Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in 'Exposed'

If you know me, you should know that I have a budding love affair for blushes. If you know me even better, you'd be aware of the fact that I pine after this line of blushes hardcore. My love for this particular type of blush is the equivalence to Paula Dean's love for better. So obviously it's pretty extreme.


I needed a blush for fall and since I've been waiting quite awhile to purchase this particular shade I figured now would be the perfect time to live a little and buy this beaut. This is only my second shade, though I did very recently just order the 2012 Holiday Collection kit with four in it. In my cheek drawer I now have Dollface and Exposed sitting very close to each other for easy access.

The actual design in the blush is incredible. It's a cute design meant to model the Amazon river. Eventually, once you use this enough, the design begins to get worn down but it's cute while it lasts!




 As for the actual color, you'd think it would be a more brown like a bronzer in the pan. False! It leans toward a very dusty rose with a slight brown, but not muddy enough to be considered a bronzer by any means. On my cheeks, it warmed up my face while retaining a flushed look. I prefer this look in the fall as opposed to a bright pink cheek. I like the idea of a darker, more neutral and monochromatic face during Autumn and some of winter.

The wear time on these blushes don't disappoint me one little bit. I believe I wore this for a good ten hours and when I got home, it still looked relatively fresh. This was without a setting spray or any sort of primer. Needless to say, these blushes deliver!

I'm not particularly worried about the price tag on these if they're going to have great wear time and good color pay off. I'd much rather pay $25 for a good, reliable blush like a Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush than testing out various other blushes looking for one that could compare. However, if you are worried about the price, then NYX has been known to has some great powder blushes for a fraction of the price. For fall, I'd try Terracotta or Raisin (similar to 'Sin' by Nars).

What's your favorite blush for the fall? Leave them in the comments below!

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