Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour blush swatches

Well hello there my gorgeous glitterati.

I'm back today with yet more swatches :)

I did a swap with a lovely lady I met though Makeup Alley and she is US based so I grabbed the opportunity with both hands to finally try some of these Tarte blushes that I've heard nothing but rave reviews about.

I managed to get my hands on 7 shades and as usual, I'll give you the good stuff that is the pictures first and then explain a little more after. I will apologise now for my picture quality, I just couldn't seem to get it right so I've done the swatch shot with flash, they're still pretty accurate swatches in my humble opinion:

The swatches are from bottom to top :

Natural Beauty - Red toned pink for that perfect "flush" of colour.
Glisten - Peachy pink with added shimmer.
Exposed - Beautiful neutral nude for those "Au naturale" days.
Blushing Bride - Berry plum, perfect for Autumn / Winter.
Amused - Gorgeous bright bubblegum pink.
Blissful - Hot coral peach, bang on trend for Spring / Summer.
Adored - Light pink with added shimmer.

The texture of these blushes is just lovely, very smooth yet super pigmented in just one single swipe. I'm wearing Blissful today to test out the 12 hour claim, I'll have to let you know how I get on as I only just got these babies yesterday and wanted to get the swatched up ASAP for you.

There are many many benefits that Tarte claim from the Amazonian clay base of these blushes, check out the full details on their website here. The benefit are supposed to include oil control, nourishment for the skin, a reduction in the appearance of dryness and all this while also making your skin look smoother and giving you more clarity - What more could you ask for eh' :)

Tarte also do Amazonian clay based foundation, concealer, mascara and eyeliner amongst other things and I've now been bitten by the Tarte bug and I'm keen to try more out.

Tarte isn't readily available in the UK unfortunately!! Mega sad face!! But if you do know anyone State side who can help you out, they're definitely worth checking out, it's a lovely brand with great ideas, products and ethics.

Have you ever tried anything from Tarte? Anything else you'd highly recommend for me to check out?

Take care and love to all as always xox


  1. Great swatches my lovely they all look delicious but im gony have to say natural beauty, glisten exposed and blissful all appear to be my fave shades and ill bet blissful looks gorgeous on u! I cant wait to get my hands on dollface :D

    1. Thanks Hunni :) I've had it on for about 4 1/2 hours now and it's still going strong.
      I've got tipsy coming in another swap too, they're like flipping pokemon, I want to collect them all lol xx

    2. haha my girls love pokemon! N do u know what I was looking at ur lovely swatches without my specs on doh!!! and have now realised my faves are actually amused blissful adored and glisten! Id love to know how u like tipsy and ill let u know wen dollface arrives this one ive lemming foreva! now u have me lemming these other lovlies! xxxx

  2. great review, baby! thanks for all the info. can you believe i don't have any of these!? lol i have other tarte blushes but not any of the ones you've reviewed. i want a few now! xx

    1. Thanks Hunni :)

      You've got to get some more of these babies, it's love for me!!

      Hope it's all going well your end, can't wait to see you back in full swing xxx