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Beauty in Review: Tarte Frixxxtion Stick

It's not very often that I get on here and discuss one stand out beauty product. I usually do a roundup of products, a focus on a specific category of product, or my current favorites.

Rarely I do single item posts *unless it's a sponsored post*, but this one needed a spotlight.

A few weeks ago I felt like my skin was looking kind of dull. It didn't feel like it was getting cleansed the proper way, and it felt clogged. My other cleansers weren't getting the job done and I wanted something new. I felt like my skin needed a good change.

That's when I got onto Sephora's website and started looking at cleansers. I noticed a trend amongst the products in front of me, something I hadn't seen before: cleansing sticks.

I knew cleansing sticks were an upcoming trend but I didn't really understand them. It's just a solid cleanser that you run across your face? Do you rub it in? What does it feel like?

Well, I can't pass up a new beauty trend so I decided to pick up the Tarte Frixxtion Cleansing Stick. It's a charcoal, exfoliating cleanser and the charcoal intrigued me. I know charcoal is great for the skin (I use charcoal masks all the time) but have never tried a charcoal cleanser. I thought this would be the perfect thing to make my skin feel better.

The reviews were fantastic on Sephora's website and I had seen a Youtube review or two about this product. The price was right at $22 so I couldn't pass it up.

Tarte describes this as a 3-in-1 cleanser that can also be used as a mask (I haven't tried it that way yet). It exfoliates, cleanses, and removes impurities; it gets deep into your pores to get a really great clean. It's hypoallergenic and vegan while also removing oils and reducing shine. (this is all paraphrased from Sephora's website).

I can attest to everything Tarte says!

I've never really tried Tarte skincare expect for their Maracuja Oil which I was allergic to and I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this cleansing stick.

I use it mostly in the shower because of the easy application; I just wet my face, glide the stick across my forehead, cheeks, and chin, and rub it in. At first the cleanser feels gentle and once you start to scrub, you can feel the exfoliating beads start working.

After rinsing my face, my skin has never felt better. It was smooth, clean, and actually looked healthier. I've been religiously using this every night and my skin looks good and feels good. I immediately feel like my skin is 10x healthier after washing my face with this.

If you're in need of a new cleanser, don't mind shelling out $22 at Sephora, and just want something that will show you results in a few weeks, this is for you. You can always return it if it turns out NOT to be for you, but with the heat, sweat, and makeup clogging my pores (not to mention the pollution from the NYC subway), my skin feels incredible after cleansing with this.

My next step is to use this as a mask and pick up another cleansing stick ASAP!

What's the latest beauty trend you've tried and loved?