Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tarte Fantastic Foursome Amazonian Clay Blush Set (first impressions)

This season Tarte came out with a holiday blush set featuring four Amazonian Clay blushes. This set comes with four mini blushes that each contain 3.03 g / 0.10 Oz of product.
Amazonian Clay blushes apply very smoothly and are long lasting. According to Tarte, these blushes last for 12 hours and the Amazonian Clay is beneficial for all skin types as it minimizes oil while nourishing and hydrating.
So far I have not tried out the shades because I wanted them to be perfectly intact for photographing purposes. Scroll down to read my first impressions on the blushes and to see close up photos of each colour.

Magic (pink coral)
Magic is a beautiful coral shade with a matte finish. I think that this colour will give the perfect healthy flush on a warm summer day, a crisp fall afternoon, a cool winter morning, and a tepid spring evening. The colour is pigmented but not overly bright so it should work well for most skin tones.

Stellar (shimmering nude)
Stellar is the colour that intimidates me the most because I usually shy away from brown tones for fear that they will make my complexion look ruddy. This shade, with its explosion of gold flecks, is also quite shimmery. The glitter particles are very fine so I don’t think that they would look too overwhelming on the skin but I will likely save this shade for the summer months when I’m looking for a bronze glow. I do like how the shade is a true bronze and is not very orange.

Fantastic (soft fuchsia)
My first thought when I saw Fantastic was how does this shade compare to Dollface, my favourite Amazonian Clay blush? Like Dollface, this shade is a bright matte pink. I think that Fantastic is a bit brighter and more pink than Dollface but I will be sure to do a comparison post in the future. This colour looks a bit intimidating in the pan but I’m hoping that I can sheer it out to create a doll-like glow-from-within.

Angelic (shimmering champagne)
Angelic is the highlight shade of the group. It is a golden champagne shade filled with shimmer. I don’t mind shimmer in a highlighter and think that this product is light enough to work on all skin tones.

Another post with swatches will follow once I get a chance to try out the colours.
Have you tried this set before? What are your thoughts on the Amazonian Clay line?
~Beauty Writer

1 comment:

  1. I have been eyeing on this set for a while. I love their blush and I have been using Exposed the most. Stellar looks absolutely amazing. Can't wait to see your swatches and reviews coming up.