Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes

Up until last year, Tarte was a brand I wasn't all too familiar with. However when their 24-hour Amazonian Clay blushes released, they definitely got my attention. I currently own two out of their extensive line, which include matte and shimmer finishes.

L: Exposed R: Tipsy swatched moderately

The first one I purchased was Tipsy, since Anna sung its praises I had to try it out for myself. This is my favorite out of the two; it imparts such a nice healthy glow but is still bright, fun coral shade. Word of caution: use a light hand and/or stippling brush with this one. It has high clown-looking potential if not. It swatches beautifully, wears well, and due to its pigmentation, will likely last me until my 60s.

Next up is the famous Exposed. Now, every blogger/vlogger in the world was raving about this shade last winter. It is a rosey, neutral pinky brown shade that is along the lines of Mac Blushbaby and Nars Douceur. I really like "sculpting" blushes of this nature; they seem to contour my cheeks while giving me some color. After months of use, I'm still unsure if Exposed does it for me. Hype aside, I find I have to use a lot to make it show up on my face (~NW/NC 20-25, neutral leaning to cool). Still, it is a high quality blush that I will definitely use frequently this winter. Once my summer tan is completely gone (which will be soon, sad face), I think Exposed will rise through the ranks for me.

Wearing Exposed today but I doubt you can tell...

Do you own any of the Tarte blushes, in particular Exposed? I'd love to know your experiences and shade recommendations x Have a great Thursday!


  1. Aw they look so beautiful! I love the subtle effect on e cheek, too.

    xo, - Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle Blog!

    1. After wearing Exposed yesterday, I realized I do like the subtle effect too! It lasted well over 10 hours as well, I'm impressed :) Thanks for reading xx

  2. I've had my eye on these for a while, but they're not available in Australia, pity.
    Looks great on you, great colour choices!

    1. Oh no, that must be frustrating! If you really would like to try them, I'd be happy to do a swap :)

      Thanks for reading! x

  3. I got Exposed last month and I'm in love! I do have to apply a good amount for it to show up on my medium skin tone, but I don't ever have to go over it more than 3 times. I think it's acceptable because it's not for lack of pigmentation but because the color is so light. Using a dense brush helps (denser than what you would usually use for other blushes). xxx Lovely blog :)

  4. Thanks for reading Coco! I love you blog too :) and Exposed has definitely grown on me since this post...I have been using a denser brush and you're right, it helps quite a bit. x