tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette | Review.

Missing out on last year’s Tarte Off the Cuff palette was somewhat intentional – I convinced myself that I don’t really need another blush palette and succeeded. Continuing on the palette’s success from last year, tarte has introduced this year’s version, the tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette ($50, available here), a 5-pc blush palette that will set any blush fanatics’ hearts aflutter. Aside from being a fantastic value for the buck, tarte’s blushes are legendary. I talked about how much I loved the blushes featured in the Eyes/Cheek palette, and I knew this time around, I couldn’t miss this fabulous palette.

$50 may sound like quite a bit of money to spend on a palette but trust me, you won’t regret this one!


Bottom Line [5/5]: Excellent value for the price. Great colours that work on different skintones. Tarte’s legendary blushes at a fraction of the price for those who are value-conscious.


Featured in the palette are five strips of blushes, with 0.158oz per strip. The total estimated value according to Sephora is C$132, however my calculation indicates that the value is overstated (my figure comes out to C$122.45). The colours in the shade are brand new, although they are not incredibly unique by any means. Somewhere in your collection, there is probably a shade similar to the ones featured here.

I won’t lie, the pins included are so much nicer than last year’s cuffs – at least they are functional! I also have to mention how lovely the gold/violet floral exterior is. What would be amazing is that if this Parisian inspired clutch could actually be worn on its own (i.e. remove the blush pans inside the clutch) because it is quite a stunner!


How the palette compares to another Tarte clutch palette

Even if the colours are similar to the ones you already own, this palette is still quite an amazing value. If you purchase this with the 20% off during the VIB/VIB Rouge sale, the cost per blush works out to be only $8.40. Even if purchased at regular price, the blush will set you back $10 per shade which I think makes it a fairly competitive item in terms of the price point relative to drugstore brands.

For those of you who have been wanting to try some of Tarte’s incredibly popular clay-infused blushes, this is an amazing way to try a couple of shades without having to purchase them separately. Furthermore, this palette is perfect for anyone who’s just starting out with makeup or is looking to expand their collection without the price tag. The case is guaranteed to be a conversation starter, and the mirror inside is very functional and perfect for a palette like this.


(L-R): Breathless (pinky beige), Embraced (plummy rose), Whimsy (light pink), Bashful (rosy peach), Irreplaceable (mauve rose)

Needless to say, the quality of the blushes are on-point. There’s nothing to dislike here – the colours are perfect for everyday wear – none of them are too ostentatious, and they appear to be suitable for women of colours as well. The blushes are pigmented, and the texture/ease of blendability just blew other palettes out of the water. Basically, this is a palette that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to whoever just purchased it (or receiving one!)

Now it’s your turn! Have you tried or planning to purchase the tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share with me comment section or through Twitter or Instagram!

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