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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 15


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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14 comments:

  1. Hi G.-Read your blog daily-really enjoy it!What shade did you use from this foundation?I think this might work for me & I would like to go Sephora & get a sample.

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  2. Hiya Michelle from MI! I used Fair. I don't think it's available at Sephora though... I believe it's available at the Q, but you never know. Perhaps they will carry it in the near future!

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  3. I just purchased mine at Sephora, but the Q is a better deal. On the Q, you get the foundation and brush for less than the cost of the foundation alone, retail. I love this stuff!! I just have to say that you are adorable and your skin is perfect!!

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  4. thank you!!! so nice of you to say. I do love this foundation. Just be sure to wash your face at night!!

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  5. I love this stuff as well!  If you get it at QVC it only comes in a few shades, but Tarte and Sephora are starting to carry it in a dozen shades :)  I currently wear the medium and it works great, but I think the medium-light from Tarte's website would be perfect.  I also apply it and blend it out with the brush.  I switched to this foundation because I was sick of my old foundation smudging... this stuff stays put :)

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  6. I need coverage and love this foundation too. I'm going to change shades now that Tarte has more to offer. I laughed about the pup.....our little maltese, Lola constantly tries to lick this off my face too!! I wonder what the secret yummy ingredient is ?!

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  7. Love your blog! What shade are you wearing? I would like to go to Sephora & get a sample.

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  8. Thank you for the review! I was wondering if I should try this foundation after my Mac was finished. I'm just wondering, do you think it's good for people with oily/combination skin? I'm combination but in the summer I have to blot my skin all the time. 

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  9. If you don't mind a whipped foundation, then go for it! I do know it's oil free, so it shouldn't clog pores. I personally have very dry skin, so I can't answer from experience.

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  10. what shade of foundation are you wearing in your photos?

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  11. You have convinced me!  Your hair looks great, BTW!

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  12. Is this the 'Fair' Shade? Looks great!

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  13. I couldn't help but notice that we have very similar skintones. What shade are you wearing?

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