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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Tarte

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Fair Sand (fair w/ yellow undertones)

Item #: 2241934 Size: 1.7 oz

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An oil-free, 12-hour liquid foundation formulated with Amazonian clay and non-chemical sunscreen filters.

Achieve flawless skin that looks healthy and natural with this supremely blendable liquid foundation that delivers up to 12 hours of satin-matte coverage while protecting skin from harmful UVA/UVB sun rays. Infused with skin-balancing Amazonian clay, the skinvigorating formula intuitively addresses your unique skin concerns, helping to improve overall skin clarity and texture, while the full coverage makeup fades over the appearance of large pores, discolorations and other imperfections. With all mineral, non-chemical sunscreen filters, this gentle formula features Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen, is vegan friendly and oil-free. Available in a large shade range to match women's unique skin tones and undertones.

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  • Amazonian clay: Nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear
  • Vitamin A: Antioxidant that retains moisture and helps protect against free radical damage
  • Vitamin E: Natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and antioxidant
  • Mineral pigments: Soothe and soften skin

Dermatologist tested. Vegan friendly. Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and gluten.

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Dispense a dime size amount of foundation to the back of your hand. Pick up a small amount using the Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush and sweep onto skin in light, circular motions, starting at the center of the face and blending outward.

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TarteAmazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
 
4.4

(based on 3255 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (2363)
  • Blends well (2362)
  • Goes on smoothly (2340)
  • Long-lasting (2130)
  • Good pigmentation (1941)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (445)
  • Heavy (247)
  • Doesn't stay on (216)
  • Poor coverage (171)
  • Causes breakouts (102)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (1935)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (1165)
  • Sensitive skin (922)
  • Light to medium coverage (886)
  • Normal skin (821)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (1547), Budget shopper (1138)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (1481), Fair (1423), Deep (86)

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3.0

this foundation is okay but not the best

By Abby

from Cincinnati Ohio

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Too Greasy

Best Uses

  • Medium coverage

Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

This foundation goes on very smooth and lightweight and I loved the way it made my skin look. I do NOT recommend this for oily skin girls. I have dry to combination skin and after 4-5 hours this foundation was falling off my face and I looked very oily. I was surprised after reading all the good reviews about this product I even used a setting powder and it just didn't work well in the summer heat. I think this foundation will work better in the fall and winter time. I do love the way it made my skin feel and look, the consistency is great and very lightweight. More of a medium coverage then full but it is buildable!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

I LOVE this product

By Whit

from Idaho Falls, ID

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

    I have really oily skin, so this product really helps detract from that. I also breakout really easily, but this product does not affect that.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    My fav

    By Lovely

    from Delano,ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Matte Finish

    Cons

    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

    I love it! Specially during the winter

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    my go to

    By shelbzzzz

    from Tallahassee

    Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

    This and the naked by urban decay are my fave foundations. Especially in the colder months

     
    5.0

    Love this!!

    By Jacquelyn W.

    from Tampa, Fl

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Non-greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

      I have tried so many foundations and this by far is my favorite. I have oily/combination skin and it never fails that within two hours I'm using powder to blot the oil. Not with this though! I absolutely love it and it feels like I'm not even wearing makeup, but has amazing coverage. Highly recommend this!!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Great foundation

      By Noor

      from California

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

      • Doesn't look like skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Mature Skin
      • Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

      I used Medium Neutral which was very accurate. This foundation lasted me a long time, maybe 6 months or more? It felt so smooth on my skin, didn't look cakey. It works great for all skin types. It's hydrating but mattifying at the same time. It's very soothing as well. It's mousey and airy in texture. I always got compliments on my skin. It wasn't messy and very easy to use. Lasted long days. The only thing was I felt like it didn't seep into my skin to look like my skin.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Great Foundation For Those Who Generally Dislike Foundation

      By Alicia

      from Indiana, PA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Great Color Selection
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Smart Product Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin
        • Redness
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

        This foundation is amazing.
        I went into Ulta looking for this and UD All Nighter Foundation and ended up loving this one.
        It's soft, lightweight, super easy to apply, and adjusts well to skintone.

        Someone recommended this to me as I was having trouble finding foundation for pink undertones. There are plenty of shades + undertones to choose from.

        As far as finding the correct color, make sure you test in natural lighting, if possible. The employee at Ulta gave me Light Sand. She applied it on my jaw, and when I looked at it outside next to the one I chose (light beige) it looked awful. In store, I didn't notice.

        This is long-wearing, and so lightweight that I don't feel it at all throughout the day. It isn't cakey, and doesn't settle into pores and lines. I have tried applying with a brush and hands and personally had a better outcome with my hands.

        A little goes a long way in my opinion. If you put too much on, it may start to look cakey, but otherwise, I would compare this to a BB cream -which is what I normally use. Similarly, it is definitely medium coverage as well; not full coverage. You can build it up, but I'd suggest just a little at a time.

        I live in a very humid area, and the foundation does slip a little with a lot of sweating. I don't use setting powder, primer, or setting spray, but I think those things may fix the problem. I don't normally go outside during this weather, so I don't really mind.

        I should also note that I have dry-normal, sensitive skin. My skin was a little itchy after the first application, but I haven't had any problems since the first time. For me, I had no issues with this drying out, and actually wouldn't even call it a matte; it's actually pretty dewy.
        My skin is also prone to acne with the wrong products, and this didn't cause any breakouts.

        My favorite thing about this foundation is that I even noticed that it smoothed out my actual skin and shrunk my pores after taking the makeup off. I think that's pretty impressive.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love this foundation!

        By Utah girl

        from Orem, utah

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

        Use this stuff everyday. Love it

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        I finally found a great long lasting foundation!!

        By Jenn

        from Jackson, MS

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish
        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

          Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

          I got so sick and tired of cheap foundation not covering and not lasting through one nine hour day at work. I finally was introduced to this after many failed attempts with other expensive foundations. This one did everything covers well and stayed on all day long even into the evening it still looks great!!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Great coverage

          By Texas Anne

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

            I've had to purchase new foundation because with all of my outdoor activities, my skin in now darker. I have found a new best friend in Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage foundation. Application is easy, you can use your fingers, a sponge, or a brush - I prefer the latter. It matched my skin tone perfectly (the shade I chose), and I like that it's waterproof (have not tested that yet). I was told it was designed for the US Olympic Synchronized Swim team. While I won't be swimming with this, it's good to know that it will hold up to Houston's heat and humidity.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep

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            • Q:

              I use Rich Amazonian Clay powder. Want to order this product for more coverage. Which shade should I order?
              Asked on 8/21/2016 by Joy from US

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Will this settle in deep lines and look caked by the end of the day, drying out skin and make it wrinkles look more pronounced.
              Asked on 8/21/2016 by Becca from Gainesville ga

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This is a great, non-drying formula that lasts for 12-hours. It's powered by Amazonian clay and works great across skin types - hope you enjoy!

                Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
            • Q:

              How long will this product last if I use it 5 days a week?
              Asked on 8/20/2016 by Aubrie from Riverside , CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We recommend using this foundation within a year of opening. Hope that helps!

                Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
            • Q:

              I have pale dry skin but it tends to produce a little oil through out the day. I'm a wondering if this has a matte finish that doesn't result in looking chalky.
              Asked on 8/16/2016 by lex from Arkansas

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This foundation has a natural, satin-matte finish so it shouldn't look dry or flaky throughout the day!

                Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
            • Q:

              Hello
              So I am starting school soon and I was wondering how this works with flash photography? This is my only foundation and I don't want to go buy a new one if it does have a white cast since I do have to take a picture for my student id and of course yearbook pictures.
              Asked on 8/14/2016 by KkFam from West Chester

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, this is a very photogenic foundation and won't give you flashback.

                Answered on 8/16/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
            • Q:

              I have combination skin...would this be good for me?
              Asked on 8/11/2016 by Tay from Deer Par, NY

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes - Amazonian clay is a great skin balancing ingredient, which means that it helps eliminate surface oil while also helping to replenish and hydrate skin at the same time.

                Answered on 8/15/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
            • Q:

              Does this product perform best with or without a primer underneath? If with, what is the recommended primer?
              Asked on 8/7/2016 by GlisteningGal from Savannah, GA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This foundation works great with or without a primer. If you have oily or combination skin, we recommend trying our poreless or timeless smoothing primers. If you have dry or dull skin, you can try our flawless brightening primer. Enjoy!

                Answered on 8/10/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
            • Q:

              I have recently started to get dry patches on my face, I have been trying to find the right foundation.. is this priduct good for dry/sensitive skin?? Or will it jus crack over the dry patches?
              Asked on 8/4/2016 by Ria from Portland, OR

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Can I use a setting powder on top of this what would u recommend my face is real oily
              Asked on 8/3/2016 by Jackie from California

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Hello, I have light skin with red undertones. Would I buy the foundation with pink or yellow undertones and why?
              Asked on 8/3/2016 by Kristenkitty from Buffalo, ny

              1 answer

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