Tarte • Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Mosturizer (Smooth Operator) • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Other
Let me say first of all that Tarte needs to get its act together re marketing this product! Smooth Operator? Agent 02? Facade? Ivory? BB Cream? Tinted Moisturizer? One can spend considerable time just sorting it out from the company's other offerings (primers, illuminators, full-coverage foundations) and previous editions of the same thing.
That said, once you find the proper shade--and judging from what's available at Sephora Tarte seems to have cut back on its selection of those, though I'm not entirely sure--this is really good stuff, and that's coming from a tinted moisturizer obsessive.
My main reason for trying it was that the sunblock is physical; chemical ones make me break out. But physical sunblocks can often impart a chalky look; that is not the case here. My favorite thing about this product is that it is both sheer and matte--that is a very hard texture to pull off. There are sparkles, but they are very subtle, and the overall look is not one of sheen but control, or smoothness, like the previous name suggests. And also that there are (for now) shades that skew yellow, which I think helps counteract ruddiness in my fair skin. It seems to last all day.
I want to try Agent 06, aka Light aka Veil next--if I can find it, that is. ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Love it!! I would say it's fairly light coverage, maybe medium if you build it a little. I use my real techniques expert face brush to buff this stuff in, add a little concealer, set the concealer and my t-zone with a powder and I'm good to go! I was using the regular tinted moisturizer from tarte and I still have a very little bit in the tube but I wanted to grab this before I ran out completely and it's great. Just the fact that I was willing to purchase this with my hard earned money on a random day says a lot about it because makeup is not something I would normally go out and drop $36 on (not for one item anyway haha I got the original tm for x-mas).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This product was out there and was a BB cream long before BB creams became the craze they are now. Tarte just didn't market it that way in the beginning. It took me awhile to finally get around to trying it, because I would prefer a higher SPF but, having tried this, I do love it. It definitely "treats" my skin. My skin looks clearer when I use this and I never ever break out or experience any sensitivity from it, which is a huge deal for me with SPF. It goes on smoothly and easily, has a decent color range for us pale girls, and is relatively reasonably priced for what it is. If I'm going to be outside for a good part of the day in the summer, I will use something else or layer a stronger sunblock underneath this but I usually just use this the rest of the time. It doesn't replace moisturizer for me, however, and may actually be a TEENSY bit drying. One of my basics though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my current every-day base. I prefer a medium-coverage tinted moisturizer, and this is the best I have found so far for my greasy t-zone. The product itself is a thicker consistency, and actually seems more like a foundation/BB cream than a tinted moisturizer. By itself, its pretty decent, but shiny spots will come through and the product will start to fade after a few hours. However, I have perfected how to apply the product, and am loving this so far: primer, concealer, tinted moisturizer, finishing powder. I apply the tinted moisturizer with just my bare hands and it works well. With primer, this product will stay on all day for me. Plus the finish is nice-- it doesn't look too matte or too dewy either. If I am going to be out all day, I just spray with setting spray. As much as I like it, I am still giving it 4 stars because I would like to simplify my morning routine... still searching for the perfect all-in-one product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was initially looking for the NARS TM because of the good reviews on it. I went to Ulta not realizing they don't carry NARS products. I ended up trying this tinted moisturizer and was not disappointed! This lasts all day and through my long volleyball practices without budging. It isn't waterproof but oddly enough it is sweat proof. It has light coverage but is buildable. The only thing that I don't like ( other than the price) is that it has sparkles in it. At first I didn't notice it, my face just looked glowy. If you really look at your skin, you can see little sparkles. Overall, this is really good for everyday light coverage and lasts pretty well. Love the quality ingredients!(:
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this and was very excited to try it based on all the great reviews. But it's just not good for me. It is very watery, has an oily finish, and provides zero coverage. I expected at least some coverage. I actually thought this was one of those tinted moisturizer with more coverage. But on me it covered absolutely nothing at all. Just made my skin look more oily and greasy.
I guess if you have excellent skin, then this would look fine on you, but then again, if you have great skin, then you don't need this or any other product to provide any coverage.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Pretty good, sometimes burns my sensitive skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I'm not a fan of this BB Cream at all, it seemed to sink into my pores actually accentuating them-and I don't even have big pores!!! It did feel nice on, but looked horrible since every pore on my face was like a little mini bulls-eye. Returned this to Sephora along with the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
I didnt like this product at first because of the sheer coverage, but I realized thats what I bought. Its a bb cream not a foundation. I didnt use it for several months because my skin was not looking the best and I felt more comfortable wearing my full coverage. Lately I switched to the pill and use different products and my skin has drastically improved quickly. So i decided to try it out.
Packaging: Not the same as pictured. Screw on lid is wooden. You just squeeze the product out of the tube. Not my favorite but better than having to pour it out.
Consistency: Very thin and almost watery but not quite.
Application: I love using this with a wet beauty blender and bouncing it around. I find that I have to use a lot of product compared to my foundations. About a quarter size. Blends nicely.
Coverage: Sheer and light. Does cover light pink marks but not red. Evens out the skintone nicely and has a natural appearance.
Price: Quite pricey. I dont think I will purchase this again because of the price and how it compares to Revlon Bb cream.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I wanted to try this product out before I splurged on buying the whole bottle, because it is on the pricey side for a tinted moisturizer, so I got a sample from my local beauty store! However, it is very good quality tinted moisturizer/bb cream with surprisingly nice coverage. It was thick but not too thick, and moisturizing without being greasy (although I would set it with a translucent powder to last through the day). So why only 3 lippies? Even the lightest shade was too dark for my skin tone :(. I have very very fair skin with pink undertones, and couldn't find a shade that matched me well. If you can find a color that matches you, though, I would definitely recommend trying this. One more thing I wasn't too fond of was the packaging; I would prefer a pump instead of a squeeze bottle, but at least I don't have to dump it out. I would highly recommend trying a sample before purchasing as well. Happy shopping lovelies <3