Tarte Exposed Blush Review and Swatches




Today I am very excited to review the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed. This has been my go-to blush ever since I purchased it!
HERE is an older post where I went over my Tarte blush collection… at that time I had only tried Exposed on in Ulta with those heinous fluorescent lights, so I thought I would never purchase it.  I couldn’t have been more wrong about my new best friend — Exposed.
As I’m sure you know, Tarte is nice enough to match the outside packaging with the color of the blush… well in most cases. Exposed is actually a mauve/rose color which confused me because they have it in brown packaging. Regardless, this blush is BEAUTIFUL! I think it bests suits fair, light, and some medium skin tones… I don’t think it would show up well on anyone NC45 and up.
Exposed has fabulous pigmentation and lasting power. I’m not sure about Tarte’s 12 hour claim, but I can wear it 8 hours with little to no fading. On my NC15 skin, this blush looks like the most natural rosy flush, but still on the neutral side of things. It can be worn with just about any makeup look I put together, which is another reason why I love it so much.
The other day my mother complimented my blush so I felt compelled to apply it on her — she is much tanner than I am — around NC30. Exposed looked equally beautiful on her! I think this blush is a *MUST HAVE* ladies! Out of all my blushes, if I had to choose just one to wear for the rest of my days it would be between Tarte Exposed and MAC Cubic… thankfully I will never have to make that decision!
DUPES: Tarte Exposed is very similar to MAC Tenderling and somewhat similar to MAC Cubic. Unfortunately I don’t own Tenderling anymore so I can’t do a comparison swatch, but hopefully you’ll just take my word on it 😉
Have you tried Exposed? What is your favorite blush?
Exposed vs Cubic, Exposed vs Buff, Exposed vs Tenderling

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