Monday, November 19, 2012

Tarte Fantastic Foursome Blush Set

The Tarte Fantastic Foursome blush set is "a limited-edition blush enthusiast set featuring Tarte's award-winning and best-selling blush in four deluxe sizes of brand NEW universally flattering shades."

This set comes with four new blushes.

Angelic (shimmering champagne) has shimmer as fine as my Dior Amber Diamond. It definitely doesn't look like you have glitter on your face but more of a golden sheen. Of course, this doesn't replace my Amber Diamond nor does it serve as a dupe because this one doesn't last as long and isnt as multidimensional, but if you want a similar sheen without the high end price tag, this could work for you.

Stellar (shimmering nude) gives a flattering warmth and glow on your face. It can work as a bronzer because of its undertone. You can achieve a more subdued JLo glow with this product (especially with the cooler months coming up). This probably wont show up on skintones darker than an NC40. I don't own anything similar to this blush.

Magic (pink coral) looks very similar to Tarte Blissful. I'm reminded of MAC Supercontinental blush from the Styleseeker collection from this year. This is probably my favorite out of the four because it looks so flattering on my skin tone.

Fantastic (soft fuchsia) reminds me of Dior Rosy Glow Blush in Petal and NARS Gaeity. It's a cool pink that is so flattering on lighter skin tones and is great for wintertime!

Tarte blushes are described as "a long-wearing, supremely soft blush infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun. This 12-hour blush universally benefits all skin types for a fade-free, flawless finish in shades ranging from soft to vivid and matte to shimmer to suit a wide variety of skin tones."

These four blushes definitely perform up to what the description claims and consistently with Tarte's permanent blush line. It took me a while to post this up because I wanted to get a good use out of the blushes to tell you how they perform. They are greatly pigmented and you don't need a heavy hand to apply these on. I've tested all four and generally have survived a solid 12 hours without fading. I work about 10-12 hours a day and wear makeup from 5:00am till 6:30pm when I get home (I know, it's bad, but what can I do?, I work long hours) and did not see any fading on the cheeks even if I blot my face. The only one that I saw that was least performing with longevity was Angelic.

I can't even begin to say how great of a deal this is. A regular sized blush has 5.6 grams of product for $25 and this blush set has four mini blushes with 3.03 grams of product for $35! That's like paying for 1.4 full sized blushes for the amount of 2.16 blushes (if that makes any sense). You're pretty much saving $19. It doesn't seem like a lot, but the value great considering you're getting four different cheek products!

If you're new to Tarte and you've been itching to try a blush from them, this is definitely a great starting point for you. You get a good variety without paying a lot! This is perfect as presents and stocking stuffers for the holidays that your makeup lover loved ones would greatly appreciate.

L-R: Angelic, Stellar, Magic, Fantastic

L-R: Angelic, Stellar, Magic, Fantastic

This blush set retail for $35 USD at your local Sephora and


  1. I really want to get these! Great photos! New follower:)


  2. memoiselle memoiselleDecember 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Lovely colors dear! I'd love to try tarte blush soon but still in doubt on whether I should purchase this one or the permanent one :D

  3. thank you! i def need more quality photos though!

  4. definitely up to you mama! it's a great place to start bc you're getting so much product out of the money you pay for