Yes, grasshopper. You are ready…
Ready to take the leap!
You have trained well in the pursuit of flushed cheek perfection, swirling and bouncing your blush brush, and now it is time to take your level of blush love from hobbyist to full-blown enthusiast.
You can — no, you must lead your team of four Tarte powder blushes to new heights of flushed-faced fabulosity! I have complete faith in you.
True, the four new, limited edition shades in the $35 Fantastic Foursome holiday kit are all acolytes, yet each has demonstrated great fortitude and skill.
All of them hail from an elite fighting force, the League of Amazonian Clay Blushes, arguably among the best products in the entire Tarte tribe. Their soft formula, take-no-prisoners pigment and fearsome 10-hour wear time (although Tarte advertises 12) make for some seriously long-lasting blushing.
Meet the new members of the team…
A cool-toned matte fuchsia, Fantastic excels at not only face-to-face flirting, but also at quickly administering a bright, just-pinched flush to the apples of unassuming cheeks. Pair it with any number of pink, purple and/or plum lipsticks or glosses currently residing in your makeup bag.
You have to believe this shade is maaaaagic! Nothing can stand in its waaaaay!
Sorry…random Xanadu moment.
This neutral pinkish coral has been trained to treat cheeks lightly kissed by the sun, which is to say that I love the way it looks with a bit of a tan.
The team’s triple threat! Wear this peachy brown, with its flecks of silver glitter, as a blush, as a contour shade along your cheekbones, in the crease of your eyes, or as a bronzer all over your face.
This shimmery neutral gold specializes in rapid highlighting of upper cheekbones, down the bridges of noses and along brow bones and cupid’s bows.
As their leader, you are authorized to command your team however you see fit, sending them to class, to work, or to meet that cutie at the bookstore for coffee. But be warned! — watch your six, since Tarte did not include mirrors in the pans.
What’s so fantastic about the Fantastic Foursome?
- Although Tarte refers to this as a blush set, I think it’s more than that, thanks to the inclusion of colors that can serve as bronzers and highlighters.
- In terms of price, it’s also a pretty good deal, as the blushes work out to about $8.75 per 0.10-ounce pan (versus the 0.20-ounce full size pans, which sell for $25 each and work out to $12.50 per 0.10 ounces)
- The packaging! I think it’s gorgeous and seems special.
AVAILABILITY: Available online now at tarte.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (I do wish the pans had little mirrors)
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,