I purchased the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation about a month ago. I would have written about it sooner, but it took me the whole month to type out the name of the foundation. Bad joke, but seriously, it’s like everyone’s in some unspoken competition to out-lengthen each other in name giving these days. Anyone else notice that? So you guys know the drill by now. There’s a new foundation in town (and by town I mean my drawer), which means imma give you the rundown.
This isn’t a foundation I would typically go for as it’s a full coverage liquid formula. I tend to either go for mineral powder foundations or lighter coverage liquids. However, what with having my face up on the blog semi-regularly, I wanted to have something that I could turn to when I’m looking to create a really flawless base. This certainly does that. It’s full coverage (though slightly less so than the Laura Mercier Silk Creme for reference) with a surprisingly lightweight and easily blendable texture. I normally can’t stand feeling of foundations on my skin, but this one doesn’t bother me at all. I should note that it’s actually more of a mousse than a liquid.
In terms of finish, it’s definitely matte. It sets and feels dry to the touch very quickly. For that reason, I probably wouldn’t advise using this one if you struggle with especially dry skin. I find that it can look a bit cakey on any dry patches I have if I’m not careful about how I apply it. However, the good news is that it really does last fantastically for those of us with oily skin. 12 hours is not inaccurate. Also, most impressively, it has an enormous shade range. 25 shades, to be exact. You have a pretty good chance of finding a colour match.
So overall, yeah, I’d say it’s a good choice for those with normal to oily skin who like a full coverage, matte foundation that doesn’t feel like a mask. I’m particularly impressed with how weightless it feels.