Oh man oh man oh man oh man. This product was definitely a huge disappointment. My first cheek stain ever, and it sucked so bad. I was so excited to try it out, and when I actually did, I was so sad. In my opinion, there are several reasons why Tarte's Cloud 9 Cheek Stain failed.
First, the color didn't show up on my NC30 cheeks. There was absolutely no difference. I tried to check myself out under different types of lighting, only to find out that the product looked like it just wasn't there. Perhaps if a very fair skinned person tried it out they might have better luck, but as for me, I guess I was too dark.
Second, the consistency of the product was a bummer. It felt like I was rubbing wax onto my cheeks. Bleh! And once I had finished application of the product, my cheeks were screaming for air. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, this product is not for you! I could definitely tell this stuff was blocking my pores.
Third, there is no smell! It is advertised as having some kind of grape smell, but honestly, I tried to sniff it a zillion times and I still couldn't discern a scent. I was very disappointed with this aspect of the product, because I had been hopeful that since it was purple, it would have a nice smell. At least give me a little bit of a berry smell, come on!
Fourth, Tarte's Cloud 9 is not very easy to use. The way you get more product to come up out of the tube is if you push up from the bottom, and once the product has come out, there is no way to push it back down. It would have been nice if it was like chap stick, where you could twist the product so the stuff goes back down the tube, but no. With my luck, I accidentally pushed too much product up and I couldn't stuff it back down. Plus, in trying to do so I damaged the product that was sticking out of the tube.
So all in all, Tarte's Cloud 9 was a FAIL. I would have to describe it as such: it's like a big purple glue stick that applies no color, has no scent, is very sticky and gooey, and you don't want this stuff on your face skin. If you did get some of this gunk on your face, you would probably want to wash it off right away, which is exactly what I did as soon as I tried it out.
Don't waste your money, avoid Tarte's Cloud 9.