Blush lovers rejoice! Tarte has released 4 new shades of their Amazonian Clay line and I couldn’t be happier!

As you know, these blushes stole the top spot for best blush of 2011, and for good reason. The formula is amazing; it lasts well throughout the day, blends easily on the skin and comes in a variety of lovely shades.

Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blushes retail for $25 for .20 oz and are formulated without:

The four new shades are:

I already owned Glisten and Adored from the previous releases and here are side-by-side in the pan photos of how the two releases compare:

Old Glisten vs New Glisten: In person, they seem pretty identical. My old one just shows wear vs being perfectly in tact.

New Adored vs Old Adored: The packaging color changed, and the new one seems to be a slight bit brighter. I can’t tell if the color of the packaging is just throwing my judgment or if they are indeed different. If there is a difference, it is slight, the new Adored being slightly brighter than the old version.

Tarte Frisky

Natural Beauty vs Frisky: I also thought you might be wondering (as I did) how does Natural Beauty compare to Frisky? Are they same except one has sparkles? I say no. Frisky is more pink/peach and Natural Beauty has more red.

Tarte Buff

Tarte Buff vs Exposed: I also figured the same about Buff and Exposed. Buff is definitely more brown/tan than the pink toned Exposed. Both are flattering on my skin tone, but this gives others more options when it comes to a nude blush from this line. 

Swatches with flash L-R: Glisten, Buff, Adored, Frisky

(I used my old Glisten and Adored for theses swatches…maybe a giveaway in the near future ;) )

Swatches in natural light L-R: Glisten, Buff, Adored, Frisky

Wearing Tarte Frisky lightly on Cheek, Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine gloss in Natural Beauty, Tarte Amazonian Clay liner in Rich Green, Bare Minerals Ready Shadow Scenic Route duo

Wearing Buff on Cheek, same items as above.

Initially the sparkle in both Buff and Frisky made me a little apprehensive, but as you can see on the cheeks they look natural and are not even close to approaching disco ball territory. I am pleased that all of the blushes have the same high quality and longevity of the previously released shades.

You can find the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes at Sephora, Ulta, QVC and TarteCosmetics.com. Not all of the shades are available everywhere. It appears that Ulta carries Adored and Glisten but not Buff or Frisky (yet) but Sephora has the entire line available.

Will you be indulging in some new blush for spring? I highly recommend you check these shades out, you won’t be disappointed :)

*the products in this post were sent by PR for consideration and review*

Hi ladies! If you’ve read my blog before or follow me on Twitter, you know that I have a particular obsession with all things Amazonian Clay from tarte. Tarte has really impressed me all year long and I have enjoyed every purchase I have made. And so, it is with that sentiment in mind that I share with you my collection of the tarte Amazonian Clay blushes. I am only missing one shade at the moment, Blissful! Hopefully, it will be mine soon.

A Bag of Blushy Goodness

L-R: Dollface*, Tipsy, Amused, Natural Beauty

All of these are in the permanent line. Dollface is a lovely light pink and is matte. I didn’t think this shade would show up on me, but it’s surprisingly natural and a perfect pink cheek. My love for Tipsy is no secret, as I have posted about it before. Amused is a medium pink that is deeper than Dollface but equally gorgeous and unique. Natural Beauty is a red-pink that creates a nice “5 mile run” blush on my cheeks that I really love.

L-R: Dollface*, Tipsy, Amused, Natural Beauty

I know my skin looks lighter here, and it must have been the angle of the sun and my camera. Regardless, the swatches are accurate and true to color :)

L-R: Exposed*, Blushing Bride, Flush

Exposed is probably the best and most natural nude blush I own. Blushing Bride is one of the few that contain sparkle, but it’s subtle and not glittery. Swatched, it’s a fine shimmer. I think this might be similar to NARS blush in Sin. I can’t say for sure, because I don’t own it. Flush is nice purpley-pink shade that is matte and smooth. I think all three of these are great for fall too.

L-R: Exposed*, Blushing Bride, Flush

L-R: Tickled, Adored, Glisten, Peaceful

These four shades are (or were) sadly only available in special sets. Tickled is a coral-red shade and is matte and was included in the 2nd delivery of the 8th World Wonder set from QVC. Adored was available in a Sephora exclusive set earlier this year. It reminds me of what NARS Angelika might be like because it contains the same kind of sparkle. Again, not overly dramatic. Glisten came from the first 8th World Wonder delivery from QVC and is a favorite. It’s a great peachy-pink with gold sheen. It might be similar to NARS Orgasm or Deep Throat. Peaceful is from the most recent set, still available on QVC and will be featured as a Today’s Special Value this weekend. It is peachier than Glisten, but also has a golden sheen. It also lacks the pink undertone of Glisten. You can pre-order this set now via Auto-Delivery (search item #A219234) or one kit (search item #A218483). I think the kits are a great deal, and I love the auto-delivery option because you get new shades each season. I can’t wait for the fall versions of both kits!

L-R: Peaceful, Glisten, Adored, Tickled

Bottom Line:

What shades do you have your eye on? Have you picked any up, and if you have, which ones are your favorites?

*the items starred were provided for consideration by PR. The rest I purchased myself.
11. 04. 2011

Good Afternoon ladies! I hope all of your Mondays have been treating you well. I am so geared up for spring and summer after this bought of super warm weather this weekend, I just want to live outside! I cannot wait to start buying flowers and plants again!

In the mean time, I can still have lots of fun with makeup! About two weeks ago I posted a twitpic of a mixed blush (a cream base and a powder over the top) to show how you have so many more blushes than you think you own if you have a few of each! I love to create my own custom colors when I have the time, so I thought I would share with you guys a few ideas of mixing up your own colors.

L-R: NARS Cactus Flower, Milani Luminoso, Mixed Together

Above, you can see that both of these blushes are beautiful in their own right. But just look what a gorgeous color it makes when you blend them together? A stunning bright peachy-coral. I shade that I would love to purchase all by itself!

L-R: MAC Cream Color Base Madly Magenta, Tarte Adored, Mixed Together

Here I wanted to really bring out the color in Tarte’s Adored Amazonian Clay Blush. It is pretty and slightly more subtle on it’s own, but when added to Madly Magenta you really take it up a notch (or 5, lol).  But I absolutely love the way this blush came out! It reminds me of how MAC Sakura blush out to have been, by looking at the pan and having swatched it. This combo is much, much better!

L-R: MAC Cream Color Base Tickle Me Pink, NARS Taj Mahal, Mixed Together

This is the picture that inspired this post, as well as a friendly suggestion from the very talented 25FLondon. I was trying to create a tangerine shade of blush, and I think I pulled it off quite well. I will definitely be using this combo in the summer, as my skin gets a bit more color to it.

Whether you like the color of the blush as it is (I like every one of these very much on their own) or if you aren’t quite happy with it, it is rather fun to play around and make new colors from the ones you already have. I think that’s part of the “art” of makeup and bringing out your creative side. I do this with eyeshadows and bases, and lipsticks and lipliners all the time, as I am sure most of you do as well. I would love to see some of the other things you ladies come up with, so I “tag” you all to do a post like this.

 

Good Morning Beautiful! It should come as absolutely no surprise that I have picked up more of these blushes (no, I am not ashamed, they are THAT good). If you care to re-visit the awesomeness that was my initial review of these beauties click here. Otherwise, I will get to the good stuff…the swatches!

Tarte Clay Blush L-R: Glisten, Natural Beauty, Adored

Tarte Clay Blush L-R: Adored, Natural Beauty, Glisten

The blushes here have the same smoothness and longevity as the ones I previously reviewed. These colors are so fun and gorgeous. Natural Beauty is a wonderful strawberry red and really does represent a natural pinched cheek look on my skin tone.  Adored and Glisten are different from the rest of the collection because they both contain shimmer (Adored has actually silver shimmer in it and Glisten lives up to it’s name with a glistening glow, but I classify it as shimmery none the less). Glisten might be a dupe of NARS Orgasm, though I wouldn’t know for sure because I don’t own it. I suppose it is worth mentioning that two of these blushes are currently only available in special sets. Glisten is part of a QVC exclusive set that I will be reviewing later this week. Adored is part of a special set available from Sephora. I do not know if either of these colors will be released separately, but I hope they will be! Natural Beauty is available in Sephora stores now and online. I did speak with a Tarte rep at Ulta when I was there over the weekend and she said that the clay blushes would not be carried there for the foreseeable future, which is too bad. These retail for $25 and I highly recommend picking up at least one shade!