Because I wasn't in the market to buy a blush that day (technically, I should never be since I already own a billion), I left it on the shelf. In the meantime, I've heard so many bloggers rave about this shade (wow, I must have really been onto something!, I thought), so when Sephora finally had its 20% off sale last month, I was quick to finally snatch this baby up!
Here's a photo of it, followed by a review and my impressions:
|Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed|
This line of blushes, touted for high pigmentation and long-wear (12 hours!) comes in a transparent plastic box that provides a few details about the product.
You can read that the blush is formulated without mineral oil, parabens, and other synthetic no-nos and it is super handy and thoughtful that the ingredients are listed clearly on the back for anyone interested!
The packaging also boasts that the formula is rich with natural elements, including Vitamins E and C and, of course, Amazonian Clay. Tarte is also a cruelty-free makeup line (PETA-approved), which is always a bonus in my books!
The compact itself is sleek and, well, compact, with cute detailing on the front. It's also nice that the shade of the compact matches the colour of the blush inside. Handy!
Here's another look at the product itself:
As I hinted at earlier, the shade is truly an incredibly versatile neutral; it goes with most every makeup look and would suit most skin tones, however it is still quite pigmented and pronounced. On me, it appears as a slightly brown-toned, warm pink with very subtle plummy undertones. I also pick up soft peachy tones in the blush as well (perhaps the warm tones in the blush reacting with my warm-ish skin tone?), so overall I really find it to be the ultimate balance of pink, brown, plum, and peach. Who knew such a versatile shade could be so complex!?
Here are swatches of the blush (L) swatched heavily and (R) more lightly:
|Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed swatched (L) heavily and (R) lightly|
And here are a few photos of me wearing the blush. I layered it on quite a bit that day, partially to fully demonstrate the shade and partially because I just like wearing lots of blush! :)
|Me wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed|
Overall, I'm in love with the formula of this blush (smooth, pigmented (but buildable), truly long-wearing, and easy to apply) and this shade is a particular winner. I also own Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful (a matte peachy-coral) and have been super pleased with that option as well. Can't wait to try more from this line, as I have been thoroughly impressed so far!
Do any of you own and love this shade? Any other favourite blushes from this line? Any other swoon-worthy Tarte products in your collection?
Thanks for reading! :)