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.

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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

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Makeup Look

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

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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It’s a shame the texture of them isn’t as nice as they used to be, especially when the first couple layers is stiff and dry. Shame but beautiful shade nonetheless!

I don’t know what’s going on – it’s so weird that the new ones have changed. Bought mine from Sephora, so no idea why!

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.

Hmm this seems really disappointing considering how Tarte is often praised for their Amazonian clay blushes. I’ll pass!

I’ve liked them in the past, but all of the newly released shades I bought from Sephora have been misses!

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.

Yes, sums up my experience too, but sad because it is a very lovely colour. This formula also causes some really dramatic fading on me..like my skins just eats it up.

When I first tried the formula and reviewed it, my only real complaint was that they didn’t last as long as they stated, but otherwise they were fairly good. The most recent ones feel so different in regards to texture!

It’s too bad this doesn’t perform as well as their classics like tipsy and dollface! The colour is lovely though.

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).

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 :/

LOL! that sounds so gross, haha. It seems like eventually it gets better, but it still takes awhile 🙁

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.

Well! I must say, although it’s a shame that the blush itself isn’t really a high performer, the colour is lovely, and the result you achieved in the full face picture is truly a masterwork! You look gorgeous and glowing 🙂

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.

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

I find the blush that came with the Tarte Matte nificent palette to be dry and as a result powdery once I get it on my brush. It’s not my favorite formula tho’ I like the shade

Sad that quality has sort of gone down with these but the peak and color is so pretty! I have the cheek stain in True Love and it’s quite pink!

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?

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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