Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation. After Essiebutton raved about this product a few months ago, it's been on my wish list waiting for me to bite the bullet and make the purchase at Macy's for $36. The time has come to share my thoughts and whether or not it's worth the hype.
The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation is a lightweight, loose powder foundation created with Amazonian clay, tourmaline, pearl powder, mineral pigments, and camelia leaf extract. This foundation aims to provide a weightless, buildable coverage without settling into fine lines and wrinkles and lasting well throughout the day.
There is a matching brush (Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush) that is made to be used specifically with this foundation, but at $26, I figured I'd pass on the brush for now. I used my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply this, and it works well enough. I dip the brush into the mesh and it picks up some powder. I then swirl the brush around the edges of the mesh to get rid of any excess, since tapping it off seems like a total waste of product. I push the product into my skin and blend it out to finish.
I purchased the shade Light Beige, because the swatch online seemed the best fit for my skin, come to find out, it's more suitable for pink undertones whereas I have more yellow undertones. Regardless, I don't think it matters too much that the shade isn't made for me - it looks wonderful still, so I'm very happy.
Formula-wise, the powder is finely milled, very soft, and wears well through the harsh heat and humidity. It doesn't prevent sweating nor does it break down and start running off my face. There are microshimmer particles that are not gritty but rather very helpful in creating that smooth, luminous, airbrush finish that I love.
Letting my skin shine through (freckles included) while blurring imperfections and correcting discoloration for that airbrush finish, this foundation is my new holy grail foundation. No longer will I have to fuss with thick foundations and cakey textures in this heat - the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation is the one (for now, at least).
Have you tried this foundation? What's your holy grail foundation for spring and summer?