Tarte ‘Dollface’ Amazonian Clay Blush

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I usually refuse to buy new makeup online without swatching it first, especially when it’s something like a base or blush where you really need to get a shade that suits you or risk it having been a huge waste of money. Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush has been on my wishlist for such a long time now though, the formula is always being touted as one of the best & I’ve seen so many pale skinned beauty bloggers raving that the shade ‘Dollface’ is the perfect blush for pale skin. I’ve been holding out waiting for it to be stocked somewhere I could see it in person, but with no luck. When I found that to my horror my staple everyday blush (MAC Pinch O Peach) had been discontinued though, it was my first thought in the search for a replacement.

It’s not often I find myself saying this about beauty products, but it completely lives up to the hype & I am so happy I took the risk buying it online! It’s heavily pigmented meaning you only need a little to create a natural flush, but it also blends out easily if you go a bit overboard & pick up too much. I’d describe it as a pale, bright pink with blue undertones & it’s extremely flattering on my pale skin. I usually pick up more peach or warm toned blushes as I thought they suited me more, but this has me converted, the cool tone adds a real freshness & brightens my whole face but looks totally natural too. The only point I was a little disappointed on was the ’12 hour’ claim, this is definitely long wearing & easily outlasts many of the other blushes I have tried, but 12 hours is really stretching it, I’d say it’s closer to 6-8 hours.

I really like that all of their products are free of parabens, mineral oil, phthalates & other nasties, and are cruelty free, so I now have my eye on quite a few of their other products too. For us in the UK a small selection, including the blushes, are exclusively stocked by QVC. Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes mascara is going to be first on my hit list, along with the waterproof version, as it’s another product I’ve seen raved about countless times & I must confess, I am a bit of a mascara hoarder, I have a whole drawer full! Have you guys tried any of their other products that you’d highly recommend? Let me know so I can add them to my list!

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10 Comments

  1. Posted 03.12.2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Tarte blushes are so pretty!
    btw, I am having giveaway on the blog,
    Come check it out :)

  2. Posted 03.12.2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    As a fellow pale girl (and blush addict) I feel it’d be rude not to indulge in this! x

  3. Posted 05.12.2014 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    i love tarte blushes! the one i use is glisten, which is a nice peachy colour. you’re lucky to be able to pull off these shades with blue undertones! it really doesn’t last as long as it says though. the one that stays put all day for me are the Lorac pro blushes, they’re quite good for building colour up slowly too.

  4. Posted 07.12.2014 at 1:14 am | Permalink
  5. Posted 07.12.2014 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been wanting one of these blushes for ages, it’s good to know that they actually live up to the hype! Your is such a gorgeous shade

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  6. Jenny
    Posted 12.12.2014 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I just love the sound of this and the fact it’s natural and lasts a good while! :) I have never tried anything from Tarte before so having pale skin this is definitely on my wishlist <3 I was actually waiting to buy the Nars orgasm blush as this apparently looks flattering on pale skin too! So I might just buy both and compare the too if I can get them on discount after Christmas xx

    http://www.krystelcouture.com

  7. Posted 11.04.2015 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    I remember reading this and mentally putting this on my list of blushes to try in the future. The other day I finally picked it up and I LOVE it. It’s a great soft pink that looks like a sweet flush. I wear it alone when I want a brighter complexion. I often mix it with a few other things though because I like a little more cheek definition. Sephora’s MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in “05 Tea Rose Tickle” is a great contour color for fair skinned ladies. It’s like a deep plum. It’s very pigmented so a little goes a long way.

    I usually use warmer toned blushes, too — my staple is the Nars duo in Orgasm and Laguna, and recently I’ve loved blending Mac’s Warm Soul as a contour and blush under any other blusher I wear for the day. It’s a scary looking color in the pot, but the moment a makeup artist put it on me I fell in love. It goes beautifully with maroon lips and a warm neutral eye.

    I could go on and on about makeup! Just wanted to pop over and say thank you for posting this recommendation! :)

    • Posted 14.04.2015 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

      I’m so glad you love it! It’s such a beautiful shade, I can’t believe I almost didn’t try it out because I always thought I couldn’t wear blue undertones. It really does brighten your whole complexion! I love Orgasm too!
      I will have to try out that Sephora blush and the MAC one too, I’ve been looking for a good contour blush for ages! Thanks for recommending! :)

  8. Vivien_noir
    Posted 12.04.2015 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I’m very, very pale and cool-toned too, so I constantly search for blogs covering that… it would be amazing if you could write a small post with links to your recommended blogs!

    • Posted 14.04.2015 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      I’ve been meaning to do a few posts on some of my favourite bloggers for a while now, so I’ll definitely try to get something like that up soon :)

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