Everything Goes with Exposed: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Tarte Exposed. Tarte Exposed. Tarte Exposed. That’s all I hear of when I’m on YouTube. Apparently, if there’s one thing I should get from Tarte, it should be this Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed. I was naturally curious, and I’ve been trying to get my hands on it until finally, I got it last month…


This blush comes in a round pan plastic casing that is a tad bit larger than my MAC Cremeblend Blush, but smaller than my MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural. For those of you who love depotting your makeup, good news is, this would be easy. See the little hole at the back of the case (top edge of the sticker)? Just poke that and the pan of blush will pop right out. It’s stuck there magnetically, no glue 🙂



This blush is pigmented and a little goes a long way. I have no trouble blending it out, nor do I have any problems with holding power. Yes, I can still see traces of blush at the end of a long day, close to 12 hours. It’s quite impressive, actually. The blush still looks fresh after 6 hours of wear in a hot and humid country, so if you’re anywhere cooler and drier, this would last a loooong time! The powder is more finely milled than MAC powder blushes, and it would be unfair to compare this with luxury brands like Dior or Chanel, so I won’t.



Exposed is described as Nude, a very vague and general but apt description. I saw some swatches online and it pulls brown on others. When worn on my cheeks, it is a warm brownish nude with hints of pink. You can see it worn very subtly on me in my Dior Khaki Design FOTD here and Golden Jungle Palette FOTD here. This shade of blush looks very natural on me and I could wear it heavily to sculpt too. My most recent FOTD sees me wearing this to contour.



In my stash, NARS Douceur would be closest, but it’s less pink than Tarte Exposed. I’ve been wearing Exposed with everything, and everything goes with Exposed. Do you have a blush that you can put on effortlessly? Have you tried anything Tarte? What else is good?


xoxo Lily