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.

Do I really need to explain myself anymore on this one? If you follow me on twitter, you have heard me profess my love for the formula on these. If you follow my blog, you have seen part 1 and part 2 already. I have a feeling this won’t stop until I own them all! Luckily two of the colors don’t swatch all that great on my skintone, otherwise—yikes!

Here is the latest catch, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused!

Tarte Clay Blush Amused

Tarte Clay Blush Amused Swatch

This color is stunning! It is bright without being garish and highly pigmented. Medium and dark skintones will look fantastic in this. Fair skin tones should use a lighter hand and it can work for you too! This has to be one of my favorite pink blushes. The color is so perfect for my medium skin! Love it!

Have you picked up any of the blushes I have shown here yet, or any others that are currently being offered from Sephora?

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!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy and Flushed

It’s hump day! We have made it through half of the week!  Soo, a couple of weeks ago I stopped in to Sephora just to pick up their fabulous false eyelash applicator (you can find it here) and I saw the new Tarte display with the Amazonian Clay Blush on it. I swatched one or two of the shades at the time and was highly impressed with not just the pigmentation, but the velvety smoooooth way it swatched on my skin. I didn’t pick any up that day, but this past week I found myself back at Sephora, and picked up two shades, Flush and Tipsy. Let me just say, I AM IN LOVE with these blushes. I have Amused and Natural Beauty on my wish list next. I also went ahead and ordered the QVC set that includes a QVC exclusive shade found here (you can see swatches of that set on Musings of a Muse). Tarte is really impressing me lately. I am not a fan of their cheek stains and I think they are overhyped. They make work for some people, but they just slip and slide on my skin with very little color payoff. These are the antithesis of the cheek stains! Check out the swatches!

Top- Tarte Clay Blush in Flushed, Bottom- Tarte Clay Blush in Tipsy

These blushes blend so easily and I have worn  each color for a whole day and they did indeed last. I am going to test them for wear some more, but I don’t expect to experience any issues. The application is flawless. As you can see, they are not shimmery, but they have a unique lit-from-within type of effect on my cheeks. I like these better than my NARS blushes, and are quite possibly the most favorite blushes I own. A side note- Tipsy is an almost dead-on dupe for MACs LE blush ombre in Ripe Peach. If you weren’t able to snag that when it was released, I would pick up this blush!

Tarte Tipsy (L) vs MAC Ripe Peach (R)

See how close those are?! In person, I cannot see the difference, but on camera they look just ever so slightly different. You can see Tipsy on the lovely Tiffany on her blog Will Work For Makeup. These blushes retail for $25 a piece available now at Sephora.

Will you be hauling any of these?