If you have your finger on the natural beauty pulse, you’ll likely have heard of Tata Harper. It’s the name of a brand and also the name of a woman, which is pretty cool. She makes tons of expensive and beautiful skincare from her home farm in Vermont (probably not actually, but let’s focus on the imagery here).
What you may not know, is that Tata Harper also make makeup products. As you’d expect, they combine top quality, organic ingredients with a natural, bouncy and healthy look. And no product exemplifies this more than the Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint.
These charming little green glass pots contain a balmy, slightly melty substance which can be dabbed onto lips and cheeks for a flush of colour and a glowy, dewy finish. For those who fear the look of overdone makeup, these will be a total godsend. And because it’s Tata, you can be safe in the knowledge that your blusher isn’t poisoning you slowly, which is kinda nice.
The product comes in four shades – Very Sweet, an effervescent peach; Very Charming, a bubblegum-esque pink; Very Naughty, a rich poppy red; and Very Popular, a nude rose – and my favourite. Each can be built to a high intensity finish, but sheered out for a natural look. And unlike most “lip and cheek” products, these truly work fantastically on both.
The trick is the formula – a surprisingly solid balm which imparts a balmy glow. But because so little product is needed, it doesn’t feel cloying, sticky – or slippery. In fact, the pigment seems to sink in to an almost stained finish, while all the great oils give a flattering and non-greasy sheen.
Speaking of oils, this little pot contains tons of great ones. I’m talking coconut, I’m talking green tea, I’m talking acai fruit and even one called plukenetia volubilis. This is basically hydrating, nourishing, anti-ageing skincare masquerading as makeup.
This little guy is an investment, sure – but knowing how little product I use every time, I can see it lasting forever. Plus, it’s both uniquely innovative and good for your skin. And, who doesn’t want to look like they’re just wandered off a farm in Vermont? I rest my case.