Wednesday, July 18, 2012

AMW Reviews: Tarte Amazonian 12-hour Blush in Blissful

I have this thing for blush as long as I can remember!  My first few blush purchases decades ago were from a local brand calleds called Fashion 21 and Aido.  At present, I still look up to those 2 brands as I grew up with them and used them long before I get to earn my own money to buy Maybelline, L'Oreal etc... Don't get me wrong, at present, I still like both brands in terms of blush and I wouldn't mind using them!  It's just that, they do not have a lot of shades to choose from and, me and my sister have hit the pan on most of their shades! 

As makeup brands are popping out like mushrooms, I find myself having fun trying on different brands and I try my best not to repeat the same blush shade on 2 consecutive days!  Before you raise one eyebrow, come on!  I'm sure I'm not alone on this! :P

Who reads Jenn's blog called  I do!  If you're a loyal reader of her blog, you'll probably associate her to her favorite Tarte Amazonian 12-hour Blush!  The name of the blush  itself intrigued me!  For someone with dry skin, I can't seem to find a powdered blush that lasts me more than 8 hours!

Is Tarte Amazonian 12-hour Blush a hit or miss?

Tarte product shade on trial:

Tarte says ---
These solar-baked blushes are infused with Amazonian Clay, nature's most perfect ingredient. These nutrient rich and skin-nourishing Amazonian clay blushes restore harmony for a flawless finish that lasts all day.

The soft blush is great for all skin types:

  • Oily skin: Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place 
  • Dry skin: Amazonian clay hydrates skin naturally to restore moisture so your blush wears better & longer 
  • Dull skin: Amazonian clay improves the appearance of skin clarity and skin texture 
  • Combination skin: Amazonian clay is completely intuitive; gives skin an overall smooth & even appearanc

  • 8 Shades: (as taken from Tarte website)


    Product info

    AMW says ---
    • Nicely packaged.  Mirror that comes with the packaging is very useful!   
    • Good for all skin types.
    • Nice pattern that puts a smile on my face every time I use this.
    • Gentle on skin.  This product doesn't have paraben, mineral oil, phthalates and other harmful ingredients that may cause breakouts.
    • Perfect matte that doesn't dry out skin.  The surprising fact even though this is a matte blush, it gives an overall sheen or glow.
    • Stays all day!
    • Super pigmented.
    • Works on light to dark skin tone. (If applied in a right way)
    • As a makeup artist, I appreciate the fact that this can be depotted so I can put this in a palette.
    • At first glance, the price!
    • Not widely available in the local market. 
    The name Blissful sounds like a perfect shade for "Bridal Makeup" and guess what?  It is!  Blissful  is a nice coral, peachy-pink matte blush that lasts until you remove it!  This is the type of blush that works on most skin tone as it gives a peachy and pink vibe at the same time.  Even with matte finish, the blush surprisingly gives a nice sheen over your cheeks thus creating a "happy" vibe.

    • For light to light medium skin tone, apply using light hand with a big fluffy brush or fan brush.
    • For medium to dark skin tone, apply using a smaller powder brush and add more for the color to show up.
    • If you want this blush to stay longer, feel free to use a similar shade of cream blush underneath for the blush to stay even longer.
    • Always start by smiling and applying the blush a third away from the each sides of the nose then blend upwards toward hairline.
    • If you applied too much, don't fret!  Use a clean powder brush or kabuki brush and blend the brush blurring out heavy pigmentation.
    • Afraid to apply blush on top of acne?  Correct and conceal the spots well, set with setting powder then gently apply the blush using big, fluffy brush with super light-hand.
    • If some of the concealer were gone after blush application thus showing your "spots", feel free to spot conceal it then gently tap the concealed area with the blush using an eyeshadow brush.
    Will I repurchase?

    To whom do I recommend this to?
    Anyone who likes to use a blush that lasts long and safe for sensitive skin.

    Where to purchase and how much?
    Available at Stuff in Style online site for Php1,200 (approx $27.90).


    Blissful is a warm peach blush shade as mentioned on website 
    but I can't help but see a hint of pink to it once applied on my NC20-25 skin.

    Applied on cheeks with a fan brush for natural look

    Overall look using
    Tarte Amazonian 12-hour Blush in Blissful

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    (Product received for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


    1. I've been eyeing this blush for so long! It's just so hard to choose the shade...Nikki, do you think Blissful is okay for me? ^_^

      1. Blissful will look good on you!

      2. Thanks Nikki! Will getthis shade first then Exposed next because I'm a follower of Jen too and she loves Exposed haha ^_^

    2. Oh Nikki dear! you're such an enabler.... I still have a lot of blushes and now I am thinking of an excuse to get this! I want a blush that lasts long... it is so pretty!

      1. :)) Issa, sinisi mo pa talaga ako hahahaha ikaw kaya ang mahina ? Dapat hindi ka naswasway agad :P

    3. yes i read her blog and because of her i ordered 'exposed' shade. hahaha.. And from your review I can see that Blisfull is a really beautiful colour too ^^

      1. Grabe, when I saw her rave about Tarte Amazonian Blush I want to grab it from screen!

    4. I love Jen! I was watching her review on youtube when I saw yours posted on facebook. I'd love to try this blush.

    5. That's a beautiful blush and looks so natural on you! How I wish Tarte was available here too!

      1. Oh it's not available there too? should be available worldwide! Their products seem to be good and exciting!

    6. Those blush colors are so pretty and good for natural makeup which I love to wear. Thanks for the review.
      By the way pls check my blog as well.
      Thank you

    7. Love this blush! and I'm a follower also of Jen frmheadtotoe :) that's why when I was in the states, I didn't hesitate to buy 3 blushes, hahaha I bought exposed, blissful and dollface. I told myself that I should buy all 3 na since there's no tarte here. I didn't know that there's a reseller here pala. ^_^

      1. wow so which one is your favorite among the 3? I'm thinking of getting more Tarte blushes!

      2. You should! hahaha I also follow MakeupByTiffanyD and she said that those 3 colors are the must haves. I love them all, they have different beauty but I tend to use dollface more coz it gives me that look like I just came in from the cold. :)

    8. I've been eyeing this blush for a really long time. But I keep postponing on buying this since I find 1,200 to be too pricey for a blush. I'm glad to know that it's AWESOME!

      1. Well I used to think Nars Orgasm Blush is crazy expensive but looking back, it's really worth it! I still can't hit the pan and the color is just amazing for most of my clients! :) I guess, the trick is to own at least one that lasts you the whole day and doesn't finish up fast! :) Because of its pigmentation, I have a feeling this will last me years! I've been using this almost on a daily basis and the print is still there and it looks good as new :)

    9. Got this in shade Dollface. Love the color. The packaging is cute. The color pay off is soft and truly pigmented. Good for the skin, they say? That's a plus! BUT, fade free flawless finish for 12 hours? It's BS! Mine lasted for 5 hours on a cold and rainy day. I wonder how it will endure summer time. Oh well, I am a lil bit disappointed for its price and the hype it has created among makeup gurus and bloggers. Though I will still continue to use this, I might go back to my tried and trusted technique of blush application to make sure I do not reapply for a good 10 hours or so and that is - dust blush powder over cheek tints. Works all the time! xoxo geri xoxox

    10. This is my favorite blush! It's a bit pricey but you know it's going to last, just a very light swipe of product ganda ng color payoff. =) Another good thing, haha I dropped my blush on the floor and the pan flew out! My heart stopped. The mirror chipped, but the blush did not. Amazingggg. BTW, bought mine from Stuffed in Style also. ;)

      1. wow my heart stopped too when I read that you dropped it! I hear a big NOOOOOOO!!! Shucks, buti nothing happened! I use this a lot on my brides!


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