Tarte amazonian clay 12-hour full-coverage foundation spf 15 reviews, photos, ingredients – makeupalley gas 89


I really liked this foundation at first and wore it very often over the winter, but over time I started to notice things that I hated about it. Now I rarely ever reach for it. I’m going to use up the rest of the bottle but once it’s gone I wont repurchase it. It’s quite a thick formula. It goes on smooth though, and it blends out pretty well with a damp blender. It is far from being full coverage with one application, you can build it up but in my experience I always end up looked cakey when I do. Once I set it it really looks good for about an hour or two. This is what sort of fooled me into thinking it was working for me I guess. But I noticed that I was having to do powder touch ups a bit more often with it than with my other matte foundations. Not a huge deal, but I like to be able to set my makeup in the morning and forget it. I bought this on recommendation specifically for oil control, but its performance in that area is mediocre if you have very oily skin. Then I began to notice that it just didn’t look very good on my cheeks, under my cheekbones, after a few hours. It gets splotchy and starts to separate in that area first on me. Extremely unflattering especially when my hair is tied up so it’s very obvious to anyone who sees me from the side. I’ve tried all kinds of things as a base, from matte primer to oil free moisturizer, and while matte primer seems to delay the effect it doesn’t prevent it from happening, I can deal with touch ups but I cant deal with ugly separated foundation. So I only use this now for when I’m running errands and wont be out for more than 2-4 hours. I’m not sure it’ll hold up at all if I’m going to be doing any activity that involves sweating, so the thought of using it in the humid summer heat here in Tennessee is a little scary. Overall this foundation is not bad quality. It doesn’t break me out, clog my pores or make my skin look aged like a lot of mattes do but it just doesn’t work for my skin.

I am on my 2nd bottle. I’m 45 with sun spots, moderately dry skin, and some uneven texture. This foundation is weightless yet covers uneven tone and tones down my sun spots. I would call the coverage medium, but I can build it up with a dense foundation brush when I need to. I usually use the Tarte foundation brush which gives a medium, seamless coverage. I have not tried a sponge yet. Foundation wear is several hours, but I am in the process of trying different primers/oils/sponges, etc., because my skin has been exceptionally dry lately due to underlying health issues, so i do not think my experience lately is typical. I do use a setting spray (Nyx Dewy), and I do not think this spray affects longevity. I use Smashbox Photofinish primer, and I do think this foundation goes on smoother with a silicone based primer. The Hangover primer worked fine, but the silicone primer plays better with the clay, I think. PLEASE NOTE: The $39 price tag is for 1.7 oz., not the standard 1.0 oz, which is not bad for a higher end foundation. With the foundation, I use the Tarte Maracuja Oil concealer in the matching color, and they blend together beautifully. Also, I do not need to set this foundation as the clay self sets, and my overlying powder products blend well on top of it. One last note, last summer in the humid, Southeastern summer, this foundation lasted through sweat, and kept my summer combination skin matte all day, so I can recommend this foundation for non-dry skin folk.