GlamGlow vs. Tarte
I have to admit I didn’t know either of these products existed before I was sent the GlamGlow Highlighting Moisturizer in my March Play! by Sephora (which I always call Sephora Play-whoops!). But this was right up my alley, so I was super excited to test it out. I grabbed the Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer as my 100 point perk at Sephora and decided these two should battle it out!
What they claim:
GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer full size 1.7 oz/50mL $49 3 different shades; pearl glow, nude glow, sun glow Sephora.com says it’s “a hydrating, super-charged cream with iridescent illuminating pearl particles to blur, reflect, and enhance your complexion for an instant luminous finish.”
Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer full size 1.69oz/50 mL $32 Sephora.com says it’s “an oil-free, daily highlighting moisturizer that illuminates and hydrates skin.”
What I think:
After using these both a bunch of times, I’ve decided that they could be siblings and not twins. Hear me out, I know you just read that and said “Kayla, they are both illuminizing moisturizers. How different can they be?” For starters, let’s start with the smell shall we? The Tarte one has no smell, but the GlamGlow smells like a creamsicle and what dreams are made of. Seriously, I don’t like smelly stuff of my face, but I want this on my face All. The. Time. It just smells that good! Now let’s move to consistency, while they both are pretty similar in thickness and how they spread on the skin, I have to say that the for Tarte one a little goes a long way! While I appreciate that my GlamGlow has a nude tint to it, it doesn’t add any real color to the skin. I do wear just this to my skating lessons each week to trick my “up before 8am on a Saturday” brain into thinking I’m getting some coverage (reality is, I’m not.) So what’s my overall consensus? Either of these are going to last all day under your foundation and give you a dewy finish! If you like that glow like I do, then you can’t go wrong with either of these! Seriously, even without a highlight or a dewy foundation, you’ll be glowing from within. The price difference is a little much for being the same size, but with GlamGlow you can pick the tint to the product and with Tarte it squeezes out which I like better than dipping into. So this battle is a draw for me!*
*I wanted to mention that we all know I adore the L’Oreal Lumi Primer, but this doesn’t compare to these as far as overall benefits to the skin. I would much rather use an illuminizing moisturizer than a primer just cause it kills two birds with one stone….#lazygirl
Have you tried either of these? If so, let me know what you think in the comments below, xo!