Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Review

I have a slight addiction to Tarte in general, but it’s the Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blushes that really kicked it all off for me. They claim to be a long-wearing, fade-free blush which really appeals to me because I feel like my blush always disappears mid-way through the day. I wouldn’t say these blushes are completely fade-free, but I do find these to be kind of a staining blush, so I definitely notice these blushes lasting longer than some of my other ones.

The only way I can describe the texture of these is to say that they are hard, which must have something to do with the Amazonian clay. They’re not a buttery, creamy texture by any means, but when applied to the cheeks, you still have a few minutes to blend it out before the ‘stain’ of the blush sets. My favorite way to apply them is with a Real Techniques Stippling Brush if you’re curious!

The packaging is another thing I adore about these blushes. The outer packaging matches the shade of the blush which makes it really easy to find and let’s be honest they are just CUTE! Some shades do look slightly scary in the pan, but TRUST me when I say all of these blushes are very natural looking and easy to wear…even that purple one, Flush!

Dollface (Light Pink)

Dollface was the first Tarte blush I tried and I remember this being the most hyped back in the day. Although this isn’t my usual sort of shade it’s a very easy-to-wear everyday pink shade that I get a lot of use out of.

Tipsy (Coral)

This has to be one of my favorites and whenever the sun comes out I can’t seem to put this blush down. I swear I wore Tipsy almost every day last summer! Probably my favorite coral blush of all time…wow-what a statement!

Blissful (Warm Peach)

Blissful is slightly similar to dollface in the sense that it’s an easy-to-wear everyday shade, however, this one is less dolly pink and more peach, which I personally find more flattering on myself. A good one to have!

Flush (Pinkish Berry)

Here’s the scary one! I can’t seem to find a photo of me wearing this, but I always get lots of compliments when I wear it because it’s so unique. It’s nice in the colder months because it is, after all, a berry shade, but even in the summer, it’s great because it’s brightening. The above swatch is very dark, but when you apply this with a duo-fiber brush it is perfection.

Natural Beauty (Muted Strawberry Red)

Ahhh another one of my all-time favorites! To me, this blush is such a classic color and it’s what I imagine when I think of blush. Red blushes freak a lot of people out, but I like to refer to Natural Beauty one as my Snow White blush because it gives me those rosy cheeks like a Disney character. It is red, but it also has some pink in there-the description Strawberry Red is spot on.

Glisten (Shimmering Pinky Peach)

Glisten is the latest addition to my ever-growing Tarte blush collection. Glisten is different from the rest of my Tarte blushes because it has quite a bit of shimmer to it (the rest are matte). I was slightly scared that this would be too much, but actually, the shimmer is frickin’ stunning and cuts out the need for a highlighter. Really pretty!

Exposed (Nude)

Exposed is definitely my most used Tarte blush because of the sculpting effect which makes those cheekbones pop without using a heavy contour. Sometimes I use this as a contour color, or as a blush/contour hybrid. The great thing about this blush is that you can wear it on its own or you can add some color on top and it all kind of blends in together. It’s got a *slight* plum/rose hue to it, which makes it very feminine and not too harsh.

This post has been highly requested, so I’m glad I finally got around to doing it. As I was typing up this post I realized that they released a bunch of new colors, which look amazing.

What do you think of the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes? What’s your favorite blush formula?

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