|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this at Sephora for 42 dollars, i picked this foundation because of the natural ingredients... be ware that the sale associates will convince you that Tarte make 100% natural and chemical free makeup... this is not the case, they use LESS chemicals and avoid the ones that pose major health risks, but they are by no means 100% natural. The foundation matched my skin perfectly, and has a nice dewy finish, and covered my acne marks well. When i got home i looked up the foundation online and saw that the Tarte website was holding a 50% of sale on this foundation! I used the foundation for 2 days and realized that I AM IN LOVE. It lasts all day and doesn't irritate my acne prone skin, it is light and doesn't change through out the day. I went online and purchased 2 for the price of one and it came with a free primer sample, which i also adore. Im now set for a year, seeing as a little goes a long way (for full coverage i used 1 and 1/2 pumps and for medium or on good skin days i use 1) I will be returning the foundation to sephora considering the AMAZING 50% off sale that is currently on the Tarte website.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is pretty bad. It was too light for my sister and so she gave it to me, which was a perfect match. but....it made my skin look like it was leaking oil all over the place. it felt extremely thick and sticky the whole day, no matter how much i blotted and applied powder. it oxidized 3 shades darker and to top it off, it gave me a bad break out. which is rare for me. there arent many products that actually break me out. my acne is usually hormonal, but this....this was just awful!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I like this foundation but it's not my favorite. I usually apply this foundation over primer then put spots of it on my face and then blend it in with my Beauty Blender. It gives medium coverage and feels light weight, which I really like considering its summer and gets quit hot where I live. It covers my acne and acne scars pretty well but I do have to follow up with a concealer to better hide them. The only real cons I have with this product is the con is the price and consistence. The foundation it's self is a tad runny, not a deal breaker but I'm not a fan of runny foundations. The price I think is too high as well. I bought this off Tarte's website when it was on sale for half off, $21 over the usual $42. It is good but not $42 good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
After a series of foundation disappointments (the latest, Lancome Teint Idole), I am very pleased with this purchase. I chose "Fair", which is great neutral shade for my pale complexion. Not yellow or pink. Coverage is excellent - medium to full. Doesn't look cakey to mask-like. Blends easily. Feels good on my skin. Not drying or oily feeling. Love the pump bottle and the SPF 15 protection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Felt really thick on my face and made it sting, very mask-like... did have great coverage and looked nice on but my face really felt suffocated. Ended up returning it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I read a lot of positive reviews about this and thought it sounded very promising. It turned out to be an expensive mistake that is going right back to Ulta.
The coverage is very light and camouflages nothing. All it does is make my dark spots look gray. It also tends to pool in my pores. I've tried applying it with a sponge, with a brush, with fingers... over different moisturizers and primers, with the same crummy result every time. It looks bad, it feels sticky, and doesn't last. Ick. Thank goodness for return policies.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I have some skin discoloration/sun damage and very sensitive skin, so foundation is an every-day, all-day essential. I've tried lots, from grocery-store to department-store varieties. I've been looking for one that was easy to put on, provided full-coveraged, stays where I put it, and maybe did something good for my skin. I have to confess I didn't expect to find all this _and_ a foundation that actually improves my skin. My dark splotches are fading the longer I use this stuff and I can't explain why, such that I've even stopped using the expensive splotch corrector treatments I have in my stash. The color match is great too, they have so many shades! I apply mine with my fingers, usually over Korres Oak moisturizer, with no primer. With other foundations, my pores would be all gunked up at the end of the day and my spotches would glare at me under a flourescent bulb. Now I'm getting huge compliments on my skin, even from my BF who has seen me (gulp) without makeup. I'm 38 and secretly fear _ever_ being seen without foundation, so this is huge. I also tried the cover stick (dark undereye circles). Its fabulous. They work nicely together.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have very dry, very acne prone skin, and I was a bit hesitant trying a foundation that flaunts the fact that it has oil. In any case I took the plunge, probably because I've already been enjoying Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundie these last few months being down south for work. Returning to a dry climate mid-fall did nothing to improve the look of my skin.
First off, application was a dream with my flat kabuki brush. I didn't look oily, flat, or matte. The coverage was substantial, which I need, but it doesn't look caked on. My face looks airbrushed, even before setting and applying concealer to my problem areas.
The only problem is the color choices. I'm "Light" in the Amazonian Clay Founde, but I found Light is much different with this product. It was a tad darker than the other light, and the tone was completely off from the other, especially under fluorescent lighting. I thought that was the end of my journey with this foundation, because from what I can tell in the store, the next lightest is very pink and very fair.
However I didn't completely give up. I ended up buying the Ivory and taking it home to try. I'm not sure if it's Sephora's lighting or what, but the color ended up looking more neutral than pink when I got it home. This may be a perfect match for my winter skin tone, but I'll have to give it the ultimate test under fluorescent work lighting.
As for the oil infusion, my face has never been so happy and calm. I'll give it a good couple of months before I claim HG status.
For reference I've tried it all. You name the brand, however expensive it is, and I've tried it. I'm pretty impressed with this brands foundation, because I never would have given it a chance, if I wouldn't have been on my last rope.
Update: I'm not entirely sure I like this one much, especially after trying Dior Capture Totale. This foundie seems to disappear after awhile and makes me look too made-up. I'll use this when I don't need to look my best or want to waste the uber expensive Dior.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Ugh. I love Tarte's tinted moisturizer, so when I wanted something with a little more coverage, I thought this would be a good choice. But I think I hate it. The color is good (I'm very pale, so that's tough to find) but it's so thick that it's hard to blend. Even with a good primer, it emphasizes every pore and line on my face. And worst of all, I've used it twice and now have a breakout (which hardly ever happens to me since I nailed down my HG skin routine). This is going straight back to Sephora.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is now my Holy Grail Foundation.
I bought it as part of the Tarte 6 piece Maracuja Collection.
I'm almost a 1/4 of the way down and I just bought a back up. This is hands down, the best foundation I have ever tried.
It has a perfect satin finish, great soft focus look and a beautiful "my skin but better" texture.It covers my whole face with just one pump.If I want a full coverage I use a second pump. It also covers pretty much everything ; acne scars, active acne, freckles, discolorations etc. It doesn't breakout my acne prone skin
I tried using the brush that came with the set, but I re-purposed that for a contour brush. This foundation blends the best with fingers.I use ELF Mist and Set as a primer underneath. Long story short, I am done looking for a foundation. This is all I will use from now on.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I like the coverage that this product gives however i don't see how it lasts 12 hours given that it comes off on my cell phone and anything else my face is up against.(boyfriend's shirt!) I have the light-medium and it works pretty well although a little on the orange side. I think the pump actually dispenses too much product for my face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this foundation because it matches my skin well, covers well, goes on smooth and uses many natural ingredients. However, it is more expensive and makes me skin shiny by the end of the day. This is not unexpected as I read other reviews that said the same thing and also the fact that it is oil based. I remedy this issue by setting it with MAC mineral powder and I'm good to go. The only other vice is the packaging. I like the pump but sometimes the top gets unscrewed and the pump comes out of the bottle which is quite messy. I probably wouldn't buy this again, but I do want to try the other foundation that Tarte has.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to love this product. Tarte's eyeliners and mascaras are my favorite. But the Maracuja Miracle 12-Hour Foundation was a huge disappointment. Details:
*The brush that accompanies it sheds hairs every time. This means you have little black hairs to pick off your face. I eventually used another brush.
* The fragrance is very strong and does not fade. It irritated my eyes for hours. The first few times I tried this foundation I blamed the eye issue on other things (sleepy, bright sunshine, etc) but finally had to face the fact that this foundation was the problem.
* The foundation felt sticky on my skin all day.
Sorry tarte. This product is not good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I hate to say "This is a horrible foundation". I would rather say "This is a horrible foundation for ME". What works for some simply does NOT work for others.
First of all, the coverage is very, very light. I would say it's like a tinted moisturizer, but it can also get cakey if you apply too much. I had to use concealer on the red spots on my cheeks. The finish on this is just not that pretty. I used a primer on it and it just looked kind of dull on me.
The pump is terrible. One pump does not deliver enough product, two pumps and I have too much. I would rather just have a pour bottle than deal with this kind of a pump.
This is not a "12-hour" foundation. I had shine by 9:00 that I had to powder down after applying it at 6:00. I would have to say that this foundation is NOT for oily skinned people.
I'm pretty disappointed in this foundation, especially since it's pricey. Well, it's pricey for ME as I use mostly drugstore. When I do shell out for a higher end product, I expect it to PERFORM. Like I said, it may work for some people even though I could not make it work for me and my oily skin. This is going back.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
Okay, just for some background, my day-to-day foundation was Tarte's ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation With Wrinkle Rewind Technology SPF 15; I loved ReCreate, it provided good coverage for my dry skin without catching onto flakes, never broke me out and looked natural. My only cons were that it smelled earthy and didn't look as great in photos as other foundations, but was my favorite for day-to-day workdays. Unfortunately, ReCreate has since been discontinued and I thought I'd check Tarte's latest offerings which have been hit or miss for me lately (see my reviews on several of their eye makeup products, which have all been horrible and low quality, IMO). Anyway, I've been using Maracuja for the last two weeks and here are my thoughts: Packaging - Horrible. The wooden top is cheesy and clunky. It also comes off very easy and therefore doesn't serve what its intended purpose should be, to keep your makeup secure from spreading outside of its container. It is more of a decoration. Tarte is obviously trying to exemplify how "natural" their product is, which is just manipulative advertising versus making the product better and more functional for customers. The pump is terribly rigid. Most pumps you can adjust the amount of product pumped out by adjusting the strength of your push on the pump, to get a little or a lot. This pump just has one set amount that comes out, which is just shy of enough of what I need. So, when I try to do a second slight pump to get enough to cover a small spot or two I initially missed, a full pump comes out, wasting so much product. The pump has no flexible give and is the worst pump I've ever used.
Coverage - Horrible. This is not a medium-to-full coverage foundation as advertised. It doesn't come close to covering dark spots or redish spots. It covers lightly like a tinted moisturizer but the foundation itself is heavy like a full-coverage foundation; the worst of both worlds. And you can feel it just sitting on your face all day. Each day I used a different moisturizer or primer underneath, I used fingers, a sponge, or a foundation brush and no combination of application improved coverage. The last couple of days, I tried to build it for heavier coverage, but it just clinged to my dry patches while the discoloring still showed through. It also broke me out. A big No-No! Since Tarte has gotten super-popular with their vampire palettes, the quality of their products have gone way downhill while their prices have climbed steadily every year. Sure, for a moment I feel good about the lack of unnatural additives in their products, but then I just look in the mirror and realize it doesn't matter when the product doesn't come close to doing what it's suppose to. $42+ for this horrible foundation? Oh heck no. This is going back immediately. While I was once a big Tarte fan, I am no more. I am going back to my Nars Sheer Glow until I can find my ultimate HG foundation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I tested this and am considering buying. I tired medium light or light medium, but it actually was a great color match in the sun. This seems like heavy coverage to me after a summer of TM's. I need to try with a primer and see how it fares with pores and my minimal 11 lines. Coverage is great and I will see how it wears. I think it might be too heavy for some people.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I also go this as a TSV at QVC a couple of weeks ago. I am NC 42-44 and the tan shade was a bit light. Called CS and they wanted me to try the dark but I know it would be too dark. These companies should consider having the shade between tan and dark in their kits. The lip stick is a pretty pink, the mascara is good, the maracuja oil smells terrible and the shadow of the eyeliner/shadow stick combination lacks pigment- of course it looked amazing on the models. Interestingly this kit lacked blush! Ridiculous!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I received this product along with the "tarte What has your makeup done for you lately?" Kit. I was very excited about this product because of the dewy finish, but it does stay true to its label, 12-Hour Foundation. After awhile it started to oxidize into more of an orange tint and somewhat feel like it was sliding off my face. But within those 12 hours my foundation looked flawless. It sinks into my visible pores so I suggest you use a good primer with this foundation. I use this foundation mostly at night because it is full coverage. The SPF is a plus especially since it is summertime. I would have definitely not have bought this foundation alone because it is a bit pricey. But a very good deal with the kit I bought from QVC.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I bought the most recent QVC TSV set and this came in it. I am NC25-30 for reference, but have tanned over the summer. The color match is still a little off (on the darker end and orange colored next to my yellow undertoned skin) despite being tan, and I think there is a orange tint to it. I think maybe mixing a lighter foundation with it would work, but I don't think I want to spend the money to buy the light and mix them together. The light looks a little too light for me. The bottle was loose when I opened it and the whole jar opened and product leaked out when I pulled off the cap instead of just showing the pump. I noticed other people were saying the same thing.
***I tried warm beige and it is a closer match to my NC25-30 skin but makes me look too yellow. I'm not really sure what color would work for me. I'm going back to my other foundations.. It is too bad since there is maracuja oil in it which is amazing on its own but it seems like the color of this foundation is what is throwing a lot of people off!***
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got a sample from Sephora yesterday. They put the MUFE HD on one side of my face and this on the other. They both looked pretty good at first but I wanted to see how it wore throughout the day. I got into my car less than 30 minutes later and this stuff had oxidized into an orange mess. I immediately removed it when I got home and tossed out my sample. Anything that goes orange that fast is not something I want to spend 40 dollars on.