As soon as I saw the Tarte Blush Bliss palette, I fell in love. The packaging, the shades, and the fact I’d heard such good things about Tarte blushers meant I was sold. That said, it took it going into the January sales to make me actually click buy (I got it for a mega £13).
I loved all the packaging from the 2017 Christmas collection – it was all just so gorgeous, it made me want what was inside all the more! All the products were called things like Buried Treasure, and all were finished with ornate gold cases and warm colours. It reminds me of Moroccan tiles – a design I am totally here for.
I’m going to say right now, that unfortunately you can’t actually get your hands on this palette from the Tarte website any more, because it’s obviously so lovely it’s all sold out, but don’t worry because I’m going to link to some other beautiful blushers below.
L – R: Genuine, Breathtaking, Graceful, Lovable
Aside from the packaging, I liked the fact that this palette had a good range of shades. You can’t quite tell from the picture above, but there is a difference between the colours – for some reason, on the picture above, they all look like different kinds of pink.
Genuine is a matte peachy tone on me, and it’s the one I find myself picking every day. Try Captivating for a similar shade.
Breathtaking is a matte rose pink, and doesn’t look anywhere near as bright on my face as it does on my hand! Try Blissful for a similar shade.
Graceful is a shimmery deep coral, which reminds me a lot of Nars’ Orgasm. Try Blushing Bride for an alternative.
Lovable is the boldest shade, a bright matte reddish pink and is the colour I go for the least. I can’t find anything similar that’s in stock on Tarte’s website – I’m not too surprised!
All the shades are Tarte’s Amazonian clay formula, which are meant to last for 12 hours. I don’t get any smudging or wear off with any of the colours, and I love that I can build them up depending on what intensity I want.
The other thing I like is that the pans are large, and it doesn’t bother me that my large blusher brush picks up product from the other pans as I sweep it over – I like the merging of the shades and often swirl my brush into more than one pan to get the finish I want.
Other blusher palettes I like the look of
I love the look of this Barry M quad (£5.99) – it has mattes, shimmers and some really pretty day-to-day shades. Definitely more peach than pink though.
This NYX Sweet Cheeks palette is great value – 8 shades for just £17 – and I love the mixture of bold, bright shades and softer, more natural shades.
Finally, this Sleek Blush Pink Lemonade trio (£9.99) has a lovely mix of wearable shades that I could see myself picking up again and again.
What do you think of Tarte blushers? Are you tempted to give them a try?