Tarte Amazonian clay 12 Hr Blush in ‘Splendor’ Review

Mackenzie’s Notes

Tarte Amazonian clay 12 Hr Blush in ‘Splendor’

I have been wanting to try out Tarte’s Amazonian clay 12 hour blushes for a long time, and I was lucky enough that this was included in the Sephora ‘In the Glow’ kit (review here) in the color ‘Splendor’.  This specific color is limited edition to this kit, not being sold as a full size, so if you fall in love with this color you’ll have to get this gift set to try it out too; who knows, maybe they’ll come out with one in the future.  The deluxe sample size comes in a .11 oz size.  The color is a peachy pink color with chunky gold glitter and golden pearly sheen.  I know this color would look great on my sister’s lighter skin tone so I might have to gift it to her and see how she likes it!

Deluxe sample size .11 oz, no full size product yet!
Color is a peachy pink color with golden sparkle and shimmer, similar to Nars ‘Orgasm’

Pros: This blush definitely lives up to the claim of 12 hour blush! It lasted in intensity the entire day.  I also really like the formula of this blush, it’s sheer yet pigmented so even with one light layer you’ll get a nice wash of color.  If you are scared of the color and chunky glitter, you can really make it look natural so don’t be afraid of it, it looks lovely on; the glitter is big and only a few actual glimmers make it on to the face.  The glitter size and color reminds me of Nars’ ‘Super Orgasm’ but this blush has a lot less small micro glitter and shimmer, which makes it a lot more wearable. You can see from the swatches that this blush has a nice metallic-y sheen and gives the illusion of a highlighter as well. It’s very blendable and you can layer it depending on your skin tone and the look you’re going for. I think the formula on this product is my favorite thing about this blush so if you’re not too sure about the color maybe look into Tarte’s other colors hoping the formula stays great.

Cons: I don’t really have any cons for this product except maybe the fact that the color might be better suited for lighter skin tones and for the summer season.  Also the fact that this product doesn’t come in a full size is a bit of a con too!

Grade: 5/5

I applied it with a medium size fluffy brush! Very buildable blush
Swatch on left, blend out on right. You can notice the chunky golden sparkle here
The blush is relatively sheer which I enjoy! It doesn’t look as scary on as in the pan

Reader’s Recommendations: What do you think about this color and Tarte’s Amazonian clay blushes? Do you have any other colors in this line that you like and recommend? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.

  • Anonymous

    thanks for sharing.


    Love this color! Love Tarte!

  • Coco

    So pretty! I finally bought one of these last week (in the color Exposed) and it’s amazing x

  • Miss Danielle

    This is such a pretty colour!

    Danielle xx

  • NataliaxBarbara

    This is stunning! I always thought shimmery blush would look a bit crazy but it’s really gorgeous and subtle :)

  • nokhuthula nyoni

    Hie, thanks for sending me your URL through Twitter :) Lovely blog you got here 😀 Plus I love this blusher, might just purchase 1 :)
    I’ve followed your blog and would really appreciate it if you checked out mine. Maybe à follow if you like it haha :) x

    • Mackenzie M.

      Thanks for stopping by and I def recommend this little blush here! Will stop by right now :)

      Stay pretty xo

  • thatfabapp

    I guess the little sparkle is what I am a fan of. It all looks great!

    • Miranda M.

      haha yup, same here! what’s blush without a bit of glitter

  • AlllAboutBeauty

    This looks so lovely! :) Have followed you! Please have a look at my blog :)

    thankyou x

    • Miranda M.

      thanks! visiting you now :)

  • Ms. Cathy

    Wow. So shimmery and perfect! I’d like one! You should do a giveaway for this.

    New follower over here! Let’s keep in touch by following one another! :)

    Cathy Trails

    Have a nice weekend!

    • Miranda M.

      hmm that’s a great idea for the giveaway, now only to get to a milestone haha thanks for the follow, checking out your blog now :)

  • OPI Addict

    This is beautiful :) I just picked up my first two Tarte blushes – Exposed and Natural Beauty!

  • Liyana Marie

    this is such a gorgeous color !

    xx Liyana

    • Miranda M.


  • Chantel

    That is a gorgeous blush! Looks great on you too.

    • Miranda M.

      thank you! with blush it’s so important to match skin tone glad this one does the trick haha

  • toxycat

    Iv never really been much of a blusher wearer but i do quite like the colour of this…quite subtle and love the alight sparkles!!

    Thanks for popping by my blog..much appreciated. Newest follower xx

    • Miranda M.

      I know, the sparkles are surprisingly subtle and give a great glow this color is for everyone really. thanks for following!