Great!!! I have been DYING to try this for MONTHS as a huge Tarte fan. Finally, after a 2 hour trip to Sephora with no luck and trolling my local Ulta for 2 months, they FINALLY had it in for me to try. I settled on Medium. I'm VERY happy with it's coverage and staying power. This covered my acne scarring and some hyper-pigmentation nicely. I use Clinique's acne clearing moisturizer under this as my primer with Tarte's Smooth Operator finishing powder on top. The consistency is rather thick but not to the point where I have to tug at my skin. After doing 'test runs' of a full day of work and errands, it stayed true and controlled my ridiculously oily skin very well. The only con is that I get some oxidation around my eyes, that may be due to my concealer. Overall, I recommend this to anyone that has oily, acne prone skin that needs the full coverage.
This is currently my second favorite foundation. However, when I need a something that will last me through 9-10 hours at work, this is my go-to foundation. Just so you are aware, I have normal but sensitive skin.
The pros about this foundation for me:
-lasts all day as long as I occasionally touch up with powder
-medium to heavy coverage when I need it
-doesn't irritate my sensitive skin
-looks fairly natural
-the brush is awesome and really makes the foundation look better than when it's applied with the fingers
-not as natural and heavier looking than my favorite foundation
-feels a little heavy at times
-doesn't cover my pores / fine lines as well as my favorite foundation
Overall, this gets the job done when I need good coverage that will last me all day. This would probably be my favorite if it was a bit more natural looking.
I have mixed feelings about this foundation :/ I'm usually NC 30-35 so I got the Tan since the summer is coming and it blends in perfectly for me it did seem to be full coverage n a lil goes a long way, I also love using it w the brush even though I did purchase it separate at Ulta, now for the negatives I was using Mac pro longwear I applied it at 8 am n take it off in the evening 9 pm or so n it still looks freshly applied and w this foundation it looks like I need to blot like in two hrs or sooner :/ ive even set it w my Mac prep +prime loose powder n still my tzone looks way too shiny so w that said maybe for me I will use it during the winter time when my skin tends to be a lil drier so it wont be so oily looking, not so good in this Texas weather in the summer!
If ain't broke...Wanting to try a liquid foundation after years of wearing mineral makeup-I read the reviews on this particular foundation and gave it a try. Disappointed is the exact word as one and many reviewers describing the product. In all fairness I have worn mineral makeup for years and thought I needed to adjust to feeling of a liquid foundation on my face. But honestly this was scary encounter of hyped makeup gone wrong. Examples:
1. Toothpaste spreads better than this foundation. Sticky. It felt as if I was trying to spread a scientific hybrid Crisco/toothpaste with color across my face.
2. Color. Let's talk about color. I'm pale...very pale. So, the color Fair seemed ideal for my skin. No. It wasn't so much the color that was off but the undertone color they developed wasn't realistic..for anyone. I'm sure mixing Fair and Light could of worked for a match if I actually liked the textured of the foundation in the first place.
3. Heavy. Drying. Mask-like.
1. The brush. The brush I liked. It would of made a great parting gift for my efforts. Sadly, it needed to go back with this foundation.
I've had fantastic results with less expensive drugstore brands than this $$$ foundation. I have sensitive skin and this "seemed" to be a great choice. Sadly, it was not. I guess I will stick with my mineral makeup...like I said if it ain't broke.
I've been wearing MAC for 10 years straight, I'm not old I just started early lol, and while it looked cute back then now it has caused me to brake out. So I wanted something oil free, and something that would be good for my face. I got this Amazonian Clay foundation in Tan and I really like it! A little goes a long way I put 3 dots on my face one on my forehead and one on each cheek and blend. The covarege isn't comepletely full coverage but that's okay I'm trying to be good to my skin and this I feel has created a more even out skin tone for me. This leaves my skin with a cute dewy finish, and it looks natural. I like dropping a few drops of illuminizer into my foundation for a dewy finish and this already has some sparkles in it so it saves me a step. Its not too glittery it just leaves me looking like I have glowing skin. I have oily skin and this does not keep me dry throughout the day, nothing does! But I blott once and I don't have to reaply it still looks good :) I've also noticed that the scars that I had are fading so there must be something in here that's doing the trick (maybe silica idk). I really like this product it reminds me of a longer staying Dream matte mouse from Maybelline except this Amazon clay stays put and makes my skin look even toned even after I take my make up off. I hope this becomes my new HG foundation!!
This product definitely dissapointed me after reading the reviews. It is not full coverage and after a couple weeks of using it my face was dry and broken out. Sticking to my Laura Mercier silk foundation from now on.
The makeup consultant at ULTA put this on me and it looked amazing, then as I wore it throughout the day, it sank into my pores, and the color got too orange on my very pale skin. I also think it broke me out, because after I stopped using it, the redness and bumps cleared up in a few days. I don't know if I am applying it wrong, or if this makeup is wholly wrong my skin. Either way, I am $36 dollars poorer, and regretting this purchase.
Let me get this out there first thing: I am giving this product five lippies in spite of the fact that I don't think it necessarily lasts 12 hours on all skin-types. That said, this product is AMAZING. I reserve five lippie foundation reviews for products that are truly exceptional, and this one is. I think Tarte's labeling it as full coverage is a tad misleading... it is more like medium-to-heavy buildable coverage. The color selection is quite nice. The thing that I think makes this foundation so awesome is that it really does make the skin look even, pretty, natural, and healthy without making it look masky or fake. It covers imperfections flawlessly without looking overdone. This must result from the semi-mousse like consistency of the product. There's nothing in the package to aerate the foundation itself, but when it comes out it is a nice fluffy foam. The first couple of times I used it I got carried away because the semi-foam consistency means you actually use less product. One glob slightly bigger than a pea does my whole face (and I like heavy coverage.) This works amazingly in combination with Tarte's Amazonian Clay setting powder, but I've used other powders and the results are just as good. I don't think it has the lasting power that some foundations do, but I always get at least 10 hours out of it, usually more. I think oily skin might have to really watch this one to make sure it doesn't slide off. My skin is combo, and most days it lasts 12+ hours. All in all this is a great product and I will definitely repurchase.
I have to say that this is an interesting foundation. First of all, the Bamboo Foundation brush is a MUST for getting this to look flawless. I tried other foundation brushes with it and it just didn't look the same. Also, this is some heavy, pigmented stuff and I think on the package it says to use a quarter sized blob. Uh, no. When I did that it looked so cakey and fake. I later tried using a half of a dime sized amount and it looked so much better. It does look like makeup but if you use a small amount and use the brush it will give you a creamy, flawless complextion. Pair this with Tarte's Smooth Operator Finishing Powder and your makeup will last for hours. I do really like this for a full cover makeup and will re puchase again if I ever run out of the tube I have. A tiny bit goes a long way!
I have an extremely oily T-zone, and this foundation is dang near perfect.
First of all, I don't think a lot of women with oily skin think they need to moisturize before applying makeup. Find a gel moisturizer, or an oil-free cream one, and slather it on. Your skin will over-produce oil if you completely strip it away. Hence the "separation" problems a lot of you may be having.
THAT being said, I love this foundation. I wear it quite often without any powder, because the finish is so matte, but NEVER cakey. And you only need a little dab of it, and spread it around. It's definitely medium-to-full coverage though, so if you're looking for something lighter, this may not be for you.
I'll definitely repurchase this one.