Warning: If you are woman of the age 30 or older, steer clear of this foundation!! So not worth the price, accentuates wrinkles, and I can find better foundations for cheaper.
This is the one of the best foundations that I have worn. It's got a good selection of shades, and I've found that the Light shade is perfect for my very light olive/yellow toned skin. Coverage is more medium than full, but it definitely evens out skin tones and covers most imperfections. I still need to use concealer under the eyes, but I'd pretty much have to use concealer no matter what the foundation so I don't count that as a major minus. It blends well--a little goes a long way--and looks very natural. Love that it has SPF, though on most days I still put Neutrogena SPF 70 underneath it. Before this arrived in the mail, I was scouting out other foundations to use on the days when the Tarte Tinted Moisturizer wasn't enough or I wanted more perfected look. I've stopped looking now because this one is definitely a keeper.
I've been wearing this daily for about a week and here are my initial thoughts:
1. Not full coverage. I have acne scars and I still have to use concealer.
2. Does not keep my skin matte. I have to blot in about 2 hours.
3. A bit hard to blend. Not that bad, but it's a bit of a dry consistency which takes more elbow grease than my other foundations.
4. Color is ok. Got Light and it works for my NC20 skin.
Overall, I'm a bit bummed. I was expecting more, but the end result was just another 'meh' foundation for me. I'll continue to use, but it's nothing I would recommend to others.
I have used this product since it debuted on QVC, which I believe was 6-9 months ago. Other retailers just introduced this to their tarte line. I have a fair-to-light skin tone with pink undertones and I chose the light. The color is good and the fair would be too fair for me. Having had this for months, I have tried different application processes and ultimately do this: (1) use a dime size amount (2) emulsify it with my fingers (3) pat on (4) and blend with the included brush. It covers my imperfections very well most days eliminating the need for a concealer. Through this application, I don't waste foundation on the brush and it gives it an airbrushed effect. The fact that it is made with natural ingredients, does not cause breakouts, lasts all day, and has an SPF are added bonuses. This is the first foundation in years that I will repurchase. I love it!
UPDATE: Sephora and Tarte's websites offer a broader range of colors now. I am still using this product and reordering it in the ivory. It was a good move to debut more colors.
I have used this product since it debuted on QVC, which I believe was 6-9 months ago. Other retailers just introduced this to their tarte line. I have a fair-to-light skin tone with pink undertones and I chose the light. The color is perfect and the fair would be too fair for me. Having had this for months, I have tried different application processes and ultimately do this: (1) use a dime size amount (2) emulsify it with my fingers (3) pat on (4) and blend with the included brush. It covers my imperfections very well most days eliminating the need for a concealer. Through this application I don't waste foundation on the brush and it gives it an airbrushed effect. The facts that it is made with natural ingredients, does not cause breakouts, lasts all day, and has an SPF are added bonuses. This is the first foundation in years that I will repurchase. I love it!
UPDATE: Sephora and Tarte's websites offer a wider range of colors now, as compared to QVC. I recently noticed that if I put too much foundation on, it has a noticable yellow cast on me. Since I have pink undertones, beauty advisor suggested Ivory, and I am ordering that color next.
This is the same Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation that was exclusive to QVC for the past year, and is now available through Tarte and Tarte retailers. I wrote a review in the other listing for this, but here's an update... I am still totally loving this foundation! It does everything it claims, it's full coverage, long wearing, and waterproof. It gives a beautiful matte finish, blends nicely, and is now available in a larger shade range. I'm a "light" in the summer, and mix fair and light in the winter. I have oily skin, and this does a great job of controlling my oil. I do set this with powder, and it has no trouble holding up on a 12 hour work day. I highly recommend this for normal to oily skin types!
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I got this from qvc and ended up returning it. I really wanted to like it, it gives great coverage, a nice glowy finish and didn't break me out. The color match was pretty good. However, it also has tiny sparkle/glitter bits and was too drying for my already dry (winter) skin. Bummer. I might consider buying again to wear in the summer (it's great it has SPF) but only if it's readily available in stores. And even then I'd hesitate, because of the glitter bits....They are pretty fine glitter bits, they're not huge sparkles, but I'm not really a glitter kind of gal, esp for foundation which would be all over my face.
I got this product in tan (for reference, I am NC 42) and overall I like it, although my initial impressions were not good. It came out the tube extremely thick, did not blend particularly well and was a tad dark in my opinion. After my first attempt, it sat on my counter for a week before I picked it up again.
On my second attempt, I tried something a little different. I mixed equal parts of the foundation and my favorite moisturizer (I use Desert Essences oil control moisturizer) on the back of my hand and applied with a stippling brush. WOW sheering this out with moisturizer made a world of difference for me. It matches perfectly, applies like a dream and still gives great coverage (I'd call it medium).
Overall, I am pleased. However, I'm knocking off a lippie for needing to add additional products to make it work and because the product does transfer easily.
I got this from QVC along with the included brush (color fair). Even though I'm almost ghost white, I think this is a little too light for me but have a feeling "light" might be a little too dark. Some of my dissatisfaction may be coming from the color discrepancy. If I really thought I'd like it, I'd try it in light, but I'm not that motivated.
I have very oily skin and find that the finish this foundation gives me is just a little too dewy for my liking. My nose is very oily, and this foundation just can't hold up to it. I live in a climate that is hot and humid for most of the year, and that plays a part in ramping up the shininess this gives me. Now that it's cooler out, I'm using this foundation more just to use it up and do get better results, but it's still getting shiny on my nose pretty quickly.
Coverage is okay. Covers up the redness. The included brush is nice for powder but not for applying this foundation IMO. It seems to suck up the foundation and give a lighter coverage, just ineffectually pushing the foundation around instead of actually applying it - weird. Better to use fingers or a paddle foundation brush to apply this, IMO. The foundation is a little too thick, I think, for the dense but very soft brush to be able to spread the product onto your skin.
The squeeze tube is a nice delivery system.