You cannot imagine my absolute delight and excitement when Tarte first surfaced at Sephora Malaysia. I was almost giddy with joy. You will not want to know how much I spent on Tarte especially during the time when Sephora was offering storewide discounts late last year. It’s such a relief that I do not have to hunt for Tarte online anymore or beg my family and colleagues in the US to do custom purchases for me.
One of the items I was most eager to pick up was the blush in Exposed. I have been looking for a good “nude” blush and Exposed seems to fit the bill quite nicely. I would describe it as a rosy-pink brown. Initially I thought of using it as a contouring shade but it is a bit too rosy to be used as one. Unless you have very fair skin, it may work as a contour on you.
The texture of Tarte blushes is generally soft but not so soft that it kicks up loads of blush dust. They are very pigmented and I only need to tap my brush in a couple of times to pick up some colour and apply on my cheeks.
As for its claims of lasting up to 12 hours, it is pretty much true. The blush easily lasts an entire working day on me and it sometimes goes past the 12-hour mark. It will start fading slightly after 5 hours or so but that’s only because my foundation usually starts fading off around that time. I can see this working particularly well for oily skin folks who need a long-lasting blush.
So yes, I have been fan of Tarte blushes for a while now and have a couple of other shades that I purchased online previously. But Exposed just feels a little bit more special than the usual pinks, peaches and corals. I don’t have anything quite like it in my stash.
You can now find Tarte products at Sephora. They may not have as many items and special editions compared to what is available in the US but they do have most of the permanent line of makeup available. Each Amazonian Clay blush costs RM120 for 5.6g. Yes, it is pricey but a blush like this will last a really long time considering you don’t need to use as much product each time.
Have you channeled your inner-tart and given Tarte a whirl? Do you have any of their blushes or plan to get any, and if yes, what is your favourite? Do drop in and let me know.