Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter in Daygleam Review

By Jessica.P

Hi Everyone,

Today, I’m reviewing a highlighter by Tarte in the shade “Daygleam”. Tarte is a well known brand on the high-end side for their eye shadow palettes and their 12-Hour Amazonian clay products. Highlighters are one of my absolute favourite products to try! I came across it while Tarte was having a 20% off sale online, since I signed up for their mailing list. Read on to know more about it.

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour highlighter daygleam Review

Product Description:
This product is a full size Amazonian clay 12-hour highlighter in daygleam (rose gold). It was a limited edition set that came with a lip product. The name of the duo is “limited-edition sparkle & shine lip & glow pros”.
Glow through the season with this full size duo of lip & cheek favorites in naturally illuminating shades. You’ll discover ‘daygleam,’ an all-new Amazonian clay 12-hour highlighter with micro-pearlescent rose gold pigment.

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour highlighter daygleam Details

Price: $12 for the duo

Talc, mica, diisostearyl malate, dimethicone, zinc stearate, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, kaolin, tin oxide, tetrasodium EDTA, calcium sodium borosilicate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, calcium aluminum borosilicate, polyethylene terephthalate, acrylates copolymer, silica, phenoxyethanol, carmine (CI 75470), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten.

My Experience with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter in Daygleam:

I have combination skin, oily around the T-zone and dry on my cheeks. Most highlighters emphasize my pores if I don’t use a primer. This highlighter is a very pretty rose gold shade and I think it’s most flattering on medium-dark skin tones. I think that the duo was a pretty good deal considering both the highlighter and lip product were in full size and Tarte is a high-end brand. An individual Amazonian clay 12-hour highlighter (in the different shades they sell online) are originally $28.

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour highlighter daygleam packaging

The packaging is a simple, round compact with a mirror. It is strong and travel-friendly. There is a good amount of product provided, especially for the price. This shade is not available for individual sale, but they sell other shades. I think that this particular shade would suit a large scale of skin tones.

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour highlighter daygleam Lid Open

It takes a few swatches to really show up on my cheeks, but I tend to use a light hand while putting on highlighter. I can’t really decide whether it’s on the sheer or shimmery side, so I’ll settle for saying it’s in the middle. Just like any other highlighter, you would apply it across your cheek bones, down your nose, under the brows and a touch on the cupid’s bow. This shimmer is not overpowering or considerably noticeable. It has a nice consistency and blends pretty easily. I would recommend it for an everyday or more natural look, because it’s not too intense.

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour highlighter daygleam texture

The staying power is definitely one of the bonuses. I wouldn’t say it lasts for actual 12 hours, but it definitely doesn’t wear off easily. The first few hours, it really looks like a “glow”, but then it’s more of a “shine” as the day goes on.

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour highlighter daygleam swatch

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour highlighter daygleam Hand

Pros of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter in Daygleam:

  • Sturdy packaging.
  • Great Price!
  • Versatile shade.
  • Not too shimmery nor too sheer.
  • Lightweight.
  • Staying power 6-7 hours.
  • If you look under the ingredients, it doesn’t contain many of the harmful chemicals that are often found in cosmetics.

Cons of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter in Daygleam:

  • Doesn’t stay for full 12 hours.

IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter in Daygleam?
I personally don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this product because, I have found highlighters with better formulas, staying power and shades that suit my skin better, but I do like this product. I would definitely recommend it to others because, it’s a steal!

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