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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Tarte

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Light Sand (light w/ yellow undertones)

Item #: 2241936 Size: 1.7 oz

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Provides a natural matte finish & oil control for flawless longwear without clogging pores or sinking into lines in a cake-free & comfortable formula. It covers redness, acne, & hyperpigmentation without hiding your complexion. This vitamin- & Amazonian clay-rich foundation formula restores balance to help improve your skin even when you're not wearing it, and SPF 15 provides broad spectrum protection.

Skinvigorating ingredients:
  • 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 emollient and antioxidant
  • Mineral pigments: Soothe and soften skin

Benefits:
  • Vegan.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • Oil free.
  • Tarte 12-hour makeup.
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen (non-chemical ingredients: titanium dioxide & zinc oxide)
  • Dermatologist tested.

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Dispense a dime size amount of foundation onto the back of your hand. Pick up a small amount using the Buffer Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush . 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 4869 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (3618)
  • Easy to apply (3599)
  • Goes on smoothly (3551)
  • Long-lasting (3232)
  • Good pigmentation (2913)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (641)
  • Heavy (383)
  • Doesn't stay on (348)
  • Poor coverage (279)
  • Causes breakouts (148)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (2922)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (1758)
  • Light to medium coverage (1384)
  • Sensitive skin (1336)
  • Normal skin (1241)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (2322), Budget shopper (1709)

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4.0

Really good base

By Merida

from WI

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

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

    This gives really good base coverage and it's quick to apply. I use a beauty blender. It covers up light redness around my mouth and chin in one layer and blends with my skin tone perfectly. FWIW, I'm a redhead with cool-toned, light but not pale skin, and I bought the Light Beige. I'm so excited to finally have found a foundation that matches my skin!

    The downside is that I was hoping it would cover redness from breakouts since it's full coverage, but it doesn't. It also doesn't layer well -- the layers look good in the morning, but by the end of the day it will settle into pores.

    Verdict: Very good as a base if you just have redness or flushing; color is great. Don't apply more than one layer if you're oily. You'll need a concealer for breakouts.

     
    3.0

    Not for me

    By Sarah

    from Washington State, USA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

      This did NOT work for my dry/combination skin. I liked it at first, but I noticed that the more I used it, the more it clumped around the T zone. This is a cream to powder foundation, and it seems to get a bit scaly as the day goes on. This might work okay for oily skin, but definitely not if you have any kind of dry or dry/combination skin.

       
      5.0

      Definitely buy again

      By Minnie

      from Brownsville, 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

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        Love how it feels very silky haven't had any issues using it.....i work outside & it lasts most of the day

         
        1.0

        Just Not For Me

        By Suz

        from Bowling Green, KY

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Heavy
        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        Coverage was way too heavy/thick. Didn't look natural, it was looked caked on.

         
        4.0

        Great foundation

        By CAS57

        from Sebastian, FL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

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

        My first try on this foundation. Have been looking for a cream foundation since my favorite was discontinued but never found the correct shade. Love the shade I purchased in this make up. Very natural looking even thought it has good coverage. Has a subtle glow to it which is hard to find in an oil free foundation. Wears well and does not settle in lines or wrinkles. My only reason for the 4 stars in the cost.
        Depending on how long the tube will last determines if I will order again, even though I really like it.

         
        5.0

        I love this foundation. It goes on so smoothly with tap!

        By Pooh

        from Summerville South Carolina

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin

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

          I can put it on early in the morning for work and by evening it's still smooth and gorgeous!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Mixed opinions

          By abby

          from sandusky, ohio

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Pigmentation
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Burns skin
          • Causes Breakouts

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage

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

          Makes my skin red & burn.

           
          3.0

          Not for me

          By Arie

          from Nampa, ID

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Too Greasy

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage
          • Normal Skin

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

          I think this foundation looks beautiful when you first apply it and it's full coverage and reduced the appearance of poors, but it has no staying power and caused me to break out. I have very oily skin and it just did not do the trick for me, but I think it would be great for someone with normal skin.

           
          5.0

          Re-buying 100000 times

          By Gabrielle

          from New Jersey

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Drying

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

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

          Great foundation, long wearing, smooth finish

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I buy exclusively this foundation over and over

          By Keeks

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage
            • Normal Skin

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

            I am ordinarily a budget buyer-- my favorite mascara is a Maybelline brand, my favorite eyeliner is from Physician's Formula, and most of my lip and brow products are NYX. I save my Ulta points to get money off and try to plan purchases to get discounts. However, this is the one product I will splurge for every single time. Partially, this has to do with the fact that I want to be careful with what I am applying all over my face on a daily basis. I love Tarte for that because of the natural substances they use with their products. I hate the idea of putting toxins on my face. I also love this foundation because it is the only one I have ever come across that can serve my purposes through all four seasons of the year. I have combination skin-- usually not too dry or too oily, but it definitely gets slightly oily as the day progresses, especially during the summer. This foundation goes on sooo well, blends so smoothly, and once it dries it really stays.

            I wore some on a hiking trip in the Smokey mountains when I wanted a little coverage for the photos we took, and it held up all throughout the 12+ hour hiking trip. When I looked in the mirror at the end of the day, my skin still looked flawless. I do not have to worry about patchiness with this, I do not have to worry about re-application, and I do not have to worry about not having enough coverage.

            I do think that this product is best used with the right application. I apply a primer beforehand (I use the Maybelline poreless one), then dampen a beauty blender. I apply the foundation in spots all over my face and gently blend it all in with the beauty blender. I would recommend allowing it to set and dry for at least five minutes before moving on to bronzer, highlight, etc. It does look a little thick and overwhelming when you first apply it but trust me, wait until it sets and you have all-day, lightweight, amazing coverage.

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            • Q:

              I'm shade Ivory in Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer, would Ivory in this be comparable?
              Asked on 6/25/2017 by CRaeC from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The shades might defer. Check out the online shade descriptions -- they'll tell you the ideal shade for each unique skintone & undertone or stop by your nearest Ulta Beauty to test them out on your skin. A Beauty Associate can help you find your perfect match!

                Answered on 6/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              What is a good primer to use with the Amazonian Clay?
              Asked on 6/22/2017 by Kim from West Jordan, UT

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                You can use both of our primers with this foundation. The poreless mattifying primer and the timeless smoothing primer can be used.

                Answered on 6/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              Hi,
              I was wondering what my best fit for this foundation would be if I was the shade 2.1 in smashbox
              Asked on 6/17/2017 by Kenna from Chicago

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Since that shade is from another brand, it's difficult to determine your exact match. Check out the online shade descriptions -- they'll tell you the ideal shade for each unique skintone & undertone or stop by your nearest Ulta Beauty to test them out on your skin. A Beauty Associate can help you find your perfect match!

                Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              Will this foundation work for dry skin? I have a really hard time finding clean ingredient, full coverage foundations that don't look caky or accentuate dry patches.
              Asked on 6/17/2017 by Ash from Nevada, TX

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, it has Amazonian clay which is a total skin balancing ingredient that works across skin types. If you have dry skin, it helps hydrate & if you have oily skin, it helps absorb excess oil. Enjoy!

                Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              I am currently using the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence foundation and I am a medium honey shade, would I still be a medium honey shade in the Tarte Full Coverage foundation?
              Asked on 6/16/2017 by Kate from Shelbina, MO

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                You would be medium sand, medium honey, medium beige, or medium neutral. Check out the online shade descriptions -- they'll tell you the ideal shade for each unique skintone & undertone or stop by your nearest Ulta Beauty to test them out on your skin. A Beauty Associate can help you find your perfect match!

                Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              Can I put this foundation in my fridge to make it last longer? Or in the freezer if I know I won't use it for a few months?
              Asked on 6/14/2017 by girlgirlgirl from Hawthorne CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We suggest keeping all of our products in a room temperate location.

                Answered on 6/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              How long does this foundation last after opening? I'm thinking of buying a dark shade to mix into my lighter shades for the summer, but i don't think I'll use a whole bottle in one summer. Will it expire if I try to use the same bottle for 2 years in a row?
              Asked on 6/14/2017 by girlgirlgirl from Hawthorne CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This foundation as a life span of 12 months after it's open date.

                Answered on 6/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              i use Matte Foundation from Clinique, Shade: Linen - which shade would match that?
              Asked on 6/13/2017 by Stephanie from Ontario, Ca

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Since that shade is from another brand, it's difficult to determine your exact match. Check out the online shade descriptions -- they'll tell you the ideal shade for each unique skintone & undertone or stop by your nearest Ulta Beauty to test them out on your skin. A Beauty Associate can help you find your perfect match!

                Answered on 6/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              Is this foundation good for covering acne scars and skin pigmentation without making you look cakey?
              Asked on 6/12/2017 by ashley from Salem, OR

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, this is a full coverage foundation and when applied correctly it hides marks without looking caked on.

                Answered on 6/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
            • Q:

              Is this product good for dry skin? Or is it too matte?
              Asked on 6/8/2017 by Marissa from Texas, US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, it has Amazonian clay which is a total skin balancing ingredient that works across skin types. If you have dry skin, it helps hydrate & if you have oily skin, it helps absorb excess oil. Enjoy!

                Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
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