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Tarina Tarantino - Pearl Glow Primer Review, Swatches, Photos

By 1/25/2015 ,

I Bought This

This review is on the Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer, I originally received a deluxe sample size of this in a Sephora order to try out.

Anyway onto the photos!

Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer

What the site says:

Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer

This is an amazing 2 in 1 formula providing luminosity and primer in 1, for all skin types! This formula contains light reflective pigments which bounce the light away from the face giving a soft focus diffused glow leaving skin looking youthful and perfected.


I had to empty this much out of the container before I got a thicker consistency to test
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer
Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer, it gives a nice glow to the skin

My Rating:  6 out of 10 Feathers

Cost:  $32.00 for 1 fl oz/30 ml


Formula:  Water based lotion texture.

The Packaging:   Glass bottle with pump top.

My Final Thoughts:  When I originally received this product in a deluxe sample size in a Sephora order I was pretty excited to try it out, I ended up using up the full sample bottle because it made my skin look so wonderful. 

The primer has a pearl pink tint to it which gave the most beautiful glow under my foundation, I definitely would of recommended it back then.
However later on down the road I saw it on sale for $20 on and I ended up purchasing a full size bottle, I tried it out again and this time it just didn't sit right on my skin. It also had a much stronger chemical smell and almost smelled like it had gone bad.

Even the texture was off, it was way more liquidy than the sample I had tried out. I tried to shake it up really well but it wouldn't even make it thicker. When I went to swatch it I ended up pumping out a cap full of it and managed to get a more lotion consistency. I thought it was just me but I have read other people talking about how their tube also had the "gone bad" chemical smell as well so I'm not sure if it's just the normal way it is.

I probably should have returned it at that point but unfortunately we didn't have a Sephora in my area at the time (or at least not that I knew of) and I ended up forgetting about it. The only reason this product is getting a 6 is the fact the packaging is cute with a higher quality feeling and the product did still give a nice glow, but I just can't get past the smell and fact that it almost looked/smelled like it went bad (and I had JUST bought it).

My recommendation is that if you really want to try this out purchase it at a place that you can easily return it to if you find that you do not like it. When I can afford it I may try to purchase another bottle just to give it another review in case I did end up with a bad bottle. I really wanted this to be amazing again, I would hate to think that it's just because of a bad batch. Let me know in the comments if you own this and what you think of it!

Would I purchase again?   Probably not, the first time I tried this when I had the sample I actually really loved the natural glowing look it gave my face, but once I purchased the full size it was like I ended up with a bad batch of product. I may in the future check it out again to see if that was the case, but I have heard others complain about the smell and how it seemed bad as well so I'm not sure!

Do you own this? Was your experience better?

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