Tarte GLISTEN Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Swatches and Review - Spring 2012

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Tarte is well known for their extraordinary Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. The pigment, wear, and color range is amazing. And, aren't we lucky that they released 4 new shades for Spring! Recently out at Tarte retailers are Glisten, Buff, Frisky, and Adored. I picked up Glisten (I wanted Buff too, but when I swatched it in store I was afraid it was too light for me) because it was available last year in a set that I wasn't able to purchase. SO happy to get another chance!

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

Glisten(shimmering peachy pink) is so beautiful. It is generous in the pigment area, but not so much that I'm worried about over applying. The color is perfect to use lightly everyday, or layered up in the evening for a deeper color. The shimmer is more apparent in the pan than on the face, so you won't need to worry about looking like a disco ball.


As for staying power, of course it's going to look best right when you apply. But even as this blush wears and fades slightly you still have enough lasting color for your day.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes have quickly become a part of my daily beauty routine. How did I ever live without them before?!

Also reviewed are Dollface, Flush, and ExposedAmazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush.

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