Is the Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator Worth the Splurge?

These days, I’m all about comfort. From my clothes to my shoes and makeup, everything has to feel good. Perhaps it’s part of getting older, I don’t know, but one product I tend to keep away from for my day-to-day wear is a full-coverage foundation.

Instead, I opt for tinted moisturizers, skincare foundations or in this case, a tinted hydrator! Read this review to find out if the Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator is worth it!

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Overview of the Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator

Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator is a lightweight tinted moisturizer that gives sheer coverage, infusing the skin with 12 hours of hydration and wear.

It’s meant to give a glow to the skin while at the same time applying a natural coverage to even out the skin tone. It’s a great product for simple everyday wear. It adds a lot to your complexion, and is good for your skin!

Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator review

Key Ingredients

  • Hyaluronic Acid: This helps to moisturize the skin creating firm and supple skin.
  • Maracuja Oil: High in vitamin C and essential acids it helps the skin look firmer, brighter, smoother and more hydrated.
  • Turmeric Root Extract: Helps reduce redness and soothes the skin.

Price & Packaging

What’s rather disappointing about the product is that the travel-size tube that I have is 0.5oz/15ml, costs about £12. The actual product is equivalent to one regular bottle of nail polish, so it’s quite a pricey product.

The packaging is cute. It’s a plastic tube that squeezes out to a screw-capped nozzle. And it’s the same for the regular-sized version.

How to Use

Apply the tinted hydrator to cleansed and primed skin. If you suffer from extra dry skin, apply your moisturizer before. Also it’s recommended to apply SPF beforehand too.

My Honest Review of the Tinted Hydrator

I followed my regular skincare and makeup routine except for the foundation part which I substituted with the tinted hydrator.

The texture of the hydrator is thick to the touch. It’s not as liquidy as you would expect, especially given that the coverage is sheer. It also doesn’t have any fragrance, making it safe for sensitive skin. Although, it has a slight weird smell to it.

Applying it to my face felt like lotion. A good cooling kind of lotion. My skin texture was on average when I tested it out. Not too rough, and does not look too polished either. The product didn’t make my skin smoother, but it really did add moisture.

So it definitely is sheer and lightweight. I tried to see if it was buildable. I added a second layer, but it didn’t do anything more than the first.

One thing I really like is how well it sits on my skin. It reminds me of the days when my skin was looking its best, the days when I didn’t need to wear anything else beyond sunscreen!

For me, the Tinted Hydrator is a great option for a ‘good’ skin day. The kind of day where you don’t have any major breakouts and all your skin needs is a little extra oomph.

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My Thoughts

The Tarte Marajuca Tinted Hydrator is great for days when you want a lightweight moisturiser that helps even out the skin tone too. It’s extremely comfortable to wear and natural-looking too!

It is delicate and doesn’t look or leave the skin dry at all. My skin feels soft and cool even after removing it. It’s great for those with good skin. If you don’t have a lot or any redness and spots at all, this would definitely give you an even more naturally radiant-looking face.

And other than those who really prefer lightweight coverage, I think it’s also ideal for young people just starting out with makeup since it’s hard to go wrong with it.

Start from something like this one and work your way up to the high-coverage level as needed. All in all, the Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator is a good product that won’t let you down!

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

Beauty profile – 35, dry, aging skin, focused on aging well with a healthy glow and natural makeup look ✨

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