The Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette ($38) is a new, limited edition blush palette that launched with the Summer 2016 Collection which contains four shades of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Live, Laugh, Love, and Dream. Tarte Blush Palettes aren’t new by any means as we’ve seen ones that have launched with a variety of different Holiday Collections like the Tarte Bling It On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette from Tarte Holiday 2015, the Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet from Tarte Holiday 2013, etc….
None the less as a fan of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush I think many of us get pretty excited when a palette comes house featuring not one but four shades of our favorite formula yes?
The Tarte Tartetist Blush Palette comes in a gorgeous paint swiped compact with a gold base and a full-size mirror inside (the shade names are printed directly under the shades inside the compact). Many of the past blush palettes contained five shades of blush but this palette only holds four which are 0.158 oz in size each but is priced lower compared to past palettes which typically contained 0.79 oz of total blush and cost around $42-$44. Although you’re getting a little less you are by no means paying more for it thankfully.
- Live (poppy coral)
- Laugh (peachy coral)
- Love (nude mauve)
- Dream (soft fuchsia)
I wouldn’t say this palette contains spot on duplications of any of the permanent blush shades however, they are variations of shades that have appeared in past palettes ones that are in the current permanent line. But none, as I said are spot on dupes.
I think the formula is a little different from the permanent range but still very lovely none the less. For example, I feel like the original Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is very smooth and dense yet where as these are quite a good deal more powdery and kick up a lot of dusk when a brush is swiped through them. This does not translate to chalkiness or dryness in the least though! I thought the texture very, very silky and smooth with an easy to blend formula. Although I did have to tap off excess before applying as it’s easy to pick up a lot of color on a single pass since they are very powdery. All four shades have excellent pigmentation with a solid wear time. I got 12 hours out of every single shade except Dream which was prone to fading a good deal and wore for about seven.
All in all this is a gorgeous selection of fresh, juicy shades of color for Summer looks. I think Tarte did a good job with this palette and I see a big improvement on the formula which is typically not as good in palettes as it is in single pan shades!
I’m actually kinda shocked it hasn’t sold out but I imagine it will be soon so don’t wait to pick it up!
Did you purchase it?