Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Powder Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Powder Foundation

3.7

46 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Mica, Quartz, Ruby Powder, Tourmaline, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Smithsonite Extract, Sea Salt/Maris Sal/Sel Marin, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, BHT, Kaolin. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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on 4/26/2017 11:19:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I picked up this foundation from my local Sephora. Here's what my experience has been so far:

-This product offers medium coverage on my skin. I have acne scarring on one cheek and a little (one or two) bumpy acne on the other. It dims the bumpy acne so that it appears more like a whitehead with makeup, but it does not provide any coverage for my scarring unless I use a full heavy concealer underneath. I tried dabbing a light, peach dark spots concealer (Nyx) and then using this on top, but the dark spots still showed. This made them dark and brought them out in a drier manner, which is very unpleasant as the day wears on.

-It is matte for the first half of the day, but gives a dry patch in the middle of the day where applied most liberally.

-The only way I could find this to cover my acne for an event (where I am willing to sacrifice my skin for an hour or two of makeup), is to wear a light foundation (one layer ONLY to avoid being cakey) and then stippling this on top of any blemishes/problem area (as you would do with a finishing powder). This hides my acne really well, and thankfully, used with the right foundation (I used Maybelline's Matt & Poreless) it causes no extra breakouts.

All in all, when applied on areas of my face where my skin is clear, this is a very useful product. It is matte but not drying and gives a polished look for a few hours (will need to refresh if wearing for longer time). It is useful on my acne but only when paired lightly with a liquid foundation/liquid concealer (cream concealers definitely didn't give me coverage when paired with this).

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on 4/21/2017 6:37:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I bought this last minute at my neighborhood Ulta because I needed some makeup for an event. Before I bought this I didn't really wear makeup since most my experiences with makeup at Sephora were not the best. I went into Ulta knowing I wanted a powder foundation that was build-able since I have oily skin and like to look natural. I'm so glad I was recommended this foundation. I have the shade Tan-Sand and its a close match to my skin tone. It makes my skin look even and almost flawless. I can layer it and get a sheer to full coverage depending on my need. I think with a good primer and setting spray it would look even better.

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on 3/27/2017 3:39:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this to replace my discontinued HG foundation. It goes on a bit heavier than I would like and starts to look cracked and cakey after a few hours. I have very oily skin, so accept that my makeup is essentially doomed after 4 hours. If I have a special event that is 3 hours or less, this coverage is beautiful and even and I highly recommend it.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

This is lately my new go-to foundation, ever since Make Up For Ever changed their formula of their water blend, which used to be my absolute favorite. After I had to switch I chose to try this foundation first, because my skin can be combination-to-oily, and I avoid thick or cakey makeup like the plague. I hate nothing more than the feel of foundation on my face, and am also self-conscious that it looks like I'm wearing makeup, since I prefer a very natural look. This foundation has been good for my face; it doesn't break me out (as I can be acne prone and struggled with cystic acne in the past), and I feel like it for the most part does give a very natural finish. I definitely wouldn't describe this as a full-coverage foundation, as many of the other reviews state, but that wasn't really what I was going for so I won't complain there. My most recent complaint with this formula is that after some time it does settle into my pores, which is a significant problem for me because I have large pores and faint scars from acne, which I'm generally keen to avoid.

In my makeup routine I first prime with Cover FX's calming primer, then apply this foundation. For redness/spots that aren't fully covered by the foundation, I follow with Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-hour concealer, and then apply Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer and Hourglass' Dim Light blush. I generally don't use setting powder, although I occasionally follow with Urban Decay's Oil Slick setting spray to keep things in place. Lately I've also been experimenting with Benefit's Porefessional during the priming stage, but I find that while it does help minimize my pores, it definitely doesn't solve the problem. My bronzer and blush always sit well over my foundation, as does my concealer, but at times I find that I do look a little oily by the end of the day. In all I still really like this foundation, though it might not be an absolute favorite like I adored MUFE's water blend. While I might find something better in the future, I'm content right now to not keep searching.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I've been on quite a search for a matte powder in an olive tone. I've been using Jane Iredale's Golden Glow but I've tanned and really want more coverage. I found the color Light Sand to be a pretty good match when using a bronzer on top. I'm thinking I may try out the medium Sand but it sure looked orange to me?? I wish folks would understand that olive is NOT orange, it's a green shade. Anyway, I found that it gives good coverage (I dare to challenge most other reviews and say it does offer full coverage alone). I do not use any other product other than concealer for a few spots under my powder. I was a bit afraid that it would be too shiny for my liking but was surprised that it was not. It gave more of a nice healthy glow. No shimmery stuff. I have some pretty large pores and was worried it would show them up more. Held up really well over time and I've got an oily T zone. It applied easy and blended well. I do think it does oxidize a little as you wear but nothing drastic, but sort of melts into you face and appear more natural. No odor and a nice silky feel. Oh and I LOVE the container. Keeps the powder from collecting in the lid when not in use! That's a plus for me.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For me this was just ok. It didn't break me out and my face didn't turn into a oil slick but the coverage wasn't "full" and it kinda looked dull. This could be coz this is supposed to be a matte foundation. As far a powder foundations go this isn't bad and definitely worth a try but I prefer the Laura Geller balance and brighten powder foundation.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have this in Fair Light Neutral & it is the best match to my skin I've ever had. I was a former Pur Minerals lover & I was just in the mood to try something different. 2 years later this has been my everyday product. I apply it with a damp beauty blender & then buff with an ECO tools bronzer brush. I'm giving it 4 stars because it's been a great foundation. I'm taking a star away because lately I feel like it can get a little cakey & accentuate pores. I kind of blot it with a tissue & it helps with these issues. I'm getting ready to try the new Tarte Water Foundation hoping it will not get cakey, but I'm sticking with this for now because it's been the best I've tried.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I think this powder is great for all skin types. It's one of my favorites. The coverage may not be exactly full coverage but it is definitely a medium coverage foundation. I like to add my Mac Pro long wear on top where I have blemishes and I set that with my Mac studio fix powder. My face looks flawless and NATURAL. Good product. Does not wear out when sweating or in the water.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't usually write a review unless I really hate or love the product. And this will be the one I incredibly hate. Their neutral should be named "orange" instead. The neutral shade is designed to equally displease both warm and cool tones. And boy, does it oxidise a lot! My face looks dirty and oil slick after an hour or so which is a shame because the first time I put it on my face, it actually looks satiny and glowing. Definitely not worth your time and money. May be it'll work if you purchase a shade lighter for your skin but seriously, why bother?


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

THIS IS FOR ALL OF YOU OUT THERE WHO ARE DEBATING BUYING THIS BECAUSE OF THE PRICE.
This is a greatttt product. I am extremely impressed. I will say, at first, though I did not like it. It is a pretty penny to say the least-- some might be appalled that it's a $40 powder, however it works so well. I like it better than their actual squeezy tube foundation.
The finish it gives on your skin it beautiful! My favorite way to use it is over a bb cream, just for a faster alternative to my usual foundation, concealer, pressed powder routine; however, you can most certainly prime your skin and solely use this product. It has a build able light coverage I would say. I do find it does a good job of covering pink/red cheeks, though, and I am the fairest shade I think. It is just so soft and smooth to apply, and using a hydrating setting spray, it really does look natural and not cakey whatsoever.
I use an elf flat top powder brush, and I love it-- I also love the makeup geek face buffer brush for it. If you're hoping for a light to medium coverage, you will definitely want to use a dense brush rather than a filmsy one, so that is why I use those two brushes and I just use circular motions to apply about two layers.
I have had this product for about 2 months, using it every couple days and I still have a lot. So, in my opinion, it is worth the money, but I can easily see how the price would scare some people.
Just to keep this in mind, I am 17 so I do have "youthful" skin, and it is relatively clear, but if you use concealer on blemishes, and then this, it will still be plenty of coverage.

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