The Foundation I Thought I Wouldn’t Like
I’m a pretty huge fan of Tarte Cosmetics. I believe I first fell in love with their lip products, and then I became seriously attached to their 12-hour Amazonian Clay blushes.
When they launched the “airbrush foundation“, which is a loose powder, I was pretty skeptical but I wanted to try it.
I finally got around to ordering it and it arrived in the mail a few days ago.
I ripped it out of the package, and did a quick swipe of the powder on my hand to text the color match (that can be tricky when you are shopping online). I picked the shade “light beige”. My first two thoughts were, “this is too dark” and “oh my gosh it going to be so shimmery”. I was bummed. The shimmer seemed over the top and I just knew it would look like I dumped glitter all over my face as soon as I applied it.
Nonetheless, I wanted to try it. So, using the airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush, I applied it just like I would apply bareMinerals loose foundation. Swirl the brush in the product, tap off excess, and buff into the skin.
Except there was one small problem. There’s nowhere to swirl the brush! I watched an EssieButton review of this product and remembered that she mentioned the same frustration.
So I tried to make due, but ended up using a lid of another foundation powder to swirl.
And the end results?
Absolutely beautiful. It was the most dramatic change in opinion I’ve ever had about makeup. While I was applying it I was saying to myself, “my gosh. . . this may be the most beautiful powder foundation I have ever used. . .”
The shimmer I saw when I first tested the product seemed to disappear and leave me with a soft, full coverage foundation that allowed my skin to breathe. For comparison, it blows bareMinerals original foundation out of the water (and I wore/loved that for years).
It lasted all day, without a single change in coverage or tone. And I kept checking in the mirror to make sure the coverage was still decent. As a liquid foundation user, I like the look of full coverage and sometimes it’s hard for powder foundations to accomplish that.
Of course, I had to use an Amazonian clay blush to finish off my makeup for the day. It nearly pains me to pass up on the opportunity to wear the Hourglass luminous flush blush because it’s so beautiful.
I also threw on the Amazonian butter lipstick in Angelic Nude and was pleasantly surprised at how lovely the color is. I find nude lipsticks to either be too pink or too brown. But this shade was perfect for me.
Overall, majorly impressed with the newest Tarte additions to my collection. I had pretty serious skepticism about both of them (the foundation and the lipstick color) but I was left pleased with both!
*Tarte doesn’t know me from Adam, I bought these products myself. Just a fan trying to share good news about new makeup!