I was hoping and wishing and crossing my little fingers and toes that Tarte would do more shimmer in their Amazonian Clay Blush for Spring.
Tarte introduced a shimmery version of the blush in a QVC Special Value Set called Glisten. Glisten was even better than NARS Orgasm for me. It’s this delightful shade of golden peachy pink that lights up my face like nothing else. Gorgeous! Truly a keeper and HG (holy grail) blush if ever there was one.
Needless to say this blush got me on the idea that Tarte seriously needed to introduce more shimmer into the Amazonian Clay Blush because the entire catalog of shades are matte.
For Spring 2012, you can indulge in four, brand new shades including Glisten of Amazonian Clay Blush with a delightfully sparkly finish.
First, let me get the most important aspect of this release off my chest. Glisten.
Glisten is now an official part of the Amazonian Clay Blush Collection. Praise the makeup gods! But…I think it differs slightly from the shade I already own from QVC. I’ve contacted Tarte to see what they say and I’ll update you shortly. In my swatches below there isn’t a whole LOT of difference between the two shades but they actually look quite different when I set them side by side. The Glisten I have from QVC is a golden peach with a bit of pink and the Glisten that’s releasing with Tarte’s Spring 2012 Collection seems to have more pink to it so it’s a golden pink with peach, it’s kinda reversed. The new version also seems to lack the glow that QVC’s version has. The compacts are also different with the QVC Glisten having a peach compact and the new version having a pink compact. On my cheeks I notice that the new version looks pinker on my cheeks rather than peachy as well.
Needless to say you should definitely carry your version (if you have it) with you to Sephora and compare the two. I feel like picking up the new version might just be worth it particularly if you love the shade, it’s seriously one of the best shades of blush I own, and I own quite a few to say the least.
Now another very important stand out shade here is Frisky. Wow! What a delightful shade of coral! This is a golden reddish coral and will look incredible on olive or darker skin tones since it’s mighty pigmented. On fairer skin, with a lighter hand, you can get a lovely flush of golden coral on cheeks with a hint of sparkle.
The other two shades introduced are Buff, a soft sparkling coffee beige and Adored, a bright shimmering cotton candy pink. Both of these shades have silver sparkle where as Frisky and Glisten have gold sparkle.
The blushes are laced with sparkle but it buffs out and leaves behind a gentle hint at the finish so you aren’t left looking like you showered in glitter. I think the sparkle lends something extra to the blushes as they head into the realms of giving cheeks a beautiful glow. The blushes have a silky feel and blend easily and yes, the 12 hour claim? True! Amazonian Clay Blush has a good solid wear time that will get you through the day well into the night.
Overall, the new shades are a promising addition to the general catalog. Glisten and Frisky are two shades that stand out as very unique and extra vibrant for Spring looks. I’m very pleased with these colors and quite happy Tarte extended the line to include new shades even though they offer the blush in quite a few shades already. I look forward to seeing more shades with a sparkle finish!
Very Muse Approved for purchase.
Frisky and Glisten should be the top of your list for Spring 2012 and both will work well into the Summer.
Do you own Glisten already?
Want any of these new shades?