Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Flush

Tarte's Amazonian Clay blush in Flush was one of the items in my Winter New Beauty TestTube.  I'm a fan of the formula, and if you are not familiar with these blushes, they are supposed to suit all skin types, as:
Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place while also hydrating the skin naturally to restore moisture, reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin.
Flush is a pink berry matte and is highly pigmented.  A soft touch will apply a sheer wash or color or you can easily build it up for a more bold statement.  I find that just tapping my brush on the pan picks up enough color for my lighter complexion, and does indeed give a "flushed" cheek look.  I probably would not have sought out Flush on my own, but I'm really liking it!
It turns out I also have the Tarte gel stain version of Flush, so I thought I would compare the two.  The gel stain required quite a few passes to build up color, but once on, you can see the resemblance to the Amazonian clay version.  The gel stain is softer in color, while the Amazonian clay version is more vibrant. 
Amazonian clay Flush on top and bottom, gel stain Flush in middle
Flush may look intimidating in the pan, but I'm finding it quite wearable!  The Amazonian clay blushes are $26 and Flush is available at Tarte's site or Ulta.com
Disclaimer:  I purchased this.


  1. I'm starting to get addicted to collecting these blushes! I LOVE them!

    1. I'm slowly building up my collection and it's hard to resist the urge to get them all!