Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Product Review: tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: tarte
Name: Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush
Size: 5.6 g / 0.20 oz
Price: approx. $33.00 CAD

Shade Tried: Natural Beauty

Where to buy: Sephora,

This was my second purchase in June for my $50 spend and I was excited to try a new blush (lately I've been using the super-popular NARS Orgasm) and who can resist anything that promises to last 12 hours.

Product description (from and "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 for an amazing 12 hours.

The soft blush is great for all skin types:
- Oily skin: Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around 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

Doesn't have mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, synthetic fragrance.

To Purr About:
- love the compact and embossed blush
- very vibrant colours
- blends effortlessly
- lasts a long time
- the shade I bought (Natural Beauty) is so vibrant that a little goes a very long way

Claws Out:
- not sure if it really lasts 12 hours

Final Comments:
I was very excited to try this blush, although I had a very difficult time picking a shade (there are 8 lovely shades). I finally settled on Natural Beauty because it looked like a nice deep flush and reminded me of my current blush (NARS Orgasm).

My first attempt in using this blush was a bit of a disaster because I wasn't expecting how intense the colour would be and used too much. But after removing the blush and trying again, I had much better luck. Now, after a few weeks of using it I'm much better at taking the right amount of blush with my brush.

This blush has really vibrant colour and a little goes a long way. The blush lasts quite long (although mine hasn't lasted 12 hours yet) and it goes on very easily and blends really well.

I love this blush and I love the compact it comes in - it's very pretty and contains a nice large mirror.

Even though I don't think that it really can last 12 hours, I still love this blush and think it's definitely worth the money!

Rating (out of 5):

Disclosure: This product was purchased Cinnamon Kitten


shivani (AOYV) said...

You make me want to get one right now. This blush hasn't received one bad review. I guess its time to buy one now!!

socialitedreams said...

i tried it out and kept getting complimented (did the darker berry color) i want to own one of these!


~Cinnamon Kitten~ said...

shivani - if you do buy one, try it out first if you can. I was in a rush and didn't try them all and bought the one that looked closest to my usual blush. Well, it turns out that this tarte blush is VERY intense and it's much stronger than most blushes so I had to adjust my application to a very light touch! :) Let me know which shade you end up with!

socialitedreams - you should! It's totally worth it! LOL!

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