Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Wear Test & Review

I bought this product with my own money. Affiliate links are in use.

I have been wanting to grab a foundation with SPF and when I saw Tarte had a new one out, I knew that would be the one. I love the Shape Tape foundations, and the Amazonian Clay formula so I already know I love the way Tarte does foundation. I don’t have anything with light-medium coverage from Tarte so I was eager to try the Babassu. Read on for my Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Wear Test and Review!

What it is: A vegan makeup and skincare hybrid that’s an everyday foundation for achieving an ultra-comfortable, natural-radiant finish and custom coverage.

Tarte Babassu Foundcealer

Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Wear Test & Review

All about Tarte Babassu Foundcealer

This is a medium coverage buildable foundation with SPF and great for all skin types. I love the ingredients which include hyaluronic acid, which is great for skin that needs moisture. I don’t know much about babassu other than the fact it’s a brazilian palm with properties similar to coconut oil. It’s a makeup/skincare hybrid which I LOVE. Y’all know I love a makeup product that has great skincare build right in. My 32 year old skin loves when my makeup is more than makeup.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Babassu Foundcealer Wear Test

This applied in sheer-medium coverage initially and I was able to build it up a little more in the places that needed more coverage. I applied it with a dampened beauty blender and blended the first layer into my skin before going back for another coat. I thought it made my skin look hydrated, healthy, and glowing.

Within four hours of wear, I noticed it still looked fresh and perfect. There was no cracking, caking, or settling.

Within eight hours of wear, it was starting to break down in some places. I don’t often go this long without touching up my makeup so it wasn’t a big deal and I would still consider this long wearing, but not great for special occasions.

Although I really liked this foundation, I was confused by the name of it. The word “foundcealer” implies that there will be concealer-like coverage. I would have expected a thicker, longer wearing foundation with coverage like Shape Tape. But instead this is a medium consistency, buildable coverage sheer to medium formula.

Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Wear Test & Review
Wearing Tarte Babassu Foundcealer in Fair-Light Neutral

The final verdict?

This made my skin look super healthy and hydrated and would be perfect for every day wear. Set it with a powder and a setting spray to get a little more wear time from the formula. If you are looking for 8+ hour coverage, you’ll need a touchup. For flattering, natural looking every day makeup, this gets an A+ from me!

Will you be picking up the Babbassu Foundcealer? What’s your every day foundation?

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