Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this BB Cream!
Before I jump full on into this review; a few things about my skin type..
-I have oily to combination skin (some days the oily-ness is worse than others)
-I am prone to breaking out
-Skin can dry out sometimes with products
-I have yellow undertones that can be hard to color match to.
This BB cream has been so amazing to my skin. After a particularly nasty break out thanks to LUSH products, I've been in repair mode trying to fix what had been disrupted. My old BB cream brand was making the acne worse, so I picked this up to give it a shot. And I'm so happy I did!
*It goes on smooth and soaks in fairly quickly, and I can definitely feel it moisturizing my face.
*The color actually matches very well with my skin tone! Usually this is a problem with makeup for me, and the lighting in the store is just so unreliable.
*It's light coverage, which I like. I did have dark spots from the acne, and I actually feel like this BB cream has really helped the majority of these spots disappear. It's been a couple of weeks now of wearing this BB cream everyday and the changes are definitely noticeable.
Now, this stuff is a little dewey on my skin. It's not matte, so if you do have oily skin, I suggest you buy the tinted finishing powder to put on top to give you that matte look. (Which, that finishing powder is awesome too!)
I'm not breaking out like I was, and I really do feel like this BB cream is helping my skin for the better. This was definitely a worth it buy for an impulse try!
Just keep in mind, everyones skin takes to products differently. What works for me may not work for you. Do I think this is worth the buy? Absolutely! It's definitely staying in my makeup bag.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not as great as I'd hoped
I was so excited to try this... unfortunately it was not as hydrating as other BB/tinted moisturizers I've used nor did it cover as well. I think part of my issue with the coverage is that all of the shades are a bit too warm/orangy for me (I have a true neutral skin tone) and would have covered better had there been a better shade match. I did like the consistency and fact that it utilizes physical sunscreens instead of chemical. I wouldn't discourage someone from trying it, because if you can find a shade to match your skin well it's probably a decent option, but otherwise it's not worth the $$.
Reviewed by 1237 customers Too few color choices
Kim from Oklahoma
I had very high hopes about this product but there were only 4 color choices. I purchased the darkest one but it was a shade or two too light.
Natural look with coverage!! Use daily!
Fe from Phoenix, Arizona
I've used this for years! I have combo skin and I get very oily in my T zone. If you have combo or oily skin definitely set with a powder but it will give you coverage with a natural look. I use this when I don't want too much on my face but enough to make it look like I tried haha. Definitely feels very light on the skin. Love this product!! I always recommend this to anyone who asks me if I know of a good tinted moisturizer!
Sooner Gal from Tulsa, OK
The best foundation for my aging skin. I try others but always come back to Tarte's BB Cream. Glad they've added a few more colors. Wish they would add a light with only blue undertones.
Love this product!
Katie from Boise, Idaho
Love this tinted moisturizer! Light and fresh looking. Not too heavy,doesn't settle into my fine lines yet offers great coverage with a fresh, dewy look.
Beautiful Finish, but Minimal Coverage
Chrisy from Des Moines, IA
I love how it looks on my skin. However, the coverage is very light and needs to be built. Not sure if that's what I want to do for the price. At the same time, it is a bb creme.
I wish it wasn't sticky
Crys from Cali, OC
I would like it more if it didn't feel sticky on the skin and it also makes my skin look shiny but overall I like how natural it looks.
Melts into the skin
nat from oklahoma
Just bought and tried this product and I was pleasantly surprised. I bought it without doing thorough research, but it ended up being perfect for me. When i swatched it it seemed too dark and too yellow but when i put it on my face it blended out so well. I like the way makeup looks when it's settled into the skin, and with about two layers and a little concealer this makes my skin look flawless. I wish it had a little more coverage, but alas it is a moisturizer, not a foundation. I do not like the sticky, heavy, feeling of foundation, and this was the exact opposite. Super lightweight and great product all around! Got the color "Light"
Rubs right off
Danielle from Pennsylvania
Was recommended this product at an Ulta store when I said I was looking for full coverage foundation that would last. I didn't realize this was a moisturizer until a couple days after. The product has a mousse-like texture, and never feels like it completely dries. By the end of an 8 hour shift, it had completely rubbed off my face and it looked terrible and splotchy. Maybe good for dry skin. Definitely does not last all day.
Should have stayed with this....
jsg from Georgia
I have gone back and forth between this product and other foundations. While this is not a foundation, it looks better than a foundation for us older gals... just love the way it goes on and feels! Will be staying with this one!
No acne + Natural look
Kat from St. Augustine, FL
I have acne-prone skin. I take medication for it because my hormones love to produce big red welts on my face. This moisturizer is the only tinted one I can wear that won't break out my skin. I don't like to wear heavy makeup unless I'm going to an event. I also don't like my acne and dark circles under my eyes showing. So without primer, it gives me enough tint (very sheer though) to go about my day. Otherwise I will use a primer for events and build it up like a foundation. It hides my acne relatively well, but as it's a moisturizer I need to keep reapplying it every 4-6 hours. So a foundation is my preferred when I have actual events. Otherwise I love this product. It's my every day moisturizing tinted sunscreen.
Like it but not enough coverage
No coverage from Ny
Skin definitely looks better with this but need to go back to full coverage. Have to add so many layers to get right coverage it's not really worth it
In love with this
Whisper27 from Chicago
Im not into makeup too much but i wantes something that looked natural. I was amazed that this was it. I will be buying this again
Best BB cream/Tinted Moisturizer I've tried
KLS from California
This is super easy to apply (I use my fingers or a brush) and has really good coverage for not being a foundation. It also barely gets oily throughout the day.
BEST MOISTURIZER EVERRR!
Gia from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Best moisturizer ever! I have super sensitive skin and lots of skin allergies throughout the year. This is by far the only moisturizer that has not given me a reaction. Plus is lightweight and tinted😊
Sau85 from Louisiana
This product is amazing!! I'm so sad to have just discovered it in January and now it's discontinued. It was such an amazing product that didn't make my skin look shiny; really gave a natural look. On the search for another spf tinted moisturizer, sadly it may not be Tarte :(
alex in the aisle from Indianapolis
I've bought this a few times in different shades depending on the season. It light coverage, doesn't feel caked on but rather creamy. I get a nice dewy look when used with a beauty blender.
great to wear everyday!
anna from New Jersey, USA
i love wearing this for just a little bit of coverage and for evening out my skin tone. so easy to apply!
Best Tinted Moisturizer
SJ from NJ
This is my favorite tinted moisturizer. While it only has an SPF of 20, it's my go to everyday face makeup. It's light and covers most of my redness. I like that it feels light and natural. I'm upset that I can't buy it from anywhere. I think they have discontinued this product so I'm very sad :( the product they just released that I think to replace this doesn't have any SPF so now I am sadly in the market for another tinted moisturizer or foundation.
Steff from Utah
Really low coverage, and it didn't make my combo-dry skin feel hydrated.
Best BB cream I've found
Momof2boys from CA
I've been using this BB cream for almost 3 years now and it's by far my favorite. This one is very moisturizing and matches my skin tone very well. My little tricks to make it perfect: I use Pacifica's coconut hydration moisturizer to thin it out a little before applying, and it definitely needs a primer in order to stay on all day. Doing those two things before applying make it great! I thin it out because I don't want a ton of coverage, just enough to even out my skin.
slh06181 from new york
This is a perfect BB cream. Provides a light coverage and feels like you're not wearing any makeup at all!! When can we get a restock?!?
Enmebaragesi from The Villiage
The formula isn't bad and it has good coverage for a BB cream. BUT it's just way too dark and warm for my skin tone and I got the lightest color. This is something I've noticed with a lot of Tarte foundation/face products. If they could expand their shade range, that would be great. Also there is like fine glitter in it that makes it shimmery which isn't really my deal.
Caroline from Granville, OH
I was super excited to try this because I had heard GREAT things about it. However, when applying it to my face, it had shimmer in it, which was not stated on the packaging or on the website. I unfortunately had to return it because of this shimmer...
Mere from Utah
The light is wayyyyy to dark if you have fair skin but other then that it wears well just wish they had a lighter one! Pretty good for oily skin too
Would def but again
Lex from Wa
Smooth finish, great light coverage. Didn't hurt my extremely sensitive skin