Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay BlushTarte 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).

The powder had a soft, finely-milled texture that applied evenly and blended fairly easily on the skin, but it was a little stiff in the pan and required some swirling of the brush. It seemed like the top layer was stiff, but underneath (after a few uses), it wasn’t problematic anymore. It had so-so color payoff that was mostly buildable to true-to-pan intensity, if desired, but it does require a few layers. In general, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay formula doesn’t last twelve hours on me (which is what they claim), and Flush was no exception; it wore well for nine hours–longer than the average blush but short of the claimed wear time.

Flush

PPermanent. $29.00.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Flush Amazonian Clay Blush

81%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On lips:
  • Chanel Bliss Glossimer
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I don’t know if it’s the Guerlain Loose Powder you’re wearing here, but your skin looks absolutely radiant, and I’m far more interested in that than the blush. XD Thanks for the review anyway!

I’ve tried this kind of blush in Blissful. I love it! I have to apply it with a light hand though, it’s easy to get carried away for me. Do you have plans of ever reviewing Exposed?

I found the same thing with my Tarte blush – that it took a bit of swirling to crack into it, and the pigmentation isn’t heavy, but it’s quite nice. 🙂 this one looks like a very pretty colour!

This is weird, but the flush I have is completely different, the package is berry color and so is the blush, this one looks like amuse, and is a different color.

Hi Fabiola,

Reader Erin said that it this edition of Flush isn’t the same as the previously released edition of Flush!

The Amazonian Clay blush formula is probably my favourite of all the powder blushes I have but this one is just a bit too milky/chalky looking to have grabbed my eye or heart and since I’ve also got several of the near dupes, this is one I will continue to take a pass on.

I wish it wore longer on me! I like it, but I can never get as into it as a lot of readers are! I wish, though! They have such a nice range of shades.

Christine, thank you for reviewing this. You may want to add a note that this is NOT the same “Flush” that was released last year in the limited edition Balanced and Beautiful kit. The kit is still available online at Ulta, and the “Flush” included in the kit is a bright berry pink. Really totally different from this newly released blush. Very confusing! I wish Tarte would’ve given this one a different name. The original Flush is one of my favorites. I love bright, deep blushes even on my fair skin.

Hi Erin,

Thanks for letting me know – I would have definitely mentioned it, but I did not pick up that kit. So sorry! 🙁

The original was probably the most unique shade they had when Tarte first launched these blushes. It was this super pigmented, darker, yet bright shade of berry. Gorgeous on lighter skin, but very WOC friendly, too. This one just looks like another typical cool pink. I just wish they would have named this differently because to anyone who knows the original it’s going to be like what is this ish you’re giving me…this isn’t Flush!! Hah, actually, I remember exclaiming “it’s a lie. You lie to me” when I first swatched this one, lol

I have the original Flush color like other readers have mentioned, and I’m sad that it’s been replaced by this color. While this color is pretty, I don’t think it’s as unique as the original version. Boooo, Tarte!

Not only was the original version more unique, but it was also much more brown skin friendly. This one just seems like a chalky, extremely watered down, pinker version.

This looks like a pretty color, and you wear it so well! BUT… I’m just not sold on Tarte’s formula at all. It just feels so stiff, dry, and crusty whenever I attempt to swatch it in-store. My Sephora in JCP keeps the lids on the Tarte blush testers, and they swatch much better than those with the lids off, but it just turns me off of it. It doesn’t look like it blends fantastically on the back of my hand, either. I’ll probably just stick to the formulas I know I like better despite all the raves and the cult following for this blush line.

It’s a formula that does NOT take well to any build-up of oil at all. I have a couple that I swatched using my fingertip from eons ago, and the surface crusted over immediately.

It’s a pretty colour but tarte doesn’t last on me at all. The formula doesn’t show up in any photographs even an hour later and is never on when I get back home. I don’t even have oily skin so I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

I know 🙁 I thought having no blush after coming home was a bit weird but a bride just put up her pro shots on facebook and I have no colour on my face throughout the four hour event. I think I need to pack it on more or maybe I’m not applying it more evenly or maybe it’s an LE deluxe (memorable) so the quality isn’t the same.

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