This product was a revelation to me. I've never had something so smooth and easy to apply, and it doesn't emphasize my flaky or dry patches at all! The problem then is that it's so emollient that I get oily very fast (but that happens pretty much with any foundie, so it's ok.)
It is NOT full coverage for me--I have decent skin, but a lot of discoloration on my chin from old acne scars, and it takes about two layers of this and some powder to cover it up (and even then, it's slightly visible) This may, however, be due to the fact that I do not use concealer. (will be remedying that promptly). I would say that it is a medium coverage--the lighter scars are covered well.
It has not broken out my skin (and I'm relatively sensitive) so I'm sticking with it for now. Nothing else has been so kind to my combination-dry patchy-oily skin :)
(For comparison, I break out from all Maybelline foundations, but am ok with Covergirl and Revlon, as well as Estee Lauder.)
I think I've found my HG of foundations. I use the color FAIR and it's a perfect match--for now. Not sure what will happen when I get a little tanned this summer. May have to move on over to the next shade with a bronzer.
My skin is terrible, blotchy, broken out and has scars. Just a little bit of this foundation and I'm good to go all day, full coverage, not cakey, perfect. Only downside: my face gets really shiny by mid-day, so I have to carry blotting papers.
Not sure if I have reviewed this but I found a picture of me wearing this. I uploaded it to the picture section. The color is tan but looks really light because the flash. I don't think the color range is great but this foundation is decent. Not the worst and not the best. I do like tarte because they use pretty awesome ingredients and this foundation isn't packed with harsh crap. I did get oily but not as much. If I get darker in the summer, I will repurchase. I can't find a shade to match me that well.
I have oily skin,with dry patches and a lot of acne/acne scars to cover.I've tried a lot of foundations and this one of the best but still not like my beloved Makeup Forever Face&Body.This is not full coverage I would say it's medium coverage,I still need to use concealer but I really don't mind since full coverage foundations tend to look mask like.I usually get oily and my foundation starts to separate and cake(ugghh) after 4 hours, but with this I don't even need to blot.I tried a couple ways to apply this ( Beauty Blender,Sigma F80,foundation brush) and fingers seem to work best because it's more of a mousse than a liquid.
I wear the shade Light and it's a pretty good match
Nars Sheer Glow Gobi
Makeup For Ever HD 117
Make up For Ever Mat Velvet 20
Make up For Ever Face&Body 20
Mac Studio Fix,Pro Longwear& Studio Sculpt NC15
Revlon Colorstay Buff
Laura Mercier Silk Creme : Cream Ivory
I bought this foundation on a whim during the Ulta 20% off sale. I was pleasantly surprised how good this is. It goes on smoothly, blends well and lasts. My pores look smaller and my skin feels great. I don't have as many problems with this settling in my pores as with other foundations. I also feel like my skin doesn't get as oily as fast with this product. I'll buy again when it's finished!
This foundation was recommended to me by a Sephora salesperson, I hadn't previously heard anything about it, so I was willing to try it. I like the idea of this "amazonian clay" foundation. It has nice consistency and it applied well with a brush.
I only wish this foundation did a better job of staying matte and controlling oil. I think that is the main reason I'm not extremely impressed by it.
I'm still on a search for my perfect foundation.
**I re-tried this foundation and was more impressed with it than I remember! I might stick with this one for a while.
I have very oily, sensitive skin w/ large visable pores....I find that after I use my Mary Kay moisturizer and then my Benefit Poreprofessional primer, this goes on smooth and looks great. I have tried SO many foundations over the years so far so good with this one but I will update soon.
I copied and pasted the following review from Paula Begoun's website, Beautypedia because I thought it would be helpful to some.
This fragrance-free foundation promises full coverage, sun protection, and a weightless textureóand it essentially delivers on all three. Dispensed from its squeeze tube, this has an initially thick, almost toothpaste-like texture that belies how silky and light it feels as itís blended. It melds convincingly with skin, providing medium to full coverage and a soft-focus, powdery finish best for normal to oily skin. This foundationís finish is the kind that will magnify the slightest hint of dry skin, so be sure skin is sufficiently prepped before applying. Also, take care to apply this lightly around the eyes if you have wrinkles, because this foundation, like many others, will magnify these signs of aging.
Sun protection is provided by gentle mineral actives titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, making this a good choice for sensitive skin, too.
As for the cons, this has a tendency to ball up slightly as you blend. Itís not a deal-breaker because this effect goes away with further blendingóbut consider whether you want to take as much time to blend as this foundation demands. Also consider whether you really need this much coverage. Flaws are hidden but no question this looks like makeup, not natural skin.
In terms of longevity, this goes the distanceómaybe not for 12 hours as claimed but most with oily skin will find this delivers several hours of wear without breaking up, fading, or looking spotty. The shades present some beautiful, soft colors for fair to medium skin tones. The best among them are Fair, Ivory (both excellent for very light skin tones), Light, Tan, and Tan Deep. Light Medium is slightly peach while Medium has a yellow tinge that requires careful inspection in daylight to ensure it matches well. The darkest shade (Deep) is slightly orange but workable.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Mica, Dimethicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phytantriol, Hexyl Laurate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Lysine, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Nylon-12 Fluorescent Brightener 230 Salt, Polyvinyl Alcohol Crosspolymer, Kaolin, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides.
Last Updated: 1/31/2012
OK I AM UPDATING TODAY, Sept 1st, 2012 - READ BELOW !!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this foundation! I purchased it from QVC instead of Sephora or Ulta because the Tarte foundation brush came w/ it for FREE. I think it was $ 43 total (that included the shipping AND the free fancy awesome brush to apply this foundation with).
Using this brush gave an 'airbrushed effect' and worked easy and quick.
After trying several color samples from Sephora, I settled with the medium. It worked perfect! Also, after trying a sample of the Tarte smooth operator loose (white,clear) powder for a week, I decided to purchase it from Sephora. The foundation paired w/ that finishing loosed powder looks fabulous and not 'made up looking'.
I have recommended this foundation to several friends BUT you must be looking for the following in order to love it:
this works great for sensitive skin because it has ALL NATURAL ingredients in it.
- even though it is in a tube and comes out in a mousse type consistancy, it is very easy to apply. I put several dots on on my face and buff them in with the tarte airbrush brush and it looks great. But work with one area at a time....put the dots on your forehead, then quickly buff your forehead and finish that before moving on to the other areas.
- it provides a natural, non thick make-up look that my dear hubby doesn't like, lol. He loves a natural look without appearing to have thick 80's make-up on.
- I have very oily skin w/ visable pores. This foundation stays on my face for 10-12 hours without 'sliding off'. I do reapply powder midway through the day. I do use my Benefit poreprofessional underneath this foundation so that my visable pores will be invisable, lol. I don't like pores, yucky!
- If you are the type that loves a thick makeup that feels thick and looks very made up (that Barbie made up look) - you will not like this.
- This foundation feels breatheable, feels natural and looks natural and has medium coverage. If you're a 'full coverage' kind of gal, you will not want this foundation.
- Again, I fully recommend this for my kind of skin stated above! I love, love, love it and have used it for 4 months and it has never broke me out or caused any type of skin reaction !
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!