I normally purchase more matte foundation, but as of recent have been experimenting with the more dewy looking foundations. I really like the coverage and finish of this product, and am soo sad to see this being discontinued.
I experimented with various ways of applying the product, but ultimately found a makeup sponge to give the best application. I got great coverage with a natural looking sheen, and brushed a light powdering over my tzone to seal it all up.
After reading reviews on so so many foundations I found this one And it has really been a godsend. I have dry skin And fine Lines. This product gives a glow, doesn't slip into lines, and still provides coverage. Plus it's not as expensive as Other products that I would describe as comparable. Love love love love
This is so orange and oxidizes on my skin like crazy. I love the way it applies and sits on the skin. Gives you a dewy glow, but I'm stuck with an entire orange bottle of this stuff. Luckily I have a Dior foundation that is too light for me, so I can mix them together. Otherwise I would just be stuck looking like an ooma loompa all day. Unless you're the color of a carrot, I don't see how this could work for many people. I really wanted to love this!!
I really wanted to love this product and become a loyal user but it just didn't happen. For starters, Sephora constantly fluctuates the price from $42 to $19, so if you're looking to try this, wait until it's at its cheapest. I used this foundation several times with/without primer, and thought that if I applied it with Tarte's Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush I would achieve the ultimate results. I have dry skin, my sister has combination, and my mother has normal. Within seconds it started burning each of our faces. (We each had our own bottles suitable for our skin color). I gave it too many chances, on various occasions, hoping this time it would actually be great but my skin was just becoming more and more irritated. It somehow managed to make my dry skin look oily and by the end of the day it had spread out across my face. The scariest part about it is the almost never-ending list of ingredients written on the packaging.
I've been using this foundation for some time, trying to make it work. On my oily skin, it just doesn't. I have it in the lightest shade, which is Fair. It definitely leans yellow, (all the shades do) and it's honestly a bit too yellow for me. As long as I blended it well it wasn't too noticeable though. It does have nice coverage initially. My biggest issue with it is that my skin becomes oily in very little time, and I've tried with with several primers and setting powders. Within a few hours it's all separated on my skin, and it looks bad; very cakey and obvious. It also transfers like crazy. I've finally given up on it. I think it might work better on someone with less oily skin.
I was so sad this foundation didn't work for me. I bought the shade fair which is a little darker than my skintone, but it was totally workable. It blended beautifully- probably the most blendable foundation I've ever used. It has great coverage yet still remains to feel lightweight and it really does last a good while on the skin. However, it broke me out HORRIBLY. I am acne-prone and usually have mild acne, but I am not prone to clogged pores and whiteheads which is what this foundation caused around my entire face. I highly recommend this to those who aren't acne-prone, though.
Adore this. It's a full coverage, dewy, moisturizing foundation that actually lasts. I got Light and my skin is NC25 - NC30 and the shade is perfect. It's so hard to find a foundation that lasts that doesn't look like paste and doesn't accentuate dry skin. I love that it has SPF and has a pump to dispense it. This is just awesome!
Omg how i hate this stuff don't be fooled my the reviews on youtube all the hype :(( i am so sad i paid like $60 bucks for this crap -_- because i thought it was going to be a holy grail for dry skin that wants a dewy finish ..let me jus save you some time and money my dry skin ladies :( it will look dewy for maybe 4-5 hours and after that its done not only does it completely come off but it shows all over dry skin idk how to explain but like my skin cracked and i tried everything to make this stuff work primers,different moisturizers,no primer no moisturizer,powder,exfoliating ,no exfoliating :/ there are so many better options out there ladies and that are cheaper save money it doesn't last no 12 more like 2 :/ better off getting maybelline fit me
I got a sample of this product. It was alright. It never looked great on my skin. I think it looked a little orange. I have normal skin, acne scars,fine lines,large pore, and freckles. It didn't irritate my skin. The finish was just ok. Kind of made a little greasy in my T-Zone. This foundation isn't horrible, just not worth the money. I wouldn't purchase this.
I am always always always in search of a foundation and since my last HG was discontinued :( I had been on the hunt once more. Bottom line, I am so disappointed I have not tried this foundation sooner!!!! My foundation needs are : medium to full coverage, hydrating, for dry skin (without enhancing dry patches), and a good yellow undertone selection. Tarte Maracuja meets every single one of these needs.
Coverage : easily a full coverage, but you can sheer it out to a medium. A little definitely goes a long way. I don't even need one full pump to get the coverage that I want.
Texture : bit of a thicker consistency, which was a little hard for me to work with at first, but I have found that applying with your fingers works best with this foundation. Really helps to "melt" the foundation into your skin. Definitely helps for a more flawless finish.
Color : I don't think this product would be very good for someone with pink undertones. They are really heavy on the yellow undertones. Which is perfect. The shades do oxidize. I initially grabbed beige as that was the MUA had matched me to, however, during the day it looked waaaaay darker. So I simply took it back and got a shade lighter which was the Warm Beige.
Price : Little on the pricey side. I was used to paying $48 for my last HG foundation so this is still better (at $42 a bottle at Ulta) however, I did notice on the Tarte website that it is sold for $21. I don't know if that's a current sale or if it's always at the price on the website.
Packaging : I think it's cute. SImple, but yet an "earthy" look to it. Pump dispenser. I noticed the sample ones at the store were pretty clogged, so that might be something to look out for with this product (as i stated earlier, it is a bit on the thicker side, so that's probably why)
I'm really surprised that this product doesn't have a better review. I definitely think this foundation is for dry skin only. It does give a bit of a dewey finish (without making your face look wet/oily) and someone starting off with oily skin to begin with shouldn't touch this foundation. Only been using for about a week now, and so far no breakouts, which is another plus. But will update in another few weeks. I highly guarantee you try this product if you have dry skin that needs hydrating, have yellow undertones, and would like a medium to full coverage!!