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— June 29, 2016 —

TARTE Tarteist Blush Palette


Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette(4 x 0.158 oz.) retails for $38 USD ($46 CAD) and is said to be "the ultimate blush wardrobe introducing four new, limited edition shades." Breaking it down and doing the math, this palette is an $88 USD ($107 CAD) value.

Live is described as a poppy coral. [LE]
Laugh is described as a peachy coral. [LE]
Love is described as a nude mauve. [LE]
Dream is described as a soft fuchsia. [LE]
"Master a Tarteist glow with four flawless shades of the award-winning Amazonian clay 12-hour blush. A staple for celebrity makeup artists and beauty influencers, the whisperlight, pigment-packed powder blush is powered by Amazonian clay and great for all skin types for 12 hours of fade-free wear. The four limited-edition shades include warm neutrals and high-impact bolds, and come in a trendy, travel-friendly palette with mirror so you're picturesque and selfie-ready no matter the occasion. Vegan friendly."
The packaging is a slim, metallic gold plastic compact with a beautiful paint brush design on the front. It also features a standard snap closure and opens to reveal a mirror. The formula is comparable to the regular Amazonian Clay Blush iconline in being longer-lasting and having buildable pigmentation—the only "downfall" is that the formula typically doesn't quite live up to the 12-hour claim, but that tends to be the case even in the full-size line.


Live is a light-medium pink with hints of coral, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was quite dry and firm in the pan, but blended out smoothly across the skin without looking powdery. It had mostly opaque pigmentation and it was buildable to a degree. Live lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)
* Too Faced How Deep Is Your Love? was darker, warmer, more red.




Laugh is a medium-dark, pink with hints of peach, warm undertones and a frosted, golden finish. This shade had excellent color payoff, even when the color was blended into the skin. It had a much softer consistency, especially in the pan, when compared to the other shades in the palette. The golden sheen was also noticeable and didn't emphasize any unwanted textures on the cheeks. Laugh lasted +9 hours before fading. (4/5)
* Clinique Heather Pop was warmer, more purple toned. Too Faced Love Hangover was lighter, less shimmery.


Love is a medium-dark, muted pink with hints of plum, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was once again felt drier and more stiff in the pan, but not nearly as bad as Live. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation and blended out smoothly. Love wore well for +8 hours before fading. (4/5)
* Too Faced Love Hangover was lighter, warmer.


Dream is a medium-dark, brightened pink with neutral undertones and a satin finish. I feel this is a shade that will look different on everyone depending on your skin tone—it can easily lean warmer or more cool toned. It had great color payoff and a soft texture that was, like the rest, easy to blend out on the skin without looking powdery. Dream lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)
* MAC Pink Swoon was lighter, brighter, more blue toned. Tarte Dollface was lighter, cooler. Too Faced Justify My Love was lighter, cooler. 


Overall, while this palette does focus heavily on warmer, pink toned shades, I feel like they are fitting and a lot of folks will reach for it this summer. Although it certainly would have been nice to see a wider variety of shades, like plums and nudes—more of what we've seen released in past palettes. The blushes did have a slightly stiffer texture in the pan, but overall, they're nicely pigmented, easy to blend and they are longer-lasting. Whether you're an Amazonian Clay Blush iconfan, or this palette has just caught your eye, than it's worth checking out!

Available now from Sephora Stores & ULTA


Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette

Tarte Amazonain Clay Blush in Live

Tarte Amazonain Clay Blush in Live

Tarte Amazonain Clay Blush in Laugh

Tarte Amazonain Clay Blush in Laugh

Tarte Amazonain Clay Blush in Love

Tarte Amazonain Clay Blush in Love

Tarte Amazonain Clay Blush in Dream

Tarte Amazonain Clay Blush in Dream

Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette
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