Price: ~P1000 for 5.6g
Available in online stores.
Ingredients: Talc, zinc stearate, tricaprylin, polyethylene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cera alba, PEG-150 distearate, lanolin, laureth-4, tocopherol, polysorbate 20, tetrasodium EDTA, potassium sorbate, chlorphenesin, ascorbyl palmitate, kaolin, tin oxide, mica, carmine (CI 75740). May contain: iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ultramarines (CI 77007), manganese violet (CI 77742), bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), red 6 and red 7 lake (CI 15850), red 27 lake (CI 45410), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), blue 1 lake (CI 42090)
I received Tarte blush in Exposed as a prize from Shari of The Misty Mom. I really wanted to win her giveaway because I didn’t have a similar shade in my stash, and I got lucky! Exposed is a mauvey pink color.
The blush is fragrance-free and is housed in a sturdy, scratch-resistant packaging that sort of matches the shade. I love the big mirror included in the compact! It’s handy for those times when you want to retouch your blush in a place without a mirror.
Speaking of retouches, this does not last 12 hours on my oily skin. It needs a bit of touching up by the fifth hour as it will have already faded a bit by then. Still, it’s a good thing that it doesn’t magically disappear.
Exposed is not really matte, but definitely not shimmery. It’s not crazily pigmented, which I like; it’s so easy to look like a clown with pigmented blush. It’s not powdery, so particles won’t scatter all over the place when you use it. But I wouldn’t describe it as creamy, either; it’s something in between those two. It sticks to your blush brush and blends with your skin instead of just sitting atop it. Of course, it would stick better if you moisturized and used foundation beforehand; I find that many blushes just slide off dry skin.
If you have money to burn, then I recommend Exposed, especially if you only have the usual pinks and corals in your stash. It’s fragrance-free, contains a generous amount, is buildable as opposed to pigmented, and has a simple but lovely packaging.