A review: tarte maracuja tinted hydrator.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that fashion and lifestyle blog “Man Repeller” is shutting down. 


The very first semester that I taught Blogging for Beginners — back when it was at LSU — a student showed me “Man Repeller” and it was one of her favorite blogs. 

At the time, it was unlike anything I’d ever seen, and I started following it. I quickly became a fan of its founder, Leandra Medine, who’d made a name for herself among fashion houses and big wigs — she was the opinion they all wanted to win over. Her quirky, and often off-putting style was paving the way for 20-somethings in New York City and around the country. 

I really loved the articles the site cranked out, which expanded from just fashion to finances and lifestyle. I loved reading the comments and I wished to one day have a byline there. 

But in June, when the country touched the surface on a history of institutional racism, “Man Repeller” didn’t escape a talking to. The site had managed to exclude Black designers and never acknowledged fashion trends inspired by POC. 

With Leandra — a wealthy, privileged white woman — as the founder and main voice of the site, it wasn’t a good look. Employees called her out, and her response was a public letter, which appeared tone deaf, to say the least. 

Since then, Leandra stepped back from the pub, and it was rebranded. And now it’s shutting everything down completely. It’s hard not to speculate that a lack of inclusion — downright selective ignorance — was the final straw. 

Of course, I do not support a blog that doesn’t include diverse voices. Regardless of why they’re closing it’s doors, it’s the end of an era and I feel for the writers and employees that are now looking for work. 

The truth hurts, doesn’t it? 

Tarte Maracuja Tinted Hydrator

Anyway! I know you’re here for the tinted moisturizer 🙂 It’s the latest product from Tarte that I’m loving. 

It’s the Maracuja Tinted Hydrator — basically a tinted moisturizer that offers medium coverage. 

Have you noticed that lots of cosmetic brands are coming out with makeup products that are lighter and more sheer-to-medium coverage? It’s the gel blushes that double as a lip tint, the foundation serums, and face glosses? 

It’s not high-glam… it’s the natural look we were all going for in the late 90s. I prefer full-coverage, but given the pandemic, I think the Marajuca Tinted Hydrator is a good go-to item. 

It gives medium coverage and you can wear it a few different ways: 1. by itself, 2. with concealer (which gives more coverage where you need it), and 3. with setting powder, for even more coverage. 

I’ve worn it all three ways and it’s just a very comfortable product. If you’re someone who gets motivated by getting up in the morning and getting ready, even if you’re not leaving the house, but you don’t have the time (or the desire) for full-glam, go for this! 

Plus, with the colder months coming right around the corner, it’s always good to make sure you’re hydrating your skin. 

You can apply it with your fingers, a beauty sponge, a brush… whatever you like to use. It comes in 20 different shades, so you can find the perfect match. And, it’s vegan! 

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Maracuja Oil: rich in essential fatty acids & vitamin C for firmer, brighter, smoother-looking skin & hydration
  • Hyaluronic Acid: naturally-occurring ingredient in the body which delivers moisture, firmness & suppleness
  • Vegan Collagen: helps hydrate skin and helps skin appear firmer
  • Turmeric Root Extract: anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps reduce appearance of redness
  • Aloe Flower Extract: known for soothing, healing & antiseptic properties

I love this product! Have you tried it? What other tinted moisturizers are good options?

This beauty review is not sponsored — nor are any of the reviews on this blog. I am a beauty and skincare junkie and enjoy sharing the products I love right here! For more reviews and similar posts, please subscribe to the blog by clicking subscribe on the right side of your screen. Cheers!

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