This is my second mineral/powder foundation. I also like The Body Shop All in One Face Base but the packaging on that one is just a pain with the round sponge thing and the triple layer compact. There was a young girl working the Tarte aisle and she said she and her mother fell in love with this product. Since I have mommy skin now; I decided to give it a try. I use the Cargo Magic Brush and it seems to work pretty well over the Tarte poreless primer...although I wouldn't say I look airbrushed because I think you can't look airbrushed unless you are about 15-20 years old and never baked yourself in the sun like my generation did. It's not heavy coverage on me but I don't put a lot on. I don't ever want to look like I'm wearing a lot of make up even when I have moved on to grandmommy skin.
I am completely obsessed with this foundation. I used to be a religious user of bareminerals and kind of stopped for the last few years and switched over to liquid foundations. After hearing amazing things about this stuff I had to give it a try. I am now questioning what the heck I've been doing with my makeup for the last couple years. This stuff is truly flawless. It looks like airbrushed skin. I was not super impressed with the original Tarte Amazonian Clay liquid foundation and this powder version is everything I ever wanted in a foundation.
It offers beautiful coverage (I would say more medium than full) that looks natural and has a beautiful velvety finish. This stuff literally lasts forever. Tarte says it lasts for 12 hours but I would say it lasts much longer than that! It is truly flawless and natural at the same time. My favorite brushes to use with this are the Real Techniques Buffing brush and the Eco Tools Bronzer Brush. Both amazing and I don't really feel like I need to spend the money for the Tarte brush that goes with this.
Everyone needs this in their life!
I love the packaging! The netting dispenses just a good amount of powder on the brush and it doesn't go to waste as the net holds it down from flying into the air!
I really wanted to love this foundation but just can't. I thought I would give it a try instead of my usual BE since I am a huge fan of Tarte. It's a light to medium coverage which is good for me (I go without foundation often) but this product settled into and accentuated every pore. It looks like I've aged 10 years when I wear it. The color is a tad orange on me but I have hard skin to match. The airbuki brush on the other hand, is amazing! I used it with my BE foundation and got a perfect flawless coverage. It's no the worst product I've ever tried but I won't be repurchasing.
My HG foundation. I didn't like the liquid Amazonian clay foundation, but this one is amazing. It's very buildable, and natural looking. If you have a few blemishes you can easily cover them up using a small brush and dabbing some of this on them. I highly recommend buying the brush that was made to be used with this. It lasts all day, blotting once around noon in my t zone. Very nice selection of shades and undertones. If you swatch it on your hand in the store, it will be shimmery but it doesn't transfer to the face at all. The packaging is gorgeous, and innovative. The little stopper thing stops it from going everywhere if you keep it in your purse like I do. Just be sure to tap the lid before opening. I'm on my third month of using it and it hasn't clogged my pores or broken me out or anything, and I still have a very good amount left. I'll definitely repurchase.
I really was hopinng to try the liquid foundation but apparently only QVC is carrying the product for now so I tried this. It has a great range of colors from warm to cool and I would recommend having one of the makeup artists buff this in so you make sure you get the correct color. What I thought I needed when I swatched it on myself actually ended up being too light. This is a mineral style powder. I find using a flat top synthetic brush is the best way to use the product and get it to set right on the skin. I do use a primer underneath and a setting powder on top. It goes on very well I would not call it airbrushed or "Full coverage" for me this is medium coverage which is great for me but may not be for you if you are looking for the full coverage. Wearing time for me is 8+ hours which will take me through the work day. I do add a little translucent powder mid day but it's a very small touch up. I actually like this as well or better than bare minerals.. I would consider buying this again as the powder foundation.
IF you find a good colour match from the limited shades available, you'll never look for another powder foundation again. There is no talc in this, so if talc gives you itchy, rashy, pimply skin, this is a great alternative. The powder has this amazing creamy quality when you buff it into your skin. My skin is normal/combination, so it stays put the whole day. I blot just once, during lunchtime.
I've found my HG powder foundation!
I have substantially oily skin and am prone to acne and when I went to Sephora in search of a mattifying foundation that would also appease my acne prone skin, so a helper recommended me to try tarte since it had natural ingredients and mattifying properties. I'm happy to say that this is the perfect foundation for oily, acne-prone skin and it has a medium to full coverage if built upon! I don't recommend this for dry skin because like all powder foundations, it can dry your face out. And one small downside of this foundation is that it contains bismuth oxychloride which is an ingredient known to irritate and or provoke acne, but it never did that to me. Nevertheless, I love this foundation not to mention the innovative packaging!
I so so wanted to love this foundation. I watched some reviews of it on youtube and was sold. I purchased it from QVC since it came with the brush for almost the cost of just the foundation on other sites. I got the color "Light-Medium" and I'm NC20-25. The color was a decent match, maybe a little dark, but it just didn't have the coverage or finish that I was looking for, which was so disappointing. I didn't find that it was full coverage AT ALL. I'd say medium at best. I was able to build it up to more coverage but I noticed immediately that it was settling into fine lines and pores, something that I very rarely find with foundations (I'm 32 and don't really have any fine lines yet). It did wear well, in that I didn't have to powder it initially and never felt the need to powder it throughout the day either, but I was just never happy with the finish. It doesn't look powdery but it doesn't look flawless at all either. Bummed!
I'm surprised how few people have mentioned how glittery this looks when you swatch it! I watched many youtubers using and reviewing this and it looked matte/satin. When I received mine I swatched it on my arm it it was sparkle city! Yet I have to admit on my face it's not noticeable at all. Strange!
Fair light neutral is a bit darker than I had imagined but this blends beautifully and is quite forgiving. I use this over a TM - either Tarte or OCC and get a beautiful, long lasting finish. It hasn't upset my very sensitive skin so far and I freaking love the brush it goes with.
I think the packaging would be great for travel and I would say this foundation is probably great over a sunblock on warm days too because it seems like it would lock in any liquid underneath. It's really expensive for what you get but hey, thems the breaks ;)