Tarte Fantastic Foursome Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Enthusiast Set Holiday 2012 Review & Swatches
Love yourself some Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush? You’ll love the new Tarte Fantastic Foursome Enthusiast Set than! It includes four half pint sized Tarte Blushes for $35.
This set was introduced with Tarte’s Holiday 2012 Collection and is available for a limited time.
Take a peek!
I think Tarte Amazonian Blush have developed quite the cult following, I’m seriously impressed how much people love them. All that love is understandable as they do indeed have an excellent, long wearing formula. But I imagine the success exceeded Tarte’s imaginings for the blush since everyone is positively addicted to owning EVERY single shade. That proves challenging sometimes since there are shades released at Sephora, QVC, etc…
This set is definitely for collector’s of the blush although I’ve heard long time fans complain about the quality. Mmm not sure why because I had no issues with them. Formula is on par with the larger blushes, they blend easily, wear long and strong, have excellent color pay off, what more could a girl want?
I think maybe the colors are debatable since folks wanted something extra unique and they might feel these are too close to shades they already own. That much is true to some extent.
As I said the blush contains four blushes however, Angelic, which is a shimmering white gold, is more of a highlighting shade. Perhaps this shade is a preview of what’s to come for Spring 2013 from Tarte as maybe they have plans to introduce some sort of Amazonian Clay Highlighting Powders. The color casts a soft champagne glow on cheeks and face. It’s quite lovely however, as with most highlighters I find it challenging to apply without looking over done. A light hand is best for application.
Size comparisons below displays the full size blush next to the mini and the mini on top of the full size.
Also included is Fantastic (soft fuchsia), Magic (pink coral), and Stellar (shimmering nude). Stellar and Buff could be considered dupes however Buff has more of a golden darker tone versus Stellar which is more tan. Magic would be closest to Achiote but much lighter. And Fantastic might be considered closest to Adored however Fantastic is matte sans the silver shimmer found in Amused and also a brighter shade of pink.
Stellar, Angelic, Fantastic, Magic
So yes, there are so similarities however, none are exact dupes for anything I already own.
Each blush is half the size of a full one. Two full sizes would be $50, you’re getting four half sizes for $35 so you save about $15 here and gain more variety should you buy two full sizes versus buying the set.
The smaller sizes worried me as I thought my brush would fit awkwardly into them. But I had no issues, they have large enough wells to fit bushier brushes easily. The compacts do lack a mirror which makes them look like they are kinda missing something but it isn’t something to get terribly upset about.
Overall, the set is very cute and a great intro to the blushes if you don’t already own many. I think fans of Tarte and the blush will want them by default. There’s a nice deal to be had here plus the added bonus of variety. I’m not terribly impressed with the overall color range myself, I’d like more warmer colors and something a lot more unique than what I already own. However, all in all, an excellent deal at this price and a cute gift for giving.
Did you indulge?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and experience with these.
They are available at Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta, Ulta.com, and as well as online at tartecosmetics.com
(shimmering champagne), Fantastic (soft fuchsia), Magic (pink coral), Stellar (shimmering nude)
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