|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Ok, this is the BEST foundation I've ever used and it's being discontinued. I can't even find my shade on Ebay. It lasts all day, doesn't change color, has great consistency, doesn't cake, or crease. I'm now on the hunt for a replacement. Anyone know a good one that is similar?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Skin type: normal to dry but acne prone.
Desperately seeking a new HG foundation since I found out MAC test on animals after being bought out by Estee Lauder. For reference, I am MAC NC25 / NC30 - see my notepad for my colour matches to other brands.
Tests on animals? NO
PREPARATION: As my skin is quite dry, I started with a facial oil (my own blend) mixed with fragrance-free moisturiser applied to damp skin, followed by primer.
CONSISTENCY: It's listed here as a liquid but it has a whipped, mousse-like texture.
QUALITY: Melted into my skin & provided fantastic, full coverage without looking cakey. This product looks darker in the bottle than in reality. The colour match - Natural 14 - was not great, too pale & too pink for my skin colour. I think this would be best suited to NW25. As I live in Australia, MUA is my best resource for trying to figure out the best colour to buy!
AFTER: No need for finishing powder. It set quickly and felt very light to wear. Durability ok I think, but I didn't do anything too strenuous today!
RE-PURCHASE? Yes definitely - but in a different shade. Damn Australia's crappy make up availability!
CONS: Possibly the worst packaging ever. Faux gold always looks cheap and the pump dispenser broke after using it twice - took a lippie off for this reason.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Love this foundation!! I use the lightest shade (porcelain). Very moisturizing and long-lasting, and is a great product from a great line of Eco-friendly makeup. Was previously using Revlon Colorstay foundation for dry skin in Buff. Love this foundation, and the price is great! Wish Revlon would get rid of parabens in their products.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Hmmm, was on the fence with this foundation, until I tried applying it with various primers--they ran out of the Clean Slate primer (guess it's discontinued), so I had some Philosphy's The Present (I've been a Philosophy girl for over 6 years) and gave it a try--found that to be a bit drying in my cheek area and the foundation clung to it in patches...then the Smashbox Photo Primer with SPF 15, and too oily--I've got sensitive skin, mostly dry except in my t-zone; in my late 30s with very fair skin, pink in my cheeks, light freckles, have always had a rough time finding the right tone of foundations (in Tarte I got the lightest--Porcelain00)--I need something neutral, not too pink or yellow, like a natural or soft matte finish--with the Palladio primer, I got a very nice application--one pump worth covered my entire face using the Sephora #45 mineral powder brush in small circular motions. This is a just a touch pink, but not overly so, and it melted right into my skin and had a soft feel. This gave nice medium coverage, with either my translucent Rimmel Stay Matte powder dusted over, or, depending on if I want to have a heavier coverage, using the Palladio Dual Wet&Dry herbal foundation powder in Laurel Nude.
It's very pricey, but with one pump per use, I will have this a very long time. Have been going thru issues with my skin due to new thyroid medication, so my previous foundations and moisterizers have been less beautiful/effective on me lately, so I've turned to MUA to look for other alternatives. Hope this helps--I would repurchase, but would LOVE a less expensive alternative--have tried Revlon ColorStay for Dry skin in buff, but most other drugstore brands are way too pink or yellow for my skin--so I usually go to Sephora and muck around :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Something in the ingredients list didn't work for my skin. The shade was perfect, finish smooth and it lasted almost the entire day. Knowing that it had natural ingredients made me feel so good. But in 2 days, My skin reacted to the foundation badly. As soon as I'd wash my face, it noticed dry and red irritated patches. I continued use for 2 days more and developed tiny pimples. I have discontinued the product and my skin is getting normal again. So while its all natural, something in it is not right... :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I did really love this foundation because of its moisturizing affect it had on my skin. but there isnt a good choice of colors. The lightest was too light and the next one up was too yellow.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Worst foundation I have tried to date. This faded off throughout the day, and looked patchy. It burned my face when I put it on (and I do not have sensitive skin.) By the end of the day, this clung to any dry spots on my skin and made it look flaky and patchy and just terrible. They also didn't have my shade. Even if this does have anti-wrinkle ingredients, it's not worth it. DO NOT buy if you have dry skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I was recommended this product as sephora when I said my skin had started reacting to my favourite Lancome Double Wear foundation and wanted an alternative that would be less harsh on my face.
This foundations smells SO WEIRD. I did not like it, and the scent never went away. It smelled like cheap fake patent leather, very specific I know. Which makes me question the ingredients.
Does not apply smoothly or nicely and never really seems to settle right, kind of fades in some places oxidizes funny in others and irritates any *slight* skin imperfections I may have.
The packaging was nice and I like the pump and size, there is a fair amount of product in the tube. No go for me though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Best foundation ever! Leaves skin beautiful, not heavy at all, feels so so so natural and light. Very buildable and the best thing is that it is even good for your skin <3 LOVE!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I purchased the lightest shade available, Porcelain 00 and it is a great match to my complexion (MAC NC15). Besides the great colour match, I also like that this foundation comes in a pump dispenser and contains SPF 15, but that is where my love ends for this foundation. This foundation just simply doesn't work for my combination skin. I found it hard to blend, it just seemed to sit on top of my skin and never felt like it meshed, within a few hours it sunk into every possible pore and fine line into my skin, and then it starts to look extremely greasy and just plain nasty. I paid over $40 for this product at Sephora and I always feel the more money I spend the harder I try to get a product to work for me. No matter what I tried for application or the different products used to prep my skin, this foundation delivered the same negative results. Overall this was a waste of money for me and definitely not a repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the second Tarte product I have purchased. I have the Lights Camera Lashes Mascara and I love it! But this foundation is not as good as I hoped it would be. First, it is very hard to blend. I use my fingers to apply it, and I feel like I'm tugging at my skin to spread it around my face, which is not good! Second, I choose the color Warm Bisque (light skin with yellow undertones) and it comes off looking orange. The website should correct that to "medium skin with yellow undertones" cause its misleading for those who may have "light skin". Overall, I gave this 2 lippies because I like the pump dispenser, and the fact that the ingredients are all natural.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like this foundation better than the new Amazonian clay one. It has a nice, light texture and is easy to blend, as well as a more natural looking finish. I've been using a sample for the last week and I think it's in Warm Sand (the SA who made the sample didn't label it), which is a pretty good match for my skin tone. Initially I thought it smelled strongly of SPF but either that has dissipated or I've gotten used to the scent because I don't really notice it anymore. I like this foundation but wouldn't repurchase it because there are others I Iike more. Also, some of the reviews on the Sephora website mentioned that this foundation is getting discontinued? Anyways, for reference I'm colormatched to Mac NC30, Shiseido O20, Nars Punjab, and BE 1.2/2.0.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I use this product in conjunction with the Tarte Smooth Operator tinted moisturizer. I use my fingers to apply the tinted moisturizer, and then a stippling brush to blend in the ReCreate over areas that are particularly reddish or uneven.
Previously, I had used MUFE HD and Laura Mercier moisturizing foundations. I like both, but the Tarte has a little extra something that bumped it a notch above the other two. It has SPF that isn't greasy, an ingredients list that seems less scary, and supposed wrinkle-fighting powers. Most foundations visibly accentuate flaky patches on my skin; this stuff seems to be the least offensive in that regard, and doesn't aggravate my dermatitis. The pump dispenses just the right amount to cover the areas I need to cover, namely my cheeks and right around my nose/mouth. It's got medium coverage but leaves a slightly dewy finish I like. Those with very oily skin may not be down with that.
After a full day, it does get a tad shiny around my forehead, but I have this problem with every foundation formula I've tried. I have dry and sensitive skin, but right between my eyebrows is a random oil slick that can't be tamed, and I've given up on using anything but blotting papers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I absolutely adore this foundation. I try to use more natural products and Tarte is one of my favorite brands in general. This foundation blends so well into my skin and gives a flawless finish. I have dry skin and this doesn't dry me out at all. At the same time, it doesn't overcompensate and make me look oily. I'll definitely be sticking with this foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I first began using this product a year ago and loved it. I could be sweating insanely and it wouldn't budge. However it had a really heavy feeling to it. I wear Porcelain and sometimes I feel like it leaves an orange tint to my face. Also the worst part, that I cant believe anyone mentioned, is the smell! It smells horrible, like sun screen. I have extremely fair skin and need the extra protection but I feel like I can smell it all day. Overall good product but didnt stay amazing like I thought. I dont like to feel like im wearing a mask of foundation. Too heavy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use this foundation daily. My HG foundations were previously MUFE's Face and Body and Liquid Lift. However, since trying to go more natural I decided to try this. I'm about NC35-40 and used honey in the summer but will be repurchasing it in Natural. Although, it is a bit dark for me right now, it still looks very natural. I've had comments that my face looks flawless and wondered if I was even wearing foundation. I have eczema and redness around my nose but this covers it up nicely. I use less than half a pump for my entire face and have never had an issue regarding the pump. Some have stated that they have to shake theirs before but I also have never had a problem with this. I use my Sephora airbrush foundation brush to stipple and swish. The combination works really well. It feels light on my face and lasts a good amount of time. My only issue with this is the claim of anti-aging and wrinkle rewind. I have wrinkes under my eyes and have yet to see them disappear. In fact, I have to be careful with my placement of this under my eyes as it can settle if I'm not careful. I only have to powder on my nose, chin and under my eyes to set my concealer when I use this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
ICK - I gave this away to a friend, who also hated it. I wanted to love this so much! No matter how I tried applying it, the foundation just wouldn't blend. It just kind of sat there on top of my skin. Just seemed like I was moving it around my face. It just looked horrible on my skin :-(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use the foundation over the tinted moisturizer when I need extra rosacea coverage. Again, the wide range of shades makes choosing the best fit easier, but I found that the foundation was darker than the same-described shade in TM form. It's also rather heavy, so I need to apply it in thin layers, build-up coverage, and blend well. It does cover all the redness but looks flatter compared to the TM. It is long-wearing and needs a bit of extra scrubbing to get it off. It also has a bit of a scent which fortunately does wear off quickly--I chalk that up to it being all-natural. It's not the best foundation I ever used (that would be Prescriptives) but it does get the job done.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
NW15 for reference. Normal skin, oily T zone. Tried lightest shade in Porcelain. Too dark, look orange. Looks like NC25. Great coverage, did not have to use concealer. I really liked this formula upon application, however it turned oily after 4 hours.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
After much deliberating and countless sephora samples I landed on this purchase and am REALLY happy with it. it feels very good on my skin, gives me a nice even skin tone, and blends well, especially when i use a silicone stippling brush. i use less than a pump and love it as a daily foundation because the spf is a fantastic way to preserve my skin. i can't attest for the wrinkle rewind technology yet but in the week i've used it my breakout from a previous foundation cleared up and my skin quality feels good.
i highly recommend this product based not only on it's performance but it's natural ingredients and cruelty free company.