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?

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82 Responses

  1. 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


  2. Lisa says:

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

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

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

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

    The Sunday Chapter

  8. Sounds like a great product πŸ™‚

    Emily xx


  9. Nik James says:

    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

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

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  11. Ellenor says:

    interesting product, I might have to give this a go πŸ™‚


  12. 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

  13. Joanna says:

    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!


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

    Laura xxx


  15. nueyork says:

    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.


  16. Emily McCue says:

    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!


  17. Alice Yeh says:

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

    Alice x {My Beauty Blog}

  18. Zazie Bibi says:

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

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

  19. Cristy says:

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


  20. alice bea says:

    This looks really interesting, I always struggle with contouring!


  21. Rachel says:

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

  22. Kat Horrocks says:

    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 πŸ™‚


  23. i picked this up but had to return it because the stick kept coming out πŸ™


  24. Manouk Maat says:

    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)

  25. 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

  26. Agata says:

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

  27. I really want to try this out! It sounds lovely and so easy to use too – thanks for the great review πŸ™‚ x


  28. 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

  29. Tara Clare says:

    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:


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

  31. Jessicalaar says:

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

    Jess x

  32. 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.

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

  34. felicitates says:

    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 πŸ™‚


  35. Victoria says:

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


  36. Emily Rhodes says:

    I like the crayon idea, you might be able to get a more precise look! πŸ™‚

    Emily x

  37. I’ve been wanting to try it! I love a sculpted look. πŸ™‚


  38. 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 πŸ™‚ -x


  39. Michelle K says:

    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

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


  41. Eguono Ogueh says:

    I love this idea of a crayon bronzer x

    Gegsy Lifestyle & Fashion Blog

  42. I tried swatching it and it was a bit orangey for me πŸ™

    Bf Gf Does Blogging

  43. Lauren S says:

    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

  44. Cali says:

    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

  45. Lucy Alex says:

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

    A Little Lucy

  46. Wow, thats such a bazar concept!

    .Georgina Clare.

  47. Emily Dimond says:

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  48. Emily Dimond says:

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

  49. I haven’t try this but it seems amazing!

    Sophia | http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  50. 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

  51. Nina P says:

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  52. This looks great! I wish we could get Tarte products in Australia πŸ™ 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

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

  54. Daniella C says:


  55. Ahhhh yay I was hoping you would do a post on this! Woo-hoo can’t wait to try it! Great post Lily πŸ™‚

  56. millie grace says:

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

  57. Emily Knott says:

    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!


  58. Megan Lillie says:

    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

  59. Mary D. B. says:

    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!


  60. Kasia Bielec says:

    ohhh wow… It’s really works πŸ™‚


  61. Jen27 says:

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



  62. Emily Shea says:

    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.

  63. Leanne Dolan says:

    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

  64. Sara Fleming says:

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


  65. Eilis Rooney says:

    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?

  66. Ellie-zabeth says:

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


  67. 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.


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

    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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

  70. Emily London says:

    This looks like a good product, would love to experiment with it πŸ™‚

    emilyldn.blogspot.com xx

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

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

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