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— October 13, 2014 —

TARTE Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette


Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette (5 x 0.15 oz) retails for $42 USD ($50 CAD), which is a $110 USD ($132 CAD) retain value. The palette contains 5 limited-edition blushes and is a Sephora exclusive. It is said to be "an exclusive blush set with five brand-new, Amazonian clay-infused blushes and two wearable hair pins–all encased inside of a Parisian-inspired clutch."

Breathless is described as a pinky beige.
Embraced is described as a plummy rose. 
Whimsy is described as a light pink. 
Bashful is described as a rosy peach. 
Irreplaceable is described as a mauve rose. 
"This 12-hour wear, Amazonian-clay infused blush palette instantly awakens the complexion and adds rich dimension. With five flattering, craveable blushes, you can accessorize your entire look and add a touch of sparkle and sheen with the two wearable hair pins. This chic, portable palette makes the perfect gift for the spontaneous blush enthusiast. This giftable palette includes two wearable hair pins with rhinestone and pearl-draped elements for that perfectly “pinned up” look, and it features soft, whimsical packaging and a chic carrying case that’s reminiscent of a vintage clutch and inspired by the pristine elegance of the Parisians."
The packaging is is a metallic gold, pleather clutch. The palette features a nice mirror but the hinges of the palette aren't stiff enough to stay propped open on it's own. The overall packaging is bulky, but durable.

Breathless is a light-medium, dusty beige with hints of pink, warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. The texture is soft, smooth but a little stiff in the pan. It blended nicely on the skin, had decent color payoff and was buildable. This shade was the least pigmented blush in the palette and lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)
Embraced is a medium-dark, pink berry with cool undertones and a frost finish. The texture was soft, smooth but a little stiff in the pan. This shade blended nicely on the skin and had good pigmentation that was buildable. The frosted, shimmery finish didn't emphasize the look of pores or imperfections. Embraced lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Whimsy is a light-medium, pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth but a little stiff in the pan. I felt this shade sat on the skin rather than blending in and looked slightly powdery once applied. It had good color payoff that was buildable and lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (4/5)
Bashful is a medium coral with a subtle golden sheen, warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth and buildable. It had great pigmentation and blended nicely on the skin. The frosted, shimmery finish didn't emphasize the look of pores or imperfections. Bashful lasted +9 hours before fading. (5/5)
Irreplaceable is a medium-dark, pink rose with neutral undertones and a satin-matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth but a little stiff in the pan. It had great pigmentation that was buildable, blended nicely on the skin and lasted +9 hours before fading. (5/5)

Overall, the blushes do fall short of the 12-hour claim and some shades within the palette have a more powdery texture. While the packaging is cute, it's also a little gaudy, bulky and impractical for storage. The shade range is nice and suitable for all occasions and skin tones. Plus, you are getting a good value – 5 (0.15 oz.) blushes for the price of 2 full-sized (0.20 oz.) blushes. It's a nice palette to have if you're newly indulging in the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes, a long-time fan eager to have the limited-edition shades or just a blush junkie in general!

Available now for a limited time, exclusively from Sephora online and in-stores.


Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette
(L-R: Breathless, Embraced, Whimsy)

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette
(L-R: Whimsy, Bashful, Irreplaceable)

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Breathless

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Breathless

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Embraced

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Embraced

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Whimsy

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Whimsy

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Bashful

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Bashful

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Irreplaceable

Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Irreplaceable



Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.