I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this palette! I bought the Tarte holiday kit last year (see review here) 77% for the blushes & have picked up quite a few since. But a blush palette? That’s my jam. There is something just so incredibly right with this palette- from the variation in shades to the packaging itself. Plus, the bracelet is quite cute no? Keep reading for review & swatches of the brand new Tarte Off the Cuff Amazonian Clay Blush Palette!
Honestly I didn’t expect to like the exterior of this palette- I assumed it would be scratchy or snag on stuff. But it is actually super cute & comfortable to stash & it also doesn’t scream “I”M A HOLIDAY PALETTE, HEAR ME ROAR!” which is quite nice. The cuff that comes with the palette is actually nice quality, check out my Instagram photo where I’m wearing it! Normally jewelry additions to makeup are throwaways but this one is a well-made keeper.
Inside this beauty you have 4 blushes & a bronzer. Normally I highly dislike bronzers being tossed in to fill a slot that could be blush because a solid 90% of the time they are shimmer glitter messes. But Tarte must have gotten the memo because I’ve used their Park Ave Princess Bronzer for years (lightly of course since I’m ghastly ghostly) which is both matte & fantastical. The other 4 shades are indeed blushes (squeeee!) & 3 out of 4 are matte! Yes. Yes Tarte understands that matte blushes are easier to wear most of the time. They finally understand.
Left to right in this palette we have Crave, Dazzled, Darling, Dollface, & the Park Ave Princess Bronzer.
Crave is such a me shade- coral pink. It has a brightness but it actually really wearable. The corals seem to look really nice on me year round. The only shade that isn’t matte in this palette is Dazzled but it is oh so wearable. In fact, this might even be my favorite shade in this palette! I thought it might fulfill my lust for Benefit Dallas boxed blush. This is a dusty plum with wearable golden shimmer. Darling is a peachy neutral, more colorful than my favorite neutral shade Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed. Dollface is a permanent shade & an oh so wearable light but bright pink. I already drooled over the Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer but I again I say woohoo!
Swatches left to right- Crave, Dazzled, Darling, Dollface, & the Park Ave Princess Bronzer.
Obviously I’m pretty stinking happy with my purchase. I mean the packaging alone is a subtle glam that isn’t too in your face ka-blam! I was going to pick some of my favorite shades but honestly I love them all. I was suprised that this was a color combination I’ll be able to use year round, even during summer! I always see palettes packed with plums & reds but these are way more wearable options for me personally!
You can purchase the Tarte Off the Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet for $42 (This is a $110 value!) from Sephora. This is limited edition so snap it up while you can!
What do you think of this palette? Are you a Tarte blush fanatic like me? What are some of your favorite shades?