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on 11/29/2015 3:45:00 PM
More reviews by Melrose801
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Let me just start by saying that for the most part, there is not a liquid or powder foundation on the planet that doesn't irritate or break my skin out. This is one of the very few that my skin can agree with! The coverage is surprisingly good and very build-able. The selection of colors is great. I definitely use it with a primer first.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/26/2015 1:58:00 PM
More reviews by BrewerGirl86
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I really like this foundation. I'm on my third day of using it and my skin looks better already! I have more combination type skin and I have not had to blot my skin at all when wearing it at work. Big change from when I used It Cosmetics CC cream. This also does not appear cakey on my skin. The only drawback to this is you really have to apply a lot in order to get a full coverage look.
on 11/19/2015 2:01:00 AM
More reviews by Nobodys_angel
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Other
Well... I'm kinda sitting on the fence with this one. Have been using this for 2 weeks now nearly everyday. It goes on beautifully.. Doesn't cause any creasing or caking and medium-tan sand is a perfect match for me. BUT... These other ladies were not joking about the oil factor. By the time I get to the office, I am so shiny that I practically can serve as a mirror. I also find myself blotting many times throughout the day. I do like a natural dewy look normally but this is overkill. I'm usually prone to shininess but my MAC studio fix fluid never caused this much shine. Well, I will finish this but guess I'll be going back to my liquid foundations... Boring. I'm a little sad about that because it is fun to apply with the airbuki brush which does indeed give an airbrushed finish. Ah well...
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/27/2015 1:38:00 PM
More reviews by tinybucket
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I was so looking forward to getting it, even more so because it's expensive and somewhat hard to get. I ended up buying it from someone who didn't get on with it off ebay. I'm a bit on the fence about this product. Firstly, it's a bit annoying to apply, you need a specific kind of brush (I use RT buffing brush) and you have to work it into the skin, I sort of push it in, sometimes swirl it and then buff it in. It can look a little cakey but that's easily remedied when using your fingers to press it in, the warmth seems to melt it into your skin. This process is not the quickest and you have to use tools. Coverage is light to medium, maybe comparable to a tinted moisturiser but in powder form, meaning you will probably need to use concealer and it's only really recommendable for fairly good skin days. It's not mattifying at all so if you have oily or shiny skin you need to use an extra product to take care of that. Because of those reasons, I have thought about purging it. BUT I haven't brought myself to because the colour match is pretty good and after a while it really does something very pretty to the skin, something to do with how it melts into it and merges with the skins oils, I'm not sure how and what exactly but it looks very natural but beautifying. I like to use it on days when I want to look natural and not too made up but still a bit more polished than without any base. I think I will use it up but I wouldn't repurchase.
on 10/22/2015 8:00:00 AM
More reviews by TurtleMoon
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I was so excited to try this after reading all the rave reviews about it, especially as it's not readily available in the UK so I had to wait until I was in the US to purchase it. But I'm sad to report that it's not all that great and certainly not worth the $36.00 (Â£23.00) pricetag...First off, I actually found the packaging/dispenser quite annoying. The 'mesh sifter' seems pointless to me, other than as a way of making sure you get hardly any product on your brush and have to keep working at it to get any useful amount at all. As for the coverage, this doesn't give '12 hours of satin-matte coverage'; I bearly got 2 hours out of it. It doesn't cover very well at all, made me look like I have wrinkles (!) and settled into all the fine lines around my eyes. In fact the only good thing I can think of is that the colour was a pretty close match.I really don't understand why everyone loves this product so much. As a first time user/buyer of Tarte makeup, I would be reluctant to purchase any more of their products based on the results of this one. Massively disappointing.
on 7/29/2015 9:05:00 PM
More reviews by mclararossi
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
I definitely recommend this foundation!It is absolutely medium to full coverage. I have moderate acne and quite a bit of redness and this covers it right up. Unless I'm breaking out badly, I don't even have to use concealer. You do have to apply it with the right brush, though--and by right brush I mean a dense kabuki. It doesn't have to be the airbuki one they sell: I use an incredibly cheap flat-top brush that I got with a Physician's Formula loose powder and my coverage is great. But if you use a softer and less dense brush you're not going to get much coverage. I adore the finish. It's matte at first but it becomes more satin throughout the day. My skin is on the oily side of normal & it's been really hot and humid where I live lately, but unless I'm actively swiping at my face, this foundation mostly stays put. I've worn it in the pool a ton, and it's demonstrated pretty good staying power there. I will say that if you have very dry skin, I'm not sure I'd recommend this foundation for you, or I'd at least recommend that you moisturize before you put it on. Like most powders, it can tend to cling to dry spots and look patchy. It really blends best if you have a bit of moisture in your skin.The packaging is a little bit of a problem for me. The package itself is adorable, but the mesh sifter is a headache and a half. It took me a while to learn how to tap out the powder, but luckily my brush fits over the sifter just about perfectly so I've gotten used to it. As long as you know what you're doing when it comes to loose powder, you'll be okay. BE CAREFUL when choosing a color. I recommend color matching it on yourself at first. I found that its yellow-undertoned colors run pretty yellow and its neutral-undertoned colors can turn you orange. It really does have great coverage, so make sure you're matching the color to your neck.
on 7/13/2015 3:40:00 PM
More reviews by Cheryl6
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
What's with the bad reviews on makeupalley? I really like this! I have combination skin, with an oily T-zone- yes, my nose does get somewhat shiny after 2 hours but apart from light blotting, the makeup stays on.. for a good 9 hours i'd say, its even still there at the 12 hour mark for me! It works the best with some sort of 'sticky' product on your face (moisturiser/primer), I tried it with a dry face and with a face with some product on it, and the latter worked better and giving a fuller coverage. It's extremely natural and gives you a subtle glow, but its not for people that really need help covering their skin! I really like it (:
on 6/28/2015 10:18:00 PM
More reviews by tbrooks776
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I love the powder. Much better than the foundation itself in my opinion. Its good at keeping away shine and keeps skin looking fresh. But, i sadly dont use it anymore because i cant afford to but high end makeup products continuously.
on 6/28/2015 5:40:00 PM
More reviews by StephanieChristine26
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
This works great for me in the summer when my skin is on the oily side. I don't use the airbuki tho, I'm using the real techniques buffing brush. Works great
on 6/21/2015 7:53:00 PM
More reviews by kyliemuzerall13
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This upset me because the finish it gave on my chin/ cheeks was gorgeous but it was EXTREMELY cakey on my forehead. I'm guessing its because its oily and that tends to happen, but with this claiming to be shine free, I expected more. The feel of it on the skin was fine for the first couple hours but later it became heavy and I just wanted to rip it off my skin, and I'm not someone who is picky about foundations. Overall it gave good coverage but the coverage is not worth the cakey-ness and feel.
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