The Tarte Foundation Battle

It seems that Tarte has been the talk of the beauty town for a couple of months now. I am here to give you a review of both of its famous foundations. The question many of you are asking, “Should I buy the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation, or should I buy the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 15?

Okay, first of all, the Amazonian Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation is a mineral, powder foundation. It also does not contain SPF. On the other hand, the Full Coverage Foundation is in a liquid form with SPF.

I cannot begin to tell you how many compliments I received when I applied the Airbrush Foundation on face. I was a little skeptical because I have dry skin; I was scared that it would ultimately make my face look too cakey, but it was the total opposite. It gave me an airbrush effect just like the name suggests.

I was using the Airbrush Foundation during Miami’s “winter” months; there was no humidity. Now that spring is here, the humidity is back, which means a lot of sweating will take place. A couple of weeks ago, when I returned home from class, I stared at my face, and I saw a whole bunch of foundation settling into my fine lines. I didn’t want to admit it, but unfortunately, it was the airbrush foundation building up!! I was so sad because I thought I finally found my holy grail foundation. :'(

The downside to the Airbrush Foundation that it does not mix well with sweat, therefore; I wouldn’t recommend it for spring and summer months. However, when the humidity leaves Miami, and it starts to cool down, I will use it again! You could say that it is my holy grail foundation for winter. If you are lucky enough that you don’t sweat, purchase it!! If it wasn’t for the weather, I would still be using it. I love it so much.

Since I’m not able to use the Airbrush Foundation at the moment, I decided to purchase the Full Coverage Foundation. I could not wait to apply it because there is so much hype around the product; however, I think that’s what it is… hype.

The liquid foundation feels so heavy on the skin, and it does not provide full coverage like it claims. I see it more of a tinted moisturizer that feels heavy on your skin. Of course you can build up the product, but after a while, your face will feel disgusting with so much product on your face. When I applied it with a foundation brush, it didn’t blend well, and my face looked very oily.

I believe the liquid foundation has too much hype around it. I really wanted to love it, but I couldn’t. It is ultimately disappointing.

So who wins the battle? The Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation is hands down the winner!

With much love,

Janice <3

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