Last Friday was my prom, and prom as you know is a sweaty event. I went to sephora to look for a foundation that would last all night and they gave me a sample of this. At 4:30 i was ready to go and throught the night i kept looking at my face expecting there to not be any foundation left, and I was sooooo wrong! The foundation stayed and looked perfect all night! even at 2:30 in the morning after going to see a movie it was still there!!! I never looked oily! I recommend this foundation if you want that flawless look. Unfortunately I don't really wear foundation but if I did I would wear this all the time!
I'm one of those people who have breakouts but can never figure out why or what gives it to me. Therefore, i'm always on the hunt for things to change up in my routine to help out and eventually have products i know work. I bought this because I was told it was good for skin and i had seen reviews on both MUA and youtube. At first the foundation was too light and i thought that was my only problem so i took it back and got a different color. Unfortunately, this foundation for me just did not look natural AT ALL. It reminded me of the maybelline dream mousse foundation (not the newer one... the old flaky stuff in the little pot). It also rubbed off pretty easily after awhile. Guess i'm one of the few that don't like this!
Ummm...looks like I am one of the few that is not that impressed by this product. To start out, I am normally a DW or DWL wearer. So, I appreciate the long lasting, non-transferable, good coverage kind of foundation. Besides the color selection of this makeup being horrible (I have yellow undertones), this foundation came off like no ones business! Every time I would touch my face or blow my nose, I would find traces of it everywhere!
As for the coverage, I would say it is medium. I was not able to go sans concealer with out seeing the acne scarring or discolation that I have.
I guess I should just stick with what I know works!
Let me start out by saying my skin is ridiculously oily. With any other foundation, I can literally wipe my finger across my face and there it will be covered with oil and whatever foundation I had on that day. Not the case with this, though. It lasts longer than any foundation I have tried for my oily skin. It gives a very matte finish and the coverage is amazing. It looks natural. As other reviewers have said, it does tend to make my cheeks a little flaky, but that is easily remedied by moisturizing them before application. I would definitely purchase this again. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
LOVE LOVE THIS. MY NEW HG! This looks so damnnn natural yet flawless. It stays on all day without budging and controls my oils. But i find this too drying on my cheeks since my cheeks are more on the dry side. thus i need to moisturize really well before using this otherwise i will get flaky. thats totally fine with me cuz it looks so good on my skin. I'm nc10-15 and FAIR is the perfect match for me. im not sure if this will break me out or cause reactions. Will update :)
My skin had no issues with this foundation (as in breakouts). I loved the creamy, clay-ish texture and it was a dream to apply. I applied with a skunk brush and got good coverage. It made me look quite flawless... but i noticed after aq few hours I was shiny. This foundation was PERFECT except for the fact that is has GD sparkled in it! WHY!!! this is a foundation for oily skin, glitter only accentuates this fact. I was so hoping it would work but it did not :( returned. Dear Tarte, take out the glitter!
I definitely have a love/hate with this foundation. Coverage is definitely full...maybe too full?! It has a bit of a thick consistency that my skin apparently hates. I did buy the brush that is meant for this foundation & it made a HUGE difference, though. But even so, I find that I only use this on days where I really, REALLY need the coverage. Be sure you moisturize well beforehand because it will emphasize any bit of dryness. continued >>
Drying, cakey, just not for my normal/dryish skin. Might be good for someone super oily.
This foundation is lovely! I have always used tinted moisturizers, but now that I'm 30 and have a few lines on my face, I'm looking for more coverage... I love the Tarte brand because of their philosophy and because of the products, so I decided to try this stuff. It's awesome!
Here are my general impressions of it after using it for a few weeks:
- The texture is amazing (kind of a liquid-mousse)
- The coverage is great, but I still wear concealer with it under my eyes
- It lasts and lasts and lasts!
- A tiny bit goes a long way, and it applies very naturally (I've applied it with my fingers and with brushes... I don't have the Tarte brush that is specific to this foundation, but I use a kabuki or stipple brush sometimes)
- Nothing nasty and synthetic in it.
- The color selection does leave something to be desired... I'm "lucky" in a way, I suppose, because the way I identify my color in any foundation is to select the lightest one ;) 9 times out of 10 that's the right match... but I can see people with a tan, with deeper skin tones, or certain undertones having difficulty finding the right shade.
- The Amazonian clay ingredient that is meant to balance your skin has so far not proven to keep me from getting shiny... I have allergies and constantly wipe my nose--I find that it wipes off a little too easily if you touch your face at all.
Overall, it's a great find. I wear it often enough to say that it's my go-to foundation, and I would definitely recommend it to others! I set it with E.L.F. HD powder and Urban Decay's All-Nighter setting spray which works great :)
I've used this product for about 4 months now, from January to now April, and I think the amount of time along with the change in seasons allow me to give a more accurate review.
A Sephora SA convinced me to buy this product. She put it on me in-store, and it had a lovely satin finish (even when I did get out of the Sephora lights, which makes everything look great for some reason).
I used the foundation almost everyday during the winter months. But as spring came, I realized I didn't like it as much as when the air was drier. I'd like to give this product a 3.5, but I'll go ahead and bump it up to a 4.
Texture/finish: Like I said, satin-y/matte. I definitely did not want a dewy or glowy look seeing as my skin is already very oily. It says on the bottle that it is full coverage, and it really is a quite thick foundation. I tried using a damp sponge, a dry sponge, my fingers, a foundation brush, and a kabuki brush (whew!) with this product, and my favorite way is with the kabuki - it looks airbrushed. This product looked cakey on my skin very easily, even with a primer, and often I looked "made-up" in person....it tends to look unnatural.
Wear: When it says it's a 12 hours foundation, it means it. I put this on 5:30am, went to school, played basketball for about an hour and a half, and washed it off around 8pm and it still lasted. Of course, it didn't look as good as it did in the morning, but I still was impressed at how much it held up.It doesn't quite feel like I'm wearing a mask, but it does feel like I'm wearing foundation, if that makes any sense. It's a little bit heavy, and if you want it to feel lighter, change your application technique - using a sponge gave it a lighter feel for me.
Skin: It didn't do as good of a job as I wanted to as far as preventing shine throughout the day. I still had to touch up or blot midday, and it would look like it was spreading just a *teensy* bit, even with a primer underneath and set with powder. However, I was glad that the foundation did not break me out as most do, and it didn't clog my pores.
Overall, the product is good. I'd rec it to someone with combination skin and a lot of imperfections...as I've said, it's got quite full coverage (which I don't particularly need). I really do recommend this for normal-very oily skins during the wintertime, though. I really loved it then.