Tarte is one of the cosmetic brands that I haven’t really explored extensively. It wasn’t that I had a negative impression of the line – I just haven’t found a product that really called my name. Then along came their Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. I can actually take or leave blush as long as I have some bronzer. Because I have a lot of red in my skin, “doll-face” blushes tend to look more like a skin condition than makeup on me. So, if I do use blush, I want it to be nude and Tarte’s Exposed fit the bill. Exposed is a peachy/brown with just a hint of a pink note.
For an extra bonus, this blush has skin care properties that can benefit basically any skin type. The clay from the Amazon River minimizes oil and pores. I’ve found, with my dry skin, the clay is actually nourishing and doesn’t look powdery or flakey. While I can’t really say it stays on 12-hours, it does have staying power and easily makes it through an evening. I like these blushes even better than NARS which is saying quite a bit. I’m not surprised it made the cut as Allure’s Best of Beauty.