Review & Swatches: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes

Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes come in 8 shades:

  • Dollface: light pink
  • Blissful: warm peach
  • Tipsy: coral
  • Amused: bright pink
  • Natural Beauty: red
  • Exposed: nude
  • Blushing Bride: plumy rose
  • Flush: deep berry

These blushes used to be Sephora exclusives, but are now available for $25.00 each on Tarte’s website.

In addition to this review, you can also watch the video overview of these blushes.

Company’s Description – Cheek Powder

For those who want an alternative blush to Tarte’s award-winning gel and cream cheek stains, we’re now offering Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in 8 shades. Inspired by our best-selling cheek and lip stains, shades range from soft pink (dollface) to deep berry (flush). Used alone or with our best-selling natural cheek stains, this blush is sure to give you that natural glow.

Packaging: 9.25/10

Each blush comes in a snap-shut compact in the color that matches the actual product. There is a magnet under the pan to keep it in place, but the pan does spin around in the well when you slide your brush over it. Each compact has a mirror and the pans have a pressed river/ferns design.

Quality: 9.75/10

The formulation is smooth and not overly powdery. The colors have great pigmentation and can be applied lightly or built up.

I haven’t worn any of the colors for a full 12 hours, but after 6-7 hours, the color hadn’t faded at all. Also, when I swatched the colors for the video, they stained the skin slightly, which makes me think these really would last the full 12 hours Tarte claims.

Tarte also has created a great range of colors for this line. Even colors (like Blushing Bride) I didn’t think would flatter my skin tone work well. The colors also correlate with the colors in Tarte’s Cheek Stain and Lip Stain lines.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

These powders easily apply in layers. The formulation is smooth, even, and not too powdery.

Price: 8.25/10

You pay $25.00 for 5.6 g of product. For comparison, MAC powder blushes cost $19.50 each and contain 6 g of product. These blushes are great quality, but definitely on the pricey side.

Final Grade


Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes Packaging

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Ingredients

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Packaging

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Names

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Names





Swatches: Dollface, Blissful, Tipsy, Amused

Swatches (Blended): Dollface, Blissful, Tipsy, Amused

Natural Beauty


Blushing Bride


Swatches: Natural Beauty, Exposed, Blushing Bride, Flush

Swatches (Blended): Natural Beauty, Exposed, Blushing Bride, Flush

Amused Applied
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10 Responses to Review & Swatches: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes

  1. amy says:

    Hi! thank you so much for the review. Do you think the color blushing bride and amused would look good on nc15-nc20 skin tone? If not which colors would you suggest? Thank you so much(:

  2. Liquorice says:

    I’m French and the fact that the name of the blush is translated in French makes me really laugh. Tarte Cosmetics is not at all available in Europe, even less in France. The reason is the name of the brand means “pie” in French, but also “stupid” in French slang, which is a huge marketing problem for Sephora and LVMH.

    Nevertheless, I’m very interested in these products for their quality looks great and it’s such a shame European websites don’t sell them. Tarte managers should think twice before translating anything into French.

    • Allura says:

      Haha, very interesting.

    • Lisa B. says:

      I think that’s kinda funny actually…Tarte means “stupid” in French slang? No kidding there are marketing problems! “Stupid’s new Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes come in 8 great new colors!”

      I am sorry they don’t carry them over there, though, just because of a silly name problem…

  3. Farah says:

    How do dollface and blissful look on the cheeks?

    • Allura says:

      The blended swatches above are what they would look like on the cheeks, just likely a little lighter. It really depends on how heavily you apply blush to your cheeks.

  4. Rachel Cromwell says:

    I think I am getting Blissful after seeing this. I love Tarte even though it is expensive but didn’t think these looked like anything special when they came out. Knowing that it does slightly stain is certainly a selling point. I love Tarte’s colors but have trouble skin and wear foundations or bb creams so the cheek tint stick isn’t really an option.

    Thanks for another amazing review! Now I know my next buy!

  5. Lisa B. says:

    Ooh, these sound GREAT! Which one is your favorite? Flush is a little purply…I have this weird peach/coral bent which makes me lean toward Tipsy or Blissful.

    • Allura says:

      Honestly, they are all great. But Tipsy and Blissful are close in color, so I’d buy one or the other. And you know I like purple-pulling blushes. 😛

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