Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote

As part of that effort I've alluded to in bringing you more content that features items in various permanent collections, here's another gem: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote.

I'll state up front that I'm a huge fan of Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blushes.  They really do last all day- which can be a double-sided sword if you're less than careful applying in the morning.

Achiote is described as "honeysuckle."  Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes retail for $26 for 0.20oz, and are available at Tarte's website, Sephora, and Ulta.

Given my self-professed preference for lighter blushes and super pale complexion, you may be wondering what I'm doing with this color.  It was actually part of a larger gift set I picked up. However, I've enjoyed trying to figure it out.

It's quite pigmented in the pan:

Same blush, just with flash (closer to real life):

I had to include the obligatory close-up of Tarte's beautiful design on the pan:

Achiote is a very dark blush for me. I applied with a medium hand, but you can see it slightly blended out on the left side:

Outside, no flash:

Outside, with flash:

Inside, no flash:

Inside, with flash:

If I use just a bit of powder and blend very carefully, it awakens my cheeks.  I think this color would be perfect for medium-dark complexions.  It has the usual staying power and blends nicely.

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