Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter ($26) in Exposed is a new 12-Hour Highlighter that Tarte introduced with their Naughty Nudes Blush Collection earlier last month. This is interesting release for Tarte since they tend to like to pair up their highlighters with the popular, cult favorite Park Ave Princess Bronzer. Although the shade Angelic made an appearance in the Tarte Fantastic Foursome Amazonian Blush Set that launched with the Tarte Holiday 2012 Collection.
Exposed is like nothing you’ve seen from Tarte in the past and the formula quite reminds me of the soft texture we we’re privy to in the Sephora Exclusive Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette.
It feels rare that Tarte releases a single, individual highlighter shade which might make Exposed a little more tempting. Add in the fact that the soft, creamy texture isn’t quite like anything Tarte’s done in the past and you may really want to indulge.
This is a light yellowy beige with a luminous finish. The shade reminds me of a lighter version of the Balm Mary Lou Manizer. I really like the shade and the formula as it gives my complexion a light sheen but doesn’t have a shimmery or glittery fall out. The texture is firm and has a slightly molding clay-like texture that’s firm to the touch but if you press hard enough you’ll leave an imprint in it. It’s definitely not a powder but more of a dense cream that blends very easily without clinging to dryness or accentuating dryness. I wouldn’t say it wore a solid 12 hours on me as promised but I did get a nice nine hour wear when out and about on a warm day!
I find highlighters can be difficult to apply and I feel like I need layers upon layers to get that perfect glow. Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Highlighter definitely adds a nice luminous radiance without a ton of application no how!
Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter gets a Muse Approval.
It’s perfect for the highlighter challenged among us and gives just the right glow without the disco ball finish!
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