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on 10/29/2015 4:43:00 PM
More reviews by sweet_like_honey
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I love this powder! It's very versatile- I use it as both a powder foundation and a finishing powder. I bought this in Medium-Tan Sand and the color is the perfect medium golden tan for my NC40-42 skin. It's fall right now so I'll probably switch to Tan Sand (one shade darker) for summer time.It's very smooth and light- it never feels chalky or heavy or make my skin itchy or dry. It also doesn't settle into lines or pores or dry patches of skin. It doesn't completely mattify the skin so it doesn't look powdery- I just get an "airbrushed" and illuminated complexion. Lasting power is amazing- it stays on through a sweaty workout and doesn't "melt" off like liquid foundations.I've been using the Real Techniques sculpting brush to apply this as a foundation. I tried the Tarte Airbuki brush that's meant to be used with this powder but I didn't find that it was worth the $30. I do find that stippling the powder after buffing it helps build more coverage. I can also use this with a big fluffy brush to set my makeup.I like that you don't need a huge amount of product to get the desired result. The packaging is very creative and less messy than most loose powders. It has a net in the center that allows you to bounce your brush to load more powder onto it, instead of just dipping the brush directly into the powder.I will definitely buy this again, the color and texture are perfect and I love how there are no silicones or oils, so it doesn't break me out. Highly recommend!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/23/2015 11:38:00 PM
More reviews by failash
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I bought this to accompany the Tarte liquid foundation for more staying power since my Lancome Blanc Expert pressed powder wasn't doing the job. However, after using the liquid foundation twice and receiving horrible cystic breakouts due to ingredients that were falsely advertised as non-comodegenic (more details under my profile for the review in more detail), I am returning this without using it at home. I also looked up the ingredients of this on cosdna.com, and I shudder what would have happened if I had continued to wear both the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 plus this Powder Foundation for a full day.I have experienced having this brushed onto my face by a national representative of Tarte when I was first introduced to Tarte products.It seems messy to apply, but the love the packaging. The net is easier than a solid filter, in my opinion. Furthermore, you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck in the amount given.
on 6/17/2015 3:10:00 PM
More reviews by renierox
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is my favorite powder foundation. It took me about 3 tries to get the color match correct but once I finally found it (fair-light neutral) this powder goes on flawlessly. I've repurchased fair-light neutral three times so far. I use a primer and some days I use the tarte tinted moisturizer underneath. I apply it with the Urban Decay optical blurring brush but you can use any dense kabuki brush. You don't need the brush that Tarte recommends. I like to set with setting spray and loose powder. I have dry skin but this does not cling to my dry patches and it covers blemishes well. It gives you an airbrushed look that is also looks natural. Everyone asks me what foundation I'm using when I wear this. The packaging is interesting. The mesh and dark tinted container makes it hard to see how much is left. When I'm getting down to the bottom of the container I put my brush over the mesh and shake it upside down. I don't think I will ever try another powder foundation as long as Tarte keeps selling this one.
on 5/29/2015 9:53:00 PM
More reviews by FxyMNgrl
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I've repurchased this powder about 3 times now. This powder provides a medium coverage with a slightly satin finish and all day staying power. I have normal skin but on some days when it's warm or I have some extra oil production, I do end up a bit too shiny by the end of the day however I've had that happen with any powder I don't reapply. It does smear if it gets oily or sweaty. I'd rather not have a matte foundation, but oily girls may want to stay away. I wear the lightest shade and it is slightly dark for winter. I have fair cool toned skin and usually wear the lightest shades in most makeup brands. It does nicely in summer though, as my skin gets slightly darker being out doors. I've read reviews that this oxidizes with wear, and I have noted that is the case however it is very mild on me and not noticeable enough to cause me to stop wearing this. This foundation goes on well over skin creams. It does settle into creases if you use too much, but with a gentle hand I don't have a problem. I use sephora's kabuki brush. I dont like to wear primers with this. Blushes and bronzer applies well on top of this foundation. As I mentioned it is medium coverage - I have some freckles and 'beauty spots' that it covers nicely.
on 5/10/2015 4:25:00 PM
More reviews by Makeupella
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This is by far the best powder I have ever tried. I have always had a hard time finding a powder that is true to my skin color and stays on all day! I'm not a fan of heavy-feeling makeup, but I also like to have a little coverage. This product feels light on my skin, but also covers blemishes. It wont smear off like other powders I've tried. It also keeps my face shine free, even during a long shift at work!
on 4/14/2015 9:15:00 PM
More reviews by sewong
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
I had high hopes for this product. I've tried it quite a few times but I just can't seem to love it like some people. It might be that the color may be too dark for me because I lightened up from summer time, but I am pretty sure this foundation oxidizes to a shade darker. I have dry skin but this makes my skin oily after a few hours. Also, it does not cover my hyperpigmentation and acne scars well. It also transfers to all my clothes and everything. The good thing is that this product does not make me break out.I would recommend this product to someone who doesn't have much to cover as a quick fix.I do enjoy the dense kabuki that is designed to go with this powder.
on 4/7/2015 2:39:00 PM
More reviews by rawortley
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS FOUNDATION! My first foundations were powder (I was maybe 28) then got into liquids and never even considered making one an HG til I tried this baby (I'll be 33 this month) This gives suuuuch great coverage for a powder foundation! I don't have much that needs covered but some ance marks on my chin, BUT I still like a full coverage...and this is med to full. I love the packaging...u get just enough..and if u get it from sephora (u get more color options from there BUT QVC gives u the brush WITH it for 8 extra bucks) Get a flat top Kabul (most makeup addicts already have one or hundred laying around) and a small rubber band around the bristles...YOU JUST MADE YOURSELF A DUPE OF THE BRUSH THEY SAY IS A MUST WIIH THE FOUNDATION. I went and tested the brush out and felt next to my real techniques brush I made...it feels the same...I have combo skin ..this foundation, I swear looks better when I'm having a bad day with dry patches then ANY of my 20 or more liquid foundations! My contour goes like a dream over this powder also. Edit....Idk I changes my rating because it just does not stay on or look as good at the end of the day. I ended buy another color from QVC and I really dont like this applied with that brush....i think applying it with that brush was the beginning of the end of my devotion to it, lol. It just does not stay well...maybe its the summer weather I do sweat all and maybe powder foundations dont hold up as well as my liquids. I'll retry when it gets cooler. But the blotchiness and the dramatic darkening as the dark goes on have turned me into never wanting to even wear it which is unfortunate now that I have 2! I do think its one of the better powder foundations and if u like them u'll prob like this but I don't think its enough to completely change.me from a liquid to powder foundation wearer.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 3/22/2015 8:12:00 AM
More reviews by ashlina38
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have really oily skin, which is not something you want to have when using this product. My face looked very oily a little bit after I applied it. It never stayed on my face and even if i touched my face just a tiny bit, it'd smear right off. It kinda made my face smell funky too. The color was a little darker than I expected it to be but I lived with it. It looked great when I first applied it though. It made my skin look great. I just wish it could handle oily skin better and didn't come off so easily.
on 3/20/2015 5:01:00 PM
More reviews by kate2320
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I am pretty fair, and usually the second shade from the lightest one you can get for any drugstore brand. Mac, I am an NC 20 (or 15 when I'm really pale during winter) I have combo skin and use acne products so my skin can get dry. My tone is neutral... I bought fair-light honey for the tarte foundation, thinking it'd be just pale enough. It made me extremely orange!!! It was so dark!! I could not believe it! For mineral powder foundation I always used Everyday Minerals, because their super pale shades come in neutrals and yellowish tones, but are also ACTUALLY fair! I stopped using them and switched to liquid foundation because I wanted more coverage, but then saw this tarte foundation and it's reviews were decent so I wanted to try it. Worst 40 bucks I've spent on foundation... I'm really disappointed. Even the box is lighter than the shade it actually turned out to be. I bet it'd have better coverage if it was actually my shade! Maybe if I faked tanned this summer I'll be able to use it? Anyway, if you're pale like me, just skip this product all together.Other than the shade issue, the feel of it was pretty okay, and it seemed like it was buildable in coverage for sure. I won't be able to wear it out, so Im not sure how long it'd last.
on 3/9/2015 2:38:00 PM
More reviews by holleque
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I have tried many many mineral powder foundations and this is the one I keep coming back to. It has become my favorite, especially for my aging and somewhat dry skin, which normally does not look great with a powder foundation. My 17 year old daughter also uses it, so it works for a variety of skin types. I am prone to breakouts and this gives me none what so ever.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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