Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “reddish pink.” It’s a pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. Milani Tea Rose (08) (LE, $7.99) is similar. Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is warmer. NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is slightly pinker. NARS Amour (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture of some of the more newly released shades from Tarte’s blush range has been problematic, and True Love seems to be the worst of the three I tried. It was dry, stiff, and harder to blend, but the pigmentation also suffered. It was medium in coverage but not more buildable than that, and as it is a brighter and darker shade, blendability is really key to ensure even coverage, rather than something that’s a bit splotchy. Applied, True Love wore well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

True Love

PPermanent. $29.00.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • Giorgio Armani Daybreak Cheek Fabric

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Belinda Avatar

Hello. I read on Sephora forum that Tarte sold out to a Japanese company Kose, so maybe they are the reason the formula is different, Tarte probably won’t ever be the same.

Meghan Avatar

It’s a shame when new releases don’t live up it previous products! I wonder if it’s a sign of brand laziness/ taking cult status for granted… Too bad.

Mariella Avatar

I love the “older” Tarte blushes I have. Foolish, IMO, to risk a good reputation that was well-earned all for the sake of introducing new colours (and, from where I’m sitting, they really don’t look all that different from some of the “original” shades, which makes it even more of a foolish enterprise).

Ang Avatar

I have this problem with every Tarte blush that doesn’t have shimmer in it. It’s like the product is scabbed over & I can’t pick up any product at all. I’ve even gone so far as to scrape the top layer of the blush off and it still didn’t help. Very bizarre and a shame because the shades are gorgeous :/

Larissa Avatar

This has been my experience with most, if not all, Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes. I have a mini, but it just… doesn’t impress me. :\ I really felt like I just kept seeing duds out there! I had no idea what everyone seemed to love about these blushes.

Maybe the formula is simply different, and by the time I got around to looking at them they’re not what everyone really loves. Unless the old shades are still just as nice, but I don’t feel particularly compelled to try them out aside from Exposed.

Plurabelle Avatar

I’d never buy anything labelled “Amazonian clay” (just like I would never buy anything labelled “Dead Sea mud”) because I’ve been to the Amazon and seen first-hand the devastating effects of companies exploiting the natural resources of that region. I’ll bet everything I have that it is by no means “fair trade”, whether it’s labelled like that or no – that it’s merely exploitative of local communities.

Alia Avatar

so sad…i recently bought Blissful from them and was very dissapointed in the quality and application…same with the blush in the matte palette…loved the eye shadows but the blush was awful

Jenna Avatar

That’s a shame–this is a very flattering color on me. Since I’m relatively a newbie to blushes, I haven’t noticed any stiffness in texture . . . maybe I’ll get to notice it when I wear it tomorrow. Have you tried Amazonian clay blush’s newest color, Captivating? Is the texture any improved?

Sarah Avatar

The colour looks beautiful on you, but I think I might skip it due to the quality….what’s the point of purchasing “high end” when the quality isn’t amazing….especially when the options at the drugstore are ever-increasing!!
As always, great review 🙂

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