Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review - Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush

I recently purchased three Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blushes and have been wearing them for several days now.  I wanted to have at least a week of wearing them before jumping on here to tell you guys what I think! Below is some information on the product:

Directly from the Tarte Cosmetics website:

These solar-baked blushes are infused with Amazonian Clay, nature's most perfect ingredient. These nutrient rich and skin-nourishing Amazonian clay blushes restore harmony for a flawless finish that lasts all day.
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.
Skinvigorating™ ingredients
Amazonian Clay: nature’s most perfect ingredientt providing total skin balance.
Beeswax: as an alternative to synthetic waxes, natural beeswax is used as a waterproofing agent, a protective barrier between the skin and the environment and it has also been know to naturally stimulate collagen production which plumps the skin and decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C: antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging, while brightening skin.
Vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage.
Skinvigorating™ benefits
Formulated without mineral oil
Formulated without paraben
Formulated without phthalates
Cruelty free
Formulated without sodium lauryl sulfate
Formulated without synthetic fragrance

The three shades I purchased are:

Peaceful (Shimmery Rose/Peach)
Amused (Matte Bright Pink)

Blissful (Matte Peach)

In total there are 8 blushes!  The shade Peaceful may have been an exclusive to QVC with the set I purchased because I don't see that one on the Tarte site.
Each blush retails for $25.00 (for 0.20 Oz. each) on the Tarte Cosmetics website, Sephora, and Ulta.  I purchased mine from QVC, so I got a different deal.  Two of the blushes (Amused and Blissful) came with a full size blush brush for $29.50 each.  The third blush (Peaceful) came in the Glow Your Way to Gorgeous set which I purchased with several other pieces, for $49.92.  I'm telling ya....QVC is the way to go peeps!!  Amazing deals!!  ...and no, I am not affiliated with QVC in ANY way.  I'm just a big fan and want to share this info with you so you can also take advantage of the great deals I am getting! Also, keep in mind that Tarte Cosmetics has some really great sales on their website throughout the year.  The discounts are between 20% and 40%.  Definitely sign up for their e-mails if interested in any future sales. 
Moving as I mentioned; I've been using the blushes now for about a week and I freakin LOVE them!!  First let me start with the packaging/compact itself.  I think it's adorable!  The Tarte logo is on the front and I love how the color of the packaging matches the color of the blush.  Very smart there Tarte!!  You're making my life a little easier in the mornings when I am rushing to get out the door. Thank you! 

When you open the compact, you've got your little mirror on one side which always comes in handy for touch ups and on the other side, you've got your handy dandy blush!  The blush has a pretty design embossed on it.  I assume it's the Amazon river?!!  I almost don't want to use the blushes for fear that the design will eventually fade.  I'm a dork!  I know! 
As for as how they wear, I gotta say "Believe the Hype!!" This is a highly pigmented blush and it really does last 12 hours.  At least it does for me.  Typically I apply my blush early in the morning before work (about 8am) and by 2pm, I don't really have much left.  With these particular blushes, the color lasts ALL day.  I am definitely in love!!  As far as the colors; no they are nothing special.  I am sure you can find similar colors in other brands, but is the staying power the same?  Probably not!
 If you give these a try, let me know what you think! I'd love to hear from you!
Talk to you soon!


makeupinsider said...

These are times I wish we had all your crazy brands in Norway!

I just publishes a post about some Marc Jacobs/Michael Kors goodies! And some other stuff :)

Jessica said...

I LOVE these blushes as well!

Melanie said...

I've heard some really great things about those blushes! The shade "Blissful' is so gorgeous. I love peach blushes! =)

abbeautycall said...

Love love love tarte. these have become my favorite blushes. I have tipsy and dollface and blushing bride I won, from
if had more $ would get more.

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nana said...

FINALLY someone who did a really informative and good review on these. thanks! They arent available where im from, but i will be picking them up the next time i come across tarte while on holiday! just to give them a go.

Jackee said...

@nana Thank you for the compliment! You'll really like the blushes!