Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Finally. A blush that really impresses me. Until now, I've liked (and loved) a few, but never have I ever found something quite like this. 12 hour wear? Yep. Stays true to color? Check. Controls oil, but nourishes dry skin? Yes. Really. Sounds too good to be true, but this stuff is absolutely amazing!
$25 and available at Sephora.com and wherever Tarte products are sold.

Read what Sephora.com has to say about this product below:

What it is:
A long-wearing, solar-baked blush that lasts up to 12 hours.

What it does:
Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish for an amazing 12 hours. Inspired by Tarte's best-selling shades of cheek stains and lip tints, the colors range from soft to vivid to suit a wide variety of skintones. For oily skin types, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay's nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin's moisture. Combination skin types can rely on its ability to zero in on skin concerns and deliver benefits to restore complexion harmony. The result? Blush that wears better, longer, and truer!

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
This blush features the following Skinvigorating™ ingredients:
- Vitamins A and E, two natural preservatives that act as anti-inflammatory emollients and protect against free radical damage
- Vitamin C, an antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging, while brightening the skin
- Amazonian clay, a nutrient-rich, multitasking, skin-balancing clay that reduces dryness and flakiness, improves skin clarity, elasticity, firmness, and texture while removing oil from the skin's surface for smooth application and wear

Check out my video review below for more of my thoughts on this product.


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Products Used:
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Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Shadow Pencil in Wasteland
Urban Decay Deluxe Eye Shadow in Ruthless
MAC eye shadows:
Swiss Chocolate
Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure Sparkle Powder
MAC Fluidline in Dipdown
Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in So Ceylon
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
MAC Lipstick in Ravishing
MAC Lipglass in Nymphette


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Products Used:
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Urban Decay eye shadow in Graffiti
MAC eye shadow in Humid
MAC eye shadow in All that Glitters
MAC eye shadow in Ricepaper
Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Zero
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense liquid liner
Maybelline Full N' Soft mascara
NARS Orgasm blush
MAC Nymphette lipglass
MAC Fix+


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Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
MAC power point eye liner in Grey Utility
MAC eye shadows:
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NARS Laguna Bronzer
NARS Madly powder blush
Maybelline One By One Mascara
MAC lipstick in Fabby
MAC Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipglass
(not shown in video) Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation

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