Showing posts with label Tarte. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tarte. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Readers' Corner: Blush Products that Last

Happy Tuesday AMW Friends! 
I was in a mood to check my "Blog Query" folder and scroll way down and finally get to answer the "most asked" query from readers!  As the title goes, it's all about long-lasting blushin' today!  

Who doesn't like their blush to last until makeup removal?  I know I do!  Here are some of the makeup brands that I've tried (and tested) on both myself and clients!  They're mentioned here because they passed!  



Are you ready?

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 www.frmheadtotoe.com?  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:
 Blissful


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)







    Ingredients

    Product info


    AMW says ---
    Pros
    • 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.
    Cons
    • At first glance, the price!
    • Not widely available in the local market. 
    Overall
    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.

    Tips
    • 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?
    Yes!

    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).

    Photos

    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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    Keep smilin'
    Stay happy!





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