I prefer matte blushes because I think they are much more versatile, and a good majority of Tarte blushes have shimmer. The four I have are the most useful for my collection, and I will only be reviewing the ones I own.
Tarte claims that amazonian clay has numerous benefits for the skin such as balancing skin moisture and oil control -- making it suitable for all skin types. I'm not sure if all that is completely true, but I do know that they do not get patchy or greasy like some blushes, and the staying power is outstanding!
HERE is a link to my review of Exposed -- which I purchased after writing this post.
I must admit I had to edit this page to reflect my change in opinion. I absolutely love this baby pink blush, especially when I have a strong contour. Dollface is in the same color family as MAC Well Dressed but definitely not a dupe. Click HERE for swatch comparisons of the two.
Tarte's online description is a bit off... I would definitely consider this a warm pink rather than a peach. Blissful has a drier texture, so you have to dig a little more with your brush in the pan. Texture aside, it looks gorgeous on the skin and is probably my favorite!
Flush is a berry-purple. This is the most pigmented blush I have ever used in my life! I love the way this looks on my fair skin -- it's a perfect "just in from the cold" flush. I think it would look amazing on any skin tone, especially dark skin! Because it is so pigmented, I like to use a fan brush to apply.
This is a gorgeous warm nude with glitter. I personally hate the glitter but not to worry -- when you tap your brush before applying, 95% of the glitter falls off and never makes it to your face. There is no shimmer so it ends up applying nearly matte. Fair skin tones can even use this as a bronzer.
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(Right to left: Dollface, Blissful, Flush, Buff)
I did lighter swatches and blended them out to get a more realistic portrayal of what the blushes would look like on the cheek. Although they appear a little patchy in the picture, I can assure you that they won't apply like that on your cheeks. My favorite brush to use is the MAC 168 -- goat hair large angled contour brush. I would try to avoid synthetic hair brushes when using such pigmented blushes because they tend to grab and deposit more color -- easy to look like a clown with these blushes :)
Overall I really like them and I can't wait to pick up my next and final Tarte Blush -- TIPSY! I will let ya'll know how I like it!
Do you own any Tarte Blushes? How do you like them?