Its only September but Tarte has started to release their holiday collection. I'm far from being ready to think about the holidays but I have to admit I've been thinking about this year's holiday beauty releases for a while! The collection is called "Sweet Dreams" and right now its only available on the Tarte Website, but it will most likely be available at Sephora shortly. There are seven different gift sets available now on the website and I picked up "Chic to Cheek" Amazonian Clay Blush Set.
The set consists of four mini Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blushes. The size is 0.05 Oz. For reference, their regular blushes are 0.20 Oz.
Even though you are only getting 1/4 the amount of blush you get in the regular size, the packaging is only a little bit smaller than the original blushes. Speaking of the packaging, it is just gorgeous! Its embossed with a golden floral vine pattern dressing them up for the holidays. Just as in their regular blush line, the blush color coordinates with the outside packaging. I really love this about the Tarte blushes, it makes them so easy to grab the color you want.
The colors included in this set definitely have a fall/winter vibe with all matte shades of rose and berry.
Amour - Tarte describes this as a rosy pink. It gives your cheeks that perfect flushed look like you've just come in from the cold.
Classic - Tarte describes this as candy pink. I think this leans more coral than pink but its a more muted coral that makes it fall appropriate.
Prim - Tarte describes this as soft apricot pink. I don't really see the apricot color, I'd describe this is a perfect true mauve.
Daydream - Tarte describes this as plum nude. This is the perfect berry shade, its not too dark but can be built up.
I've never met a Tarte blush I didn't like! I also have the 2012 "Fantastic Foursome Blush Enthusiast" set that was just like this one with 4 mini sized blushes. I really like that they changed the packaging up with this set to dress it up for the holidays.
All four colors are spot on-trend for the season. Like the full sized Amazonian Clay blushes, the formula of these is amazing. They're incredibly pigmented and wear all day. If you're in the market for some new blushes for the colder months, this is a great way to try 4 new colors without breaking the bank, and of course they will make a great gift!