Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15

3.5

701 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

6% Titanium dioxide 3% Zinc Oxide Inactive Ingredients: Water, cyclopentasiloxane, octldodecyl neopentanoate, butylene glycol, plyglyceryl-4 isostearate, dimethicone crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, dimethicone, silica, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, stearic acid, aluminum hydroxide, sodium dehydroacetate, phytantriol, hexyl laurate, triethoxycaprylysilane, nylon-12, sodium chloride, kaolin, tocopherol, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, zinc chloride, lysine, sodium hyaluronte, hexylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol. potassium sorbate, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, mica Made in USA


Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

An Ulta rep recommended this foundation and Tarte concealer. I love the coverage and love the packaging. It's expensive, but you get a lot of bang for your buck. I really loved this for like the first week and then disaster struck. I started having the worst breakout of my life. I have cystic acne, (wasn't terrible, just a few a month), but after I started using this foundation, I'd have at least 6 inflamed pimples at time with new acne showing up at the end of everyday I wore it. I started getting facials and my skin improved slightly, but my Aestitician deduced that it must be my foundation. She was right. As soon as I stopped using it, my face started to clear up. I think it's a great foundation for folks who have really good skin and aren't acne prone. If you have acne prone skin, this probably is not the foundation for you.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Too heavy too Cakey does not last and looks worse as it's worn! Hate this stuff


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Great full coverage! I need something to cover my rosacea when it acts up, but I wanted something that wouldn't look too "masky". This formula is very creamy and opaque. The color Light Neutral happened to be an exact match, so I was very pleased. It blends best with a foundation brush. You can buff it out for a really believable matte finish that sets quickly. It is also very buildable if you want heavier coverage. The best thing about this foundation is that it wears beautifully. It looks even better after about an hour of wear, and it lasts all day.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This foundation did not work for me! First of all, I do think the color I got was a little too light for me - but despite that, it still did not work for me for other reasons. It looked pretty good after initial applying, but at the end of an 8 hour work day it's like it completed faded off and just settled very badly in my pores. I loved the packaging, but the product was NOT worth the $39, so this got returned.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Love the creamy texture, it doesn't break me out, and I like the cute packaging, but it just doesn't look natural enough on me, and it ends up looking blotchy after a few hours.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation, and I'm surprised it hasn't rated better! I found this after retiring my non-cruelty free items and have been impressed with its feel, coverage, and staying power. The foundation itself almost feels whipped; it's on the fuller coverage side, and a little goes a long way when I use it with a light powder. I apply this with a Morphe foundation brush and set it with an Elf powder afterwards. The tube is nice and good for getting every last bit of product out. Will repurchase.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This product made my skin look really flaky but oily at the same time.. looked really cakey and didnt really go on even at all


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Ok, I have a decent love/hate relationship with this product. I have very fair and oily in T-zone skin. I bought in the shade fair sand and it is a pretty decent match with Revlon color stay Buff (a somewhat yellow tone). It is a weird consistency that reminds me of a silicone base like smashbox primer. It dries to almost a powder. I bought it off of QVC with a brush and the brush is a great way to apply it.

Now for the downfalls: one) packaging. When you get down to the bottom of the tube you really have to work for it. I keep it folded over with a binder clip on it so I don't have to keep resqueezing all of the air out.

two) I use my clairisonic pretty much 3 times a week. My skin is not overly dry and flaky. This foundation just accentuates EVERYTHING! It can look decent from a little far away. But up close it clings to every single patch and looks awful. Then, if any oil comes through during the day it just separates. You can see patches of bare skin and pools of oil. It never really "sinks in" to the skin. Just rests on top and moves around throughout the day. Awful!

The only times I would use this foundation are maybe for swimming? Or to use it up since I already bought it, it does again look okay from a distance. Certainly not for wearing anywhere where I will run into people I know. Once it is out of my collection I will be very happy! If you do have to use, most certainly exfoliate like crazy!!

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Sad to say that I am very disappointed with this product. Decided to give this foundation a try because I heard many ravings about it. I bought mine for a hefty $60 and regretted it. Although I liked the texture of the product, it made my face look like a grease ball at the end of the day. I wish I could say I loved it, but it just really made my face too oily :( 12 hours? more like, 2 hours. :( would not purchase again.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I *think* I have finally found my HG foundation! I love that this product gives a great match to my skin tone (I'm using "Light Neutral" and was matched by a salesperson in a sephora store) there are a lot of shades available so it should be easy to find a match in one or maybe in mixing two of these formulas. I like that the ingredients are natural and it works really well for my oily skin, I get a medium pigment coverage with a matte/slightly dewy finish that doesn't look too heavy and the pigment lasts most of the day with no touch ups. Many other foundations make my skin itchy, but I haven't noticed that with this foundation at all, if anything this formulation seems calming for my skin! I generally do not use a primer because I worry that they clog my pores. I apply the Tarte foundation with a sephora foundation brush on clean moisturized skin. Sometimes I set it with MUFE HD powder applied with a big kabuki brush, (I think that the HD powder looks really nice at first because it blurs imperfections so well, but I feel like it sometimes makes me more oily later in the day than the days I do not use it.) Because this Tarte foundation has clay in it, it is matte enough to use alone with no powder and looks great and natural.

I love that the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation comes in a simple tube with a screw on lid, you get a lot of product, and its easy to use all the product down to the very last drop. (that's a big gripe I have with other foundation's packaging, like the MUFE HD liquid foundation with a pump that misses the last 1/4 inch of product and a lid that wont stay on...) and a little bit goes a long way! I use about a half a pea sized dot on the brush and blend it over my entire face and neck. I love that this product doesn't have any smell and only low SPF (I don't like high spf in my foundation).
If you have oily and uneven skin give this a try!


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