After a series of foundation disappointments (the latest, Lancome Teint Idole), I am very pleased with this purchase. I chose "Fair", which is great neutral shade for my pale complexion. Not yellow or pink. Coverage is excellent - medium to full. Doesn't look cakey to mask-like. Blends easily. Feels good on my skin. Not drying or oily feeling. Love the pump bottle and the SPF 15 protection.
Felt really thick on my face and made it sting, very mask-like... did have great coverage and looked nice on but my face really felt suffocated. Ended up returning it.
I read a lot of positive reviews about this and thought it sounded very promising. It turned out to be an expensive mistake that is going right back to Ulta.
The coverage is very light and camouflages nothing. All it does is make my dark spots look gray. It also tends to pool in my pores. I've tried applying it with a sponge, with a brush, with fingers... over different moisturizers and primers, with the same crummy result every time. It looks bad, it feels sticky, and doesn't last. Ick. Thank goodness for return policies.
I have some skin discoloration/sun damage and very sensitive skin, so foundation is an every-day, all-day essential. I've tried lots, from grocery-store to department-store varieties. I've been looking for one that was easy to put on, provided full-coveraged, stays where I put it, and maybe did something good for my skin. I have to confess I didn't expect to find all this _and_ a foundation that actually improves my skin. My dark splotches are fading the longer I use this stuff and I can't explain why, such that I've even stopped using the expensive splotch corrector treatments I have in my stash. The color match is great too, they have so many shades! I apply mine with my fingers, usually over Korres Oak moisturizer, with no primer. With other foundations, my pores would be all gunked up at the end of the day and my spotches would glare at me under a flourescent bulb. Now I'm getting huge compliments on my skin, even from my BF who has seen me (gulp) without makeup. I'm 38 and secretly fear _ever_ being seen without foundation, so this is huge. I also tried the cover stick (dark undereye circles). Its fabulous. They work nicely together.
I have very dry, very acne prone skin, and I was a bit hesitant trying a foundation that flaunts the fact that it has oil. In any case I took the plunge, probably because I've already been enjoying Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundie these last few months being down south for work. Returning to a dry climate mid-fall did nothing to improve the look of my skin.
First off, application was a dream with my flat kabuki brush. I didn't look oily, flat, or matte. The coverage was substantial, which I need, but it doesn't look caked on. My face looks airbrushed, even before setting and applying concealer to my problem areas.
The only problem is the color choices. I'm "Light" in the Amazonian Clay Founde, but I found Light is much different with this product. It was a tad darker than the other light, and the tone was completely off from the other, especially under fluorescent lighting. I thought that was the end of my journey with this foundation, because from what I can tell in the store, the next lightest is very pink and very fair.
However I didn't completely give up. I ended up buying the Ivory and taking it home to try. I'm not sure if it's Sephora's lighting or what, but the color ended up looking more neutral than pink when I got it home. This may be a perfect match for my winter skin tone, but I'll have to give it the ultimate test under fluorescent work lighting.
As for the oil infusion, my face has never been so happy and calm. I'll give it a good couple of months before I claim HG status.
For reference I've tried it all. You name the brand, however expensive it is, and I've tried it. I'm pretty impressed with this brands foundation, because I never would have given it a chance, if I wouldn't have been on my last rope.
Update: I'm not entirely sure I like this one much, especially after trying Dior Capture Totale. This foundie seems to disappear after awhile and makes me look too made-up. I'll use this when I don't need to look my best or want to waste the uber expensive Dior.
Ugh. I love Tarte's tinted moisturizer, so when I wanted something with a little more coverage, I thought this would be a good choice. But I think I hate it. The color is good (I'm very pale, so that's tough to find) but it's so thick that it's hard to blend. Even with a good primer, it emphasizes every pore and line on my face. And worst of all, I've used it twice and now have a breakout (which hardly ever happens to me since I nailed down my HG skin routine). This is going straight back to Sephora.
This is now my Holy Grail Foundation.
I bought it as part of the Tarte 6 piece Maracuja Collection.
I'm almost a 1/4 of the way down and I just bought a back up. This is hands down, the best foundation I have ever tried.
It has a perfect satin finish, great soft focus look and a beautiful "my skin but better" texture.It covers my whole face with just one pump.If I want a full coverage I use a second pump. It also covers pretty much everything ; acne scars, active acne, freckles, discolorations etc. It doesn't breakout my acne prone skin
I tried using the brush that came with the set, but I re-purposed that for a contour brush. This foundation blends the best with fingers.I use ELF Mist and Set as a primer underneath. Long story short, I am done looking for a foundation. This is all I will use from now on.
I like the coverage that this product gives however i don't see how it lasts 12 hours given that it comes off on my cell phone and anything else my face is up against.(boyfriend's shirt!) I have the light-medium and it works pretty well although a little on the orange side. I think the pump actually dispenses too much product for my face.
I like this foundation because it matches my skin well, covers well, goes on smooth and uses many natural ingredients. However, it is more expensive and makes me skin shiny by the end of the day. This is not unexpected as I read other reviews that said the same thing and also the fact that it is oil based. I remedy this issue by setting it with MAC mineral powder and I'm good to go. The only other vice is the packaging. I like the pump but sometimes the top gets unscrewed and the pump comes out of the bottle which is quite messy. I probably wouldn't buy this again, but I do want to try the other foundation that Tarte has.
I really wanted to love this product. Tarte's eyeliners and mascaras are my favorite. But the Maracuja Miracle 12-Hour Foundation was a huge disappointment. Details:
*The brush that accompanies it sheds hairs every time. This means you have little black hairs to pick off your face. I eventually used another brush.
* The fragrance is very strong and does not fade. It irritated my eyes for hours. The first few times I tried this foundation I blamed the eye issue on other things (sleepy, bright sunshine, etc) but finally had to face the fact that this foundation was the problem.
* The foundation felt sticky on my skin all day.
Sorry tarte. This product is not good.