There have been so many disappointing picks from Tarte Holiday 2016 but the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Color Wheel is not one. I highly urge you to grab the Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Color Wheel now because I have a funny little feeling it’ll sell out during the Sephora Sale.
This one earns a you need this status as well as a Muse Approval.
I didn’t review the Tarte Big Blush Book 2 because I couldn’t muster an ounce of enthusiasm for it. It wasn’t good at all! I disliked the packaging and the blushes inside weren’t good at all. I did fear the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Color Wheel would be just as bad but it surprised me.
I think one of the most interesting and thrilling parts about this palette is the compact size. I expected this to be as massive as the Big Blush Book 2 but it’s actually much smaller. This circular compact is pretty much the standard for some of Tarte’s past and newer releases like the Tarte Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette, Tarte Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette, and just to name a few. It’s a smidge smaller than a music CD and will travel quite easily which is great because that means you can tote around 10 blushes in a super small space! Each blush is 0.084 in size which is a total of around 0.20 oz total so, it’s almost like you’re getting 4 full-size Tarte Blushes for a mere $44 which isn’t even the cost of two full-size blushes. It’s quite a nice value for the price plus you get a good deal of variety too. The Big Blush Palette 2 was $60 and included eight full-size blushes but the quality simply wasn’t there in my opinion. This palette is the better option in my opinion. One thing to not is the blushes are not removable so if you plan on depotting that isn’t an option.
The palette isn’t only made up of blushes as you do get a highlighter shade as well called Crafty. Idol is also a highlighter shade of sorts and applies sheer with a luminous finish. Don’t kill me but I could have totally done without these shades. This is about the only rant I have about this palette! I’d have liked two more blush shades rather than these.
Since this is a Holiday Palette I have to say can we get a little more shimmer? I wish Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush Collection included more shades like Glisten. This palette has a beautiful shade called Culture which I’m wearing below. I really wish all the shades were as shimmery as this one! It has a delightful golden shimmer that adds a pretty glow to my cheeks. But don’t worry the rest of the shades as just as nice.
The blushes all performed well and had a dense texture but an airbrushed finish on cheeks with an easy to blend formula that applied perfectly on my cheeks with excellent wear of about eight hours per shade. I thought Idol was the only exception here as the formula was a little dusky and accentuated the dryness on my cheeks. All the other shades performed very well! They were a little more dense than the typical individual Amazonian Blushes but still had a good formula with excellent color pay off. I don’t think there any exact dupes here but many of the shades are variations of shades we’ve seen from past Holiday and individual permanent releases.
All in all, the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Color Wheel was one of the few Tarte Holiday offerings that I liked. The performance of the blushes is right on par with the permanent collection. The packaging is super friendly to store and travel with as well as you get ten quite nicely sized blushes that fit into lightweight palette.
I don’t see this one sticking around for the Sephora sale so you might want to grab it up now!
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