Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonian Clay Blush ($25.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “plummy rose.” It’s a muted raspberry–it’s a bit pink as well as plum–with very faint shimmer. The shimmer looks more obvious in the pan, but it doesn’t translate much onto the skin–there’s a definite sheen once applied, but it’s not a heavy shimmer, so pores are not emphasized.  It packs a punch if you aren’t careful!  Blushing Bride is richly pigmented but can be applied softly and the soft texture allows for easy blending out if necessary.  The hue reminded me of Bobbi Brown Plum, which is a touch pinker.

I had the same wear results with this shade as with Exposed, which was eight hours of good wear, but by the tenth hour, it had disappeared. I was hoping for a bit longer wear, because of the intensity of this color, but no dice! The texture was not as finely milled here, but it was still quite soft without being powdery. I recommend using a stippling blush to apply this color, because it is very intense, and if you use a regular blush brush, you might find the results are too much and require a fair amount of blending out. I also found a stippling brush disturbed the powder less, which meant less excess powder being kicked up.

The Glossover


Blushing Bride

It's a good blush, but it just doesn't wear the full 12 hours that Tarte claims, which is really where this product lost the most points from. It wears well (eight to ten hours on me), looks natural when applied, and has good pigmentation.











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Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonian Clay Blush

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $25.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

The hue reminded me of Bobbi Brown Plum, which is a touch pinker.

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61 thoughts on “Tarte Blushing Bride Amazonian Clay Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Lovely shade! I love the lip gloss you’re wearing as well, which one is it?

  2. I really really really want this shade!!! It looks so pretty on!

  3. Katherine

    This looks very natural and pretty on you Christine. I might pick some of these up. I’ve found that lately I am preferring to have a more matte blush and then to apply shimmer if I want. That way I can control where and how much shimmer rather than an all in one product for example like shimmer blush.

  4. Gorrgeeeous color Christine!!!

  5. Christina

    Awww, Christine! You look so pretty with this colour combo. You really do look like you’re…well…blushing! :)

  6. Nadia

    What a pretty, pretty colour!! I’m really interested in these blushes but am currently on a no buy for at least the next 6 months. I’m doing project 10 pan!

  7. Ashley Sarah

    What are you wearing on your lips?

  8. Denise

    Hi Christine,

    what are you wearing on your Lips? It looks gorgeous!


  9. Gorgeous colour on you, and great pic! Love the make-up look you’re wearing here :)

  10. Karli

    Oh my gosh, this looks beautiful on you! Stunning photo, as always!

  11. This was the shade I was really interested in. I’m thinking it would require a really light hand, though, since I’m NC15. Don’t want clown cheeks. That’s a lovely gloss you’re wearing, by the way.

  12. Sara

    I really like this! The cheek color with the coordinating eye/lip you have on looks so classic ! 😀

  13. Alison Doodle

    Total unrelated; but what is that beautiful lipcolour used here?!

  14. AppleJuice87

    Love the look! What lip color are you wearing?

  15. Abby

    What lipgloss are you wearing in this photo with the Amazonian clay blush? I love it!

  16. spacegeek

    But the real question is WHAT beautiful thing are you wearing on your lips in this shot?!

  17. Lissa

    What are you wearing on your lips? I love it.

  18. Lisa

    I was worried this blush would be too plummy for me to pull off. But it looks so gorgeous on you! I just might have to pick it up! What are you wearing on your lips? It looks gorgeous as well.

  19. Lisa

    Has to be my #1 Favorite blush ATM. It’s the first blush over $20 I’ve paid full price for!

    Why did you give the packaging .5 of a higher score? It looks a bit cheap to me, but it is eco friendly.

    • You can pop the pan out of the palette if you so desire, because it is magnetic. It’s a huge plus, but it also spins around a bit in the pan, so it was slightly mitigated. I don’t know why it looks cheap, though – it’s a travel-friendly, comfortable-to-hold, droppable plastic compact with a mirror inside.

      • Lisa

        Oo, I didn’t realize it was magnetic. I was staring at my blush 3 days ago and I remember thing…

        “Why didn’t the company align this blush when they sold it??” Now I realize it just rotated a bit =D

  20. Denise

    Christine, what lipstick are you wearing in your photo here, it’s so pretty–

  21. That’s a beautiful blush, and I love the look you used it in! What lip product do you have on? It looks great!

  22. Stacey

    This was my first Tarte blush and I love it.
    Btw Tarte claims these blushes wear “UP TO” 12 hours… 8 hours for a powder blush to last is excellent!

    • The majority of blushes last 8 hours on me, actually. They call it Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, and in the product description on tartecosmetics.com, it does not say that.

  23. Kathryn

    You look flawless! :)

  24. :) I still am so glad that I got to meet you at the beauty social! <3

    but i absolutely love this color on you (as well as what you have on the lips) suits you well! I'm thinking of picking this one up as well! :p

  25. Sarah

    How does this compare to the Blushing Bride Cheek stain from Tarte? I’m in love with that color, but not 100% in love with the stick formula!

  26. LRW

    I’ve noticed a few comments on how these blushes do not apply well,but I found that if you use the Tarte blush brush,they tend to apply and wear better,for me anyway.I have 5 of these blushes and plan to buy more. I really am impressed with them.

    p.s. I love how everyone asks what you are wearing on your lips!You always have the best lip colors!

  27. I own this blush and I really love it! It gives my fair warm complexion a healthy rosy look. I love the faint shimmer that doesn’t show up too much on the cheeks but gives a nice sheen.

  28. Adelita

    This is my favorite shade from tarte Amazonian Clay blushes! It looks a wee bit similar with NARS Sin on my cheek, though…
    Staying power-wise, this blush last 8 hours on me too, but I find it amazing, because most blushes last only 3-4 hours on my very oily skin. If most people reapply their lipstick, I reapply my lipstick AND my blush on :(

  29. micaela

    What eyeliner/eyeshadow are you using here? Everything looks fantastic!

  30. Shawnya

    I love your lipstick in the bottom picture, do you remember what shade it is?