Tarte is a brand I’ve coveted from afar for such a long time after hearing nothing but praise for their products, and I finally tried the brand last year thanks to QVC as they now stock a selection of their products. The range of Tarte products at QVC is pretty limited and you have to move quickly if there’s something you want as they sell out quickly but I like to make sure I check the website occasionally to make sure I don’t miss out of any exceptionally good deals. One of the Tarte products which is perhaps most raved about are the Tarte Amazonian 12 Hour Blushes which QVC stock but in a limited amount of shades, so when I saw that they had a duo offer containing two full sized Tarte blushes and a beautiful Tarte Blush Brush for £30, I snapped it up; especially as QVC sell the Tarte blushes for £24 individually so the duo set was a very good offer as it contained the Tarte Exposed blush.
One of the two blushes within the set was the Tarte Exposed Amazonian 12 Hour Blush which I’ve wanted for such a long time, as well as the shade Fearless. Tarte Exposed is described as being a nude pink which I’ve seen a lot of bloggers say is the perfect blush/bronzer for pale skin, and it reminded me of Benefit Dallas which is one of my favourite blush shades.
The Tarte Amazonian 12 Hour formula is described as ‘long-wearing, supremely soft blush infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun’, and Tarte claim that their Amazonian Blushes are ideal for all skin types due to their clay content which supposedly minimises oil, hydrates the skin and gives an overall smoother effect.
I have quite a few shades of the Tarte Amazonian Blushes, and I have to say, I find Tarte Exposed to have the driest texture which can be a little powdery when you use a large fluffy brush. I prefer to use a tapered blush brush such as the Real Techniques Blush Brush, and I find that it applies and blends beautifully into the skin and the powdery texture doesn’t hinder application.
From swatches I’ve seen online prior to owning Tarte Exposed, I expected the shade to be darker but I don’t know if they’re reformulated the shade, but mine is fairly pale which I personally love but it’s not as deep as some of the reviews I’ve seen.
I much prefer paler blushes as I find them easier to apply without having to worry about going from zero to clown in seconds but I’d say Exposed is the least pigmented Tarte Amazonian Blush I own. I am really glad to finally own Tarte Exposed but I’m just not sure it’s as amazing as I thought it would be from the many reviews I’ve read but it’s a shade I get a lot of wear from as it compliments many makeup looks.
I’d love to know if you own any of the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blushes?