The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Sephora 500 Point Perk contains four deluxe sized products and one sample card, all from Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea collection for Summer 2016. I have never used any of my Sephora points, since I feel that the rewards are pretty stingy and not worth the points, but I figured I’d finally use some of them on this 500 point set from Tarte.
The Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist is designed to work as a primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist and a skin refresher. I really like the scent of this product, it smells like Froot Loops. While the mist feels refreshing on the skin, I don’t see any skin or makeup benefits from it. I will definitely be keeping the cute little packaging, so that I can bring a setting spray with me when I travel.
The Deep Dive Cleansing Gel is just a basic face cleanser that claims to remove waterproof makeup. I really didn't find it to be any different from my drugstore face washes, so while it's not a bad product by any means, for me it is so not worth the price tag.
Lastly is the Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, which has been a fan favorite from Tarte for a while. From the first application, I knew I liked this mascara. It is not a mascara that you have to be tedious with at all, it can be applied rather quick and still look great. I really like the semi-spiky wand, as it gives my lashes separation, and it holds just the right amount of product.
The Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation claims to deliver hydration to the skin and twelve hour wear. The formula of the foundation is very thin, and thus has a light coverage. It works to cover large pores and skin discoloration, but if you have acne or redness, this isn't going to give you that kind of coverage. Me being fair, I used the lightest shade in the sample pack (light neutral) and it was still a bit dark, and like the three other shades, it is quite yellow-based. This foundation may be worth looking into for some people, but definitely not for me!
The Drench Lip Splash Lipstick has an intensely pigmented and creamy formulation. The shade in this set is Beach Bum, which is a darker warm mauve with a satin matte finish. The lipstick feels super nice on my lips, and I am thinking of looking into the full sized range of shades.