Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed

Say hello to my new go-to blush, the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed. This particular powder had been on my radar for years after hearing so many rave reviews, and I finally bit the bullet on our honeymoon when I was let loose in Sephora. It was a treat yo’self moment, but one that I definitely don’t regret!

After lots of umming and ahhing at the Tarte counter I decided that Exposed was definitely the colour for me as the warm rosy nude looked perfect for my paler complexion. This particular blush adds an instant warmth to my skin no matter how dull and grey a day it is outside, and I love that it seems to suit all skin tones (from the many swatches that I’ve seen online).

I’m used to the soft and buttery blushers from Urban Decay and Nars so I was really keeping my fingers crossed that this blush would be a lovely consistency. Thankfully, it is! Exposed is a smooth and nicely pigmented powder that’s so easy to apply and blend, and it’s also buildable if a stronger colour is more your thing.

I haven’t had a chance to test the 12-hour wear claim as, quite frankly, I like to remove my makeup before then. I’ve tested the wear-time during 8-hour working days in an office that can be both freezing cold and stifling hot (it’s just your luck really) and it manages to stay put with no signs of fading. If you’re searching for a gorgeous and long-wearing blush, look no further than the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed!

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  • This looks like a gorgeous shade! I feel like everyone’s been raving about these blushes for years now and I STILL haven’t tried any, will need to change that now that I’m more in to blusher! x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

    • I’m so glad I finally bit the bullet and picked this one up, it definitely lives up to the hype! x

  • This is such a pretty shade xx

    Zoe Mountford x

    • It really is! I can’t stop wearing it x

  • Such a pretty colour, I’ve never tried anything from Tarte


    • You need to, this blush really is a beauty! x

  • Such a beautiful blush x


    • It sure is! I can’t believe I went so long without this blush x

  • ninegrandstudent

    I have this, although mainly in reserve for when my Nars Douceur runs out!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Ahh I’ve wanted to try Douceur for the longest time! X

  • The tarte blushes have always caught my eye – this one looks absolutely gorgeous, one to add to the wish list!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • It’s definitely worth all the hype, it’s a gorgeous blush! X

  • This is one product I really want to try. I know you can get Tarte over here now through QVC but there’s a limited shade range and I’m not keen on the price either. Maybe once we get Sephora over here I’ll be able to get one x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty