Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush

23E709A6-FE5D-4D12-9A0A-8E8DBB78B1E8On this gloomy, rainy Sunday I wanted to talk about something that brightens up and gives life to any makeup look: blush, of course! I always wear blush, whether it’s with a full face of makeup or when I don’t feel like putting foundation on but still want to look alive, I throw on concealer and blush. But blush can be tricky and the wrong color or too much can look clownish. Not to mention there’s a million options to choose from.

I’ve always bought cheap blush from the drugstore or from TJ Maxx, where I found Max Studio Baked Blush (which I don’t think has any relation to the store name). I love that blush. It’s cheap for a huge pan and it looks flawless on. But last year I chose the Tarte birthday gift from Sephora, which included a sample of the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the shade Paaarty. I was blown away. That particular shade was perfect for me. It’s light, so it’s not as easy to overdue it, but it still gives you a stunning glow. Tarte says, “Its micronized Amazonian clay helps control oil and infuse moisture for balanced skin and seamless blending.” I don’t know if I totally get how Amazonian clay works, but all of the products from that line that I’ve used are pretty nice.

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The fullsize vs. the sample size

Now, the elephant in the room is that this blush costs $30. That’s actually insane. Remember how I said I usually buy blush from TJ Maxx? Yeah that’s because it costs like $4 to $5! I was so disappointed when I found out the price because I really fell in love with this product. But I said I got the gift last year for my birthday, which was March of 2017. I only just bought a full size version of it. That little sample size lasted me almost an entire year. Even when the pan was completely empty except for a little bit along the rim, I was able to use it daily because it’s so pigmented so you only need a little bit. For a few months, I pulled out my Max Studio blush because I thought the Tarte one had finally bitten the dust, but then I used it again for several weeks before I said, ok it’s time to just buy the full size. If the .05 ounce size lasted me this long, $30 for .2 ounces seems truly worth it. If you really want to try it out but are hesitant to drop that kind of cash, it looks like Sephora has a limited edition Amazonian Clay package with the blush, bronzer and mascara for just $12.


 

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