a small amount then blend on desired areas on the face.

Formulated without:

  • parabens,
  • gluten
  • mineral oil
  • phthalates
  • sodium lauryl sulfates

Key ingredients:

  • water: delivers and retains the skin natural moisture
  • mineral pigments: soothe, soften and brighten skin

Other ingredients:

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, butylene glycol, caprylyl methicone, glycerin, alumina, mica, dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, sorbitan oleate, caprylyl glycol, polysorbate 20, isohexadecane, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, dimethiconol, polysorbate 80, biosaccharide gum-1, tin oxide, sodium hydroxide, titanium dioxide (CI 77891).



Lavender to baby purple colored tube package with a gold cap. It came in a squeezey tube type to dispense the product.




Try on:

Squeezed a pea size amount and immediately noticed it giving my skin moisture. It was lightweight and smelled pretty great. A little goes a long way with this product. The glitters were tiny and had a very subtle shimmer in it. 


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On the snap below, I exposed it on natural light. As you can see, the shimmers were so evenly distributed. 

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On both snaps, the highlighting claims of the product was evident. A very subtle glow. For the moisturizing claims, it made my skin soft and smooth to touch. Immediately after applying the product, it must be blended because it tends to dry up quickly. I would use over or under foundations. I could also use this as a highlighter in itself. A little dab on the high points on my face or my clavicle area would instantly shimmer. I would recommend this to try but for the price of $32? I would suggest getting a cheaper option from the drugstore. This would come in handy to use if you guys prefer and all in one moisturizer and highlight.


All images and opinions are mine. This post is not sponsored.

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NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review

Pretty excited to test this foundation! Would it work for my oily/combination skin?

Happy TUESDAY! My week typically starts on a Tuesday. 

Today is a makeup review specifically a foundation.

Okay, so before we begin let me just state that I am not a makeup artist or a beauty expert. This is just my honest review about products I’ve tested due to my own curiosity and highly influenced by recommendations of most “online beauty guru’s”( Yup! I love makeup and skincare reviews too!). Hence, I wanted to SEE for myself if it really did really work on my oily/combination and sensitive skin type!

This foundation review will test coverage, exposure to different lights (natural and artificial) and how long will the foundation would last on my skin.

So if you wanna now my honest opinions of this product, keep scrolling =) .

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation



From sheer to full, your ideal coverage is just drops away with NYX Professional Makeup’s Total Control Drop Foundation! Fine-tune this velvety, matte foundation with the included dropper: simply adjust the number of drops until you create the look you’re feelin’ today. Want more coverage? Add more drops! Buff expertly using the Total Control Drop Foundation Brush for a seriously smooth finish. 24 shades to choose from. Weighs 13ml Retails for $13.99. Shade: True Beige. -Ulta.com

To use:

 1-2 drops for medium coverage and 3-4 drops for high.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Water / Aqua / Eau, Glycerin, Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

It came with a dropper applicator to dispense the foundation. The texture or formulation was very runny. I mean really. . .really runny!

Nyx review by eyeseesomething.com


The foundation came in a frosted glass bottle and contained 13ml of the product.

Try on:

My skin type is oily to combination. Meaning, I get really oily through out the day on my T-zone then dry on the sides of my nose and cheek area. To test this product, I started with a cleansed and moisturized face. Then applied 8 drops total on each side of my face. 16 drops total for the whole face. Now I know the instructions clearly suggested 3-4 drops for full coverage but as you can see, I have a lot of “blemish spots”  so I wanted them really covered and besides, I was going to test this foundation for 5 hours, so adding a pretty good coverage would be necessary. I then blended it out using a “dense” foundation brush. The texture of the foundation was so runny. Since it was matte, I had to blend it out quickly because as soon as the foundation starts to set, it tends to get a little bit streaky. The shade out of the bottle was yellow toned but once blended to my skin, it seem to get a shade lighter. Then lastly, set with powder.

NYX foundation swatch by eyeseesomething.com

NYX swatch and review by eyeseesomething.com

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Next was to see if it was great in flash photo. Boom! You can immediately see that it gives a “white cast” on flash photos. 

nyx try on by eyeseesomething.com

After 5 hours of wearing the foundation, My face did look just a little greasy on the forehead and nose area. Also the coverage started fading especially on my T-zone. My blemishes started peeking through. The foundation did transfer despite it claiming to set “matte” . 


  • The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation had sheer to medium in coverage.
  • I had to apply more than 8 drops to totally cover my whole face.
  • It lasted a good 5 hours on my face without me looking like a grease ball and it was really lightweight.
  • Although claimed to have a “matte finish”, it  faded and transferred.
  • Had a powdery/ velvety texture after applied on skin.
  • The product does set quickly and a great primer or moisturizer is needed also to prevent it from clinging to dry patches. 
  • I would suggest using a dense brush or kabuki brush to apply the foundation to get more coverage and to evenly apply the foundation.  
  • Lastly, it did not irritate my skin nor did it feel uncomfortable throughout the day.

I would say that this foundation is good to try but if you have uneven skintone or acne marks, coverage is not in this foundation. Sad to say but I would not re purchase this.

All opinions and images are mine. This post is not sponsored.