Monday, January 2, 2012

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed

With a Sephora gift card that I received for Christmas, I decided to finally purchase my first Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the color Exposed. I had heard SO many great things about these blushes and I keep hearing how they are everyone's favorite blush.  
I chose the color "Exposed" after seeing my favorite Youtube guru's using this color a lot. I also liked how versatile this color is. It is a neutral color that can be worn everyday and with a variety of different makeup looks.  The color payoff is great.  I have not worn this color enough to see if it stays true to the 12 hour wear claim.

These blushes are available in 5 shades and retail for $25. They claim to wear for 12 hours. The Amazonian Clay blushes contain special ingredients including the amazonian clay (obviously), beeswax, vitamin C, and vitamin E. They are also paraben and cruelty free! 

The Tarte website claims that this blush is great for all skin types:

Oily Skin:  Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place

Dry Skin: Amazonian clay hydrates skin naturally to restore moisture so your blush wears better & longer

Dull Skin:  Amazonian clay improves the appearance of skin clarity and skin texture

Combination Skin:  Amazonian clay is completely intuitive; gives skin an overall smooth & even appearance
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"Exposed" is a nude with a hint of pink. It is very similar to MAC's "Blushbaby" but it has a hint more of a darker pink/mauve color. Exposed is also a bit more pigmented in my opinion. 

So far I am really loving this blush and hope to, sometime in the near future, purchase more of the Amazonian Clay blushes. I'm thinking maybe "Tipsy" or "Blissful". :)

Does anyone have any color recommendations?
If you have done a review on one of these blushes please leave the link in a comment because I would love to see! 


  1. its a very pretty shade ;-)

  2. I'm so jealous! I've been wanting to try one of these blushes! I have seen so many people rave about how great they are. Exposed looks great on you! Thanks for the comparison swatch!

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  4. I'm really curious on Tarte myself but don't own any of their gorgeous products ...yet! I'm dying to get my hands on the True Blood Palette but still kinda hesitant on it, don't know why but I'm afraid I won't like it. But their blushes seems promising after looking at your swatches. Might be a good investment! Thanks for the info!

  5. these blushes are so nice! i have the pink one in doll face and love it. beautiful pigmentation :)


  6. hello dear. I too have a TARTE blush in blissful and I do think it has great color pay off....! I love it .!
    and it does stay on .. now I want to try this shade is lovely on you hun so soft and pretty

    Blessings hun....

    Lizbeth- Glamstyln'

  7. A blush that is great for all skin types? That's awesome! I didn't know that but I knew this blush gets quite some rave!

  8. I'm dying to add one of these to my collection.. so many raves about them. This color is really pretty and looks great on you! You look SO adorable with pigtails! ;D

  9. i want exposed very badly. i only have tipsy, which i use during the summer months since it such a summery color.

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  11. I wish they sold thes blushes in the UK.. xxx

  12. i have heard so many about this brand looks nice
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  13. I dream of that brand:) lol, found in France (

  14. great review love, I've been wanting this product for a while :))

  15. Love Tarte makeup!!!
    The blush looks fabulous on you!!!

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  17. Love it.. I tried one of their blushes, but didnt like it cuz i felt cakey. I really like this color on u

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  19. love the colour,and its so similar to the mac blush.. just wish things like this were available in the uk! :(

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