I can almost hear you thinking, "holy cow, what is that beautiful piece of artwork and how did Polarbelle purchase it with ShopAtHome?" First of all, you're right....it's beautiful. All the spring Tarte Cosmetics items have great artwork on the packaging. The beauty is practically overwhelming and could easily be displayed around the house or on a vanity to be admired.
Behold the inside of the Tarte Cosmetics Park Avenue Princess Bronzer Blush in Pink Bronze, (.31 oz/ $30). How in the world did anyone think of something so outstandingly beautiful? Top that off with Tarte being cruelty-free cosmetics and this is a real winner!
Before I show you the swatches, I want to talk about how I purchased this with ShopAtHome.com. I had seen the Bronzer Blush in a store and almost died on the spot because the beauty was so overwhelming. I determined right there to own it but thought I should wait a few days due to some other purchases I'd brought home lately. I swear my husband's new hobby is shopping bag counting. Well, then a funny thing happened. I should say life happened, cuz it wasn't too funny really.
Before I could get back to the store, I had an unexpected surgery on both feet. It wasn't fun. My plans to obtain this latest Tarte item flew out the window when the stitches were put in my toes. I couldn't walk down the hall of the house and I knew I'd never make it back to the store for a couple of weeks. Then I had some complications from restless leg, and blah, blah, blah....I had to go out of state for more treatment so I hadn't been able to walk by the time I left, much less go purchase my beloved.
Enter ShopAtHome.com, an online website offering thousands of coupons and different rates of cash back with each purchase. I downloaded the ShopAtHome.com app and I was on my way to score my golden ticket, I mean Tarte Bronzer Blush.
I surfed through the app for hours, literally, looking at coupons and cash back rates. It was pretty interesting as one thing I am all about is free shipping and ShopAtHome.com has MANY exclusive free shipping coupons when you shop through their site.
All you have to do is sign up with them, sign in when you go to their site and click through to your chosen shopping website. Just make sure you click through on the specific coupons that you wish to utilize. ShopAtHome.com sends your cash back out 12 times a year and they start sending it once you reach $20 back.
So I surfed around and found a lot of good deals but all I could really think about was the Tarte Cosmetics Park Ave Princess Bronzer Blush in Pink Bronze. I'd waited so long!!! I went to the Sephora site through the ShopAtHome.com app and ordered the Pink Bronze. Ahhhhhh, finally I could relax and wait for "My Preciousssss" to arrive. And in doing so, I am receiving 4% cash back through ShopAtHome.com.
Should we look at swatches? I thought you might say yes. Let me refresh you on the beautiful swirls and colors of this product, which comes in two different compositions, Pink Bronze and Peach Bronze.
In the swatch pictures, I have numbered the different colors. The lightest pink is 1, medium pink is 2, golden is 3, lightest brown is 4 and the deeper looking brown is number 5.
The swatch mixing the two pinks is labeled as A.
The swatch mixing the golden and the two browns is labeled as B.
The swatch at the bottom is a mix of all the colors together.
I would describe the colors as such:
1) Light pink - A light slightly warm pink with a light pink glow.
2) Medium Pink - A matte medium range peach toned pink.
3) Gold - A yellowed wheat colored gold with a golden glow.
4) The lighter brown - In the palette this is the lighter brown, but in swatches it is darker than the other. It is a matte peachy brown.
5) Darker brown - in the palette this is the deep brown. In swatches it is lighter than #4. It is a beautiful lighter tanned glowing color.
A) The mix of the two pinks is a lovely glowing slightly peachy baby pink . So pretty!!!
B) The mix of the two browns with the golden wheat is a beautiful warm tanned peach with a golden glow.
The long swatch on the bottom is the mix of the whole palette. It comes out as a terracotta toned peachy bronze with a golden bronze glow. Add more pink to make it a little cooler.
I have to tell you that because this is made of mineralized clay and they way it is pressed with the pigments, it just GLOWS. It doesn't have small shimmer particles that you see, nor does it look like shimmer on the face. It's made of mineralized clay so it just GLOWS. And It's a beautiful glow.
Just one more swatch picture:
The bronzer blush gives me a great glow. I like to mix more of the pink for myself or it can be a bit warm on me. It tends to go warm anyway, and honestly, as long as I match the warmth on my lips and eyes, it looks fantastic!! I use the bronzes with the gold in the typical bronzing patterns and use the pinks on the apples of my cheeks.
Give ShopAtHome.com a try. I like that they have an app so you can access them anywhere!! Doctors, pre-surgery, getting stitches out, whatever, lol. Take a look around and tell me what you'd like to receive in the mail. Do you have this Tarte Bronzer Blush?