Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is muted, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This shade has been part of the permanent range for awhile, but it is being repromoted alongside the three new shades, and I thought it was a good excuse to update photos/swatches of it as well as pull new dupes. The Amazonian Clay Blush formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear along with a “supremely soft” texture. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a dusty, lightly powdery consistency that does kick up a noticeable amount of powder in the pan, but it didn’t appear dry or chalky on the skin. The color wore well for eight hours, which is in line with most formulas for me, but it is below the length claimed. Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Bronze (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Plum Ombre (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Elevated (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too loose in the pan, while it didn’t kick up powder like most of the Blush range, which was a nice surprise. I think the texture is more refined and smoother with this highlighter formula than the blush formula. It produced a nice glow to the skin without looking metallic or overtly shimmery, so I think anyone who likes a light to moderate sheen may find this to their liking. The highlighter lasted for eight and a half hours on me (but not the 12 promised!). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Beach Babe (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Capri (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Celestial (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior #001 (P, $56.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Stunner (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Ray of Light (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Highlighter) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Boujee Call (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Liquid Clock (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exposed
Exposed
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total
Exposed
Exposed
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush
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Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
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Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
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Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
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Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter
Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter