Sunday, 30 October 2016

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation Review

I had my eye on this Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation for such a long time because I heard that it was amazing quality and had such a lovely level of coverage, so naturally being the huge foundation junkie that I am, I wanted to try it out for myself. I had tried to buy this here in the UK, but it is like gold dust to try and get my hands on without having to pay through the nose for it. So, I decided to bide my time and wait until I was putting a Sephora, which knowing me, I knew that it wasn’t going to be too long before I went ahead and placed another juicy order from the states.

My first issue when I went to purchase this foundation was that trying to find the right shade for me was an absolute nightmare. I must have looked through countless websites, blogs, videos and swatches for hours before I finally committed to a shade and even now I think that the colour I have is far too fair for me. I just found that with this foundation their seemed to be 50 shades of beige and only a couple deeper shades. I am on the more tanned/olive end of the spectrum and I even found that the shades were pretty limited for somebody like me, which is saying something.

The first thing that I am going to mention in this post is going to be the packaging. I always lead with packaging because it is the first thing that you notice about a product. I find that the packaging of this Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation is really cute, especially with the bamboo screw on lid. I think that the packaging is just something different which sets it apart from your standard glass bottle. I think that the packaging would be great for travelling with because you don’t have to worry about anything smashing and breaking in your case. I also like that you squeeze this out rather than a pump because you are fully in control of the amount of product you dispense.

When I first dispensed some of this product, it is easy to see that it is quite a thick consistency foundation. I know that this is something that could immediately put somebody off this foundation, but it actually doesn’t bother me. Some of my favourite foundations are a thicker consistency, so it is something that I can like with and make work for me. As you squeeze this out of the tube, it stays in the lines of the nozzle that it comes out of, so it is far from a liquid and it will hold its form. And I would say that the foundation itself feels quite moussey, similar to my Estee Lauder Maximum Cover Foundation, which I have raved about in the past.

I have been applying this Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation with my Morphe M439 Brush as I would do any foundation because with this brush I can really work the product into my skin. I feel like by applying it in this way, it gets my foundation to look seamless into my skin. I will say that because this is such a thick foundation, it does tend to clog the brush up with very thick foundation and I have to wash it much more, or it can start to feel stiff when I am applying the product. I tried applying this with my damp Beauty Blender, but I felt like I didn’t get the same flawless finish that I got with a brush.

When this is on the skin, I feel like it looks very nice and other products seem to blend into it very nicely. I always set my foundations and when I do that, I get at least a full day of wear out of this foundation. I think it claims to be a 12-hour foundation and I will admit that I would quite confidently confirm that, well at least for my skin type anyway. I think that it lasts beautifully and even holds up well in the areas that I get particularly oily around my nose, which tends to be my problem area.

I will say that one day when I wore this Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, I wore a white collared shirt and I did notice that it transferred quite a bit, which on a normal day is fine but on white top days is a disaster. All the men I work with who have absolutely no tact what so ever come up to me and are like ‘Love, you have stuff on your collar’, and I just look at them with my best resting bitch face.

Even though I do like this foundation and I feel like it looks nice on the skin, I just don’t really find myself reaching for it. I have so many foundations in my collection that I love to reach for and this just isn’t one of them. I don’t know what it is, I think it might be the consistency that just doesn’t appeal to me, but I know that this foundation is loved by so many. I will leave a comment to this down below in case you want to check it out for yourself. Make sure to leave a comment below and let me know if you have tried this foundation for yourself and what you thought about it!



  1. Woaaaah it does look full coverage. Too bad that it does seem to transfer to clothing :(

    Shimmer and Matte

  2. It's pretty scary when makeup ends up on your clothing. I had the exact thing happen to me with lipstick

    1. I get so panicked especially when I'm wearing white!

      Danielle xx

  3. This looks and sounds amazing! Love full coverage foundations!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  4. Wow it looks so flawless! I really need to try this :)

    Jasmine xx

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