The Tarte Off the Cuff Holiday Blush and Bronzer Palette Prompts Impromptu Compliments Like, “What Are You Wearing on Your Cheeks?”

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Tarte Off the Cuff

The new Tarte Off the Cuff holiday blush and bronzer palette. I’m wearing the bronzer (in the palette, it’s on the far left) and the nude peach blush (the middle shade) on my cheeks, and that’s the bracelet it comes with accessorizing my wrist.

Three reasons to freak out when you open the Tarte new $42 Off the Cuff holiday blush and bronzer palette for the first time…

Tarte Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff!

1) The bracelet totally looks like something by Kate Spade.

Tarte Off the Cuff Packaging

That cuff there in the middle detaches so you can wear it as a bracelet.

NOTE: The included cuff isn’t one of those cheesy throwaway pieces that come with some holiday sets. It’s actually really cute and looks kind of expensive.


Love it!

2) The blushes are off the hook.

Honestly, YES! I’ve been waiting for what feels like eons for Tarte to release a blush palette like this because the only thing more fabulous than a single pan of Amazonian Clay Blush is a palette filled with five of them.

Well…technically, four blushes and a bronzer.

Tarte Off the Cuff

Game, set, match

When the Amazonian Clay Blushes came out a couple years ago, they set my blush world on fye-yah .

There have been times when I’ve applied them before the crack of dawn, and through some probably ancient, long-lost magic they look just as natural (not at all like they’re just sitting on top of the skin) and fresh 14 hours later, with nary a hint of fading and zero patchiness whatsoever.

Tarte Off the Cuff

In my paw for scale… How cute is that bracelet?

I’m still not entirely sold on the whole Amazonian clay angle — like whether it’s actually responsible for how how well I think these blushes perform — but I have to say, the pieces in this kit are spot-on fantastic.

Who knows? Maybe it is the clay… It’s supposed to give your skin exactly what it needs, when it needs it, adjusting to your needs at any given moment, be it extra moisture on your dry patches or oil absorption on your shiny spots, and it seems to do just that.

Tarte Off the-Cuff Swatches

Swatches on my NC42 forearm…

With the palette, you get a bright matte rose blush, a shimmery plum, a matte nude melon and a matte bright pink. The bronzer, the shade on the far right, is a medium golden brown.

All of them, the blushes and bronzer, should go well with most any eye look. Plus, they’re easy to blend and smooth like John Legend.

3) The whole kit and caboodle’s a pretty fantastic deal.

A full-sized 0.2-ounce Amazonian Clay Blush regularly goes for $26, so five of them would set you back $130.

With this kit, though, you get five 0.15-ounce pans — so, yeah, a little smaller than normal — for what works out to $8.40 each.

That’s a lot of choices and variety for $42.


Tarte Off the Cuff Blush

That’s the bronzer, and the bright pink blush (second from the right in the palette) on my cheeks

Tarte Off the Cuff

The bronzer, and the bright rosy pink blush on the far left

Tarte Off the Cuff

The bronzer, and the dark rosy blush (second from the left)

This kit’s…Off the Cuff? Wait — off the hook? Off the hizz-ook? How ’bout it’s just great? πŸ™‚ It’s one of the best holiday kits I’ve seen so far this year. You get a solid squad of department store-caliber blushes at a spectacular price. And, hello! — cute bracelet.

PRICE: $42
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Sephora stores

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Gowthami says:

    cuff is simply a “wow”!! and very pretty clicks <3 πŸ™‚
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  2. Valeria Mary says:

    You look stunning! and those blushes are beautiful Γ’β„’Β₯ love them!

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  3. Charisma says:

    Wow! Very affordable price for over the top pigmentation of the blushes.
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  4. Susan says:

    This looks lovely! Where is the palette made?

  5. I’ve been wanting Tarte blushes for ages now. This looks the perfect thing to pick!
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  6. Sunny says:

    Tarte puts together really great holiday sets! I wonder what that baby pink will look on me, but aside from that I should be able to pull the rest off easily!
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  7. I really likr you with such makeup, Karen! Speaking of Tarte, I finally got their blush this year and it’s lovely.
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  8. Sasha says:

    The swatches all look AMAZING! & so versatile! I don’t own a palette of blushes but think I might have to add this to my wish list!

  9. Jenny says:

    Is the bronzer matte?
    *crossing fingers*

  10. Sarah says:

    I love these blushes, the shades are beautiful!

    I agree – these are so affordable with more quantity.
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  11. Agata says:

    I love it, definitely going on my X-mas list! And btw, I love your necklace in these photos.

  12. Preeti Kaur says:

    Wow! These look amazing. And that cuff is just cherry on top πŸ™‚
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  13. Danielle says:

    This looks like a great set! So far this year, I think Tarte has the nicest holiday gift sets.
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  14. Alison M says:

    I have and loooove this palette! It’s awfully hard to use anything else with Off the Cuff on my vanity. My favorite of te moment is the rosy Dazzled πŸ™‚
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  15. Dollie says:

    What pretty colours!! And I love the cuff too πŸ™‚

  16. hanna says:

    Those blushes are so pretty, and that cuff.
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  17. Emily says:

    Wow those blushes look great! The colours look incredible. I have never tried the Amazonian clay blushes but I have always been curious. Your swatches look so good I might have to finally try them out!
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  18. That cuff look really expensive.. liked it a lott.. alll the blushers are so prettyy the texture look super smoot ..and wat a beautiful OOTD.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€
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  19. Denise S. says:

    This palette looks like a great deal and very nice for traveling. But since I own 3 or 4 of the Tarte clay blushes already,I’ll pass. Plus I just brought the Hour glass ambient light palette. I so love these holiday palettes and deals!

  20. gio says:

    Those blushes are so pretty and I love the cuff too. Too bad Tarte isn’t available here. πŸ™
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  21. Sylvia says:

    I have never tried the Tarte blushes so this seems like the perfect opportunity. I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m at Sephora!

  22. Megan says:

    I agree that this is a great palette with product that I also just have loved since the launched. I bought this as soon as I heard it was coming out- I almost missed out on last year’s holiday blush set. I knew I’d love it. The bracelet isn’t my thing and I’m not usually big on bronzer but I love that I can ease into it with the palette and it seems to not be too orangey for my annoyingly pale and cool skin tone. I think this is one of those sets that would be a great girlfriend gift or just a great way to try tarte blushes for those that haven’t

  23. Natalie says:

    This set looks awesome! I was just swatching it in Sephora today.

  24. Lena says:

    you know what, i don’t think i have a single blush palette. i’ve got like 60 single blushes or so, but no blush palette.
    so i’m definitely putting this one on my holiday wish list. i love tarte’s clay blushes. i’ve got two full sized ones, and a set of travel sized ones from last year’s holiday collection and they’re all AWESOME.
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  25. Diana says:

    Tarte Amazonian products hate me! I always break out with them. Yup…even the blushes. There is something in that Amazonian clay that does not like me. Gorgeous palette though πŸ™‚

  26. Emae Santos says:

    This palette or NARS’s One Night Stand? πŸ™‚

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