Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation Review & Swatches
Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation will be launching exclusively in the new Tarte QVC Today’s Special Value on July 13th. From my understanding it’ll be available later this year from Tarte directly but as of now the worldwide launch and only place you can get it is with this set.
Now it’s a good deal getting it with the set because I believe it will retail for around $35-$40 just for the foundation alone and the set is $49.96 and includes six products total. Nice eh?
I know many of you were eager to hear about Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation so I thought I’d review it prior to the actual set it’s included with.
Here’s a look!
Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation comes in a pump glass jar with a bamboo topper. It’s kinda a very similiar packaging to Tarte’s Maracuja Oil but isn’t purple in color.
The foundation comes in five shade selections but I imagine on the worldwide launch it will be available in a few other shades but don’t quote me there, that’s unconfirmed and mere speculation on my part.
The foundation is infused with Maracuja Oil or passionfruit oil which is a similiar product as Argan Oil in the fact that it promises a whole heap of anti-aging benefits. Maracuja Oil contains essential fatty acids and vitamins which moisturize and nourish skin as well as Vitamin C.
When Tarte originally introduced their Maracuja Oil it had a promised a whole host of benefits for skin. After trying it, my skin felt very soft and smooth but sadly didn’t notice any other differences.
Since that time Tarte has started infusing all of their products with the oil. In my experience, it doesn’t necessarily make products like say an eyeshadow any more hydrating or creamy but I guess it depends on the product you’re adding it to. In the case, of Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation you’ll definitely experience the hydrating effects.
In this regard, I do wonder if I can suggest or recommend Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation for those with oily skin. My own skin is dry but a little combo at the moment since it’s warmer. The foundation has a thick, creamy consistency that has a gel-like texture. It’s positively luxurious at first swatch but on the heavier side of the foundation fence which is why I question whether oily skin will love it.
Medium, Light, Fair
Tan and Deep
My drier skin seems to like it a lot. It blends easily on my skin and has a dewy fine finish that doesn’t look oily or shiny at first application. Color stays true throughout the day as well without oxidizing. It claims 12 hour wear but…mmm that’s iffy for me. I tried it for a week both indoors and outdoors and obviously wear time will vary in these conditions. Inside, I can get around four hours of wear before I see fading. It’s such a hydrating formula that it’s a little difficult to keep in place as my skin seems to just suck all of it in and it just disappears within a few hours of wear. Outside, I find it wears away even quicker, especially, and most obviously in heat or humid weather. Of course, hours can be added to wear with good prepping but still, it isn’t completely bulletproof so don’t take 12 hours to heart. I fear the SPF 15 is a little low for my tastes so I do apply my own SPF prior to application.
It deserves mentioning that although lightweight at first application I felt it got heavy and a bit shinier as the day progressed. I imagine it’ll wear for me better in the Winter when my skin is drier and I’m exposed to less warmer weather. I began to feel and look a bit oily as the day progressed if I was outside during the wear but it seems smoother indoors.
Overall, I think it’s a rather nice foundation for drier skin but I don’t feel comfortable recommending it for those with oily skin. I think it might be a little too hydrating for such a skin type. It’s lovely coverage as well but a little sheer and almost tinted moisturizer-like in texture and coverage depending on how much you apply. I find application a hit or miss situation as in some cases I get the perfect amount in place so it looks almost second skin-like and in other cases I put too much on and felt like it was easy to see I had foundation in place, the coverage just wasn’t seamless.
The shades are a little tricky as they seem to run rather dark but after applying it in Light, which appeared quite beige, I felt a little pasty. I tried Medium but that was a little too dark on my skin. The shades all do seem to run considerably warm and beige to my eye so really fair skin might feel even the lightest shade is too dark. This is ironic as Tarte typically favors more pink undertones with their foundation.
Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation is an interesting base but it isn’t the base for me sadly. To some extent I really liked how moisturizing it was but on the other hand I also felt like this was part of the downfall for me as first application was beautiful but as the wear progressed it started to feel a little too heavy and oily for me.
I wish I could have loved this one.
Did you try it?
I’d love to hear what you thought!
Tarte’s new Maracuja Miracle Foundation will be available in the new Tarte Maracuja 6 Piece Color Collection later next week on QVC.com
This review contains a sample
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