There was quite abit of hype over the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation (what a mouthful) last year, so when I made a Sephora order way way back, this was at the top of my list. Firstly, the packaging is gorgeous and consistent with the overall look of the Tarte brand, it just has such a natural, down to earth feel. Some may find it a little bulky, but it personally doesn't bother me. What’s odd about it, is the little net sifter which stops the product from going all over the show. Don't get me wrong, i like it, but upon first using the foundation I kind of poked and prodded it with my brush like “um…is there instructions?” Now days, I place the Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush on top of the net stuff and give the pot a little shake. Sorted. Speaking of the Airbuki Brush, I would highly recommend using this for the foundation. No other brush works nearly as good. There's something about its short dense bristles that really blends out the colour, giving an even coverage no other brush can provide (believe me, I've tried it).
The shade I got the Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation in is Fair Honey, which is the lightest shade online. The description says it is for fair skin with peach undertones, although, I have pink undertones and it looks fine on me. I’m very pale and upon first glace the colour looks too dark, but I've found it blends into my skin tone nicely, not looking too dark or weird. The foundation does a great job of concealing any redness, scarring and uneven skin tone, although I would recommend a concealer for blemishes as it is not really full coverage, despite the name. It leaves a beautiful lightweight finish, that isn't quite matte and isn't quite dewy, which feels natural to the touch. One of the downsides I have experienced is that the product does start to move around after a few hours on occasion. Yet not all the time. Luckily, its easily topped up and wont cake on the skin like some foundations can. Furthermore, it does cling to the random dry patch on my forehead so I recommend a good exfoliation and to moisturise well before application if you have dry skin. But, saying that, I do love this foundation overall and it has converted me into a powder foundation fan.
Pros: Lovely packaging, blends into skin tone, great coverage, buildable without cakeyness, cruelty free, free from parabens, lasts a long time, brush gives an even coverage.
Cons: Can move around on occasion, clings to dry patches.
Unfortunately we only have a limited shade range available here in the UK via QVC (£34) while in the US ($36) there is 16 to choose from. Sephora do now ship to the UK so Tarte is easier to get our hands on these days. I normally just get friends who are going to the US to pick me some up though, rather than making a big Sephora order and as QVC never seem to have my shade in stock. Luckily, 1 tub seems to last me around 6 months so I don't run out very often.
Have you tried the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation? What’s your favourite Tarte product?