Tarte has a brand new Today’s Special Value on QVC today that comes with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation (swatches of all the shades after the jump). Launched earlier last year this foundation has made an appearance in a QVC Today’s Special Value before so if you love it now is your time to lock into to value as it typically retails for $38 per tube and today you can get it and five other full size products for $59 at QVC.com.
I remember originally trying this and not really liking it. It was Summer at the time. I’m happy that it was re-brought to my attention with this set because the weather is cooler now, my face drier, and I can actually appreciate the moisturizing formula where as in the Summer I disliked it and felt it made my skin oily.
Take a peek!
This is available in five shade selections. Typically a tube is $38 but with the QVC Today’s Special Value you can get it and several extras for $59. I’m a little intimidated by sets that include foundation as I’m fearful I’ll not be able to use all that foundation before the next shipment comes.
The good news is you can purchase the set once OR if you have the option to get the set (with new seasonal colors) in two more shipments. I like Tarte only has it available two more times. I’ve sealed into foundation/powder specials that would arrive three to four more times and that was overkill! Eep! Three full size foundations is still a lot of product but considerably more do-able than four or even five more.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is typically available on Tarte’s site in eight shades however, you’ll have five to choose from in the Today’s Special Value. Those being Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, and Deep.
This comes in a squeeze tube which is easy to use without squeezing too much out. The consistency of the foundation is a whipped up style cream. It’s creamy, rich, and quite pigmented so you can get sheer to medium coverage out of this. As I mentioned above I didn’t like it when I tried it originally. It was a warm Summer and it felt terribly heavy and oily on my skin. It is indeed quite moisturizing. I admit the whipped consistency is misleading since you automatically assume such a formula would be more matte. But actually, it has a tricky morphing technique which starts whipped, dissipates and starts to become creamy and hydrating, and dries down to a soft, satiny finish that’s semi-matte. The foundation almost seems to have a built in primer as the pores around my nose disappear as I blend. I apply with my fingers but Tarte includes their Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush for application. The name in fact applies exactly what the brush does for the foundation, it gives a beautiful airbrushed appearance. Pure flawlessness.
Medium, Light, Fair
Deep and Tan
Wear time is iffy for me, I don’t get the full 12 hours out of this, more like four to five before it starts to fade. Could be my drier skin…so I imagine results will vary.
Overall, for Winter wearing I like it. The consistency is beautiful to work with and blend, coverage is excellent, the weightless, flawless finish is brilliant. It’s a very nice foundation product. As for Summer wear…might be a little much for me but who knows you may love it.
Do share your user experiences with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation!