I do like this product, but I don't think I'll spend $38.00 on it again. I think it would be wonderful for someone with really oily skin. I used this on my face as well as on my eyelids (I am out of primer at the moment), and it kept my eyeshadow from creasing all day... not a small feat since most primers don't even do that.
Overall, it's nice, just not my favorite. If it were $15-$20 I would probably repurchase.
I got this in shade Light after reading all the positive reviews. Sadly I must say that this did not work out for me. I have combination skin but I am on the drier side in winter. This foundation made dry through the day and it kind of became blotchy. In addition to that, the shade was too light for me (but the next shade was too orange). I will be working with this foundation trying to mix it with others to see if its quality improves. But on its own, I would not recommend it.
Basic tube packaging.
Coverage is nice. Colour swatches are correct to colour.
The actual product is nice, smooth and you don't need much. Please don't buy if you are normal-dry/very dry. This is great for oily.
I've been trying out a few different foundations.. I put this one on at 9 am, it was already coming off at 2pm.. And the coverage was just mediocre.. At best. My face is greasy looking, and it's not normally. I don't think I'll be buying this one again.
I have very oily and acne prone skin (lucky me!). I've been looking for a foundation that matched my skin tone, kept oil at bay and wouldn't oxidize. I've finally found it! This foundation doesn't oxidize on me at all, which is definitely a miracle! It provides nice coverage without being cakey or heavy. It does a great job keeping my skin matte. Typically I need to blot about 2 hours into the day, but now I look shine free well into the afternoon. Ive been using it for two weeks and no breakouts or irritation. Will definitely repurchase.
used this last spring for about 2 months while i took a break from my normal bareMinerals foundation, which had started to look too cakey on my skin. i went in to sephora and asked the lady there to try a bunch of matte, full coverage foundations one me. i chose this one over the others mainly because of the ingredients and light, whipped consistency. it works ok- nothing special, and as a college student, i can't afford to keep buying this for what it is. not bad, just not special. i'm using drugstore foundation now and it works just as well
OH- and it does not last 12 hours. lol. i had to wipe off and reapply at about 4 pm everyday cause it slipped all over the place. probs why i went through it so fast and therefore can't afford to keep buying it. granted, i have very oily skin, but come on- i'm paying $40 for something that promises 12 hr wear. i'd like it if i got 12 hr wear. won't purchase again
I like the way this foundation looks on me. It looks flawless and matte. I use the shade tan. I use mac nc40. Eventhough I like this foundation I cannot use it because it breaks me out.
I really, truly think I've found my HG foundation. A little backstory: my face is acne prone and I'm often a walking oil slick. I've used Revlon Colorstay, both liquid and the newer whipped formula. Neither of them does what this foundation does. IT STAYS. Even through workouts and 14-hour days. This little tube is more money than I like to pay. I'll save money elsewhere; this little beauty is worth the cash. I will say that I am very careful about how I prep my skin. I use milk of magnesia as a primer (cheapest and best primer for oily skin, ever!) and then I put MAC Natural Radiance Base Visage over that (helps smooth things out). I used those two things all the time with Colorstay, and it never looked as good as this Tarte foundation does. Then I apply this with a flat-headed buffing brush and set it with powder. It doesn't move or streak. I've been using it this way for about two weeks now and I'm still stunned when I see myself after a long day. Color me thrilled.
I got a sample of this to try from Sephora. I used it for a couple of days and then decided to buy it. I'd heard a number of good things about this product, and since I have oily skin, I was very interested.
I ended up buying it from QVC while they offered a full size foundation *and* the Tarte brush with shipping for something like $38. I couldn't turn down that deal, and for the most part, I'm glad I didn't.
It is nice. The color blends easily, and it doesn't feel greasy or heavy or gross. It doesn't feel super sheer, though. I do feel like I'm wearing foundation.
As far as the oil control goes, I don't notice it making a huge difference. It's supposed to absorb oil, but after 4-6 hours or so, I do notice that I'm oilier than I should be. The SA at Sephora that I talked to when trying another foundation told me that I should use the Amazonian Clay finishing powder. So, I need to spend more money on another product that that might not do what it claims to?
I still like the way it looks, but maybe using a setting powder might help. I doubt it because I've tried other foundations without a setting powder and have still been less oily.
It also might be that I put too much product on. I find that I use much more of this than others, like the Kat Von D foundation.
In any case, if you have super oily skin, this might not be for you.
If you have regular to dry skin, this foundation might be perfect for you.
I've reached "that age" where a good foundation is really important and I've been pleased with this one. I'm only giving it 4 lippies because I'm not crazy about the tube packaging.
I've started squeezing some out of the tube into a small, flat tin with a tight-fitting lid and this way I can dab the brush into it and then apply it directly to my face. Squeezing it onto my hand (as they recommend) seems wasteful to me.
I hesitated to get the brush but am SO GLAD I did. It makes a huge difference in how the makeup goes on. I got the package deal from QVC that includes the brush and would definitely recommend it.