The blushes were the first Tarte product I tried - I bought the shade Blissful - the single in the image above - when I went on holiday to the US. There was a lot of hype around the clay blushes at the time, so I was really excited to get one even though they seemed relatively expensive at around $28 including tax. I spent a while wondering why I didn't like the blush as much as I'd expected to - it wasn't as pigmented as I'd heard and it was quite hard to pick up enough colour - but since I've tried other shades, I've found that either it's just an issue with the shade Blissful, as it is a slightly lighter colour than some of my others, or maybe I got one from a bad batch.
Because my first experience with Blissful wasn't amazing, I probably wouldn't have bought another blush from the Tarte range had they not brought out this great palette. It was one of the Sephora Christmas products last year and I really liked the look of all five of the shades, so I decided to give Tarte another go.
I'm so pleased I got this palette as I now understand what all the raving was about. All of the colours here work really well - no issues with pigmentation like I had with Blissful, and they're all really nice colours. I find myself using this palette so much and I've not even made a dent in any of the colours yet. Because it's a palette and I have all of the colours looking at me side by side, I'll quite often mix two of the colours to get a shade that seems to work with the makeup I want that day.
Blissful | Crave | Dazzled | Darling | Dollface | Park Avenue Princess (bronzer)
I've swatched Blissful really heavily on the left to show what it can build to with a bit of effort, and then the colours in the palette left to right - the last colour in the palette is actually a bronzer, which is a nice addition to the palette and I use this both as a bronzer or mixed with one of the blush colours.
QVC are now selling a selection of Tarte makeup and they stock five blush shades at the moment. If they sell well then I hope they'll bring over more of the shades from the US. They're selling a colour called Flush which I really like the look of - it's a pretty lilac pink and it may well be the next Tarte blush to join my collection. Also if you're thinking about making a Tarte purchase, I really recommend the Tarte Amazonian clay full coverage foundation - it's my current favourite and the brush is amazing.
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