Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation


Dawn C.
I love this foundation......Holy Grail status!!!

I got a very generous sample of this foundation last winter in Deep Sand. The color match is perfect....no crazy oxidizing after a 1/2 hour of wear. It dries to a truly beautiful demi-matte finish. I have combo/normal skin with a very oily t-zone. This foundation works beautifully on all areas of my face. It is a full coverage foundation and I find it lasts me a good 8 hours before any breakdown of the product. I use a matte primer for my t-zone and the oil is controlled for at least 5 hours before I need to powder. I have little to no transfer once the foundation is set.

I have found that the best method of application is to use a very dense foundation brush. When I purchased a full size, I got a great deal that included Tarte's 'The Buffer' Bamboo foundation brush and it works perfectly with this formula to give me a truly flawless application. I had no luck using my Beauty Blender, Sigma, MAC or Real Techniques brushes with this foundation. The Eco Tools Domed Bronzer brush may work well with this foundation as an alternative to the Tarte brush. After I apply it with the brush, I go over the entire face with a damp beauty blender and it gives me a beautiful, natural finish. I typically only use one coat with a little concealer unless I'm looking for a totally flawless, full-coverage look.

The Deep Sand color works for me all year much to my surprise....I was prepared to purchase a deeper color for summer, but so far I have no need and my bronzer helps to pull it all together.

I've had no breakouts or irritation with this foundation. A little bit goes a long way...it has a thick consistency that works best when you dot it on your face and then blend with a brush. It feels very light on my face....very surprising because it is so thick out of the tube. My skin feels good when I'm wearing it.

This foundation is well worth the money. It seems that Tarte always has this on sale but I would have no problem paying full price for this. I've been using it for special occasions while I phase out my other foundations but I may bite the bullet and pitch what I have left at the end of summer as I have found my Holy Grail! ;-)

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Erica W.
Great Product - Just not for me

I've heard fantastic things about this foundation, and rightfully so. Tarte is an amazing brand, which is why I wanted to try this product since I was looking to try a new foundation that fit my skin type better. I have sensitive combination skin, and usually wouldn't use liquid based foundations when I first purchased this. I loved the color match, it looked great on my face and didn't have any issues applying it. My main issue with this foundation is that after a couple days of wearing it, I noticed a reddish-pink looking rash on my cheeks and this continued towards my jaw bone. After making sure nothing else in my makeup or skincare routine was different besides this foundation, I had to stop using it and return it. So I guess my skin was just too sensitive for this product? I don't know if anyone else has had this issue. :/

Hazel B.

This is a really great full coverage foundation. It evens out all discoloration and doesn't feel like cakey. I have problematic skin and this does a good job of toning down the redness and intensity of it. It is a little pricey but totally worth it.

Dani V.

This is the best foundation I ever had. It is lightweight and full coverage, a win/win for me. I could wear this without concealer, and I have acne and blemish.

Theresa G.

I have been on the hunt for new foundations and I recently decided to try this out. I stepped out of my comfort zone with this ones because I really don't go for matte looks. The difference with this and many other matte foundations is that this Is not 100% matte. Which I love. The only way this looks flawless on my skin is if it is applied the day I exfoliate. It is definitely one of those foundations that cling to dry patches, acne ETC.... When applied though often exfoliating I get flawless results.

Megan B.
worst product ever

I purchased this in hopes of finding a new foundation, however I hate it. The second I put it on it looks awful, it doesn't go onto my face it just sits there and looks sandy and gross looking. I am severely disappointed

Yanisa A.
One of the Best

Lightweight, great blendability, and amazing coverage that will last throughout the day. It has an almost primer-like formulation, and gives a satin to matte finish. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin and it didn't irritate my skin, which is amazing since I have extremely sensitive skin. Like any other foundations, this does accentuate the dry patches and fine lines on the skin. Amazing shade selection. Overall, I would recommend this product.

Karly M.
Great coverage, perfect match

I got this while at sephora looking for new makeup. A friend and I got the free mini makeover trying to look for a full coverage foundation and tried out the tarte foundation and can I just say it's amazing! It covers so well without caking and last for a long time, 12 hours just like it said! It matches both of our skin tones perfectly and it's hard to find a match for my skin. I recommend this completely it is the best foundation I have ever used

Ciprianna R.

This is the first (and only) foundation I've tried from Sephora and I fell in love with it from the first time I put it on. I have pretty good skin, it's not oily or dry or prone to acne, I have no scars or freckles or anything but I like having more coverage anyways and this is PERFECT. It doesn't dry my skin out or make it oily. I've been using the same bottle for almost 8 months now!

Mikaela B.

I absolutely love this foundation! I have tried so many foundations and I always come back to this one. It's medium to full coverage which is great if you have acne. Ever since using this foundation my skin has been clearing up because of the oil free benefit of this product. I haven't gotten any break outs from this foundation and it stays on all day.