One of the best!!!!
I saw this foundation being applied to a model's face while tarte was having a sale on QVC. It was amazing how it transformed the model's face and it convinced me to try it. It came with its own brush which helps to achieve the "air brushed" look. Using the brush that came with the foundation, I found that application was easy and quick. I am a foundation/BB cream junkie and I find that this foundation is definitely one of the best foundations out there! It has medium to full coverage and does last at least 12 hours. I have an oily T-zone and I did not have to blot my face at all while I wore this foundation. I recommend it!
I've been using this foundation for about a week now, and I've got the hang of applying it so that it works well for me. It is quite thick, but when applied sparsely with a sponge or a foundation brush, it provides a ton of coverage/evenness and gives my skin a nice matte look as well. I can definitely see how over-applying this even by a little would throw a wrench in the gears, though. The key thing to remember here is that a little goes a looooooong way! Also I notice that like a lot of foundations, it doesn't agree much with dry skin and might enhance flakeage. Not too much of a problem for me right now, but I can see how it could be a hassle to others. On the bright side, the variety in colors means I was able to find a really nice match for my skin!
Matte finish, whipped meets liquid consistency, lightweight!!
First off this product does run on the light side. I'm not sure if that has to do with the ingredients used or not. Typically I would reach for medium but when I swatched this at Ulta, it was much too light. The product consistency is if a whipped foundation and liquid morphed itself together. Light & airy, but has a denser consistency than a whipped alone I think. I think this product is GREAT! I purchased this when it was 100+ degrees outside and my face did not feel covered in makeup and did not melt and settle into areas, as some other full coverage foundations do. I used the Sedona Lace 520 brush to apply this as well as Tarte's Full Buki brush or whatever it's called. Both ways allow it to apply effortlessly. I have not used my fingers or sponge to apply so I'm no help there. If you are considering purchasing this, I would recommend you 1) swatch it first 2) buy it from QVC.com so you can get the brush & the foundation for $40 + shipping. You will pay $40 for the foundation anyways!
I don't want to sound dramatic but I have never found a foundation as wonderful as this! It really does cover everything, my old acne scars, my new acne scars, my plain old active acne..... Its great! Doesn't look thick or cake and stays moist without looking greasy.. Its my new favorite.. Love Love Love
FIRST FOUNDATION I'VE TRIED!
I've never owned an actual foundation, I've owned a BB cream though. I went to Ulta last week and I was looking at the new foundation from BareMinerals. One of the ladies who worked there said it builds up oils even though it's oil free so she recommended this one. She also took off the BB cream I had on and put it on my face. It literally looked flawless, like I had nothing on. I love it, it's very light on my skin and gives awesome coverage! Great job Tarte.
My skin type is pretty normal but I do have large pores on and around my nose. Even when I use a primer with this, every pore is emphasized. My face LITERALLY looks just like the name suggests... CLAY! Not to mention this transfers like crazy, even with a setting powder. It does give good coverage and the color matches me perfectly, but that's all I can give it.
This is a medium to high coverage foundation! I love the coverage and I found I didn't get as much pimples with it! However throughout the day I found that the coverage would go to light to medium and it would get blotchy , it didn't look good.