Tarte “The Sculptor”

This little beauty was added to my Sephora basket during my last online haul. I wanted to try something else from Tarte as I love their blushers, but not much really stood out to me. This looked really interesting though, a contour in a crayon form…

I usually just use bronzer to contour or occasionally the products mentioned in this post.  The problem I’ve found with cream contours in the past is that they were hard to blend and didn’t give me soft enough edges. 

The Tarte Sculptor crayon is seriously creamy stuff. It applies effortlessly, really quickly and then it’s a dream to blend out either using your fingers or a small brush. The shade is “Park Ave Princess” which is the same as their bronzer. I find it has the perfect mix of warm and cool tones, so it bronzes the skin but still contours and creates nice shadows. 

I’m so happy I ordered it and I’d definitely say it’s worth picking up next time you’re in Sephora or shopping the website! 

Have you tried this?

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11074844633314098953 sophiesmakeupblog

    I love the idea of this, looks so easy to use! I still haven’t tried anything from tarte yet but my wishlist is getting bigger! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17673571124994418340 Chaitra – PinkPot

    Wow :) Looks super easy! xx

    - Chaitra | PinkPot

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151713819334669706 Lisa

    I always feel like the intial cream bronzer application makes one look like some badass warrior princess :D
    Interesting product! Love Tarte as a brand!
    A Tiger’s Life

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16981162839944016885 Charlotte Hawrylak

    This is such a good idea, especially if you’re not a massive powder person! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11933658359027347290 Cassandra Myee

    This sounds awesome! I am all up for some good cream contour action, the smaller tip seems like it would make everything much more precise!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07433223259150519440 anna
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08570952414495489325 Little Miss Katy

    Ooh this is different. I might take a look at this. Looks like it would be a dream to apply! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06467685453801298270 Cloud Esmé

    This seems like such an innovative idea! I just wish Tarte was sold in-shop here in the UK:(

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08314370881294388529 Angela Giakas

    This looks great! I’ve been on the hunt for some cream contours xx

    The Sunday Chapter

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08232744992731305558 emily couture

    Sounds like a great product :)

    Emily xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17099483957098105471 Nik James

    My sister has been hapring on about wanting a new contour, her birthday is the end of the month, so do you think this would be a good present?

    Thanks, Nik
    NIKJAMESS | Fashion & Lifestyle

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18220912641242609111 Lyndsey Smith

      Totally! I haven’t seen a bad review of this product yet, and I’ve googled it a few times as I’m pretty interested in this.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02600788225572040641 Lauren Parker

    This is such a good idea, so handy and easy to use!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00321011326911880304 Ellenor

    interesting product, I might have to give this a go :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18207536796614117940 It’s a blondiie thing!

    This sounds amazing, definitely need to pick it up. I’ve been debating about the Nars multiple in Altai as well as a cream easy to use contour.

    Kristy | http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11933907

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10936581736066893540 Joanna

    I love the idea of cream bronzers/contour but I can’t find one that’s the right shade. As I am super pale, I find a lot of those on the market are too orange. I need an almost grey colour!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07652253406784848747 Maquillage Magic

    This seems like it would just be so handy for contouring, will have to consider getting this!

    Laura xxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille

    Seems like a great bronzer

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02812268681505422553 nueyork

    I love the idea of this because precision is something I think is key when it comes to applying a contour, plus the format just makes it so easy! It’s such a pretty shade, too.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11553216196363464326 Emily McCue

    I saw this when I was in Sephora in New York, and I wasn’t sure if I should pick it up because you hadn’t reviewed it yet. Looks like I should have now!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17746643028395716278 Alice Yeh

    It looks amazing! I’d love to try it out.

    Alice x {My Beauty Blog}

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16323161067351070179 Zazie Bibi

    Contour sticks really excite me, especially if they’re creamy! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17824080138758790041 Cristy

    the idea of this product looks great, so easy to apply xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12823123260664539446 alice bea

    This looks really interesting, I always struggle with contouring!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15400781026671432029 Rachel

    Really been wanting to try this! So sad I forgot to pick it up on my recent trip to the US.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13773800114065625080 Kat Horrocks

    This product looks great! Love the idea of a cream contour – seems like it’d look more natural.
    Would have loved to have seen the before and after picture once you’d blended the lines in :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09052398639955493374 Rachel Polansky

    i picked this up but had to return it because the stick kept coming out :(


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09376277150624044569 Manouk Maat

    I’ve recently been really getting into contouring so I’m curious to see if I’ll like this. *Adds to Sephora wishlist*

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04806731639495868566 Julz Obsessions

    I’ve never heard of this but it is such an interesting idea. I’d love to try it. I also really like what you have on your eyes- its lovely. Why oh why don’t we have Sephora in the UK?

    Julz Obsessions

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12745738040406175998 Savannah Giersthove

    It looks very easy to apply! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05533029316778699306 Agata

    It’s a great product and it does apply like a dream!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01244665211791239170 ABeautyRomance

    I really want to try this out! It sounds lovely and so easy to use too – thanks for the great review :) x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02664114975746215037 Fretty Anggeni

    I really wanted to try that! It looks like it’s easy to use. Probably gonna keep my eyes on it the next time I go to sephora.

    Fretty Anggeni

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01923977675078348696 Tara Clare

    this look so good…might have to try it out! I have a Beauty and Fashion blog and it would be so so great if you’d check it out and follow, I just put up a Kylie Jenner Inspired Makeup Look:


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00368106510439355224 Vanessa Buttino

    I’m puzzled as to why you would need this if you’ve already got another bronzer in your collection.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15619075355986495928 Jessicalaar

    This looks soooooo good, I may have to give it a try.

    Jess x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13456134769669262062 Jaguar Zinnias

    I dont’ know, Lily. It honestly seems like such an overpriced gimmick. You could get the same effect (arguably a more natural one) with the L’Oreal concealer crayon. Even the Josie Maran crayons are cheaper and at least their ingredient list includes include Argan oil.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02689720036114532264 Vanilla November

    I love the idea of this. Lazy girls contour in a stick.
    Lovely post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12978048015524116560 felicitates

    I’ve been looking at this for a while but I’m worried it might be too orange! Might swatch it when I’m in the US at the end of the month :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04207133682838791211 Victoria

    I’ve never heard about it ! It seems to be reallllly nice ! :)
    Maybe it would be a good idea to make a video around it, like how to apply it etc etc ? :)
    Love from France, Victoria


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15324537944984517702 Emily Rhodes

    I like the crayon idea, you might be able to get a more precise look! :)

    Emily x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10991999664780762635 Lisa Gibson

    Love the sound of this product! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06765348708403867043 Sierra Porter

    I’ve been wanting to try it! I love a sculpted look. :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14824772880634222837 Lauren Morgan

    I love the sound of this but it would have been good to see a photo once you had blended it in to see just how good it is :) -x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02703985013717069238 Michelle K

    I’d definitely like to try thins, I haven’t tried any Tarte products yet so this is definitely on my wish list! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02401640274618672869 Blonde Canvas

    I really like the look of this, I feel my make up collection is incomplete now x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01825288829057130798 Eguono Ogueh

    I love this idea of a crayon bronzer x

    Gegsy Lifestyle & Fashion Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17358505332417600445 Velveteen Rabbit

    I tried swatching it and it was a bit orangey for me :(

    Bf Gf Does Blogging

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05574176329404816414 Lauren S

    I like that it’s thin enough so it actually looks like contour instead of a large block of powder like I always get !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00882566982548919818 Cali

    What brush did you use to blend it? I’ve always used powder, but a cream seems like a great option, especially in the colder months

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10890938795806414712 That Broke Life
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17937553896883251388 Lucy Alex

    I’m loving all these crayon products, this is something else though! Definitely want to give it a go xx

    A Little Lucy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02413830689961011509 Georgina Clare

    Wow, thats such a bazar concept!

    .Georgina Clare.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11931760047537655839 Emily Dimond

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15354866583778601455 Emily Dimond

    Wow! this looks absolutely amazing, its definitely now on my wish list!
    Emily x
    Amongst Thorns

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15792090267832272535 SophiaCharles

    I haven’t try this but it seems amazing!

    Sophia | http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06938899456099967972 casuallyawkward

    I can’t seem to figure out creme contour quite yet but I love Tarte products so I may be willing to risk the chance with this fabulous brand. x
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02217603564901383651 Nina P

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10995243856855965964 Candidly Catrin

    This looks great! I wish we could get Tarte products in Australia :( The way it looks when applied looks similar to my Tom Ford Shade-illuminate kid, which is a lovely cream contour, however veryyyy expensive xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17579891840644546224 Monica Ptaszynski

    Tarte is on point with their new products lately! I wish we could see the after face.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04144239993556285841 Daniella C


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657193032567020147 Lauren Burkitt

    Ahhhh yay I was hoping you would do a post on this! Woo-hoo can’t wait to try it! Great post Lily :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13461888534459682832 zaira cantara

    Need to try out Tarte cosmetics :) http://www.zairacantara.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11797364127118359071 millie grace

    Definitely what to try this out, it looks so simple to use, wow!
    millie xx / http://www.millie-grace.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17425657349617228017 Emily Knott

    I need this! Or I need something similar! I have been looking for a dark concealer stick for a while now, but failed to really find anything!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15121730592777964100 Megan Lillie

    Oooh this is an interesting idea! Only problem is I like to actually see and swatch products like this!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13622075613610909534 Mary D. B.

    I’ve had my eye on this for ages, but I’ve heard from some people that it shows up really orange on their skin. I’m interested to hear that you find it balanced between warm and cool tones. Hmmm… Might just have to make the jump now!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09838091688050523472 Kasia Bielec

    ohhh wow… It’s really works :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00705322603924309886 Lauren McMinn

    Great post Lily, xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    I’ve been so curious about this- glad you’re finding it so handy to use! xo



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07305635089578681911 Emily Shea

    I think you should do a comparison video for us! I’ve been wanting to try this but it just looks so much like the Loreal concealer sticks if you just purchased one a few shades darker than your skin tone.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06430351259367121694 Leanne Dolan

    This sounds great. I am going to NY in November so this may be thrown onto my shopping list when i hit up sephora!
    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x​​x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17998897385689237503 Sara Fleming

    This looks and sounds great! I’m so interested in Tarte products and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03426959223518569397 Eilis Rooney

    I haven’t tried it and I’m not into the idea of contouring either, even though I don’t REALLY have cheekbones. :p I’m a makeup newbie so I’m not sure what bronzer shade to go for, what brand or how to apply it. Could you please do a blog post on this?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10285754888677208327 Ellie-zabeth

    i need to try this. I’m horrible at contouring and i love how simple this looks!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17561171398228536975 Chloe Tomalin

    I love the idea of it being in a crayon form! Will have to try it out! I’m a big fan of the ever faithful sleek contour kit in light.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14210617859722868239 Valentina Duracinsky

    Looks exactly like what I’ve been looking for… !

    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00508953519162351114 PrettyLilThing/ Miss M

    Would have been useful to see a blended out pic…. But product seems great for precise application unlike some contouring sticks e.g. Nars

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07432999601899419670 Jennifer

    Perfect for nose sculpting!

    My Most Coveted| A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04260534251148882960 Emily London

    This looks like a good product, would love to experiment with it :)

    emilyldn.blogspot.com xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05213378555067965850 Jason B. Mixon

    thanks a lot for sharing such creative idea..
    Hope you would coninue…
    clipping path

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07234861394194680559 Makayla Charleston

    Excellent post!!
    i would recommend it to all my friends.
    clipping path