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Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Thursday, 6 October 2016
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian 24 hour clay blush blushes palette review swatches
When this popped up on sale early as part of a 2 day long early order window for Tarte's Christmas collection I lept on it! The prospect of getting 10 shades of the amazing Amazonian Clay Blush formula for just $65 was too good to pass up!

First of all, lets talk about the size and get nerdy with it. Each pan is quite small at 2.4 grams. For reference, a regular MAC eyeshadow pan is 1.3 grams, a Stila eyeshadow pan is 2.6 grams and an Urban Decay eyeshadow pan is 1.5 grams. Basically, they are like a large sized eyeshadow pan, measuring 36 mm in diameter. Yes, they are little but they are plenty big enough to comfortably pick up with a regular sized blush brush. You also get 10 shades which works out to 24 grams all together. A full sized Tarte Amazonian Blush is 5.7 grams (about the same size as MAC blushes which are 6 grams) and cost $38 each on Sephora Australia. That works out to $6.67/gram which means you get $160 worth of value in this palette, while simultaneously getting to try 10 different shades for less than the cost of 2 individual shades. It is a bargain any way you look at it!
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Sometimes when brands shrink their products down to put in these kinds of palettes the quality can take a hit but that is not the case for these. The formula is exactly like the much larger pans I have in my Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette. They are pigmented, finely milled, ultra-blendable and, I will admit, a little powdery. They tend to kick off a lot of product when you dip your brush in which gets a little messy, but they are otherwise perfect. Oh and these last a really long time on the skin! I found even when I was doing my swatches, they left a bit of a stain on my arm after removing with micellar water.
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian 24 hour clay blush blushes palette review swatches

Alrighty, lets move on to shades. Like I said before, you get 10 shades in this palette which are all limited edition and unique to this palette.
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian 24 hour clay blush blushes palette review swatches crafty concept icon montage ironic swatch swatches


Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian 24 hour clay blush blushes palette review swatches crafty concept icon montage ironic swatch swatches
Left to right: Crafty, Concept, Icon, Montage and Ironic.
  • Crafty: light champagne gold highlighter 
  • Concept: brownish nude with shimmer
  • Icon: matte dusty rose 
  • Montage: matte mauve pink 
  • Ironic: matte warm rose
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian 24 hour clay blush blushes palette review idol mod deco surreal culture swatch swatches
Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian 24 hour clay blush blushes palette review idol mod deco surreal culture swatch swatches
Left to right: Idol, Mod, Deco, Surreal and Culture.
  • Idol: warm true gold highlighter
  • Mod: matte coral
  • Deco: matte neon pink coral
  • Surreal: matte baby pink
  • Culture: pinky coral with gold shimmer
I had an immediate thought that Culture looked a lot like Nars Powder Blush in Orgasm ($44) and it is similar, though Orgasm is pinker and Tarte Culture is more pigmented.


Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian 24 hour clay blush blushes palette review culture vs compared nars powder blush orgasm swatch swatches
Left to right: Tarte Culture and Nars Orgasm.
Long story short, I adored this blush palette from the second I received it. The only thing I don't love are the highlighter shades which don't stack up to my Laura Mercier and Becca highlighters but they are still nice. I admittedly have a lot of blushes but I will still be getting a lot of use out of this one because the shade range is excellent. 

Because it is such great value for money I think this palette would be perfect for anyone actively seeking to expand their blush options, anyone who is interested in the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush formula, or even for makeup artists who want lots of gorgeous, high quality blush options in a compact and affordable palette. Really for $65 with $160 included value, I really don't think you can go wrong with this palette.
7 comments on "Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette"
  1. SOOOO much want for this palette! I hope I get it when it comes back out! Beautiful swatches!!! <3

    Tahana
    www.tahanalee.com

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    1. Thanks, Tahana. You should definitely snap it up when it shows up on Sephora again.

      Emma

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  2. It is such a bummer you didn't rate the highlighters. They looked like gorgeous tones!

    Wish I picked this up... even though I definitely don't need any more blushes in my life haha.

    Jacquelyn | hey there jacquelyn

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    1. They aren't bad but they just aren't as good as Becca or Laura Mercier. One is too warm for me but I do like the formula better. The lighter highlighter is a little too chunky for me though. You should definitely pounce on it if it shows up on the Sephora website again because the blushes are gorgeous.

      Emma

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  3. Oh wowww these are so pretty!! Pity about the highlighters though! x

    Katina Lindaa | www.katinalindaa.com

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    1. Yeah but I think the blushes more than make up for it which means this blush palette is still a steal. I don't think the highlighters are bad or anything, I've just been a little spoiled by Becca and Laura Mercier haha.

      Emma

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  4. I'm so glad I picked mine up! My only hate is that it doesn't store well, being circular :( OCD life!

    I have last year's palette and I'm thinking of selling it as this year's is just awesome.

    Your swatch photos are amazing as always ✨

    Maddie | www.maddiesbeautyspot.con

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