Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Powder Foundation Review & Swatches
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Powder Foundation is available exclusively at QVC.com starting today.
This is Tarte’s first ever full coverage powder foundation enriched with Amazonian clay. It couldn’t be launched at a better time considering Spring is on the way and Summer soon after. With the warmer weather powders are definitely a nicer option in the warmer weather to mattify skin and keep it shine free and gorgeous!
I was given all the shades to swatch for you recently by Tarte and I’ve been wearing it all this week daily.
Here are my thoughts!
This is a sheer to full coverage mineral rich foundation powder with a silky, fined milled texture that delivers moisturizing coverage in a weightless formula. It’s available in five color selections and includes the new Tarte Airbuki Foundation Brush for application.
This comes in an interesting jar that features a net covered sifter. This sifter is about the size of the Airbuki’s head so you can dab the brush gently onto the net and it will sift the perfect amount of powder onto your brush without creating a mess of powder. This is ideal for me as I’m a heavy handed with makeup and this sifter prevents me from over doing things and allows for building up color as I go. A stopper located in the top covers the sifter when the foundation is not in use, again, preventing a mess as this means powder won’t go all over the place should you wish to travel with the jar. It’s a little bulky but you can use that stopper to buff and disperse powder onto your brush. I typically swirl and tap into the a jar top when I’m using powder but this small stopper prevents that however, it is the perfect size for swirling your brush around but just gives you less space to work with.
The powder has a silky yet semi-matte texture which feels heavy at first but remains very lightweight and breathable once you work it into the skin. It’s an odd powder in some ways because it has a rather cool, refreshing feel almost like MAC Magically Cool Powder. You want to make sure you prep well if you have drier skin for the smoothest finish on the powder as I found it dragged slightly on my patchy areas. Good moisturizer followed with a good primer will ease the way for this powder and create the softest, smoothest appearance on dry skin. Oily skin will love it as it has a lightweight, mattifying finish. I find application followed up with a mist of your favorite setting powder (again for dry skin users) will give this a dewy, flawless appearance.
It will conceal most major problems such as redness, darkness, acne scarring, etc…and does offer sheer to full coverage depending how you build. You can actually play and build all you like and coverage remains fresh and natural looking. Some powders have a knack of making it known you’re wearing makeup but Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Powder Foundation always looks very fresh and natural no matter how many layers you apply. In cooler weather it wore strong for a good eight hours on my skin. I’m unsure how it’ll perform in more humid conditions but I think it should survive heat well as it has a texture that melds to skin very well.
Tarte Airbuki Foundation Brush is actually the key to the beautiful finish the foundation provides. This is a short bristled, dense kabuki brush that really works perfectly to blend the powder into skin. It’s also an excellent brush for drier areas as buffing well prevents the powder from sticking to flaky areas. I still recommend good moisture on dry skin but this brush definitely aids in creating a smooth, even finish.
I’m not a powder foundation user personally but this type of coverage and formula could convert me. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Powder Foundation will make powder and powder foundation users very happy indeed! If you like pigmented powder foundations that keep skin looking natural and shine free you’ll love this!
Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, Rich (Deep)
Fair, Light, Medium
Medium, Tan, Rich (Deep)
It’s available now exclusively at QVC.com
If you tried it I would love to hear your thoughts!
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