Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in "Fair Honey" and the Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush

Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation in “Fair Honey” and the Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush

I am a huge fan of the Bare Minerals Original Foundation. I have been using it for years. I do love it, but as I get older, I’m finding it a bit drying in the wintertime. When I heard Youtuber and fellow Canadian beauty blogger, essie-button, rave about the new Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation I just had to try it out. I picked it up at Sephora for $43.00 CND (but I did have a gift certificate my lovely sister gave me for xmas).

In the Bare Minerals, I use the lightest shade “Fair – for the fairest porcelain skin with pink undertones”, so I got the Tarte “Fair Honey – fair skin w/peach undertones” which is also the lightest shade in the Tarte foundation. I also got the accompanying Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush for $31.00 CND.

The shade is a very good match for my extremely fair, cool-toned skin and it doesn’t seem to oxidize throughout the day (one of the reasons I love mineral makeup). I agree with essie-button that it looks very flawless and natural when first buffed into the skin. A friend’s teenage daughter literally reached up and touched my face while I was wearing this foundation and said “your face just looked so soft”. Can’t beat that kind of evidence! ๐Ÿ™‚

However, at the end of the day, I don’t think this mineral makeup holds up any better than my Bare Minerals. It isn’t any longer lasting, and tends to look a little dry and patchy as the long, cold, dry February days wear on. I would say it’s about the same as the Bare Minerals in terms of staying power. I also am not as happy with the packaging. You really would have to splash out for the $30 Tarte kabuki brush because I seriously don’t know how else you would ever manage to apply this stuff with any other shape/size brush.

So, I like this foundation, but it’s quite a bit more expensive than other brands of mineral makeup and I’m not convinced that it’s worth the extra money.

Tarte cosmetics are available in Canada at Sephora.

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5 responses to “Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

  1. I’m absolutely the same – loyal fan and user of Bare Minerals Original Foundation, and recently have been thinking of trying Tarte – because of Estรฉe, too : ) I’m glad you tried it so I don’t have to! : )

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  2. Lucero

    Have you tried using the airbus brush with your bare minerals, if so, does it work well?

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