Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Tipsy Review

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This review will be on Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the shade “Tipsy.”

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Tipsy

Product Description:

A long-wearing, solar-baked blush that lasts up to 12 hours.

What it does:

Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish that lasts an amazing 12 hours. Inspired by Tarte’s best-selling shades of cheek stains and lip tints, the colors range from soft to vivid to suit a wide variety of skin tones. For oily skin types, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay’s nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin’s moisture. Combination skin types can rely on its ability to zero in on skin concerns and deliver benefits to restore complexion harmony. The result: Blush that wears better, longer, and truer.  It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.  This product is free of petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, GMOs, and triclosan.

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Vitamins A and E: Act as anti-inflammatory emollients and protect against free radical damage.
Vitamin C: Fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging while brightening skin.


Amazonian Clay: Reduces dryness and flakiness, improves skin clarity, elasticity, firmness, and texture while removing oil from the skin’s surface for smooth application and wear.

My Experience with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Tipsy:

Packaging:  The blush comes in a sturdy case. It does not come with any applicator, but it does come with a good-sized mirror. I like the fact that the shade family of the blush is reflected in the packaging though it’s not the accurate shade.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Tipsy Review

Texture:  This powder is very smooth and finely milled. It goes on very easily without streakiness. It does not feel chalky.

Shade and Pigmentation:  The shade “Tipsy” is described as a coral which is very true. The finish is matte without any shimmer particles yet it does not look flat. It gives a beautiful glow from within and gives a nice summer kissed look to the face.  The pigmentation on this blush is not very strong, but it is buildable. It does take 3-4 layers of this for it to show up on my light-Medium (Mac Nw23 skin tone).  It did not accentuate pores or lines.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Tipsy Review

Staying Power:  Since this blush is not super pigmented, it does not last that long either. I get about 5-6 hours of wear before fading. It may last longer if you apply it a bit heavy.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Tipsy

Overall, I do like this blush. I am usually a fan of crème blushes more as I prefer that dewy look, but this blush did change my mind about powder blushes, especially matte ones. I love the fact that matte finish gives me the versatility to keep it that way or use my own highlighter.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Tipsy

I would have loved it more if it had better pigmentation and staying power, but I am prepared to compromise on those factors because I love this summery shade a lot. I know I will be getting a lot of use out of this when summers arrive.  I will recommend this blush to you all.

Pros of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Tipsy:

  • Smooth and silky.
  • Does not accentuate pores.
  • Matte finish, does not look flat.
  • Does not go chalky.
  • Does not go streaky or uneven.
  • Buildable pigmentation.
  • Beautiful coral shade.

Cons of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Tipsy:

  • 12-hour claim is too much of an exaggeration, on me, it lasts for 6 hours at most.
  • No applicator provided.
  • Does not have strong pigmentation, but it is buildable in layers.

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