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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush | Peaceful, Charisma & Blushing Bride

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush (7)

Today was one of those days- I was constantly moving but it seems like nothing got done. I hate that! It probably doesn't help that it took me (at least) forty-five minutes of sorting through my nail polish drawer only to find the shade I was searching for was on my desk. It was a true bangs-head-on-desk moment. Oh well. I did get the chance to try wear the last of my new Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush today, which means I can give you the rundown. Read on to see Peaceful, Charisma and Blushing Bride!


Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush- Peaceful, Charisma, Blushing Bride (3)
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush- Peaceful, Charisma, Blushing Bride (1)

'Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish that lasts an amazing 12 hours. Inspired by Tarte's bestselling shades of cheek stains and lip tints, the colors range from soft to vivid to suit a wide variety of skintones.' - Tarte

Tare Amazonian Clay Blushes have took the beauty world by storm when they were first released and have steadily stood their ground on must have lists- and for good reason! The blushes are richly pigmented, super blend-able, and come in a host of wearable shades.

They are housed in simple compacts that are colour matched to the blush with a full mirror, but the most useful thing is that they are so easily de-pottable- the pans pop right out of the compact! Perfect for all those who prefer to store blushes in palettes. The blush itself, of course, is what we're all after. As mentioned it is quite pigmented, so a light touch is best, but they do blend easily so there is some wiggle room if you overdo it.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush- Peaceful

Peaceful is a shade that I've had for a little while- it was initially a QVC exclusive shade- and was my gateway into the Amazonian Clay Blush craze. The shade is now part of the regular lineup, btw. Tarte calls it a 'soft nude peach' which is close, but it also has a pink lean. The shimmer is a light, golden type glow which adds just enough to be apparent on skin, but isn't overpowering.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush- Charisma

Charisma is described as being a 'warm golden apricot' but I find it to be more red-toned than what I think of as being apricot. It's more of a warm coral-pink with golden shimmer. The shimmer is most apparent in this shade compared to the rest of the shades I've used.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush- Blushing Bride

Blushing Bride is a matte plummy-rose. While it looks quite plummy in the pan, the rosey-pink tones are more apparent once it's on skin. Mattes seem to be fairly rare in the Amazonian range, but the formula is just as lovely as the shimmer shades. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush- Peaceful, Charisma, Blushing Bride (2)

Overall, you really can't go wrong with any of Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blushes! Are you a fan? Which shades do you love?