I feel a bit guilty doing a post about this particular blush because, like I said when I hauled it, it's been discontinued… at least from the Sephora website. Not sure why they booted "adored" out of their tarte collection but I suppose I'm not complaining because it meant I could nab this for cheap ($14)!
Honestly, to say I "flipped my sh*t" when I saw the chunky round packaging in the Sephora sale section is to simultaneously undermine and underestimate the power of my makeup feelings—especially when I've gushed my feelz about tarte's Amazonian clay blushes plenty of times in the past (here, and here, here too, please don't forget about here). I didn't care in the slightest what shade it was, I knew I was going to make it mine.
Thankfully (for me and my wallet) "adored" turned out to be beautiful in every way a giddy girl's heart desires: super pink, super glittery, and super cheap compared to what these blushes usually go for ($26). It's your typical cool-toned/blue-based pink but the intense amount of sparkle packed in allows "adored" to stand out from the hundreds of other blushes on the market. Believe it or not, the glitter in "adored" is even more prevalent than NARS' "Super Orgasm" (which is pretty notorious in the beauty community to be the blush to get if you love glitter).
"adored" is just as pigmented as all of the other Amazonian clay blushes tarte creates so you can either pack it on the cheeks or sheer out the color to a light wash. I personally opt for the latter option but hey, whatever floats your boat and makes you happy! And, since the glitter isn't just an overspray (one of my biggest pet peeves with makeup products; why trick people into thinking they're getting pounds of glitter when they're only getting an ounce?), it means you're going to get a healthy dose regardless of how much or how little you tap your brush in the compact.
As much as I love sparkle, I am so happy that the glitter in "adored" is subtle. From far away you can't see it at all, feigning the look of youthful glowing skin. Up close though it's clear that you've got a little fairy dust on your cheeks but it's charming rather than garish. Love! Or should I say: adore? Sorry, I just couldn't help myself on that one (can you blame me?).
Have you tried tarte's "adored"?
You can still get it on tarte's website!!
What's your favorite blush from the Amazonian clay blush line?
xoxo - Cassie