Hey there friends! Welcome to the sum of my soon to be 2015 blush collection: The Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Palette.
No need to sift through all the verbiage : Yes, this palette is totally worth it.
Admittedly, blush is not my thing. Of course, I wear it every day, but I could wear the same matte, dusty rose color all of my life and not feel I’ve missed a thing. So I really have no clue what it was about this palette that made me go crazy when I saw that it was no longer available on the Sephora website.
Naturally, I did what any makeup addict would do in this situation; I spent my lunch hour hunting it down in person. Two Sephora’s later…
For the first week that I had this palette, I only used Irreplaceable (the last shade on the right). I didn’t even so much as swatch any of the other shades because they didn’t fall into that rosey category that I’m comfortable with. So if I’m being honest, I really regretted purchasing this palette for a while there and even considered returning it.
But then something snapped. I got brave. I wore Embraced (second from the left). And then I wore Bashful (second from the right). And then I wore Whimsy (middle). And then I wore Breathless (first on left). And now I’m in love with every single last one of them!
I detest the packaging. It’s cute, yes. But the clasp that keeps the darn thing closed is so cheapy. I’m worried I’ll break it every time I use it and that’s saying a lot because I’m super gentle with my products. But it hasn’t yet so I guess that says something.
The palette offers a wide variety of shades and a variety of matte, shimmer and glitter options; also, the blushes are super pigmented (and will therefore last forever). At 0.72 total oz, this palette is easily worth double it’s cost (if you will use all of them).
If I had to gripe, it would be the cheap packaging, and the fact that the blushes last half the length that they claim (maybe longer if you pile them on… but I really, really dis-advise this).
Should you buy it?
I say yes. For the price, considering the quality, and considering how little product you need each use, you could easily get away with not having to invest another dime on blush for all of 2015.