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Monday, March 19, 2012

Tarte Provocateur Mineral Pressed Powder SPF 8

My go to powder for almost a year has been my MAC Studio Fix Powder (NC 30), which gives medium to full coverage. I liked the extra coverage with foundations that weren't full coverage, but since I switched to MUFE HD foundation back in December I decided the two weren't that great of a combination. So now that I'm on a cruetly free/natural kick I have been raiding the Tarte section of Sephora and I found this little gem.

Tarte Claims: Tarte Provocateur Pressed Mineral Powder is a whisperlight mineral pressed powder that allows skin to breathe while treating it with soothing vitamins and minerals and protecting it with SPF 8.

Mine is in the shade light 04 (fair to light complexions with beige & yellow undertones). I bought this for the lighter coverage and for the mattifying properties. When I first started using it I felt weird using a light coverage powder, and I almost returned it, but after giving it some time I really fell in love with it.

This product gives light to almost medium coverage, and gives a matte feel to the skin. I didn't experience any caking with this product, I use my MUFE kabuki brush and gently pat and roll the powder on my face.

I definitely feel like this product lets my skin breathe and feels a lot less heavy than my MAC Studio Fix. I also feel like I break out less with this powder.

The packaging is also very cute, and has a decent sized mirror in it.

Would recommend to anyone!


  1. Excellent review. I was looking for a new powder. MAC makes great stuff.

    1. Thanks :) I still love my MAC powder, but this powder is great for less heavy makeup application

  2. Hello,

    This is really interesting take on the concept. Mineral pressed powder are the most famous these days with different styles and colors showing your different personalities and adding complement to your wardrobe. I came across this site recently which I think it will be a great use of new ideas and informations. Thanks a lot...