Tarte EXPOSED Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Swatches and Review

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Slowly over 2011 I've been getting into Tarte. The original enticement happened during the True Blood frenzy. I've been checking reviews on products, swatching in person... acclimating myself to this brand.

One of the items I've been dying to try out is the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. My top choice was in the shade Exposed, which was sold out at Sephora (though it is back in stock now), so I picked it up with my 20% off Ulta coupon!

What Sephora.com has to say about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush:

What it is:
A long-wearing, solar-baked blush that lasts up to 12 hours.

What it does:
Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish for an amazing 12 hours. Inspired by Tarte's best-selling shades of cheek stains and lip tints, the colors range from soft to vivid to suit a wide variety of skintones. For oily skin types, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay's nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin's moisture. Combination skin types can rely on its ability to zero in on skin concerns and deliver benefits to restore complexion harmony. The result? Blush that wears better, longer, and truer!

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
This blush features the following Skinvigorating™ ingredients:
- Vitamins A and E, two natural preservatives that act as anti-inflammatory emollients and protect against free radical damage
- Vitamin C, an antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging, while brightening the skin
- Amazonian clay, a nutrient-rich, multitasking, skin-balancing clay that reduces dryness and flakiness, improves skin clarity, elasticity, firmness, and texture while removing oil from the skin's surface for smooth application and wear

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.
Size: 0.2 oz

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(Left - swatched heavily, Right - blended out)

Exposed(nude) is a really pigmented and very smooth mauvey nude blush. The shade was everything I expected it to be and more. I can absolutely see why people rave about this product. It lasted well throughout the day, even with a light hand application. Because this blush is so richly pigmented, you only need to dab your bush in the product and tap it on your face, then blend. This product should last a LONG time with this type of use. Totally worth the price tag!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush retails for $25 and you can pick this up at Sephora, Ulta and tartecosmetics.com