Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes have become extremely popular, as I’m sure you know! With any product that is hyped to heaven there is usually some truth in all the exaggeration. These blushes are definitely a great product, and worth looking into! A lot of us makeup addicts went a little crazy and wanted to buy them ALL!

I prefer matte blushes because I think they are much more versatile, and a good majority of Tarte blushes have shimmer. The four I have are the most useful for my collection, and I will only be reviewing the ones I own.

Tarte claims that amazonian clay has numerous benefits for the skin such as balancing skin moisture and oil control — making it suitable for all skin types. I’m not sure if all that is completely true, but I do know that they do not get patchy or greasy like some blushes, and the staying power is outstanding!

HERE is a link to my review of Exposed — which I purchased after writing this post.


I must admit I had to edit this page to reflect my change in opinion. I absolutely love this baby pink blush, especially when I have a strong contour. Dollface is in the same color family as MAC Well Dressed but definitely not a dupe. Click HERE for swatch comparisons of the two.


Tarte’s online description is a bit off… I would definitely consider this a warm pink rather than a peach. Blissful has a drier texture, so you have to dig a little more with your brush in the pan. Texture aside, it looks gorgeous on the skin and is probably my favorite!

FLUSH (Matte)

Flush is a berry-purple. This is the most pigmented blush I have ever used in my life! I love the way this looks on my fair skin — it’s a perfect “just in from the cold” flush. I think it would look amazing on any skin tone, especially dark skin! Because it is so pigmented, I like to use a fan brush to apply.


This is a gorgeous warm nude with glitter. I personally hate the glitter but not to worry — when you tap your brush before applying, 95% of the glitter falls off and never makes it to your face. There is no shimmer so it ends up applying nearly matte. Fair skin tones can even use this as a bronzer.

(Right to left: Dollface, Blissful, Flush, Buff)
I did lighter swatches and blended them out to get a more realistic portrayal of what the blushes would look like on the cheek. Although they appear a little patchy in the picture, I can assure you that they won’t apply like that on your cheeks. My favorite brush to use is the MAC 168 — goat hair large angled contour brush. I would try to avoid synthetic hair brushes when using such pigmented blushes because they tend to grab and deposit more color — easy to look like a clown with these blushes 🙂
Overall I really like them and I can’t wait to pick up my next and final Tarte Blush — TIPSY! I will let ya’ll know how I like it!
Do you own any Tarte Blushes? How do you like them?


  1. oliviabercik

    Question — I am one of those women who want to buy all of them. I have 11 now, but I've noticed some colors seem to be extremely similar in color. Like so similar it's not even worth buying both. IS that just me? Or have you noticed?
    Like say for example
    Blissful – Achiote – Tickled. In swatches online they seem so close in color it doesnt seem worth buying all three. How do you feel about this?


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