Blushes are my weakness. Heck, who am I kidding? My weakness is not limited to blushes 😛 Tarte had me at Exposed, a beautiful nude that flatters my skin tone. I’ve always wanted to try other colours, but seriously, I have so many blushes, I don’t have any excuse to purchase another except for the very blatant fact that I am a beauty addict and I need to exert self control. Tarte Frisky however, is a gift from a friend, and I’ve had it from the beginning of the year. I thought it would be nice to write about it, because while the name doesn’t tickle me, I do love the colour!
Tarte Frisky is described as shimmering bright coral, and bright it is. The blush is very pigmented, and I would say those with medium and dark skin tones can rock this shade more than those with fair skin. Those with lighter skin have to wear it with a very light hand, and the best way to start is to use the softest and fluffiest brush you have. It’ll pick up less colour and diffuse the intensity beautifully. As you can see from the pan, there are obvious silver glitter chunks in the blush. On the skin however, it is barely noticeable. I wonder where those glitters went. To illustrate how bright the shade is, here it is swatched on my hand (without primer or foundation), 1 swipe, with fingers. See? I didn’t even try to pack on the colour.
When worn though, it gives my complexion a healthy lift, as most bright blushes do. The only thing I have to be careful is to use the slightest amount of blush (or at least take off most of the product from the brush) before applying on my cheeks. And I mean, very carefully, very lightly, and remember to blend 🙂 I find that blending is easier if I powdered my cheeks first. Compared to the only other Tarte blush that I have (Exposed), this one seems a little stiffer.
If you always have a problem with a heavy hand, you might want to either practice more, or just get a more subtle shade 🙂 It takes more effort to make this work, and there are definitely other blushes out there that are easier to use. So I’m torn. While I love the cheerful bright colour, I need more time to make sure this is blended out perfectly. So I won’t tell you to run and get this.
As far as I know, Tarte is available at Sephora Malaysia and the blushes retail for RM120 (please correct me if I’m wrong because this is from memory). Have you tried any Tarte blushes? Do you like bright colours for blush?