Friday, 21 September 2012

Review & Swatches: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Dollface

Tarte's Amazonian Clay blush is another one of my San Francisco Sephora purchases.  I was attracted to it's prettily embossed surface, soft colours, and promise of long wear.  The appeal of a brand that's hard to find in the UK helped out too!

Packaged in bright pink packaging to match the shade of the blush within, the compact is made of sturdy plastic and has a decent size mirror in the lid.

Dollface is a pale, soft pink, which the Sephora colour specialist suggested would be a great match for my pale, cool skin.  I was veering towards something far more dramatic, but he convinced me that I'd get much more use out of the versatile, subtle Dollface shade.  I think he was right.

The colour is a pale yet still vibrant pink with a blue undertone.  The powder is an interesting texture - it's not the buttery soft, ultra finely milled texture you usually get with powder products.  It's a slightly more chalky, waxy formula - you need to swirl a brush over the blush a few times to pick up enough colour to apply to the cheeks.

Once applied, though, it's lovely - soft, matte, and subtle but buildable.  I've been wearing this shade an awful lot since I bought it - it goes with almost any look, and adds enough colour to bring warmth to the face without it looking obvious that you're wearing blush.

Longevity wise, I have noticed that it sticks around looking freshly applied for a much longer period of time than other blushes in my collection.  It also adheres well to liquid foundation, and if you're one of those people who constantly touches your face, you'll probably find it rubs off less than more silky textured blushes.

I'd definitely buy more of these - the longevity and subtle finish is worth the slightly unusual texture, and at $25, they're pretty well priced too.  Shame they're not more widely available in the UK!  Find them at Sephora in the US, or on eBay or via a travelling friend if you're in the UK.


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