I was searching for True Blood but found a clay. Okay before you accuse me of anything gory, I was referring to the limited edition makeup from Tarte, inspired by HBO series’ True Blood (Anna Paquin). Too bad, Sephora in Pearlridge Mall (Oahu, Hawaii) didn’t have it yet last week. Not wanting to go home empty-handed, I picked up a few makeups and one of them is Natural Beauty. Yes, that’s the name of  the shade I got from Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Long Wear Blush collection.

5.6g  / 0.20 oz.

With a promise of 12-hour long non-fade blush, I put this glamazon to a rigid test. Having oily skin, nothing quite works for me that long. Did it live up to its claim?

Made from clay in the Amazon River and baked under the sun.

Infused with Vitamins A, C & E and formulated without mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum, sodium lauryl sulfate, could this be the holy grail?

Pigment is true the pan. Now that is fab.

The verdict? It didn’t last 12 hours on me. On the seventh hour, it started to fade, and on the ninth, it’s practically gone. Not too bad though as my average wear-and-smear with other blushes range from 3-5 hours. What I particularly liked about this product is its true-to-the-pan hue. Being on the conservative side when it comes to blush shades, I found this too bold when I swatched it inside the store (I don’t try and apply sample makeups on my cheeks even if they are “sanitized”- not my thing). Lo and behold. A little goes a long way and when you apply it light-handed, it ain’t screaming!

Additional Product Information:

  • Cruelty-free
  • In 5.6g / 0.20 oz
  • Available in 8 shades
  • About $25 (Sephora)

Moi wearing “Natural Beauty”

Kissmark Analysis:

I’m gonna get another shade, Yay!

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