Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Unearthed (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ariana (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Buddy (Matte) (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Peaches and Cream (P, $9.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Prism (P, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Honey Thief (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Mickey (Shade) (DC, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Balm Beach (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cherish (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Mademoiselle (LE, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop To the 10 (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (DC, $26.00) is warmer (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P, $37.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Fresh 'n' Peachy (P, $8.00) is lighter (80% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is darker, warmer, better quality (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Amazonian Clay Blush formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear along with a “supremely soft” texture. The powder had a slightly firm, but smooth, consistency that didn’t kick up too much excess product when I worked with it, while it still blended out with ease and didn’t turn patchy or look uneven when applied. I would have liked to have seen better color payoff, as it was semi-sheer and buildable up to semi-opaque coverage. (A side note: given that all three of the new blush shades are sheerer, a genuinely deep shade would have been great to include for better coverage of the skin tone spectrum.) I think this is workable on skin tones up to medium-dark, as it was quite noticeable on my light-medium to medium skin tone. The finish was very smooth without being completely flat, though not enough to make it appear satiny blended out. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me, which is good, but as is typical with my experience with Tarte, not the 12-hours promised!

Risque

PPermanent. $29.00.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
80%
Total
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Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Risque Amazonian Clay Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powderr
On eyes:
  • Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow
  • Tarte Dame Metallics Shadow
  • Tarte Sinful Metallics Shadow
  • Tarte Scarlet Metallics Shadow
  • ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow
  • Sephora Eccentric Diva Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Tarte Rave Tarteist Lip Paint
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This looks very pretty on you! I also wish Tarte made one of the new shades a little darker. Risque looks like a nice everyday blush but I’m worried it may not be pigmented enough to show on darker skin tones

That is my worry as well, Fancie 🙁 They could use at least one darker, if not two darker and very deep shades, IMO.

On the other hand, there are already several deeper shades in the permanent range, while not much for those who are fairer, and prefer a soft flush of color (even Exposed can look too intense on me!).
.It seems “pigmentation” has become the standard by which “quality” is measured, but I think it comes down to actual results. As for quality, I feel that is a matter of ingredients.

I was actually referring to darker shades of browns as something buildable but richer and/or darker overall would be more appropriate for darker skin tones, since the collection is about “nudes” but does not really fit “nudes” for all skin tones, and I’m not aware of any deep shades of brown in their permanent range. If they do, they could have very well repromoted those shades, as they did with Exposed, to make their offering more inclusive. I’m glad that you, as someone being very fair, have found something you like, but that’s really not what I was talking about.

Oooh, I really like the actual look of it applied as opposed to the pan color or swatches! This goes into definite “maybe” category. But I will wait to see how the last of the trio works out before I decide.

Everything is listed under “The Makeup Look.” You can find this information below the post as well as in the sidebar, so it is on the page twice! 🙂

MAKE-UP LOOK

ON FACE:

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powderr
ON EYES:

Tarte Poker Face Metallics Shadow
Tarte Dame Metallics Shadow
Tarte Sinful Metallics Shadow
Tarte Scarlet Metallics Shadow
ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow
Sephora Eccentric Diva Contour Eye Pencil
ON LIPS:

Tarte Rave Tarteist Lip Paint

I have tried to like Tarte Amazonian blushes, and so far not so much. I find they read dusty in terms of color and texture on me, sort of ‘not fresh’. Tried a bunch out at Ulta this weekend, as so many like them and I thought I was just missing something, but had the same experience. Alas.

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