Tarte “Off the Cuff” blush palette review

Tarte “Off the Cuff” blush palette review

It’s that time of year again. HOLIDAY PALETTE TIME! This Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush palette is my first of many this season. And since I’ve never owned a Tarte blush before, I figured this was a good introduction.

Click photos for full-size.

Tarte Off the Cuff blush palette
First let’s talk about the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour formula. It’s finely-milled, feels buttery and goes on silky smooth. It’s not too pigmented, so you don’t have to apply with  a very light hand.

Tarte Off the Cuff blush palette  Tarte Off the Cuff blush palette
Now, onto the palette itself. It costs $50 CAD (or $42 USD). Each of the 4 blushes, 1 bronzer are 0.158 oz.
Not bad considering a full size blush is 0.2 oz. and costs $31 CAD ($26 USD).
The packaging feels pretty high-end, although the outer fabric is a bit garish. The size of the blushes themselves are a bit awkward to work with as your brush may pick up what’s on the other side.

Tarte Off the Cuff blush palette  Tarte Off the Cuff blush palette
L-R: Crave, Dazzled, Darling, Dollface, Park Avenue Princess (taken outside)

Tarte Off the Cuff blush palette  Tarte Off the Cuff blush palette
Crave – described as a pinky peach, this bright coral blush is absolutely stunning on fair skin! (exclusive to this palette)
Dazzled – described as soft rose. This one is a bit of a glitter bomb and is actually more plum. A bit less silk than the others.
Darling – described as nude melon, it leans a bit orange on me and can run dark on fair skin. Good for a night out.
Dollface – described as a light pink, this is my fave of the bunch. Gives me doll cheeks!
Park Avenue Princess – a medium bronzer, very silky but a bit too dark for me. Great for contouring.

Tarte Dazzled blush
A close-up of Dazzled to show the shimmer.

Tarte cuff  Tarte cuff
And now the “cuff” in the “Off the Cuff” palette. Umm… it’s pretty huge. But I like the look of it. Not sure I will get any use out of this at all.

Final verdict? This is good if you’ve never purchased a Tarte blush. The blushes are really gorgeous and long-lasting, and the palette is really good value and would make a fantastic gift. But if you have a few Tarte blushes in your arsenal, stick to the full-size. The colours may be a bit hit and miss for you (especially the bronzer).

Favourite blush of the bunch? DOLLFACE! Buy the full-size at Sephora! ($31 CAD).
Affiliate link, thanks for your support!

Do you want cash back when you shop?
If you don't have an eBates account yet, you're missing out on FREE MONEY! Just click through eBates every time you shop online and you get part of your purchase back!
  • Jeannie

    Omg I totally wanted this just for the bracelet lol

    • Julie Martinson

      Girl, you can have it. Want me to send it over?

    • I will send it over to you if you want it!

  • This palette has been calling to me! Great swatches, Julie! I LOVE Tarte blushes! Dollface is le bomb! 🙂

    • I would honestly just get a full-size blush that you love. I tried to use this palette today and it was so hard to get an even amount of product on my blush brush. But I am definitely sold on the formula. I am really digging on Darling. It’s a nice darker plum for Fall!

      • Good to know, for sure! Darling looks perfect for fall! I just ordered Natural Beauty, a red blush, because I think it’ll be a great friend during winter for that just-in-from-the-snowy-plains look! I already own a few Tarte blushes and I Love them big time!

  • Qtplace

    Wow such a beautiful palette! I like all the colors! The first color has to be my favorite 🙂

    • The first blush is the only one I can’t get as a full-size 🙁 Thanks for reading!

  • Natalie

    This set looks beautiful! Thanks for the great swatches 🙂

  • Sandra JT

    Bought this over a week ago & love it. I haven’t had any problems with it at all. Love using them over top of cream blushes, which prevents any type of fading for well over 14 hours. Try using a fan brush for easier application. This will be the palette I travel with, even though I’ve got close to 100 blushes. This just makes packing, and choosing from my collection, easier.

  • Pingback: Update: Tarte Off The Cuff Palette | PixiJasmine()