Tarte Tight and Bright Clay Multi-Mask Review

Tarte Tight Bright Mask Review and Demo

The concept of multi-masking is nothing new to the beauty world, but somehow until lately, there were not many products that provide all you need for the multi-masking routine in one jar. This season, Tarte Cosmetics launched their Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask that claims to be not only Insta-worthy due to the unique coloring (gold and pastel purple) but also help people with combination skin (basically, the majority of us) to balance things out. Having the most problematic skin ever, I couldn’t resist testing it out (especially because it comes in such cute packaging) so here come my thoughts on whether this mask is worth the hype.

The Claim: “A set of two vegan face masks in one jar to mix, match, and target skin concerns by tightening pores, polishing, hydrating, and brightening. Purple Detoxifying & Purifying Exfoliating Mask is perfect for the oily T-zone, this shine control mask helps tighten pores and detox your skin from the day’s pollutants. Gold Hydrating & Firming Gel Mask is ideal for dry or delicate areas like the cheeks and under the eyes. This hydrating and brightening treatment also helps calm redness and inflammation” (via Sephora).

Packaging: Incredible! It’s so beautiful and luxurious — I’ve been displaying it in my beauty room ever since I purchased the mask. I also plan on repurposing the jar after I’m done with the mask as it’s so cute!

Value: Each mask is 0.88 oz/ 25g which brings the entire set to 1.76oz / 50g. The set goes for $40 at Sephora. Compared to the majority of GlamGlow masks that are about the same size, the price point is not that high (GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment goes for $69). Also, keep in mind that you are getting two masks in one jar — it’s not that bad of a deal at all! Of course, it’s not your typical drugstore mask, but among other premium brands, the price of this Tarte mask is not high.

Texture: The purple mask has a typical clay mask texture with the only difference is that it has exfoliating beads in it. It features a fast-drying formula and it’s pleasant while applying and not tingling at all. The gold mask has thicker and more whipped consistency and is very pleasant too. I loved the fact that it featured golden pigment in it; in fact, I secretly call this mask a “liquid highlighter” — that’s how beautiful it looks and feels.

Ingredients: Both masks are vegan and formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, and are gluten-free.

Results: Amazing! Clay mask mattified my T-zone while the gold mask made my skin more illuminated and fresh-looking. While I truly enjoyed the purple mask, the gold mask was such a bomb and I’m planning on using it before important events for added skin silkiness and luminosity.

The Verdict: It’s a good one! Would highly recommend!

Buy: $40 at Sephora or $40 at TarteCosmetics.com.

P.S.—Check out Why I Follow 4 Skincare Routines Per Day post to learn about my favorite masks of all times!

  • Rust

    My favorite mask is Clarins Extra-Firming Mask.

    • Omg you are the second person recommending this mask in this post! It must be such a good one! I’ll make sure to check it out! Thank you for recommendation!

  • pinksuzanne

    My favourite mask is the Sephora Rose Mask.

  • Charlotte

    My fave mask is the L’Oréal skin expert clay mask !!❤️

    • Ohh I just purchased one but didn’t have a chance to test it yet. So excited that you love it! Hopefully it works for me too!

      • Samantha Gambello

        Idk if they are still doing it but at duane reade in B.K just last week, they had samples of all 3 in one big packet!:-) dope idea, though a little late. Ive already bought the charcoal & been debating on others, now I’ll know if theyre worth it! Then again it is L’oreal, so you know “you’re worth it” 🙂

  • Smiley Face

    Nice! I love dead sea masks.

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  • The Mama In Black

    I’ve sampled this at Sephora and LOVED it!

    One of my fav’s is by Amore Pacific.

    • OMG I’m obsessed with Amore Pacific masks!! My favorite ones are the overnight mask and the new one with white tea extract. What’s your favorite mask by Amore Pacific?

  • Lori Hite

    Fell in Love with this mask TaTA Harper is an amazing brand

  • dorofte alexandra

    my favourite is the aztec secret indian healing clay

  • Ellie Andriotis

    This mask looks so good! Will definitely have to try it out next time I go to sephora.

    My favourite mask right now is the milky piggy bubble clay mask. It’s so fun to use!

  • inkchick

    So far, my favorite mask is Orogold Caviar and Sea Kelp.

  • Candace Estelle

    id love to try

  • Monica Haro

    Clarins Extra-Firming Mask is my favorite!

    • I love everything Clarins and I can’t believe I never tried their masks! Gonna check this one out! Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Anne C

    I don’t usually use masks. Never found one that could be a favorite. Interested with charcoal and clay masks and I would love to try this dual mask from Tarte!

    • Oh really? Perhaps I could recommend you a few masks! What’s your skin type and skin concerns? I’ll put together a list of my favorite masks for you, Anne!

      • Anne C

        I would love that Katya! I have the Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask in my stash but I’m not too fond of it. It doesn’t do much for my skin. I have oily, acne-prone, and dry flaky skin all at the same time!

  • Amy Pawlukiewicz

    Okay, I had never heard of “multi-masking,” and this is ingenious! Definitely trying out this product.

  • Thanks for sharing. I will need to check it out.

  • Dannielle Redd

    Can’t wait to try for my crazy new age skin!?

  • فواز سعيد

    I don’t know, I want’t to my waif

  • Beth Shankle Anderson

    I love multi-masking, but I do it with separate products that meet my skin’s goals at the particular time. The does look like a nice product, though.

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    • That’s such a great approach! I use different masks for different concerns too but surprisingly this two in one mask worked for me! I’m so thrilled as it makes it easier to grab a mask for traveling – all I need is just one jar to treat two skin concerns!

  • patty wright

    I have never tried masks before but I have ordered some

  • This is such a good idea! i will have to give it a go!

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  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    I have been using bubble masks lately. I haven’t tried a whole lot of mask. I would love to try this one. It is on my list now. Thanks!

  • Ashley

    Hi Katya! My favorite masque of the moment that I found recently was GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating masque. I love exfoliating masks the best for my combo skin!

  • Shanah Backman

    i really want to try this <3

  • Spacey

    This mask sounds great! Love Tata Harper! My favorite face mask is the Boscia Charcoal Pudding, it’s the only one that actually makes some difference in my blackheads and pores.

    • Yep I’m so obsessed with Boscia masks too! My favorite is the peel-off mask – it’s so great for acne-prone skin!

  • Crystal Noble

    I’m still trying to find the right mask for me! One of my favourites for summer though is Clinique’s Pore Fining Charcoal Mask. I will have to check this one out though 🙂 + thanks for the chance to win the Tata Harper I’ve always wanted to try that brand 🙂

  • Would love to try this mask and see if its benefits match the hype. Love the sound of it.

  • I’ve been wanting to check out more skincare products and masks. I’ll keep this one in mind. I love Tarte products, but I haven’t tried their skin products. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

  • pawsome__pups

    Just recently tried this & I love it! My new favorite! Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Cheeseburger Says

    My fav face mask changes quite a bit, but currently I’m loving the pomegranate peel-off mask from Freeman Beauty!

  • It sounds so good. My all time favourite face mask is glam glow supermud x

  • Holly Wass

    I don’t use a mask, this would be a new experience

  • shannon fowler

    Ive never had a mask outside of my facial. I really need to start trying some on my own.

  • lm

    I like the Rose Face Mask by Fresh.

  • Christy Nelms Caldwell

    Amore Pacific overnight mask is my favorite at the moment. I am skincare crazed!

  • Tia Wallner

    I don’t have a favorite

  • Samantha Gambello

    My fav type of face masks are peel offs cuz thier so much fun! 🙂 I love 7th heavens line, they have something for EVERYone! I also love Pacifica,recently found a box of 5 masks in sample sizes. Those are ahhmazing,then again Pacifica in general is awesome!

  • Mara Caibo

    L’Oréal skin expert clay mask

  • Perez Ernestine

    So excited for the chance to win! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Elizabeth

    I really like Glam Glow masks!