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). Burberry My Burberry Blush (P, $68.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Rose Baiser (361) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rose (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Unwritten (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva CR020 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Quintessence (440) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Mauve (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (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). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (PiP, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Hot Mama (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Culture (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is lighter (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). 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). Tarte Electric (-, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $24.00) is darker (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). Becca Watermelon/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dare to Soar (LE, $4.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). 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). Stila Dusty Rose (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Impress (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% 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). 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). 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). 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). 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 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). Zoeva PK030 (P, ) is lighter (85% 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). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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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 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

Tarte Dream Amazonian Clay Blush
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

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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

So I was hoping just the packaging was made in China…But the blushes are too.. Oh dear… A pass for me…

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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