I am a late bloomer when it comes to the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes. Why? I have no excuse, aside from owning a ton of other cheek products. No matter, because I am discovering them now. Better late than never ;)
I've actually had these for awhile now, since around the holidays when I purchased some fun gift sets (here) from Sephora. These are the mini's, hence the absence of a mirror.
Adventurous, Splendor (both of which are limited edition)
The packaging is so adorable! I love how each compact is aptly colored to match the shade it holds inside.
Adventurous is a shimmery peach with a gorgeous golden sheen. I absolutely LOVE this shade!
Splendor is a very bright shimmery coral with a rose gold sheen. It's very similar to Nars Orgasm because of the high shimmer. So pretty!
The formulation of these blushes are amazing. Amazonian Clay is the key ingredient they use that Tarte claims to adhere better to skin, absorbing excess oil and hydrating drier skin because of the compounds in the clay. It's also supposed to be long wearing, up to 12 hours.
I felt these blushes are nicely pigmented, with a beautiful range of shades for everyone. These two particular colors I have are holiday editions but they're not holiday-like at all. They're perfect for evening wear, especially with the shimmers. Adventurous is like a pinched rose, absolutely sexy universally flattering.
The texture of the blush is smooth, not too powdery or loose. It's holds itself nicely in the compact even with tons of usage. I can't comment on any of the skin benefits but I haven't had issues with dryness around the cheeks or anything.
I would love to get more of these blushes, especially Dazzled and Doll Face. They are really long wearing and I've had no problems with it being smudgy.
Have you tried Tarte's Amazonian Clay blushes? What are your favorite shades?