First of all, I’d like to thank Suyen of House of Flair, the online Multiply pre-ordering store for co-sponsoring (item discount) this post. It’s thanks to her that I now own one of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blushes, an award-winning blush range which I kind of picked up a yearning for recently. These Tarte blushes took the U.S. by storm last year and created nearly as big a buying frenzy as the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters did.
INGREDIENTS: Talc, zinc stearate, tricaprylin, polyethylene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, beeswax, PEG-150 distearate, lanolin, laureth-4, tocopherol, polysorbate 20, tetrasodium EDTA, potassium sorbate, chlorphenesin, ascorbyl palmitate, tin oxide, kaolin, mica, carmine. May contain: Iron oxides, titanium dioxide, ultramarines, manganese violet, bismuth oxychloride, red 6 and red 7 lake, red 27 lake, yellow 5 lake, yellow 6 lake, blue 1 lake.
“These solar-baked blushes are infused with Amazonian Clay…these nutrient rich and skin-nourishing Amazonian clay blushes restore harmony for a flawless finish that lasts all day.”
The most popular shade for medium to fair skin ladies like myself is currently “Exposed” but Suyen didn’t have that on hand so I chose this soft warm baby pink, “Dollface” instead. That little hole you see at the back of the compact near the top is an ingenious mini feature through which you can poke a toothpick, pin, paperclip or whichever to instantly depot your blush if you want to. “Dollface” is a shade I can kind of compare to Rock & Republic’s phased out Contrived Pressed Blush in “Spank” which I gifted to someone 2 years ago. I’m not into this blush for the 12-hour claim but more for the beautiful soft matte shades with minimal fallout upon application. Read more to get the full post.
The Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes aren’t easy to swatch for blog photos because the product is not crumbly and holds well together…they provide a wash of color that fingers and brushes can easily pick up. The clay mentioned in the product name is said to be harvested from the banks of the Amazon river then sun-baked by people in the community along that area.
NO parabens, pthalates, SLS, mineral oil, or synthetic fragrance.
It doesn’t mean the blushes aren’t pigmented just because you can’t swatch them on an arm for blog photos that easy, I think the whole point of a more “solid” powder blush not leaving instant color all over the place is it turns out to be a blush you won’t OVER APPLY suddenly, you know the whole “Oh no I overdid it” drama that accompanies blush application, this allows you to apply a soft wash of color so you avoid that “slapped” blush look. If you swirl your brush in the pan longer, of course you’ll get more visual impact. This is how I like wearing my blush. I’ve asked my Tita who flew to the States yesterday to try and find another one in the color “Exposed” for me. Dollface is a warm baby pink that’s obvious enough and shows up on my face, it’s cool enough so you can tell it’s really pink, not peach, but it’s also warm enough so that the blush isn’t “jumping” off my face visually.
I wouldn’t say the blush lasts for 12hrs, that was totally unnecessary to declare, coz right now it’s 430pm and I’m quite due for a touch up, I applied the blush at around 11am this morning. It’s soft, noticeable, and pretty and it doesn’t have tons of fallout flying around unlike other dusty, crumbly blushes. The Shawill blushes that I reviewed a few posts back are also very good and don’t have a ton of fallout either, but they’re more pigmented than these Amazonian Clay ones, but not completely toxin-free at Php99.00 of course. From the Tarte website directly these Amazonian Clay blushes cost $25.00. Suyen has them on hand from her Multiply shop, House of Flair for Php1650.00, I got mine with a sponsored discount from her for this review. Thanks, Suyen! The Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes come in 8 shades on the Tarte site: Flush (deep berry), Blushing Bride (plumy rose), Natural Beauty (red), Dollface (light pink), Blissful (warm peach), Amused (bright peach), Tipsy(coral), and Exposed (nude). Tarte products are not readily available in retail locally but can be found among stockists like Suyen who pre-order and import for those like us who are out of reach. Jen aka FrmHeadtoToe the YouTuber mentions Tarte Amazonian Clay blush as one of her 2011 favorites last December in the video below as part of the Nice in her naughty and nice list.