Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer Is In The Wrong Makeup Category ?

You don't have to be a trend hunter to notice that almost every celebrity is launching their own line of merchandises. Be it perfumes, clothing, or toys, if you can name it, someone is making it. I guess product endorsements are not growing money fast enough. Engraving your own name is the way to go. Tarina Tarantino, the famous accessory designer who is known for her use of bright colors and unconventional draft, released her own cosmetic collection exclusively at Sephora in January. Since this big announcement, I have been waiting to get my hands on these pretty babes. So finally a few weeks ago, I took home the Pearl Glow Primer ($32). 

This new beauty collection is every girl's dream comes true with the pink and adorable packaging. The primer comes in a glass bottle with a pink cap. Very cute, yet elegant and beautiful. I love to showcase this on my vanity.

Instead of calling this a primer, I think this product is more appropriate as an illuminator. When used by itself, it creates the most beautiful and glowy shine to the skin. Not overwhelmed with glitters, it gives you a brightened and polished finish. I love using this on top of my nose and cheek bones to give my face more texture. However, once you apply another product on top of the primer, the shine will be completely covered. As a result, the primer becomes kind of pointless. Since this is a primer, it is supposed to be applied under other products. I love the idea of a combination of primer and illuminator. Unfortunately, the idea is not practical. 

I then tried mixing this with my foundation, and it also gives a very beautiful finish. So, I have concluded that you shouldn't use this as a primer because you will be disappointed. But, try this alone or with your foundation. You may be surprised. 

Pick It or Not ? 
  • Quality: 40 (out of 50)  
  • Packaging: 20 (out of 20)  
  • Price: 19 (out of 20)   
  • User Friendly: 5 (out of 5)   
  • Availability: 4 (out of 5)
Angela's Ultimate Pick: B +

10 Responses to “Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer Is In The Wrong Makeup Category ?”

coffretgorge said...
March 23, 2010 at 1:38 AM

i agree, this looks more like a luminizer than a base... pretty packaging though! i love the bow! :)

Dina (XYYan) said...
March 23, 2010 at 6:17 AM

Thanks for the review! At least it's still great to use :)

Irene said...
March 23, 2010 at 9:19 AM

The MUA at Sephora said the primer was the star of the line! I used my one purchase on the blush in "Parasol" - I have a review on my blog if interested - it's one of my FAVORITES now...very finely milled and pigmented. The packaging is just a huge bonus!

LittoMokaa said...
March 23, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Thanks for sharing! I've been eyeing this product too ;P

Miss K. You said...
March 23, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Hey Angela, I've been wondering how her line of products is! They look cute but I'm sure if they are anything special.. at least it sounds like you have yourself a nice skin brightener :)

tris1978ton said...
March 23, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Looks like it has good moisturizing effect.

Anonymous said...
March 24, 2010 at 5:44 AM

This was the first product I bought from the new Tarina line and since then I have also purchased some eyeliners and a loose pigment sparkle called Sparklicity Pure (which is now my FAV beauty product) so about the primer, I had a different result than you. I am able to see the glow through my foundation just fine. I love this primer and am going to buy her dollskin powder next!

Angela said...
March 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM

I'm glad it at least worked for some people. I do think it is a good product but just weird to be used under my foundation. I love mixing them together to get a glowy look. I am really interested in Tarina's new line and will probably pick up a few more to try.

thatHURLEYchick. said...
March 25, 2010 at 2:52 PM


Kalmo said...
March 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Thanks for the great review. An illuminator sounds nice still! ^^ I like their blush packaging but the colors are nothing special imo lol.