Tarte is one of my favorite brands and their foundations always make my skin look flawless and dewy. I can't do without their Smooth Operator Tinted Moisturizer in the summer. However, I need more coverage than that for most of the year, so I was delighted to learn they were releasing a full coverage foundation!
Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 is more like a mousse than a cream, yet it comes in a tube. So I suppose officially it's whipped. It's definitely not a sheer foundation, but it's not so pigmented that you feel or look like you are wearing a mask. It's available in five traditional colors, so one should hopefully work for you! It's also waterproof and oil-free. Score!
The coverage can be applied with the brush it comes with, a densely packed, yet fluffy foundation brush. While this isn't the traditional brush associated with applying foundation, it does a fantastic job of applying an airy amount of foundation. What do I mean by airy? It's a full foundation, but the application with the brush isn't so heavy that it looks fake or caked. The brush manages to blend out edges and coverage, giving you a semi-matte fuller finish, almost like an airbrushed finish. You can also apply it with a beauty blender to achieve a slightly heavier coverage, should that be needed. You can always opt to apply with a sponge and then soften the whole look by going over it with the brush, which is my preferred method of application.
(Me in the morning)
(Me 12 hours later.)
I found that this foundation wore for a minimum of 12 hours without needing a touch up. Even my blush is still in place. I've used no powder, no nothing. I'm impressed. Really impressed! If you need a long wearing foundation, with a nice amount of smooth and natural coverage, this is definitely worth checking out!
While I'm not sure this is helpful information, my nephew-dog Walter, seemed intent on licking all of it off of my face on a recent trip to New Jersey. I would have sworn I had Peanut Butter French Toast smeared on my face instead of eating it, but I didn't. I've never gotten so many dog kisses at one time in my life.
Sent for review. Not tested on animals. Except Walter, and that was not intentional.
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