Bright Eyes

My latest beauty obsession is finding products that make me look well rested (without actually having to get to bed before midnight). I’m sure I would have more time for sleep if I spent less time combing the aisles of Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Target but what fun would that be? In this quest, enter Rest Assured from Tarte.

Tarte's Rest Assured Brightening Wand The dual-ended brightening wand features a nude-colored liner on one side and a pearly pink cream highlighter on the other. The nude liner was kind of new to me- when I think of brightening pencils, I typically think white. But Tarte feels that white can be harsh and obvious (both true on certain skin types), while nude is a barely-there shot of brightness.

I started by swiping the liner in the corners of my eyes, which didn’t do much for me. I added a little more, and then a little more by lining all the way along my lower lash line, which made me look more wide awake. I added a touch of highlighting cream to my brow bone and the tops of my cheekbones, but I didn’t notice a whole lot of difference as far as my radiance went. Overall, I didn’t feel as though I looked more rested. When I asked my husband whether he thought I did, his response was a slightly confused, “Uhm…are you supposed to?”

Of the two products, I’m most excited about the nude liner. On my skin tone, it was what made the most impact. Which brings me to my next point – I’m extremely fair and I have to wonder what kind of impact either of these products would make on darker skin tones. The highlighter might be a little brighter, but I’m not sure about the nude liner. If you’ve tried Rest Assured, let me know what your results were like.

This is one of the first products from Tarte that I’ve used. I have to say that, while my feelings about this particular product are somewhat mixed, I love the fact that the line is comprised of products that seem to target specific issues with interesting solutions. I also love the fact that a complete list of ingredients for each product is listed on Tarte’s web site.

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  1. I haven’t tried this, but really love Tarte’s line of products.

    I started using NARS’ new ‘The Multiple’ stick in Copacabana as a highlighter. I love it! I sweep the stick over my cheekbones and around my eyes as a highlighter and I use my finger to dot it in the corner of my eyes.

    I’ve also used Benefit’s eye bright stick. I like it, but I don’t love it.

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