I learned from Tarte Cosmetic's site that their makeup is cruelty-free, they give back, and have a line of vegan products. I have no idea why I have not tried products from Tarte Cosmetics sooner.
I've always been tempted by their lipsurgences (which remind me of cute chubby markers) and their cheek stains. For one reason or another, I always put them back or passed them up and purchased from another brand.
When Sephora had their F&F sale, I decided to take advantage of their 20% off code and try a Tarte product. I went with one of their Amazonian Clay blushes because I read so many glowing (get it?) reviews.
I recommend starting with a light hand and slowly building the color because this blush has Ah-MAZ-ing pigmentation. When I first applied this blush, I didn't do this and ended up with really PINK cheeks. I had to blend and blend some more to lighten it.
Swatched heavy on left. Blended out on right.
I first wore this blush to a wedding I attended last weekend. I am impressed that this blush lasted pretty much the entire day even through dancing. Tarte advertises that the blush lasts 12 hours. I would say it lasted on me between 8-10 hours with little fading.
Tarte claims that this blush is great for all skin types:
"Oily skin: Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around the pores to balance skin and keep product in place
Dry skin: Amazonian clay hydrates skin naturally to restore moisture so your blush wears better & longer
Dull skin: Amazonian clay improves the appearance of skin clarity and skin texture
Combination skin: Amazonian clay is completely intuitive; gives skin an overall smooth & even appearance" (taken from the Tarte website):
I can't attest that this blush will work for everyone. However, I do love the consistency of the powder- it's soft and blends easily.
I'm in love with this blush and it's awesome pigmentation and long-lasting results. I really want to get a few of the other shades, especially Flush (deep berry) which will look great for Fall/Winter. The positive experience I had with this blush will definitely have me adding more products from Tarte to my makeup collection.
Where to Buy: Ulta, Sephora, & Tarte
Cost: $25 for 0.2 oz
Have you tried these Amazonian Clay blushes? What is your favorite Tarte product?