Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great powder!
Love it, light weight, I have oily/combination skin, lasts all day. Use tarte tinted moisturizer under and concealer. Also recommend using the airbuki brush for it, its pricy but will last long time. Like that it's natural sunscreen, I'm driving all day for work in the desert, so I feel more protected and no allergies to the powder and no breakouts.
Most Helpful Critical Review Expected more from Tarte
I was so, so disappointed with this product! As a long time user of mineral makeup, I was ready to switch it up when it came to powders since I love Tarte! But I was so surprised and upset when it immediately caused major cystic acne all over my cheeks and jawline! Within one week my skin went from being balanced to looking like a greasy pizza. I read the ingredients to try and find out what could be the cause, and then I found it: Bismuth. My facialist warned me about this ingredient, telling me that it frequently causes acne and itchiness. So disappointed that Tarte put this ingredient in their powder! I can't use it anymore, and now I know to read ingredients before assuming a product is healthy just because of the brand name.
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Kayleen from Lubbock Texas
Very smooth light powder, last all day under all conditions
Combo Skin Must Have!
Miyako from I travel a lot
My skin is combo, rosacea, extremely sensitive. I've been using this product from my early 20s and I'm currently 35. I've used it in humid hot sticky weather to extremely hot and dry weather and also freezing cold weather, but mind you I pride myself on my skincare (Korean based 10 step) and I set my base for this foundation sometimes simply using just a good moisturizer or a combo of moisturizer and a great primer but mostly combo moisturizer and primer (I use hourglass mineral veil primer). This has worked for me every time in all those circumstances. It doesn't oxidize and it doesn't cake as long as you don't cake it on (lol). It's buildable so caking it on really thick is unnecessary because it's mineral based anyway and has a really natural yet full coverage look to it. It surprised me in that way too. The buildable coverage allows for that customizable finish you want so light or full it's up to you but it will absolutely cover any flaws no matter what, and it will definitely last all day no need for setting powder but I do recommend a setting spray for a 24 hour hold. I also recommend blotting sponges for extremely oily areas or oily prone skin types for touch ups throughout the day, especially if you're going to special events or it's very hot or humid. All in all I highly recommend this product.
Holy grail product
Kayla from NC
After reading other reviews I was a little worried to try this product but took a chance anyways and I am SO GLAD I did! I hate liquid foundation and feeling like some thing is caked on my face. I like powder based products instead but they either look too powdery or lack coverage. Not this!! It applies and feels like nothing is there but provides full coverage. It's all you need to pop on and be out the door! I actually love the fact you can't just pour any into the lid. When you use the tarte powder brush it recommends, it dispenses they perfect amount onto the brush for you. It keeps the container nice and neat without using an excess amount. I will definitely be a repeat buyer!
Courtney from Washington
I was very disappointed in this product. I love the liquid amazonian clay, so I was really excited to try this. Unfortunately I couldnt test it so I just got the same color that I do in the liquid. This powder looks unbearably orange on my skin. I dont think I will ever use it.
I love this product!
Pam from Ohio
Love, Love, Love, this makeup!
Bmeri from Ohio
First and foremost, I do not like the container. While it looks cool, it's messy and highly unpractical. You turn it upside down to get the powder out, while the cap is still on. Powder still gets stuck between the center piece of the lid and the sides. Really hard to get it out causing what you cannot get out, to fall onto the main portion of the container when closing. So... it's in all the crackers and crevices of the lid and container PLUS the outside. Trying to figure out why it doesn't have a twist close like the other loose powders. That middle piece of the lid needs to go. Coverage is good, however, after a couple of hours my oil breaks through the foundation, even with Smashbox's mattifying stick primer. I'm no longer matte and I'm creasing, the foundation is moving, and it looks very light where it has collected. Wanted to love this, I really did. It just didn't work well for me. I do LOVE your Shape Tape presser powder foundation.
Daya from CO
I love all Tarte products.
Kas from Texas
I have oily, acne prone skin and I've used tarte clay liquid foundation in the past. I wanted something lighter for summer so I went with this. I have really loved it. Medium coverage and it lasts all day.
This is my summer go-to Foundation!
Agent Snogpitch from Olathe, KS
I actually bought this as a "gift" to pay my best friend, an esthetician for giving me a facial at home. That being said -- it's my go to foundation for the summer time, when the regular liquid Amazonian Clay Foundation is a bit much with my sweating. (Though the translucent Amazonian Clay LOOSE Setting Powder is a Godsend!) But yeah -- my BFF asked me to pick up some "powder" for her, and she actually specified this, when I was expecting her to as for the setting powder. So I believe SHE actually uses it on TOP OF the liquid version as a powder. So...really, it depends on your preference and skin type, I suppose, but I definitely recommend the entire Amazonian Clay line. Not one product I have no liked. (Though I prefer the loose setting powder for everyday use. The pressed setting powder doesn't seem to go as far/brush on as easily, but it's definitely nice to have the compact for the pressed powder with its own mirror and brush and lack of mess for my purse, too. So, really, get one of each, if you can! Or travel sizes!)
I've been using this for over 4 years
Mattie from Kansas City
It's my absolute favorite foundation. It covers beautifully without looking cakey. I pair this with colourpop's tinted moisturizer & I'm good to go all day. I also love the style of the container with the kabuki brush. You get exactly what you need on the brush & don't have to worry about dumping it all out any time you need to travel with it. It also lasts forever so I don't find the price too high.
I would but this product again
Dani from San Clemente
I love this product! I usually wear light sand but have more of a tan now. What would you recommend as the next shade darker?
Tay from Utah
I have a very oily t zone and I'm very dry around my mouth and eyes. I've struggled with finding a good full coverage foundation that doesn't make me look caked on or makes me break out. This stuff is no lie. I was obsessed with bornthisway for so long and was skeptical when buying this. But I LOVE the TARTE concealer so I figured I'd try it out for summer. Now it's my go to. It covers EVERYTHING and stays put. My skin has never been better too. It's so lightweight and doesn't move. I'm a nursing student so I'm doing 12 hour clinicals with masks on and this stuff has helped me not look like a zombie. Even with my mask on all day! The only thing I don't like is that I feel like I waste a lot of product because I can't really tap off extra powder into the lid that well. You need this.
DON'Y BUY IF YOU HAVE BIG PORES
TSANT from BROOKLINE, MA
I REALLY LIKED THE COLOR & QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT BUT BECAUSE I HAVE BIG PORES IT SHOWED MY PORES EVEN MORE & AGED MY SKIN!! BOUGHT ONLINE HENCE HAD NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE TRYING IT.
My only foundation choice!
Mairsy from Wildwood, MO
I discovered Tarte a few years ago. My perfect shade(s) we're in a compact form. Then Tarte took it away. Thankfully an Ulta specialist showed me the clay form. At my age, I don't want to look "made-up" , just natural and lovely to the extent that I can. This product supports that goal.
AG from NJ
I switched to this Tarte powder foundation because my old one was making my skin dry and caused breakouts. I'm so glad I did because this foundation leaves my skin silky smooth. It goes on nicely with my foundation brush and provides medium coverage that's buildable. So far I'm happy with it and will consider purchasing it again in the future.
not for me
kattG from pa
I wanted to love this foundation, unfortunately it broke me out horribly and painfully. I tried it 3 different times with different primers but the result was always the same. I ended up returning it.
my favorite powder foundation
mbeth from oh
I really like this as a light coverage foundation but it is finicky. Since it is a loose powder you can't just throw it on top of anything. Use a concealer first that dries down and make sure any primer or moisturizer is totally dry before you use this. I really think no primer is best. and I use a flat dense brush to really buff it in. My favorite is the Sigma F80. If your face is damp anywhere, even just if you are wearing lip balm, this will stick to that moisture and not bled out. You have to buff it in so you will have to buff over your lip line to make it seamless. Just leave your skin void of anything except a concealer that dries down and has already dried.
Other than that this is luminous and truly blends into my skin to look like skin. The finish is one of the best I own! But if you just slap it on like any powder, or treat it like a regular foundation, you'll hate it.
Kelsie from Texas
I love this foundation! Great coverage! Lasts forever!
Soka from Ga
I got the neutral light-medium and this is perfect. I like a more natural finish foundation and this is perfect. I'm sure I could build this for more coverage but like that it hides my imperfections without feeling like I have a makeup face. Breathable lightweight perfect for humid weather, doesn't break my skin out. Blends well.
Not perfect, but close.
Nuskwa from WISCONSIN
I'm not into coverage too much, so this product is really nice. It's also really quick and cuts my routine down by like 5 minutes. I use it as foundation I don't put it over anything besides primer and I think it works pretty well. It does move easier tho and loses its matte kinda fast. Regardless I still plan to use it in place of foundation for everyday/work.
The best ever
T from Palm Coast, FL
I have been using this foundation/powder for years and will never turn back!
This is amazing!
Kk from Greenfield
Buildable and does not cake at all i've never really been one for powder foundation I normally use the liquid but this is the best foundation I've ever used and doesn't have any gross smell to it which is really nice because I know a lot of foundation have really chemically smells or perfume he smells but this is absolutely fantastic and will definitely be buying more in the future!!!
Buildable not cakey
Rachel from Greensboro, NC
This product has a very convenient and hassle free packaging that reduces waste. It is buildable and doesnt leave a cakey look. Highly recommend
Awful and Cakey regardless how much is used
Cat from Western New York
First the color is significantly darker than advertised. Using incredibly sparingly just to give a light coverage this "foundation" found its way into every crease and slight wrinkle. I tried with and without primer. Setting powder made it even worse. I had to rewash my face- it was that bad. If I could return it I would. Super disappointed
Scarletthj from Nashville, TN
This powder goes on smoothly and has a very lightweight feel. It looks very natural, but gives coverage as well.