Skin tone: Medium to dusky
Hope you are all doing great. Tarte is one of my favorite beauty brands in Sephora; this is one brand to which I go back again and again, no matter what. Recently, I purchased quite a few of their mini sets to try out their different skin care and beauty products. Today, I am going to review the blush ‘Thrilled’ from their famous ‘Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush’ range. Let’s see whether it is a Hit or Miss.
Price: 1922 INR for 5.6g
An award-winning powder blush with longwearing Amazonian clay, so pigment looks freshly applied all day.
How to use – Using a blush brush, swirl over the apples of cheeks, blending along the cheekbone.
Talc, mica, polyethylene, zinc stearate, tricaprylin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cera alba/beeswax/cire d’abeille, ascorbyl palmitate, barium sulfate, chlorphenesin, kaolin, lanolin, laureth-4, PEG-150 distearate, polysorbate 20, potassium sorbate, tetrasodium EDTA, tocopherol. (+/-): Red 6 (CI 15850), red 7 lake (CI 15850), red 28 lake (CI 45410), ultramarines (CI 77007), bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742), titanium dioxide (CI 77891).
My Experience with Tarte Thrilled Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush:
This blush comes packaged in a cute little round compact with the name of the brand on the top and the shade name at the bottom. The color of the compact coincides with the shade inside which is quite interesting. There is also a beautiful pattern on the blush itself which makes the product all the more pretty. The blush comes with a good size mirror, but since I got a mini size, there was no mirror in my product. There is no brush or applicator provided, but I think for the price we pay, it could have been great if they had provided an applicator. Overall, I like the packaging; it’s cute and compact and completely weightless.
Tarte has more than twenty shades in their blush range, ranging from soft corals, peachy pinks, dark pinks to brownish nudes; there is something for everyone. ‘Thrilled’ is a mauvey pink shade which falls more in the neutral category. This is a gorgeous soft shade. When I first saw this, I thought, OMG this is so light, will this ever show up on my tanned skin tone, but this one changed my notion and showed up beautifully on my skin. So, I can safely say that this will work across complexions.
The blush is super pigmented and has a good color payoff. This shade, in particular, is very neutral, so when we apply a single swipe, it looks natural. We can also build this to get a nice pop of color on the cheeks. This product has a beautiful matte finish without any shimmers or sparkles. This blush goes on effortlessly and blends so beautifully. It is not patchy or powdery; it feels smooth and goes flawlessly on the skin.
Now, coming to the staying power, I don’t think they last 12 hours. They stay put for a solid 8 hours which is quite decent. I think The Balm blushes have an amazing staying power compared to these.
I have been using this blush for about 3 weeks continuously now and it looks as good as a new product. This is ‘a little goes the long way’ kind of product. It needs a very little layering to get a full-color payoff. I seriously love this blush, its formula and especially the shade. I think that this blush is a close match to MAC Gingerly Blush.
So, at last, I have found my perfect neutral mauvey blush that suits my skin tone and complements any makeup look.
Pros of Tarte Thrilled Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush:
• Cute packaging
• Perfect mauvey pink shade
• Looks natural on the skin
• Matte finish
• Good pigmentation
• Blends easily
• Not powdery or patchy
• Works across complexions
• Lasts a good 8 hours
Cons of Tarte Thrilled Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush:
• 12-hour claim is not true
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Tarte Thrilled Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush?
Yes to both.
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