Rated 3.9 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 439 customers Finally a product that doesn't break me out
BrandyT from Orlando FL
I've struggled to find a foundation that doesn't give me hives or look too heavy. This is the one. Love the coverage and my face doesn't feel loaded with makeup
Mel from Las Vegas, NV
I'm already familiar with this specific bottle and went back to buy another. It has amazing coverage and it has a smooth look to it. It does feel a bit oily but that honestly wasn't an issue overall. I really love this foundcealer because it is the closest foundation to my color and hides my eczema very well.
Kat from Duluth, Mn
I have used Tarte Face Tape for years now. I am starting to grow out of having adult acne and I no longer needed foundation that is full coverage. THIS is perfect. It gives coverage that is easily build-able when and where is needed. It doesn't dry out or settle into fine line. I love it
Never going back!
Marissa from Rhode Island
I have combination skin that is prone to breakouts, so I try to use as few products as possible. Whether I'm looking for a day-to-day look or heavier makeup for stage performances, I can use this foundation super easily and it covers everything super well. I would reccomend applying with a damp makeup sponge as opposed to a brush. Also, you don't need very much product for it to be effective! Whenever I wear this I get compliments on my skin as it does a great job covering acne without causing breakouts. I wear fair-light beige and this shade is a perfect match!
Will definitely buy this again!
KCald from Wilmington, NC
Use it daily for foundation. It has great coverage with little product.
Bit expensive in comparison to similar products
Mandi from Marion, ohio
Bottle pump is nice. Color is good but doesn't seem to blend into the skin well. For the cost I wouldn't purchase again because I feel there are similar products for half the cost.
This is a keeper!
worth a try from elgin il
I apply this foundation with my fingers and use a damp cosmetic sponge to dab it very lightly.
Love the coverage
Annie from Seattle, WA
My new fave. I threw out every thing else.
Best concealer/ foundation!!
Maddie from Philadelphia, PA
I don't wear makeup often and I was in search for a lightweight foundation that matched my skin color for a natural look and this one was perfect!!! It's so light weight and doesn't even look like you're wearing anything. I love it!
Ash from Tucson, az
For a darker skin complexion I was very surprised how well it matched my skin and it looked very dewy i love it . Medium coverage so it's an everyday look very natural looking
Great foundation, limited color options
BW from Florida
I loved how this felt on my skin, and it held up all day in Florida humidity. I'm very fair with cool undertones. The Porcelain Beige was too light, but the Fair Light Beige and Fair Neutral were much too dark.
Babystine from PA
I tried using brush and it was instant dislike. So on a whim I tried it with a wet sponge and I absolutely love it. It was suggested in a review that I read to go up 2 shades, I did and it is absolutely perfect! Hope they keep making it.
I would definitely recommend
Ashley from Sherman
I absolutely love it
A dream for dry and aging skin
KTJ from WA state
I'm pushing 40 and lines are appearing and my normally dry skin is even drier than usual. This foundation is awesome - it has good coverage (medium but slightly buildable), the texture is nice and creamy, and it truly glides over my lines and creases. I get decent staying power with a primer (I use Tatcha) and setting powder, a feat considering I'm a teacher and I wear a mask all day long. I just wish it had a bit more pigment; I have very ruddy cheeks but dry skin, so I could use as much coverage as I can get with a hydrating, creamy texture. I still need to conceal redness with this. Overall though, a 9/10!
Peaches93 from Washington
I was recommended this over TooFaced. I was given the best shade to match me. Ouch, the color was way off like 4 shades. It was thick and I noticed that it expires this month. I will be returning and looking for another shade. It's hard to match without getting a sample at this time so you have to buy, try it, keep or return and try again smh. Unfortunately I could not give an actual review overall on the foundation.
Victoria G from Alabama
I was very nervous to try this out because of the reviews and many recent bad foundations I had tried out. It's a little pricey for me personally but overall I love it! It has great medium coverage that is buildable as well! I have very dry sensitive skin and this does great on me. Don't let the reviews scare you!
I would buy this again
GB from CA
I love the satin, pillowy plump finish of this foundation on my normal to dry, 42 year old skin. It really does feel like skincare and foundation combined. It does a great job of smoothing over my pores and texture and does not settle into my fine lines, which is a big plus. Many hydrating foundations that I have tried seem to settle into fine lines and rub off easily, but this foundation does neither. It is very long wearing for me (after a minute to let it set) even under a mask and lasts all day, maybe with a little wear off of my nose and chin by the end of the day but not really noticeable. After applying with my RT sponge, I wait a minute for it to set so that it is not tacky and then I lightly set my face with my No7 pressed powder. Blush and bronzer applies beautifully on top. The foundation is not drying on my skin and leaves my skin looking glowy (not greasy) and plump, minimizing my texture and lines, exactly as the description of this foundation states. After 8 hours of wear I look very glowy if I don't blot my T zone but I don't mind that- I would rather be glowy than dry by the end of the day. It's perfect for me for every day wear because it gives me light to medium coverage without looking heavy or cakey. I hate obvious looking makeup for daytime. I just use a little of my Nars radiant concealer over any problem areas I want to cover completely. Foundcealer does a great job of covering redness in my cheeks and nose which is my main concern. I started off by purchasing a mini size which was great to see if I liked it and now I am 100% planning to buy the full size. I feel I look younger when wearing this makeup which makes me feel great at 42!
I will never buy this product again.
Paloma from Corona CA
The only pro to this is the bottle really liked the packaging and the ton of the foundation was nice too. Other than that this product doesn't look pleasant on the skin and has a horrible smell. The consistency is very thick.
Makeupgirl2998 from Kansas
The product itself is great and I can't complain. The problem I have is the packaging. It's a little weird as it twists to reveal the dispenser and I have trouble keeping the dispenser visible while using it
Not for me :(
BB from SD
It feels too thick/cakey/oily on my skin. I noticed it also settles into lines pretty quickly. I have dry/sensitive skin and it feels pretty heavy on me. I'll finish the bottle but I wouldn't repurchase it unfortunately :(
Gentle on sensitive skin
Sheila from OH
Great coverage, blends welland didn't aggravate my super sensitive skin. I'm on my second bottle.
Sosie from Michigan
Pros: Five hundred thousand stars for matching my light skin with olive undertone (24G). Natural finish, not too dewey. Feels nice on my skin. Cons: Broke up around my nose and chin after a few hours, but most do on me. Did not highlight my dry areas, but did not help either. I'd LOVE for this shade to be in their tinted hydrator.
Not for me
Cait from Jacksonville
The color was a perfect match which I was thrilled about. But after leaving on for 10-15 minutes it still felt wet and would transfer to my fingers if I touched it.
Harley from South Carolina
Good coverage. Kinda greasy.
Perfect foundation for layering and contouring
Abby from Columbia City, IN
I use this as my base for contouring with foundation sticks and blush. It doesn't look cakey or make your pores stick out. It evens everything out while still looking natural.