Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Fearless


I could not resist the hype surrounding tarte cosmetics any longer! Once those famous blushes were on QVC it was only a matter of time, and this is one purchase I do not regret. I love so much about this blush, starting with the cute packaging. I love how the colour of the case matches the shade inside, it means that if you went a bit cray and ordered lots of them you'd easily find the one that you were looking for. Not that I intend to do that...ahem. I also love the large mirror inside, and the pretty pattern carved into the blush. I thought a few uses would destroy it, but that hasn't been the case so far, but more on that later. I also need to mention how impressed I was that a brush was included with the price of the blush. I didn't realise that until it arrived, and thinking I had paid NARS prices for a blush, I was pleased to feel that I had received a 'freebie'. The brush, by the way, seems to be great quality and I'm pretty thrilled with it. 

The texture of the blush is a lot harder than I am used to, and I wouldn't have expected to like that, usually preferring buttery textures. However, this is really blendable and it is a good job that the formula is so hard, as brushes can only pick up a small amount of it. It's very pigmented indeed, and the tiniest amount is needed for a perfect flush that lasts all day. I've actually been using the blush in the picture for a few weeks, and the pattern is still intact, showing how little the brush actually picks up. Maybe it's something to do with the baked Amazonian clay, but even a small amount of this blush has serious staying powder. It does last longer on my cheeks than my NARS blushes, and although it does fade a little, I would say the look I like is on my face for upwards of ten hours. Ten busy hours, at work - impressive. 

The shade I picked up, Fearless, is a beauty. It's a bright pink, which leans slightly coral once applied, though it is certainly not orange-y. It's a flattering shade, that I can imagine suiting a lot of skin tones. As you can see from the swatches, it is far more wearable than it looks in the pan once blended out. 

 

I just wish QVC stocked a few more shades from the line. Let me know if you have any shade recommendations - I love the look of Tipsy!

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