Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Tarte Coor Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($44.00 for 0.84 oz.) includes 10 blushes housed in a circular compact that opens and reveals five blushes on each side (there is no mirror as a result). Each pan is a decent size at 0.084 oz. a pop with a wide enough diameter that most blush brushes fit easily in them. The pans did not appear removable (I tried three pans with tweezers, and I didn’t feel any give). It would be a travel-friendly way to take so many blushes with you without taking up a lot of space.

The Amazonian Clay Blush formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear along with a “supremely soft” texture. There’s a lot to like about Tarte’s formula, as it is softer (sometimes dusty), blendable, and fairly smooth with good pigmentation, but for me, I rarely get 12-hour wear–I do get between 8 and 10-hour wear, though. Overall, the quality was consistent with the full-sized Tarte blushes I’ve tried with only one shade having a firmer, stiffer texture. I think they could have varied the colors used in the palette a bit more, but at least there is some variety in undertones and finishes. If you have a few blush palettes from Tarte, you may find that there is a lot of overlap, even if shades are not exact dupes, as the brand is prone to repeating itself each holiday! I think this a wish list worthy option for someone who is a big fan of Tarte’s formula or needs to have an instant blush stash.

Value

  • Full-size cost: $28.00 for 0.20 oz., $140.00/oz.
  • Palette cost: $44.00 for 0.84 oz., $52.38/oz.
  • Value: $117.60 worth of blush / $4.40 per shade

Crafty is a light peach with warm undertones and gold shimmer. This will work more as a highlighter than a blush for most skin tones, though it has a whiter base, so deeper skin tones may want to layer it over another cheek color. The texture was soft, blendable, and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture when applied. It wore well for eight and a half hours. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Blossom Glow (P, $4.99) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Glow (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Goddess (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Luxurious Bling (P, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Concept is a muted, medium-dark rosy coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation paired with a soft, blendable texture that was a bit thin and dusty, so it sheered out noticeably when applied to the cheeks. Luckily, it could be built up to greater intensity. This shade wore for nine hours before starting to fade on me. MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Mod (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (P, $34.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #7 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Essence Satin Love (P, $2.99) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). The Estee Edit Coy Coral (02) (P, $28.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Icon is a muted, medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had the type of finish that seemed matte initially, but it had a more natural matte finish when blended and buffed on the skin–it didn’t look dry or flat. This shade had a soft, lightly dusty texture that was very blendable and easy to use, and it did not sheer out unduly like Concept did, so the dustiness wasn’t noticeable when I used it on the cheeks. I was able to wear this one for nine hours before it started to show signs of wear. Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Formal (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Amazed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Glamour (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Chanel (LE, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Dusty Rose (P, $5.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Blush (Original) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Montage is a deep raspberry pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was good, while the consistency was smooth but too firm in the pan, so it was harder to blend out on the skin. It had more of a natural finish as it was blended on the skin. On me, this shade wore well for nine hours. MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Pink Rose Blush (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Edward Bess Bed of Roses (P, $43.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $60.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ironic is a medium-dark, pinky plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. This blush had excellent color payoff, while the texture was soft, just a smidgen powdery, and blended easily on the skin. I noticed the finish looked less matte and flat as I blended the product on my cheeks. The wear came in closer to nine hours on this particular color. Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Plum #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Black Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Fever (P, $23.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Idol is a light-medium, yellowed gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture–this one was prone to sheering out, but I imagine that for most this will be used as a highlighter and that sheerness will be more appreciated than not. The sheen is subtle on my skin, and the color didn’t seem to translate as noticeably as I had anticipated, but as always, this will likely have more color impact on fairer complexions. It wore well for eight hours on me. Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Pyrite (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Culture is a bright pop of peony pink with warmer undertones (though not strongly warm) paired with warmer, golden shimmer. It had good color coverage with a powdery texture, though it was soft, finely-milled, and remained blendable on the skin. There seemed to be pigmentation to spare, as it did not sheer out noticeably in practice. This shade lasted for almost nine hours on me. Becca Hibiscus Bloom (LE, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Benefit GALifornia (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $29.00)(95% similar). Milani Bella Bellini (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweets for My Sweet (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Peach Delight (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Maui (P, $38.00) is cooler (85% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Something About Berry (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Surreal is a bright, medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It was nicely pigmented, and I felt like a little went a long way, possibly due to the general brightness of it as well as the richness in pigment. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and a bit on the dusty side, but it did not appear dry or chalky applied to my skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading on me. Tarte Pop (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Above & Beyond (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Temper (-, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Shadore (P, $37.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Pink Explosion (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Pink Play #2 (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Blush) (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Milani Pink Play #3 (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Deco is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the powder felt soft, smooth, and neither dusty nor too firm in the pan. This shade applied and blended out without trouble and lasted for nine hours. Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Mistress (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Rose Garden (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disclosure (P, $60.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Revelation (63) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mod is a brightened, medium peachy-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The blush was richly pigmented and applied true-to-color on my skin. It had a soft, smooth consistency, and wasn’t dusty or powdery. This shade lasted for just over eight and a half hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Desert (P, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Concept (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Torrid (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dolline (P, $37.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Parfait (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Vibrant (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Oh You Pretty Things (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Swoon (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Coral Beams #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Flirtatious (LE, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #215 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Holiday 2016 Blush Palette Color Wheel
Color Wheel
Color Wheel
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Crafty
Crafty
Crafty
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Concept
Concept
Concept
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Icon
Icon
Icon
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Montage
Montage
Montage
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Ironic
Ironic
Ironic
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Idol
Idol
Idol
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Culture
Culture
Culture
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Surreal
Surreal
Surreal
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Deco
Deco
Deco
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Mod
Mod
Mod
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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