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).


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!


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.


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.


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


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!

Shop Now

$40 at Sephora or $40 at TarteCosmetics.com


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  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    I really like Glam Glow masks!

    Posted 7.28.17 Reply
  2. Perez Ernestine wrote:

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

    Posted 7.28.17 Reply
  3. Mara Caibo wrote:

    L’Oréal skin expert clay mask

    Posted 7.28.17 Reply
  4. Samantha Gambello wrote:

    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!

    Posted 7.28.17 Reply
  5. Tia Wallner wrote:

    I don’t have a favorite

    Posted 7.28.17 Reply
  6. Christy Nelms Caldwell wrote:

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

    Posted 7.28.17 Reply
  7. lm wrote:

    I like the Rose Face Mask by Fresh.

    Posted 7.28.17 Reply
  8. shannon fowler wrote:

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

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  9. Holly Wass wrote:

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

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  10. It sounds so good. My all time favourite face mask is glam glow supermud x

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  11. Cheeseburger Says wrote:

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

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  12. pawsome__pups wrote:

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

    Posted 7.27.17 Reply
  13. 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

    Posted 7.26.17 Reply
  14. Would love to try this mask and see if its benefits match the hype. Love the sound of it.

    Posted 7.25.17 Reply
  15. Crystal Noble wrote:

    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 :)

    Posted 7.25.17 Reply
  16. Spacey wrote:

    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.

    Posted 7.24.17 Reply
    • Yep I’m so obsessed with Boscia masks too! My favorite is the peel-off mask – it’s so great for acne-prone skin!

      Posted 7.25.17 Reply
  17. Shanah Backman wrote:

    i really want to try this <3

    Posted 7.23.17 Reply
  18. Ashley wrote:

    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!

    Posted 7.23.17 Reply
  19. Lisa Coomer Queen wrote:

    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!

    Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  20. This is such a good idea! i will have to give it a go!

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle


    Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  21. patty wright wrote:

    I have never tried masks before but I have ordered some

    Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  22. Beth Shankle Anderson wrote:

    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

    Posted 7.22.17 Reply
    • 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!

      Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  23. فواز سعيد wrote:

    I don’t know, I want’t to my waif

    Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  24. Dannielle Redd wrote:

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

    Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  25. Thanks for sharing. I will need to check it out.

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  26. Amy Pawlukiewicz wrote:

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

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  27. Anne C wrote:

    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!

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
    • 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!

      Posted 7.22.17 Reply
      • Anne C wrote:

        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!

        Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  28. Monica Haro wrote:

    Clarins Extra-Firming Mask is my favorite!

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
    • I love everything Clarins and I can’t believe I never tried their masks! Gonna check this one out! Thanks for the recommendation!

      Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  29. Candace Estelle wrote:

    id love to try

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  30. inkchick wrote:

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

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  31. Ellie Andriotis wrote:

    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!

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  32. dorofte alexandra wrote:

    my favourite is the aztec secret indian healing clay

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  33. Lori Hite wrote:

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

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  34. The Mama In Black wrote:

    I’ve sampled this at Sephora and LOVED it!

    One of my fav’s is by Amore Pacific.

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
    • 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?

      Posted 7.22.17 Reply
  35. Brandye1980 wrote:


    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  36. Smiley Face wrote:

    Nice! I love dead sea masks.

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  37. Charlotte wrote:

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

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
    • 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!

      Posted 7.22.17 Reply
      • Samantha Gambello wrote:

        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” :-)

        Posted 7.28.17 Reply
  38. pinksuzanne wrote:

    My favourite mask is the Sephora Rose Mask.

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
  39. Rust wrote:

    My favorite mask is Clarins Extra-Firming Mask.

    Posted 7.21.17 Reply
    • 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!

      Posted 7.22.17 Reply