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2 Apr 2014

Tarte "Natural Beauty" blush and OOTD



Meet my second Tarte blush, a strawberry shade called "Natural Beauty". It's pigmented, provides the perfect flush and has staying power that is fully deserving of it's "Long-Wear" title. It was a purchase encouraged by many of you and I just want to say a big thank you for introducing me to it!

This has totally reinforced my faith in the brand's blush offering. See the other Amazonian Clay blush that I have is Exposed and that was a bit of a disappointment. I expected it to be truly neutral and sculpting but it has a pink undertone that I didn't expect. It quickly got sidelined for NARS Douceur.

I am very happy to report that Natural Beauty was a winner from first application. Okay so it's appearance is a little misaligned with it's name - it's bright stuff - but when you lightly dab it on you will given the most stunning flush of colour. Well I say lightly dab. Today I must have double, no triple dipped the brush for a punch of pink-red. That's okay. I am going to justify it by saying that:

a) I am fake tanned at the moment and this is a blush that definitely sings on warmer skin and
b) I love blush and I don't mind wearing copious quantities of it :)



I am trying to think what this is similar too and there is nothing that immediately comes to mind. Essie described it as a Snow White blush and I think that's quite accurate. There's a healthy youthfulness to the colour that's hard to beat!

I got mine in Sephora but I know Tarte is now in the UK (hurray...we're getting there!) and you can buy via QVC. UAE/GCC peeps, alshop.com often have Tarte products in stock.

And FYI, the other products on my face!

Foundation: Tom Ford Traceless Foundation in Natural. I hated this foundation. It has that 70's American model type finish. Think matte and flat. What I have realised though is that the addition of Laura Mercier Mineral Powder as setting powder will turn even the most hated of foundations into something that you actually like. Seriously, that Mineral Powder....I don't think I have ever used anything like it before.
Pre-blush: That sheen on my cheek is courtesy of Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmerbrick. An outstanding product that I am still not over.
Eyes: MAC Ice, NARS Bali, Laura Mercier Creme liner in Espresso and NARS Coconut Grove blended on top. MUFE Smokey Lash
Lips: I am not sure I can talk about this yet as it's not been released but I promise I will. If you like pink/peachy glosses then you need this. The end.

OOTD

I thought I would add a little OOTD in here. I think this is worth adding mainly because Roger lurks in the background.


Here we have a largely Zara centric outfit - the story of my life after my shopping moment at the weekend. The top is a pretty pink/black cropped chiffon number. I was immediately drawn to it. The cropped part is a bit of a bummer as it cancels out any versatility - it's either belly out or tucked in to a high-waisted something - but it's one of those items that I would have just kept thinking about, such is my love the palm tree print.

Now the shoes. Oh the shoes. Miss Laura Carlson and I discussed these shoes at length. They are the perfect point and have a gorgeous bow detail. The heel is kitten and the toe cleavage plenty. I like them so much that I am actually considering buying a back up.

A back up of shoes? Someone hold an intervention please!



Top: Zara - Link!
Skirt: Reiss (old)
Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim Mini Pashli - Link!
Shoes: Zara - Link!

Okay, I think there's going to be a makeup post tomorrow. I'll see you all then :)

What is your favourite Tarte blush? 

53 comments

  1. I am still yet to try a blusher from Tarte! This looks absolutely gorgeous
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. I would definitely recommend it!

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  2. You are glowing :) Great post.

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  3. Hee hee. Love trying to spot Roger in your pictures, he seems to like the camera : ) xx The blush looks nice but that gloss looks Amazing!!! Looking forward to that post!

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    1. He does. He likes a little pose and whenever I am trying to take "serious" OOTD's he creeps into shot and makes it all better :)

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  4. That blush looks beautiful! Love your style Laura :) x

    livinginmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. That blush looks beautiful! Love your style Laura :) x

    livinginmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. You're look like Jennifer Aniston :) Really cute with this blush :)

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  7. I do that it give you a natural glow. You look like Jennifer Aniston in the first picture, by the way. You're very pretty. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the blush. I've been dissapointed lately with all the name-brand blushes, but will give this one a try.
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

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    1. I like the jennifer anniston references. very happy with that haha :)

      Very high end blushes always disappoint - Chanel for example...generally average for me. NARS/MAC and this kind of brand is a good bet.

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  8. Totally agree! I love this blush: the color is amazing and it last all day long. I can wait to get more colors!

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    1. What one do you fancy getting next? :)

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  9. Laura have you just actually invented a make up step there....pre-blush!!! If it means wearing more make up I am all over it!!!


    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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    1. haha trust me to add another layer of makeup onto our faces/into our routines :) It was a bit of an accident but it sort of worked out :)

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  10. Laura I am loving these long makeup-centric posts! I actually save them for when I have time to just sit by myself and relax, a guilty pleasure if you will :)

    Love your style and that LM mineral powder has been added to my wish list for my next shopping trip :)

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    1. Thank you so much Supria! That gets me motivated to write more :) x

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  12. What color mineral powder are you wearing?

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    1. Hi Georgina - it's classic beige!

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  13. i got myself the off the cuff amazonian clay 12-hour blush palette as a little christmas present and i am absolutly in love with all of the shades.
    those shoes are beautiful, think i'll need to add them to my shopping list. poor paypal account ;)

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  14. I've always wanted to try the Tarte blushes but they don't feel very soft to me! Is it just me or does anyone else feel this way? By the way Laura, I've been reading your blog for over two years now and I just want to say you really inspire me and you just make me have a little bit more of a positive outlook. Thank you.

    Love,
    Leslie <3

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  15. It's such a scarily red colour but it does work perfectly with a tan! I've never tried a tarte product, I've never even seen it in the shops in the UK but I fancy giving it a try now :)

    Emma x
    http://sleepydaysnotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. First time commenter long time follower! Just wanted to say I really adore your blog: the content is great, the writing has actually made me laugh out loud before and I appreciate that you have begun to post on a more consistent basis. Lovely job and keep up the fantastic work.

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  17. You look so much like Jennifer Aniston, so pretty! Love the blusher :)

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  18. The only blush I own from Tarte is Tipsy, a peachy coral colour that was hyped up a couple years ago. I would say it lives up to its hype, and would recommend!

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  19. Ooh love the tart blush - I've been wanting to give one a go for quite some time (mainly because they are just so pleasing to look at hahah). And I love the shoes! They are too cute... I really wish we had a Zara here in town... although it's probably for the best as I would end up emptying my bank account there x)

    xx
    http://ally-in-neverland.blogspot.ca

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  20. BEYOND beautiful, and your dog is so adorable in the background! I would have been very afraid of this blush, actually, and I've never used a Tarte blush, but maybe now I'll make the investment

    xx
    www.thestyleduckling.blogspot.com

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  21. I have the original blush stain in this color and it is incredibly intense. I'm sure they've toned it down since then. The powder version is easier for me to use. I also love the color Flush. I'm more drawn to these colors in the winter, though.

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  22. What a beautiful colour blush, I may have to give this one a go, as i'm getting a little bored of my Nars one.

    jess x

    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. That colour looks absolutely divine on you!
    I love unusual colours, especially when they look unique on different skintones, stunning shade and beautiful makeup overall :)
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe
    xxx

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  24. Tarte has always made my favorite blush! I've yet to try this color, but as soon as finish my current blush (Benefit's Rocketeur), then I'll be sure to give it a try!

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  25. I bought Tarte Exposed and was really disappointed as well! I was going to buy Natural beauty but decided against it and now I wish I had, guess I'll just have to go back :)

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  26. This is without a doubt my number one favorite blush! Its just so natural looking :)

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  27. I only have one Tarte blush (Dollface) and I love it! This looks like a worthwhile shade to try out! Thanks for the recommendation!

    -Nikki
    http://www.beneaththeplastic.com/

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  28. I currently own Tarte Exposed blush but Natural Beauty is next on my list. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  29. Big thumbs up to the blush & the FOTD - love it. Those heels are super cute too!
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  30. Love the top! And I say its only good sense to thoroughly discuss black pointy flats with a bow on! I feel there is a Zara round happening this weekend..

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  31. Love it, can't wait to get my hands on some Tarte products! i will be going to Dubai on holiday next week and was wondering if you have/would post a travel guide, tips on where to eat and things to do, etc:)? I sent you an e-mail regarding this, but I don't know if you have seen it, you probably get a lot. I love your blog:) xoxo Vilde

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  32. such a pretty colour!

    jemmwper.blogspot.com.au

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  33. My favourite is Exposed...which goes to show you how something can work for someone but not another! I have been eyeing Natural Beauty for ages and now even more so O_o

    xx

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  34. This looks gorgeous :) is Tarte easy to get hold of in Dubai? I am coming to visit my dad in May and really want to try these blushes :) xx

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  35. I need that blusher, glad it is finally available in the UK. I also need those shoes :)

    http://amy-paige.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. That blush looks so gorgeous on your skin tone! <3

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVEMAVIN/BLOG

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  38. those shoes... drool! so happy I've found your blog! Effortless chic! x

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