Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette ($38.00 for 0.63 oz.) contains four shades of warm-toned blushes for spring/summer. It’s a limited edition palette housed in a slim, travel-friendly palette with a large interior mirror and the products are labeled on the palette itself. The formula used is the Amazonian Clay Blush one, which is supposed to have 12-hour wear and be “pigment-packed.” I like Tarte’s formula, but the one downside is that they rarely wear much beyond eight hours, so they tend to get hit badly by longevity ratings as a result. The pigmentation can sometimes be lacking, but all four shades in the palette had good color payoff.

Live is a softened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a smooth, slightly firm consistency that blended out fairly well. It lasted for eight hours on me, which isn’t bad, but it isn’t close to the 12-hours claimed. (This is, unfortunately, par for the course with Tarte’s formula for me.) Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Sugarcoated (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Exhilarating (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry My Burberry Blush (P, $68.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Quintessence (440) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva CR020 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Beam (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Mauve (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) (P, $29.00) is more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Decked Out (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laugh is a medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was really blendable on the skin. It didn’t emphasize pores when diffused on the skin. This shade wore for eight and a half hours before fading. Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Culture (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (PiP, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Yacht Life (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Coral Pop (10) (LE, $48.00) is cooler (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Orgasm X (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Watermelon/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Coloured Raine Just Peachy (P, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Dipped in Stars (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Vivid Flush (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Sweets for My Sweet (P, $27.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Electric (-, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Love is a muted, medium pinky-plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was paired with a slightly firm/stiff texture, so I had to use a denser brush and jab at the surface to get product to really transfer from the pan to the brush. The color wore for eight hours on me. Anastasia Rose (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Blasphemy (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (DC, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Letter (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S214 (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC See Beyond (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Kash (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Amazed (LE, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (DC, ) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dream is a bright, peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was easy to use and apply to the skin. It gave a subtle sheen that wasn’t overly shimmery or metallic–it just looked natural. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (-, ) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Whimsy (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva PK030 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarteist

LELimited Edition. $0.38.
B
B
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Live

LELimited Edition. $29.00.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

Laugh

LELimited Edition. $29.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

Love

LELimited Edition. $29.00.
C+
C+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

Dream

LELimited Edition. $29.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
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Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Live Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Live Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Live Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Live Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Live Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Live Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Laugh Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Laugh Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Laugh Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Laugh Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Laugh Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Laugh Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Dream Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Dream Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Dream Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Dream Amazonian Clay Blush

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Tarte Dream Amazonian Clay Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Palette
  • ColourPop Descanso Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
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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).

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I keep forgetting this Tarte blush formula doesn’t rate to high with you. So a B not base overall. These are shade i would ware and it’ nice to see them put out a semi-permanent palette. The holiday ones sell out way to fast. lol

These all look really, really pretty on you, Christine! Mine’s on the way. As much as I love peachy/corally shades, I kind of wish Love would have been a nude, a berry, a even a purple. Something a little different to break up the peaches and pink and make the palette more versatile. I adore the packaging. Such a fun design!

Ooh, fun! I hope you love your palette when it arrives, Rachel! 🙂 I was impressed by Tarte’s shipping speed during F&F – same day shipping, and it actually came regular FedEx. I feel like almost every direct brand sends SmartPost/SurePost, lol!

I’m sure I’ll love it. I get so much use out of the Pin-Up Girl Palette it’s crazy. I’ve been using the Bling-It On one pretty regularly since I got it for Christmas. The Amazonian Clay formula gets along with my oily face really well.

I was super tempted by this palette! Love all the colors, and the packaging looks lovely too. I have dupes for each of these colors unfortunately 🙁 I think this would make a great present for someone new to Tarte or blushes in general!

I love the look of this palette, I wanted it as soon as I saw it but I thought I’d best wait for your review. Sure enough, I have dupes for all the shades. Very similar to Too Faced Love Flush Wardrobe. Part of me is glad, part of me still wants this, especially as Live is a better dupe for Spring Flock than How Deep is Your Love.

Haha! That is part of why I tried to get it tested + reviewed before the 15th. Won’t be able to get to the glosses, but I figured the palette was doable!

I did a double take when I saw this palette and thought Tarte only release these blush sets during Christmas! It’s too bad Love did not pick up well! This is a colour that I’m mostly excited about!

The colors are really pretty, but I’ll be passing. I have enough dupes in my stash, and I prefer to carry small, individual pans for on-the-go touch ups.

Wow – I love these blushes – they are so gorgeous. All of them are beautiful.
By the way Christine – how are you finding the foundation? It does look lovely on you.

Those are really my kinds of shades, so I was hoping to grab it with Tarte’s FF sale, but sadly it was already sold out on their website. Oh well, I got one of Stila’s Convertible Color palettes at their FF sale instead, lol!

I really, really love these shades! Because I literally have dupes, great ones at that, for all but Laugh! And that one is a stunner going into summer!

I have way too many blushers to consider this. i own the following which I bet are pretty good dupes :-
UD Gwen Stefani Cheeky, NARS Outlaw and Irgasm, Benefit Coralista, Laura Geller Apricot Berry and even NYX Spanush Rose.

Love the colors and your applications. Colors are wonderful summer colors on you and I suspect they would look good on me too.

I love Blush palettes and I hope major companies keep them coming!
Between the Tarte ones, Too Faced, & Urban Decay there have been some great ones past 6 mos

I did purchase this palette yesterday and it being my very first Tarte Blush palette I think it does the brand justice but I think the shades are so common! I know I won’t wear the shade “Live” way to bright for my liking! But it’s a nice palette, good pigmentation and perfect for summertime traveling!

these tarte 12hr blushes rate no 1 for me. they last 10+hours on my super oily skin, 9lus colors are so easy to put on and blend.

also wat to comment on the ‘made in china’ label. the apple iphones are also made in china. but in in these days of global supply chain (where you can source raw materials from anywhere in the world), a ‘made in xx’ label should be interpreted as ‘assembled in xx’, like the iphone 6 – where the majority of the value added originated from the US.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/01/31/how-much-of-the-iphone-is-made-in-china/

Mine arrived, and I’ve been playing with it. I don’t know if it’s our cooler, wetter atmosphere here, but all the shades in mine are downright creamy and super-pigmented. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. I never thought I’d described Tarte blushes as “creamy”, but these are.

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