Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer by Tarte

Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer



A bestselling bronzer with long-wearing Amazonian clay in a remixed, rose gold collector’s-edition compact with a magnetic removable pan.

Rating & Reviews

staying power


it stays on for so long and looks so good all night

- Sephora User

easy to apply and lasts all day

- Dermstore User



it just makes my skin lol so pretty and is not too heavy not does it look muddy

- Ulta User

i like the semi natural - cakey look and this is perfect

- Sephora User


blends well

the powder is excellent quality, easy to blend texture, finely milled and has very subtle glistening light reflecting particles but not at all overly shimmery or sparkly

- Sephora User

this blends in very well with my skn tone and gives me a nice healthy glow with out it being obvious that i am wearing any bronzer

- Sephora User

water resistance

water resistant

it gives a natural glow and feels very light, an extra perk is that is it waterproof, helps with all the rain here haha

- Sephora User

it is the exact color as my skin tone and i use it as an all over powder to add some shimmer to my skin and finish my makeup it has amazing staying power, it is sweat proof, waterproof, perfect for summer but i wear all year round

- Sephora User



this bronzer makes my skin look amazing, i was so impressed at how nice and smooth my skin was

- Sephora User

it is so light, such a smooth texture

- Sephora User



i use it on my whole face after foundation nice full to light coverage/sheer and never breaks me out

- Sephora User

) and i love this bronzer, it goes on so sheer and fine, you feel like you are actually doing something good for your skin and the compact is just too cute

- Sephora User
4.6(1398 reviews)
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sephora user
March 30, 2017

belongs in the garbage

this was my first ever bronzer used as a contour shade and i have never seen or used a bronzer more repulsive in my life. everything about this bronzer is a mistake. it is super orange-toned and sparkly as all heck. if you are looking for a contour shade, dear god do not use this one. it's not even the fact that i have fair skin that turns me off about this product - because many say that my skin tone makes it look more orange. but my friend has a deeper skin tone than me and has a more red tone in her face and this bronzer STILL looks absolutely appauling! it looks patchy, blotchy and still beyond orange. it looks like a god forsaken orange shet-streak on my pals face. poor girl, she still uses it. mine is in the trash.

sephora user
March 05, 2012

NO shimmer! Finally!

LOVE this bronzer. Been through almost a dozen looking for a decent one. Have light to medium skin and dark when I use tanning lotion. Got color "Hotel Heiress" and it is perfect for all of my skin tones because I an apply sheer or build for contouring, etc. The BEST part - NOOOO shimmer! I prefer a gently luminizer, not like I look like I fell in a vat of glitter. My skin type: VERY VERY oily, acne prone, acne scarring, and hyper-pigmentation. Lasts all day although I do use primer and a WONDERFUL foundation for oily skin (MUFE All Mat +) and the MUFE HD powder to finish everything off. Hope this helps. Usually one-liner reviews aren't much help to me.

sephora user
November 28, 2012

Park Ave Princess

I have this in Park Avenue Princess and I adore it, but not as a typical bronzer. On my NC30ish skin this is more of a warm, subtle highlighter for my cheeks. This is not dark enough to be a true bronzer on me but it gives my skin a gorgeous, light bronzy sheen. I love using this on days when I don't want a full face of makeup but still want some colour, it works perfectly when paired with a tinted moisturiser. Rather than using it over my whole face or to contour as you would with a bronzer I use it more like a blush, on the apples of my cheeks, my cheekbones and blended into my hairline. I also think this would be great paired with a red lip as it's so subtle and neutral though I haven't tried this yet. I find the colour to be different on me than what it's described as; firstly it's not yellow at all on me, it's a bronze/brown (and in some lights I almost think it has a touch of subtle rosiness) and I would not describe it as "highly pearled shimmer", it's really more of a subtle sheen/luminescence unless overapplied; if overapplied it does have a more shimmery, frosty finish. It's also reasonable long lasting and doesn't irritate my skin or cause breakouts.

sephora user
February 01, 2017

Perfect for medium skin tones

I used to use a matte bronzer by Too Faced, until I finally ran out and had to buy a new bronzer. I borrowed this from a friend and instantly fell in love. This has VERY slight shimmer, just enough to make your skin look healthy, unlike matte bronzer, which can sometimes make your face look dirty if improperly applied. This Tarte bronzer also didn't budge all day -- I don't know about "waterproof," but it didn't smudge or fade throughout the day. It blends well, and it isn't too pigmented so you can build up the color (my past bronzers were always too pigmented, resulting in unintentional heavy-handed initial application.) I definitely recommend this for anyone who has medium skin tones as well, because it isn't too orange or brown. I personally have light-medium skin with yellow undertones, and I love the natural look this bronzer creates!

ulta user
September 23, 2019


I absolutely love Tarte Hotel Heiress bronzer. I've used many other high-end bronzers that I thought were great, but this particular bronzer takes the cake! It's extremely light weight, long-lasting, natural-looking, but it also gives a very believable sun-kissed beach tan appearance. It is also excellent as a contour powder for the cheekbones, & it also can be used as a warm/neural eyeshadow. This bronzer has multiple uses & is extremely easy to use. It's excellent for a 1st time bronzer user. It's blendability is amazing. This is my absolute favorite bronzer. This bronzer compliments medium & olive skinned women beautifully. I love to tan all year round & this is the perfect accent to compliment my tan. It still looks great even if my tan fades. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT & I'M VERY PICKY :)

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Milly King
Combination Skin

I’m looking for a nice bronzer, high end or drugstore! I just tried the abh one and I really liked it but I haven’t worn makeup in a while so it’s gone really chalky and it doesn’t blend anymore :( help!!!

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Courtney USMC wife
Combination Skin

Love this. Gave a really pretty glow!