It’s been a while since I got myself a new blush. Between the blushes from my Victoria’s Secret palette (there are three) and my Topshop cream blush (which I have yet to review, sorry!), I find that I got myself amply covered.
Not until I saw this from Essie, where I was actually wanting to read about the NARS Doceur blush. She was comparing the two and since I haven’t tried anything from Tarte yet, I decided to get this instead (because it’s a bit cheaper, and yeah right, I’m trying to be money-savvy).
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed, Php1250 from Stuff in Style
On the pan, it looks like a rosy hue of nude devoid of any shimmer. I’m not used to not colorful blush colors, it’s actually oxymoron-ic to get a nude blush, if you know what I mean. But that’s exactly why I got it. The color isn’t any obvious off the pan either, arm swatching it might be dismaying at first.
BUT. But by some kind of makeup magic, once applied, it gives off a a subtle rosy flush that deepens as you put build the color. Now I don’t know if this has the same effect across all skin tones, and if it helps, I’m not too fair. (I think I’m a Medium/NC-25/30)
I find that this type of blush works best as a contouring color. Contouring what?! I use this blush not on the apples of the cheeks as I normally do, but rather on the cheekbone and slightly below it, extending to hairline. Yes much like a contour but extending higher on to the cheeks.
Applying it as such gives me a controlled, almost sculptural effect. This way, I can get away with wearing more of the product without looking pink and dark all over the place. It’s subtle, softer and I guess more effective. You might say this is a non-blush blush that gives your face color without looking that [infamously] flushed.
By the way, this lasts throughout the day, maybe not all of 12 hours but I did not feel the need to reapply the whole time I was wearing it.
I heart Exposed! I’m definitely sold with this Tarte product, I see myself getting one in a brighter color some other time. I like that this is all natural etc., comes in a no-nonsense, color-based packaging, with pigment and wear that’s enhancing, flattering and long-lasting.
Have you tried these Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes? What’s your favorite/recos? Too many pretty colors, so hard to choose!