I have to say before I get too deep into this post that I struggled with the idea of reviewing this blush palette. I had bought it at a Toronto Sephora for $45 a few months ago and have been using it non-stop ever since. I have worn all four shades multiple times so I feel as though I have a well rounded sense of how each of the colors look and last on the cheeks, but I can’t find the palette anywhere online. I was interested in buying this before I went to Toronto and was trying to find it online even back in May but could not. it was at the top of my shopping list, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it in store.
My point with this lead up is that I am not sure if this product can only be bought in store, or if it is now off the market all together. If I could afford to fly back to Toronto to check the Tarte section of Sephora before writing this, you know I would. But sadly, there is no way that can happen so I’m left with sharing this disclaimer with you: This palette is likely (unfortunately) limited edition and no longer available, but I still wanted to review it because it has been a staple in my makeup routine for awhile now. And who knows, maybe they’ll bring is back? (please Tarte?)
Regardless of whether this palette is still available or not, Tarte has a huge range of individual amazonian clay blushes that sell for $35 dollars each. The colors are different than the shades in this palette, but the concept of longevity is the same. These amazonian blushes’ claim to fame is that they will last on your face for 12 hours. The blushes in this palette have the same formulation, and I can say that every shade lasts on my face for as long as I need them too.
All four of the colors are warm-toned shades, which are absolutely perfect for summer. I really love how different each shade is from one another. This makes the palette perfect for travelling because it is all I need in terms of packing blush for a trip.
They have a little bit of powder kick up when you dip your brush into them, but that doesn’t bother me very much. I just blow off any excess powder on the compact before closing it back up again. In terms of application, I will lightly dip my brush into the product (tap, not swirl) and apply the color onto my cheeks. The blushes are very pigmented which is another reason why I like to use a light hand with them. Just a little bit will go such a long way!
I usually reach for the palette as I’m getting ready for work in the mornings. My go-to shade is “Love” (third from left) because I think it looks the most natural on the skin and also blends in nicely with the tan that I have right now. Sometimes I will use the other shades in the palette, but Love is definitely my most used.
These all last upwards of 10 hours on my face. Whenever I apply them in the mornings I can always still see them on my cheeks at the end of a 9 hour workday after I’ve come home and settled in for the night.
That being said, I need to mention that I always apply face powder before applying any blush (pretty much a given for when your skin is as oily as mine) and then set my face with a setting spray (usually Urban Decays De-Slick or All Nighter). Although there is no doubt that these steps help to make the blush last longer, it still says a lot about the formula of these blushes when they are sticking around that long.
Now let’s get into the fun part, the colors:
Here I’m wearing a light dusting of Live which is the more coral shade in the palette. I love pairing coral and oranges together in the spring and summer.
In this photo I am wearing Laugh. The light shimmer in this one gives off such a beautiful glow. It was perfect to pair with warm eyeshadows and my brown glasses.
I wanted to keep the blush subtle for this blue eyeshadow look, which is why I used Love from the palette. It’s a great neutral blush.
For this look I wanted a pop of pink on the cheeks. Dream is a beautiful soft, warm pink that could be paired with pretty much any makeup look.
Thank you guys so much for reading, and I apologize if you can no longer get your hands on this palette. If nothing else I hope that you can take away that Tarte clay blushes have a great formula that I would recommend them if you need your blush to last for many consecutive hours.
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite long lasting blush, I love reading your opinions on products 🙂