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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Product Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful

Hi everyone! Another post for today. I'm making the most of the weekend as I'll be busy again tomorrow starting with payroll and then for the next few months. Anyway, here's the review of the blush I have been using for the past month. It's one of those blushes that were raved all over the net by bloggers and YouTubers but I guess my EQ is getting better since it took me a while to finally purchase this blush. Here is the review then.



Tarte Cosmetics says:

For those who want an alternative blush to tarte's award-winning gel and cream cheek stains, we're now offering Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in 8 shades. Inspired by our best-selling cheek and lip stains, shades range from soft pink (dollface) to deep berry (flush). Used alone or with our best-selling natural cheek stains, this blush is sure to give you that natural glow.

To know more about these blushes, check out the Tarte website.


What I like:
  • I like the straight on packaging. Nothing too artsy and nothing too glamorous. The colour of the compact gives you an idea how the blush inside looks. It also doesn't hurt that it has a mirror for quick touch ups.
  • The shade Blissful is described by Tarte as warm peach. It's close but I would say it's a warm coral peach with a hint of pink. It is matte but it is definitely not flat or a boring matte. It adds warmth on the cheeks while adding a faint glow that is simply pretty. On me, it looks like a natural flush.
  • The texture is great. It goes on smooth, it is finely milled and silky. Certainly of high quality.
  • Unscented. Nothing that gives me a headache whenever I use it.
  • I love that it is animal cruelty-free.
  • The blush is pigmented. You only need to swipe your blush brush on the pan once and you get enough color on the cheeks. I think this is not the case with lighter shades but you definitely need a light hand with this particular shade.
  • You get 5.6g of product that is packed with pigment, and with a shelf life of 12 months.
  • No skin irritation or allergic reactions with this blush.

What I don't like:
  • It claims to have a staying power of 12 hours. While I wasn't hoping for it to last half a day on me, the fact that others raved about how it stayed for 6-8 hours on them gave me high hopes for this blush. It lasts only 2 hours tops on me. And that is me staying in an air-conditioned room for the whole period.
  • This isn't exactly cheap for $25. I got mine for Php 1200 + Php 50 shipping (roughly $29) online. I was expecting a bit more for the tag price.
  • Not locally available. You'd have to purchase this from online re-sellers or have someone purchase it for you abroad.

Overall rating: 3.5/5 While the staying power is such a let down for me, the shade and how it looks naturally glowing on me won me over. I don't mind touching up anyway as long as it's not every minute of my life that I have to.

Will I buy again? No. I guess I'm part of the minority who isn't gaga over these blushes and repurchase. I'm sure I can find a better-lasting blush that is equally gorgeous on my cheeks.


Interesting Facts:

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 ingredient 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

Makeup: Pore Serum Gel, Kanebo Coffret D'Or Beauty Lasting Liquid UV,
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer, Kryolan Anti Shine Powder,
Skinfood Choco Powder Eyebrow Wood Pencil, Laura Mercier neutral eye
shadows from Colour Classics Face Palette, Sleek Noir Eyeshadow from Bad
Girl Palette as eye liner, Kiss Me Volume & Curl Mascara, Tarte Amazonian
Clay Blush in Blissful, Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Pomegranate, MAC Sheen
Supreme Lipstick in Ultra Darling

Have you tried any of these Amazonian Clay Blushes? How do you find it?

Happy Sunday, super awesome peeps! :)

Cheers,

55 comments:

  1. Looks very nice on you Pammytweet ... But sorry to know it didn't last on you! Now it's marked "x" in my list! Thanks for this. Mwah! ;)

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    1. Oh no, don't mark an X on it yet. It's really pretty. It'll probably work for you. It's just me. Haha!

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  2. Unfortunately, I haven't tried any Amazonian Clay Blushes nor any Tarte products. Too bad that the product didn't stay longer than expected on you... It looks so good on you pa naman! Great review, Pammy! :)

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    1. Thank you, dear. That's why I couldn't let go of it. It's a really pretty blush. Shame that it didn't last long on me as it did on others.

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  3. I haven't heard amazonia clay blushes. but the color is pretty on you. to bad that's the only unrecommend if not stay long.....

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    1. It does stay long on others. Maybe it's just me and my skin. Haha! Check it out on Sephora.

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  4. Deary it really looks good on you...

    and, ang ganda ganda ganda mo!!

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  5. The colour is just stunning on you!! I must investigate!

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    1. Thank you. You should probably try it. I can imagine it looking great on you. :)

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  6. it looks so nice tska yung packaging ang gondooo!! but sad na it did not lasted long

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    1. True! So sad lang. But then again, I almost always touch up so I'm cool with it. :)

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  7. happy new year! haha i'm so late but i haven't commented on any of your entries in a loooong time :/.

    too bad the staying power on the blush is not so good :(. you look super pretty on the last pic! :D I personally have never tried any of the amazonian clay blushes (actually any tarte cosmetics -_-). you seem to love pink blushes, not that it's a bad thing because the shade really looks nice on you <3.

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    1. Thank you, dearie. :)

      I do love pink blushes as they look better than most blushes on me. Haha! Maybe you can give these blushes a try. :)

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  8. That's too bad it doesn't last very long because the color is so pretty on you. I'm normally a big fan of Tarte, but I don't think the Amazonian clay blushes are something I'm going to pick up. I feel like there are a lot more affordable options out there that are longer lasting :)

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    1. That is so true. Lotsa better blushes that are as equally pretty as these blushes. :)

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  9. Great review! I love this blush. I love the color and the texture, but I don't know about it being that long lasting. It will last me through a work day, but not the advertised 24 hrs

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    1. I'm so jealous that it lasts that long on you. It only lasts a couple of hours on me. :/

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  10. I love the color this blush, (drooling over corals) too bad it does not stay that long. >.<

    I am a new follower

    xoxo

    Calin

    http://crayonspencils.blogspot.com/

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  11. That shade is so pretty! I also wanted one because of all the raves on the YT community...maybe because it's humid here in Pinas? Well, at least it's out of my list haha...Can you compare it with MAC blushes? ^_^

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    1. I remember MAC blushes lasting longer than this one does on me even though it's humid here in the country. It lasts a long time for others naman, it could just very well be me. :D

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  12. aww..i like this shade on you. sayang, it didn't have that lasting effect on you, as it did on me. but maybe it's because I got a darker shade, ung flush. but, i think i'll get my hands on this shade, too.

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    1. I'm jealous that it lasts long on you. Yes, this shade is really pretty, you should probably give this a try. :)

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  13. aawww..too bad the formula didn't work for you. but the color is really nice. i might get this shade next on my list. maybe the lasting effect is better for darker shades, like my Flush? Hmm..

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  14. You look super gorg in that blush! Many youtubers love that blush, I guess every person's opinion differs.

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  15. Looks pretty on you Pammy! Sad to learn that it doesn't have that good staying power.

    I don't think this will work for me too as I have oily skin. Hulas!!!

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    1. It works for others with oily skin. I guess it's just me then. :\ Try it! :)

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  16. finally someone who feels the same way as i do with the tarte amazonian clay! got mine in dollface.thought i was the only one having a hard time loving this blush.it lasted maybe 2 to 3 hours on me.shame! even if i use it with the urban decay setting spray it still wont stick!
    tip: if u have the bobbi shimmer brick this one looks good with it though.

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    1. Welcome to the club. I also know someone who thought she was the only one who was kinda disappointed with the staying power. :\

      And yes, I have tried applying a highlighter on top of it and it's looks amazing. Thanks for the tip. :)

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  17. oh i have very oily skin by the way.so it doesnt work for me din.

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  18. Great review pammycakes. you look so young and pretty.. it's my first time to see your full face! i love! feeling ko ang tagal ko nawala.. i miss you! i want to get that shade, super pretty! thanks for sharing! muahh!

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    1. Go! I can imagine how gorgeous it'll look on you. :)

      Haha! Thanks. One of the rare occasions that I feel like posting almost my whole face.

      I miss you too! It has been that long since I was in blogsphere.

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  19. love it,hun!
    you look gorgeous with it!
    that natural flush is really very becoming!
    too bad about the staying power though... but i guess when you're on a quick stroll in the mall this would be a great accompaniment!
    haha

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    1. That's true. It only lasted an hour on me earlier. Such a shame. :\

      Thanks, dearie. :)

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  20. Looks gorgeous on you pammy dear! Sadness na hindi pala sya long lasting. Ano kaya dupe nito?

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    1. Iniisip ko din yan. The only one I can think of is NARS Amour but I read somewhere that they're different. Thanks, dear. :)

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  21. you look beautiful,love it,follow you <3

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  22. It looks good on you though, I was thinking of putting this in my want list, thanks for your review.

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  23. this shades suites you (: really pretty!

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    CMPang x

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  24. There's so many great reviews on the Amazonian clay and i can't wait to get my hands on it too. :) Looks good on you!

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  25. That's such a gorgeous colour on you! I must get my hands on these Tarte blushes because they are EVERYWHERE right now! :)

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  26. looks awesome! how would you compare it to say orgasm?

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  27. waah this won't last on my oily skin too, i wanted to try one so badly pa naman

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  28. This blush sounds and looks very interesting. And the shade looks awesome on you. It is pretty expensive :(

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  29. Ive been interested in Tarte's amazon clay line. I want to try the foundation before I try the blushes though!

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  30. hey there!! just stumbled upon your blog ^.^ was just wondering where you were able to buy this? =) Color looks amazing on you BTW =D

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  31. curious about this too for a while, but lately got hooked on cream to powder blushes. thanks for the honest review! will definitely think twice before getting this. i got excited with the full face FOTD! ~hugs~ hehe! you look prettayyy!

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  32. i got this one in dollface...and this one also lasts 3 hours tops on me.ugh! i hate it.such a waste. i tried to experiment on layering this one with my other blushes.and it worked! i first added a layer and then used my bella bamba blush for an added pop of color. they have new shades with shimmer for this month..i think i'll pass on this one.so bye2 tarte! never again!

    (ayen852002@yahoo.com)

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  33. Do you wear a primer before putting on your makeup? It makes a big difference if you do, because as the day goes on, the oils in your face will pretty much wash off the makeup on your face. Primers, especially ones that control oil, will make your makeup last a long time. Also, have you tried Urban Decay's 24/7 makeup setter? It's really great at making your make up stay on your face the whole day -- I've used this many times on nights out, especially at the club that's pretty much like a sauna with all the body heat. If you use those, it should last a LOT longer, if not the 12 hours it claims. These products are also great with the rest of your makeup.

    xoxo

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