Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush : Flush – Review, Swatch, FOTD


Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in the shade Flush. I bought this online from sephora.com after having heard so much about Tarte blushes!

Price :  $26.00 (approx. Rs 1600)



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush - Flush (2)

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush – Flush


Wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Flush

Wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Flush



What Tarte says about the Amazonian Clay 12- hour Blushes :


A long-wearing, supremely soft blush infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun.

Product Performance: This 12-hour blush universally benefits all skin types for a fade-free, flawless finish in shades ranging from soft to vivid and matte to shimmer to suit a wide variety of skin tones.

Powered By: Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place while also hydrating the skin naturally to restore moisture, reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin.



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush - Flush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush – Flush



My take on the product


Tarte blushes come in a plastic round packaging – the outer plastic has the same color as the blush shade hence making it easy to locate and identify individual shades if you own more than one of these. The packaging comes with a mirror inside and no applicator. The blush pan itself has a beautiful pattern with the brand logo embossed on the surface. I love the look of the packaging especially the pattern on the blush!

The texture of the blush is fairly smooth and it feels much more compact and much less powdery than a regular powder blush. Because of the slightly stiff (but not dry) texture, it gives sheer color in single swipe and the color can be easily built up by layering. I think the sheer, buildable formula is fantastic for beginners. It blends easily with a few strokes of the brush and even though it has a matte finish, it looks quite natural and doesn’t give a dry look to the skin. It is long wearing and I get about 8-9 hours of wear from this, quite good compared to regular blushes though the 12 hour claim is a bit of an overstatement! Overall, I really like the formula as its easy to wear, looks good on the skin and stays on quite well!


Tarte products are cruelty-free and are formulated using Amazonian Clay that helps hydrate the skin in dry areas while absorbing excess oil from greasy areas. It also claims to minimize oil around pores though I guess it would be easier to see that effect with powders and foundations. The only visible benefit of the Amazonian Clay in the blush is the long wear. I have heard so much about Tarte products and would love to try out their base products. But buying foundations online is such a risk! If you have any idea which shade in their foundations would work for MAC NC40, do let me know in the comments below!

Rating : 4.75/5 (-0.25 for availability issues)



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush - Flush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush – Flush


Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush - Flush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush – Flush



The shade Flush is described as pink-berry by Tarte. Its a slightly cool toned soft pink with a berry-purple tone. I think the shade has been reformulated recently because when I ordered this based on swatches online, I was expecting a deep, intense berry-purple color. I was a little disappointed when I opened my Sephora package and thought this color would not look good on my skin tone at all. I could not have been more wrong! The shade, despite its slight cool tone, looks beautiful on my medium, warm toned complexion. Its gives a lovely flush of pink to my cheeks and pairs really well with pink/berry lipsticks.

I have applied the color quite heavily in this post so that you can see how it looks on me. You can wear it sheered down as well for a more natural tint. I really like this color, its a very pretty natural looking soft pink and I recommend this shade to everyone looking for a soft pink blush.



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush - Flush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr Blush – Flush


Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Flush Swatch

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Flush Swatch



Wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush  Flush

Wearing Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Flush


FOTD - Smokey Plum Eyes with Berry Lips

FOTD – Smokey Plum Eyes with Berry Lips



[note color=”#FFE4C4″]What do you think of the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush? Have you tried Tarte blushes/products? Share your comments below! [/note]



  1. August 8, 2014 / 11:59 am

    wow amazing color on u
    Might not look good on my medium complexion 🙂
    I have heard lot abt tarte blushes ,but availability is an issue …hence yet to try

  2. August 8, 2014 / 12:05 pm

    It looks great on you! Its a bit cool toned for my liking but I’d love to try out other shades from this much raved about range!

  3. August 8, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    Awesome review! Love Tarte blushes as well, especially Exposed and Glisten.
    I’ve been wanting to try their BB cream but like you said, it’s hard to be sure of the shade.

  4. fashionistkiaara281
    August 8, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    U like a princess.. I have been longing for this blush like forever since I saw ur haul .. im not a blush person but I like barbie colors like this.. sadly not atall available here in india btw if u like this color u can also go for stila blush in the shade noveau

  5. August 8, 2014 / 12:35 pm

    This is such a pretty shade!

  6. August 8, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    I so loved the makeup done by you!
    U look absolutely gorgeous!
    This blush too looks amazing on your skin tone…would love to use Tarte products…..have heard a lot about them! 🙂

  7. August 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    This is pretty on you! I have Tarte’s Natural Beauty and that looks amazing on medium skin tones.. of course when used with a light hand! 🙂

  8. August 8, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    The color is amazing! Tarte blushes definitely have pretty packaging

  9. mamta
    August 8, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    hello Ankita the color looks stunning on you want to try these. Buy the way I had a doubt and wanted to know your suggestion on it. I am still new to foundations and was looking for a good drugstore mousse foundation for oily skin when I checked your blog I came across three namely chambor ultra matte foundation, lakme absolute mousse foundation and revlon colorstay whipped foundation they all seem to be nice for oily skin and you have given them good ratings as well. And I have a very similar skin type and skin tone as yours so wanted to know which one did you liked the most or was your favorite as I am confused which one to go for.

    Sorry for going off the topic but you have used all the three of them and more over any of the products you recommend work excellent for me so you are the best person to give me proper advice here , do reply 🙂

  10. Joo
    August 8, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    Well till now I was unaware about the brand Tarte & I found its quite unique feature that made up of amazonian clay… Well this blush suits u perfectly…

  11. August 8, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I have been wanting to try the tarte blushes for soooo long! This looks lovely on you.

  12. August 8, 2014 / 11:51 pm

    nice review
    i love tarte blushes I’m using “Tipsy” shade

  13. August 8, 2014 / 11:56 pm

    Sadly Sephora doesn’t ship to India…and Sephora inIndia does not have Tarte products 🙁

  14. August 9, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Amazing and expensive too

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