Rated 3.88 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Holy Grail Liquid Foundation
I am a teacher and typically apply my makeup around 6 am on workdays. I moisturize with Tarte BaBa Bomb foundation on super dry days. On hot and humid days I start with only Tarte Base Tape moisturizing primer. I apply with a foundation brush and follow up with Tarte Shape Tape concealer under my eyes and loose powder. I also set my makeup with ELF setting spray. The coverage is medium to full, yet feels so comfortable on my skin. Truly doesn't feel like I am wearing a liquid foundation at all. Prior to this, I had worn IT Cosmetics Illuminating Celebration Foundation. It became too drying for my mid-forties peri menopausal skin. I normally tire of the time it typically takes to blend liquid foundation to an airbrushed finish. Achieving #skingoals of beautiful, glowing, and airbrushed coverage is simple with Foundcealer. I get compliments on my skin often (even before this foundation) and am often believed to be many years younger than my 47 year old reality. Foundcealer has truly improved my skin. I was skeptical about this Tarte claim when I purchased the product, but it is absolutely true. The shade range includes 30 shades and 27N Light-Medium Neutral was a spot-on match for me. The color stays true and does not oxidize. I do not have time to touch up my makeup all day at work and this makeup still looks flawless 12 hours later. I love the packaging. The one piece bottle with the twist up pump is genius and sanitary. It saves me from setting a goopy foundation cap on my vanity or from simply losing the cap completely as I normally do with pump foundations. The only two drawbacks are Foundcealer's propensity to transfer without being set with loose powder. Full baking is not necessary, a simple dusting will do the trick. The price is high but in line with the cost of the average prestige brand. I love that Tarte is a cruelty free brand. This is the foundation I have been searching for ever since my skin type changed from combo to dry. Will purchase over and over.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not Impressed
After watching many YouTube reviews and demos of this product, I decided to give it a go. Unfortunately for me, this one was a miss. The color was perfect, I had the lightest shade available as 8B Porcelain Beige. I applied this makeup with a brush, as I always do with liquid foundations, and it just was not what I thought it was going to be at all. It looked thick when I pumped it out, but putting it on it looked very thin. The coverage was nothing like it was shown in every video or photo I saw for the foundation. It was very light coverage, in my opinion, medium at best. Full-coverage to me means it will cover anything and everything. This was not the case with this foundation. I started with a little bit, and tried to build it up in the areas that needed more coverage, but it wasn't changing a thing. The only thing this one really did for me was balance out my skin tone in the areas in which I had no acne, scars, or dark spots. Redness from my pimples was still showing through somewhat. If my skin was clearer, I think I'd be okay with this foundation, as it is very light-weight on the skin and would balance out my skin tone easily if I had no other major issues with my skin at the moment. It has a very light scent to it, but it wasn't overpowering. It also has SPF 20 in it, which would be great for any time of the year. However, when I applied it I also noticed that it looked very greasy on my skin; but I set everything with a powder so that I can cut back on shine (I have to blot no matter what I use anyway, but powder helps me a lot). It did have a nice finish once I applied my powder, but again, it wasn't even close to the coverage I get with my current foundation, so it wasn't really in my preference to keep it. All in all, it's not a terrible foundation, but it just wasn't for me.
Reviewed by 373 customers Pretty Good
Karina P from Temple, TX
It seems pretty good so far. I've been using it a week. So far no breakouts. I would deem this light to medium coverage. It does kind of rub off on surgical masks. I will try some setting spray to see if it helps. It's hydrating which I like.
Love this product
Kaitlin from Michigan
I love other tarte foundations in general but this one really wowed me. It lasts for a while which is usually my concern and makes my skin look great.
Tish from Rockford, IL
Very light weight which is amazing!
I Will Buy This Product Every Time I Run Out!
LindaS from Sayreville, NJ
I apply every day after skin care products and primer. I wait a few minutes then apply foundation. I do use extra SPF if going to be out in sun all day. Goes on great with sponge or Real Techniques 213 Foundation Brush. Its a matter of choice. Gives a perfect match and no line of foundation mark Inuse with Shape Tape concealer. Perfection!
Love the product
Shell from Michigan
This product is wonderful. I've used it for a couple years now and it doesn't damage my skin.
I would DEFINITELY buy this product again
Jasmin from Tracy
It was my first time using this foundation and it worked amazing, it gives you full coverage and also light coverage and it makes your skin look so smooth and the best part is that it doesn't even feel like you have foundation on
Love it!!! from Seminole, FL
I got a sample of this with one of my purchases. I've used a lot of different foundations and all of them have been just okay. This was a game changer! It's not too shiny, spreads well and looks flawless! I use a primer and powder after but I could probably go without the powder. After a 12 hour work day with broken AC and tons of sweating, it stayed on and my face still looked great. Definitely the best foundation out there.
This is my favorite everyday foundation!!
Boots&balletshoes from Granbury Tx
It's just amazing!! Love how it looks on my skin! I have dry skin that tries to pump out extra oil to moisturize when I wear really matte foundations. So this is just skin loving perfection! ☺️
Best Foundation for Dry Skin
Rena from New York
Tried this foundation in the beginning of summer and have been using it ever since! I have very dry skin with dry patches around my chin and this is the only foundation that has worked on covering it up! I use it with a water base moisturizer or primer and it has such a natural, hydrating finish. I use it with their Sea concealer and the two together have been great if you have dry skin like me. Oh and I recommend applying with a sponge!
It's just kind of... gross.
Jossie from Sioux Falls South Dakota
I don't have oily skin. I can be bare faced all day and not get shiny. My skin is nothing but oily with this foundation on. It cakes up in the small amount of creases And texture I have in my skin ultimately making it look like I have more texture than I actually do.
I love this foundation
Gg from Texas
I would definitely recommend this it is wonderful
Hannah from Nebraska
I absolutely love this foundation! It's my holy grail. I have very dry skin, and finding a foundation that I like on my skin is SO HARD for me! I've been using this foundation for about a year now and I'm in love with how it looks on my skin! It's amazing. PLUS it has spf. Win!!
Tippyyy2 from Utah
I went looking for something real good that has spf in it and helps dry skin and discoloration over time.. Well this had most of that.. Normally I use store bought brands. I thought I'd try something more top of the line. The foundation was tacky,creasing,didn't set well in my fine lines and didn't cover my light old acne scars. Just not worth it. Will be returning
I would buy this again
Ashley A. from Chico, Ca
Love the foundation. Easy to blend
My HOLY GRAIL for dry skin!
Madi from CA
This is amazing! I'm 28 and started getting more fine lines and drier skin. ALL my concealers were creasing and my old fav Born This Way was patchy from my dry skin. This doesn't crease, settle, flake, or accentuate my pores at all. I use it with the Milk Hydrogrip primer which makes for an even longer wear and smoother application. Can't say enough good things about this.. I absolutely recommend if you're on the normal/dry side :)
Favorite favorite favorite
Emily J from PA
When I want beautiful foundation that still looks like skin and doesn't look heavy, this is what I grab. I use the Milk Hydrogrip primer and stays allllllll day. Already on my third bottle! Amazing stuff
Jenn from CA
I've tried four different Tarte foundations and they all failed my skin. This one is totally different though! It's now my weekend go-to for a dewier, no makeup makeup look. My Urban Decay Stay Naked is still my ride or die because I wear my makeup for 14-16 hours a day during the week, but this one is a close second. It lasts for 12-13 hours and doesn't break down or slide off my face, which is fantastic.
I pair it with Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen and e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, a light dusting of Pacifica cherry blossom powder, and either NYX or Urban Decay setting spray once and don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day.
Perfect coverage and lightweight feel!
Alex from West Chester, PA
Was in the market for a new foundation and had been eyeing up Tarte for awhile. Never used Tarte previously but absolutely would recommend their products! I used their Base Tape, Shape Tape, and this foundation and amazing coverage all day long! Feels super lightweight and good coverage for me. I typically don't wear foundation daily, only for special occasions and this does the trick.
Thick, not great
Lucy Ladybug from Georgia
Very thick and not flattering. I used to LOVE Tarte foundation and did not use anything else. Then they started using the clay and discontinued my fave. The clay was too drying for me. I was excited to try this. It's thick, highlights pores, just no good. Made me sad to return it.
Finally the perfect foundation!
BookWitch from NC
I wanted a foundation that gave me a build-able medium coverage, wasn't heavy on my combination skin and lasted. This is that foundation! the color is a perfect match and it goes on like silk but gives me plenty of coverage- i have a lot of red in my skin and freckles so coverage was a must. Most foundations that cover everything also feel like stage makeup but this let my skin breath and lasted all day and night at an outdoor party- I live in NC and its August so you know its hot as all heck! So glad i picked this up :-)
Not What I expected
Manda from NC
I have tried using this foundation for a MONTH now, no matter what I do, or what primer I use etc, will it stay on my flipping nose! As soon as I apply it, it literally goes down my nose creating patches etc. and overall looks horrible on my skin. Great color match but not so great of a product sadly.
Perfect everyday foundation
Des from Los Ángeles
I have super sensitive/dry skin, almost any liquid foundation I wear looks cakey on my face or makes me break out... but after trial and error with different formulas THIS is the PERFECT foundation!! It isn't full coverage tho but it is buildable, has a real skin like finish I live it
MimiT from So cal
I tried this on 3 times using different methods. Although this is preferred on dry skin (which I have) it settled into my fine lines, accentuated my dryness, AND left me with an oily face by end of day complete with smudges. This light to medium coverage foundation lasted about 8 hours. This is the first time I'm returning a foundation even at the half price I bought it for. Just not worth it. And the packaging is a little awkward as it doesn't feel secure or sturdy when fully locked in place in the open position. Feels loose, wobbly.
THE ONLY FOUNDATION I WEAR
Cait from MT
I have very dry skin and this is the only foundation that does not cling to my dry patches. I like the light to medium coverage but it it buildable. It also set beautifully. I don't know what I would do it they ever got rid of this!
Rachael from PNW
Use the Milk Hydro Grip primer and a brush for fuller coverage, beauty blender for light/medium coverage. I use the sponge to apply setting powder, enough to make my face not super shiny but not cake face either. This combo gives me everything I want, long lasting (12+ hours), ZERO transfer to my glasses, and the color is a 100% match to me which was a miracle all in itself. Finding this foundation was a game changer for me!!