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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11857460072837746483 PDXBEAUTIFUL

    Love this color! Love Tarte!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14236602901223400396 Coco

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00353017644721003554 Miss Danielle

    This is such a pretty colour!

    Danielle xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12502422605208522359 NataliaxBarbara

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14313904954648748058 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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03361651012356334616 Mackenzie M.

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

      Stay pretty xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00306348738665046966 thatfabapp

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08277562505362635653 AlllAboutBeauty

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

    thankyou x


    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      thanks! visiting you now

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16635917083859736453 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!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03947051674736693304 OPI Addict

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02392046162256166441 Liyana Marie

    this is such a gorgeous color !

    xx Liyana

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04958329145338124293 Chantel

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561258585615001147 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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

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