Monday, 15 April 2013

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful

When I asked for some US beauty recommendations last month there was over whelming love for Tarte Amazonian Clay blushers. And having already seen them featured on Essie Button I knew I had to "get on it", so as soon as I hit Sephora in NYC I headed straight to Tarte.

Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish for an amazing 12 hours. Tarte is a US brand (not currently available in the UK unfortunately). I’ve seen a lot of people calling them very pigmented, but for me, that’s just what they’re not. I really struggled to swatch them in the shop – the usual rub of the finger yielded very little colour. I had to track down a MUA to help me out. For that reason I only picked up one... Blissful is described as a warm peach. For me I’d say it’s more of a coral, pink... in fact more pink than anything with a gorgeous, but very fine, gold shimmer. 

Now the formula I love - a very finely milled, silky soft powder. It blends and layers very well without any build up or caking. Although very pigmented in the pan, it takes a lot of heavy swatching for it to translate on the face. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, perhaps there’s a special brush or application technique? But I’m really struggling to get the colour pay off, I had to go heavy for the photos and it still doesn't show up much! Wear time is pretty decent, around 8-9 hours for me, although it does fade a little.

Blissful, swatched VERY heavily 
Don't get me wrong, I do like Tarte blushers and would try another but they haven't quite lived up to my expectations and at that price (£17) I’d rather go for a MAC or Stila blush. I actually picked up a Sephora blush (review to follow) and found that to be much better.
The lowdown...  A natural looking blush that’s probably better suited for fairer skin tones. A nice fine powder with long wearing results. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush $26 Sephora. 


  1. Awww that's a shame, the colour does look pretty on you though. I picked up tipsy which s a coral and it's really pigmented, I'm really pale so I have to be careful when applying it. I'm definitely going to swatch a few more though maybe you got a dodgy one :)

  2. I don't own any Tarte blushes for that reason- I never had any luck swatching them and felt they'd be too light for my skin tone anyway:/ MAC Melba will always be with me <3


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