I just got a chance to try tarte’s Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation in light beige (for light skin with pink undertones) and I am really really loving it. This is a 12-hour full coverage, weightless powder foundation. It’s designed to give total complexion perfection, is waterproof, won’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles, and is available in 11 shades. Really, based upon the company’s description, if it does what it says it will then it’s pretty much the perfect foundation!
The foundation is housed in a beautiful little container with a wooden looking lid and a plastic jar. It’s pretty sturdy, and I appreciate that it is screw top so there’s no chance of it spilling all over my makeup bag. This little tub is 0.247 oz and costs $36, so it’s a little bit of a high end price tag.
What’s so awesome about this powder to me is the little mesh cover built into the opening. All you have to do is pat your brush on top of the mesh, and the product will sit up through the mesh onto your brush. You don’t have to do all kinds of silly stuff like shake the powder out of the container into the lid. It’s no nonsense. Mess proof and fool proof is the name of the game here. In case you’re wondering, I’ve been using a flat topped kabuki brush with this foundation. The one that tarte sells to go with this foundation also looks amazing and may even work a little better.
Just to give you an idea of how truly full coverage this foundation is, I took a before an after picture. I would say my main gripes about my skin are the little bit of shine on my forehead, redness on my cheeks, and I’m currently breaking out a bit on my chin and above my lip from skipping out on my Clarisonic cleanings for the last couple weeks.
As you can see from the first picture to the second, the spot above my lip is far less noticeable, and the redness has completely disappeared. My skin tone is completely evened out but I don’t look like I’m wearing a mask. On a normal day of foundation wearing for me, I’ve been applying primer, CC cream, and topping it with a powder foundation to get this type of coverage. Read more about that here. I appreciate that I can skip a whole lot of steps this way by simply applying my primer, then the tarte foundation. Easy peasy!
Just so you can see what this foundation looks like for coverage with a full face of makeup, here it is for your reference. I’m really pleased with the way my complexion looks with this. It took me about a minute to perfect wearing this product so I think it’s perfect for beginning or advanced makeup wearers. Some makeup items take some major getting used to but this is not one of them.
If you’re curious what else I’m wearing in this picture:
MAC Natural Radiance Base Visage (primer)
tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in light beige
Benefit Rockateur boxed blush
MAC Painterly Paint Pot (eye primer)
Urban Decay NAKED 2 eyeshadow palette
Lancome Artliner liquid liner on top lash line
tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! mascara (no eyelash curler)
It Cosmetics YBBB Brow Power Skinny Pencil
Clinique All About Eyes concealer in Light Golden
Buxom Rogue lipstick
Have you tried out this foundation? What did you think?