Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “pinkish berry.” It’s a light-medium, cool-toned pink with a satin finish. Make Up For Ever #210 (P, $26.00) is a cream product. Urban Decay Blush (P) is lighter. Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00) is darker, more shimmery, brighter. NARS New Attitude (LE, $29.00) is brighter. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is brighter, cooler-toned. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is a little lighter. theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is a touch lighter. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is lighter, pinker. See comparison swatches. As a note, reader Erin has noted that this shade is not the same as a previously-released Flush (in past kits from Tarte).

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Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Flush
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%

10 Shades of Pretty in Pink Blushes, Lip Colors, and Eyeshadows for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, it seemed only appropriate to make a list of pretty in pink shades.  Whether you like pink on your lips, tips, cheeks, or eyes, I hope that you’ll find at least one shade to drool over. :)

Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette ($36.00 for 0.85 oz.) contains six eyeshadows, two eyeshadow/liners, and one blush. Each square-sized eyeshadow is 0.0758 oz., while the blush is 0.1544 oz., and the two rectangle-shaped eyeshadows are 0.1185 oz. each for a total weight of 0.8462 oz. If you’re familiar with Tarte’s formula, these performed similarly to past Tarte eyeshadows I’ve tried; the biggest takeaway is that they’re so soft that they are quite powdery. You’ll want to use softer brushes and a light touch when you go to pick up product to apply to the lid. I recommend patting the color on, then blending, to minimize excess powder falling underneath the lid.

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Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette
Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette Be MATTEnificent
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
Limited Edition
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Tarte Spring 2014 Launches

Tarte Spring 2014 Launches
Tarte Spring 2014 Launches

Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

This perfectly portable mirrored compact features eight new limited-edition eye shadows and one blush in everyday shades that complement all complexions. Create the perfect matte look for any occasion by mixing and matching the liner, lid, crease, and highlight colors in the supremely soft, velvety formula. Each shade delivers rich, blendable pigments. The innovative Amazonian colored clay provides unique antiaging, hydrating, and color-correcting benefits.

Cheek Stain Collector’s Vault ($150.00) (Limited Edition)

Rediscover the stain that started it all. To celebrate Tarte’s milestone cheek stain anniversary, they’re giving their award-winning cult favorite a makeover and introducing a brand new shade. The new, sleek design offers the same great formula and size in a slimmer, easy-to-use applicator while minimizing waste to reduce our carbon footprint. Enriched with t5 super fruit complex™, this iconic product delivers a fresh, “just pinched” look, plus antiaging and skin-restorative benefits with every application.

Lipsurgence Power Pigment ($24.00) (New)

Get vibrant, skin-brightening color with this lip tint inspired by Tarte’s newly designed cheek stains. Punched-up color and vibrant shine helps you create the perfect smile all day long. Infused with vitamins, shea butter, and a hint of mint, LipSurgence power pigments also deliver a burst of pure moisture to hydrate lips.

  • Exposed Nude pink
  • Fearless Pink coral
  • Tipsy Peachy pink coral
  • Blissful Dark peach coral
  • True Love Watermelon red
  • Flush Reddish berry
  • Blushing Bride Plummy rose
  • Natural Beauty Berry rose

Cheek Stain ($30.00)

After 15 years of success, the original and cult favorite Tarte cheek stain is getting a makeover. The sleek design features the same great long-wearing formula and size in an easy-to-use slim applicator. This new package delivers a radiant, natural-looking flush while minimizing waste and helping to reduce your carbon footprint. Enriched with t5 super fruit complex™, this iconic product delivers a fresh look and antiaging and skin-restorative benefits with every application.

  • Exposed Nude pink
  • Tipsy Sheer pink coral
  • Fearless Pink coral
  • Blissful Warm rosy pink
  • Blushing Bride Plummy pink
  • True Love Sheer watermelon
  • Natural Beauty Sheer berry rose
  • Flush Sheer berry

Collector’s Edition Super Size Maracuja Oil ($75.00) (Limited Edition)

Maracuja oil is rich in vitamin C and essential fatty acids to hydrate sensitive, dry, and even acne prone skin. It leaves the complexion more even toned and smooth without a greasy feel. This powerful elixir has anti-aging and healing properties to replenish, rebuild, and brighten skin without causing breakouts and is known to help control sebum production for improved skin clarity and texture. Now, get more miraculous oil plus a collector’s keepsake box to store brushes, glosses, or whatever takes your fancy. 3.4 fl. oz.

Collector’s Edition Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment ($38.00) (Limited Edition)

Refresh, renew, and recharge tired eyes with this powerful, multitasking eye treatment in chic, limited-edition collector’s packaging. The skintuitive™ formula addresses fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles by hydrating, firming, and brightening the delicate eye area for immediate results and visible improvement over time. The nutrient-rich, luxurious cream delivers the ultimate in hydration for smooth, youthful-looking eyes as vitamin C instantly illuminates tired eyes for a refreshed, rested appearance. Antioxidant rice bran, mango and coconut fight signs of aging and free radical damage while oat sugars instantly smooth and visibly tighten skin.

Colored Clay CC Primer ($34.00) (New)

  • Fair
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Tan
  • Deep

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, and tartecosmetics.com

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Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) launched recently as a “moisturizing, creamy lipstick.” They’re supposed to “add a splash of rich color and creamy shine” while delivering “intense moisture.” I’ve been testing two shades over the past couple of weeks, and it’s a decent to good formula, but it didn’t knock it out of the park for me. It really wasn’t that hydrating for me; no more than the average lipstick–just lightly hydrating–and the color and shine disappear after two hours of wear or less. If you eat or drink, good luck getting any wear out of these at all; the product just vanishes!

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Tarte Pink Peony Amazonian Butter Lipstick
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick Pink Peony
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
78%
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Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette (Quick)

Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette ($42.00 for 0.79 oz.) includes four blushes and one bronzer. It just sold out sometime between yesterday and today (last I checked, it was still available) online, so your only bet is to find it at a local store. Three of the five shades are part of the permanent range (Dazzled, Dollface, and Park Ave. Princess). Tarte’s blushes are normally 0.20 oz. each, and these are 0.158 oz., which is close. The set contains $81 worth of blush and $14 worth of bronzer, plus a faux leather cuff with a bow on top, but it contains $95 worth of makeup in it. Overall, all five products are nicely pigmented, and though a few are a little powdery at times, they sit well on the skin and blend out beautifully. If you can find the set, it is worth checking out. Tarte’s blushes, to be sure, though, do not wear the full 12-hours as promised, but they wear nicely at eight to nine hours, on average.

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Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette
Tarte Blush Palette Off the Cuff
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
Limited Edition
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