One of the latest ingredients Tarte is trying in their products is Amazonian Clay. Their Tarte Amazonian Clay Collection offers an extensive selection of natural makeup that also minimizes oil, restores moisture and delivers nutrients to skin. From brows, to eyes, to face, to lips, Tarte brings this unique ingredient to a number of products.
What’s special about Amazonian clay (other than it’s from the far-flung region of the Amazon), is that it is rich in minerals and nutrients that can help to balance all skin types, reduce the appearance of dryness and flakiness, and help skin to have a more smooth and even appearance. Tarte is known also for it’s antioxidant, proprietary t5 super fruit complexTM and their products are free of synthetics like parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, or phthalates. I tried just one of the many products containing Amazonian Clay: The Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($25.00).
This beautiful, powder blush is a long-wearing, solar-baked blush that lasts up to 12 hours. It is infused with clay that has been naturally baked by the sun, and harvested from the banks of the Amazon River. The blush is luxurious and “green,” but there are additional benefit for various skin types. One especially good for oily skin types and for anyone with breakthrough shine, is that fact that Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay’s nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin’s moisture. Combination skin types can rely on its ability to zero in on skin concerns and deliver benefits to restore complexion harmony.
This blush also has Tarte’s Skinvigorating™ ingredients including: Vitamins A and E (natural preservatives that act as anti-inflammatory emollients and protect against free radical damage) and Vitamin C (to fight free radical damage and prevent oxidative stress and premature signs of aging, while brightening the skin).It is available in eight, natural looking colors featuring an embossed graphic of the Amazon River, with colors inspired by Tarte’s best-selling shades of cheek stains and lip tints, The color range varies from soft peaches and pinks (and one bronze/brown that could easily be a light bronzer), to bold colors such as hot-pink and and a deep mauve/purple. But all are layerable for more intensity (use a more compact bristle blush brush) or less (just use a light touch and a wide, fluffy brush). A nice touch is that the mirrored compacts are color-keyed to the blush color so it’s easy to find the exact one you want in your makeup drawer (and you will want more than one, believe me).
You won’t just look beautiful, you’re getting a beauty treatment, too. That’s why it is “smart to get Tarte!”
I also tried another product that doesn’t have anything to do with the Amazon, but it is also quite an amazing product with a claim of a 6000% increase in your lip’s moisture content. The LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Tint ($24.00) comes in seven colors, offers you a natural lip stain that Tarte says is clinically proven to increase lips’ moisture content by 6000%.
I can’t quantify a number like that! But I can tell you that my lips felt hydrated, even though at the time I am writing this review, they’ve been chapped all Winter. These awesome lip stains are an extension to the best-selling and award-winning cheek stains. Just like the iconic cheek stains, each “emotive,” peppermint-infused shade applies to your lips in the form of a big, chunky pencil that makes it so easy to apply and so great for travel. Since they are less bulky than a normal lipstick, you can take a few in the space of one large lipgloss or lipstick. And when you apply the glossy, creamy color, the result is a stunning and moistly-shiny (not patent-leather), visible lip stain that lasts for hours. According to Tarte, the secret is their “high-performance natural LipSurgence™ technology ,” which effectively increases skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance leaving lips defined, smoothed, and hydrated. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging. Since the average woman eats a more than a few pounds of lip products in a lifetime, you’ll be happy to know that this product is free from gluten, animal testing, formaldehyde donors, oil, talc, and MEA/ DEA/ TEA.
I have to admit that even if my lips didn’t feel so moist after I applied the product, I would be enchanted by the “crayon” like applicator and the minty scent and the cool colors. They’re just fun to use. But the product really does soothe and hydrate — a lot— not sure it if is 6000% but it is very hydrating. I don’t have a group photo of all the colors to add here, so I’m just showing you one: “Lust.” It is a deep red that is one of my personal favorites in this collection. Normally I’d shy away from bold reds, but this moist tint makes my lips look like I just ate a candy apple, and I love it! Another favorite is, fittingly, “Enchanted” a medium rose. All of the colors are universally wearable because they’re lip tints.
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