Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy on cheeks
Breathtaking is all I can say about Tarte’s new Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes ($25 each). I could tell right away that these powder blushes were something special. I mean, just look at them — the embossed leaf on the pan, how the compacts are color coordinated to match the blush inside? Beautiful.
Clockwise from the lower left: Tipsy, Natural Beauty and Blushing Bride
The colors are based on existing shades from Tarte’s Cheek Stain and Lip Stain line, and Tarte says their not-so-secret ingredient, Amazonian clay, behaves differently depending on the wearer’s skin, by hydrating dry spots and/or absorbing oil in greasy areas at the same time.
That’s cool and all, but Tarte had me at hello with these. The colors are just so intense that I can hardly look away…but eventually I have to, because on top of everything else, they last throughout the day!
Yesterday I spent some quality me time with three of the eight blushes in the line — Tipsy (a matte coral), Blushing Bride (a shimmery rosy plum with golden glitter) and Natural Beauty (a matte red).
Swatches from the left with the flash: Tipsy, Blushing Bride and Natural Beauty
Swatches without the flash
Straight up, aren’t these blushes gorgeous? I think there’s a subtle but discernible divide between products that are good and products that are great, and I’d say these are absolutely the later. I’m hopelessly hooked. I think I need to pounce on Amused (a bright pink) and Blissful (a warm peach) next.
Speaking of pouncing, Tabs wanted me to add that they’re also cruelty free. WOOT!
PRICE: $25 each
AVAILABILITY: Available exclusively at Sephora stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
You might like the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes if…
- You’re looking for a blush that packs a lot of pigment
- You prefer products that are cruelty-free
- You want your blush to last all day long
- You like to couple your skin care and beauty products in one
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,