When I was in Vegas a couple of weeks ago, it was so hot during the day that I wanted to go very minimal on the makeup. My skin gets very oily in hot weather and often times any face makeup (e.g. blush and bronzer) will get blotchy looking and eventually melt off my face completely. I don't like going without blush and bronzer because I wear foundation. Foundation is great for evening out your skin and taking the redness and blemishes away, but it can also make your skin look flat and one dimensional.
Well, recently I read about Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian 12 hour blush and I think it might solve my problem of not being able to wear face makeup in hot or humid weather! According to the website, Tarte blush is infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish for an amazing 12 hours. For oily skin types, 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. The result: Blush that wears better, longer, and truer!
Well I wanted to put their claims to the test and decided to go try out this long lasting blush.
This weekend was the perfect weather to try out this Tarte blush because it was 90 degrees where I was at. I went to a makeup counter in the afternoon and had the blush applied on my cheeks. I walked around shopping in an outdoor mall for a few hours. In 90 degree weather, not only was my body sweating, my face was definitely getting oily! Every time I walked by a mirror, I would check to see how the blush was doing and was shocked that it was still on and not fading away or getting blotchy like blushes I'd normally wear. After a few hours of walking in the heat, I went home to rest before going out to dinner with my bf. I touched up the foundation around my forehead and the concealer under my eyes and left the blush alone. The picture on the right is what my blush looks like after 7 hours of wear. I wanted to take the picture after 12 hours of wear, but couldn't wait that long because I wanted to take the picture while there was still daylight. Even with 7 hours of wear and not 12, I'm still super impressed by the staying power of Tarte blush and would highly recommend this product!
Disclosure: This was a sponsored post.