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!!
Always in search of a holy grail foundation, tried this on a whim. Color was a good match and in Ulta, the coverage looked pretty flawless so thought I would give it a try. Fast forward a few days and it turns out that the coverage is Ok but within a couple hours, it has pretty much disappeared and I am left with a just a very oily face. My other complaint is that it feels like it has sand or something very gritty in it when I apply it with my fingers. Brushes or beauty blender does help with the gritty sensation but I wonder why no one else has posted on that. Have used it now for about 5 dAys and am getting some breakouts which are rare for me. Back to Ulta it is going!
While I like Tarte products, this one wasn't worth it for me. I've used it for two weeks now and I've noticed the trend. When I first applied it, it felt very greasy and was too yellow for my skin. After maybe 10 minutes it settled into my skin and looked GREAT --for about two hours. And then I just looked like a greasy mess. I really wanted to love this foundation since it has natural ingredients, but it just wasn't for me. I might keep it and try it again in the winter months when my skin is dryer. But I will say it didn't cause me any breakouts or clog my pores which is good!
I purchased this at Sephora for 42 dollars, i picked this foundation because of the natural ingredients... be ware that the sale associates will convince you that Tarte make 100% natural and chemical free makeup... this is not the case, they use LESS chemicals and avoid the ones that pose major health risks, but they are by no means 100% natural. The foundation matched my skin perfectly, and has a nice dewy finish, and covered my acne marks well. When i got home i looked up the foundation online and saw that the Tarte website was holding a 50% of sale on this foundation! I used the foundation for 2 days and realized that I AM IN LOVE. It lasts all day and doesn't irritate my acne prone skin, it is light and doesn't change through out the day. I went online and purchased 2 for the price of one and it came with a free primer sample, which i also adore. Im now set for a year, seeing as a little goes a long way (for full coverage i used 1 and 1/2 pumps and for medium or on good skin days i use 1) I will be returning the foundation to sephora considering the AMAZING 50% off sale that is currently on the Tarte website.
This is pretty bad. It was too light for my sister and so she gave it to me, which was a perfect match. but....it made my skin look like it was leaking oil all over the place. it felt extremely thick and sticky the whole day, no matter how much i blotted and applied powder. it oxidized 3 shades darker and to top it off, it gave me a bad break out. which is rare for me. there arent many products that actually break me out. my acne is usually hormonal, but this....this was just awful!