Beauty Review: Tarte Airbrush Foundation

last time i was with my sister, i uttered eight of her favorite words…
“i’m in the market for a new foundation”

with glee and excitement, she immediately had recommendations for me and bolted toward the nearest Sephora. the first one she showed me seemed a little heavy for my skin – i prefer a lighter wear – so we moved onto the next. and that’s when i was introduced to the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation by tarte. i was skeptical at first, as i am with all new beauty products, but that skepticism quickly wore off when i felt, saw, and experienced it. it’s light, but offers full coverage. it lasts all day long – only requires touch-ups on particularly sweaty days. and it totally makes me feel like i’ve had my makeup airbrushed on – my skin looks that good. i’ve caught myself looking long at my face in the mirror – not in a vain way, but in a way of, “my skin and makeup have never looked this good. this must be what it’s like to be a celebrity”. it’s truly taken a few days for me to get used to how it looks, but i couldn’t be more impressed with it. 
alright, enough raving already? before using this foundation, i was using MAC Studio Fix Powder and Foundation. which, by the way, i’d been using since 2009. (insert monkey covering his eyes emoji). i loved how light it was, but can see now that it didn’t offer as much coverage as i could have been getting.
below you’ll see a before and after using the tarte foundation. i applied Covergirl BB Cream all over my face and the tarte foundation only to the right side (left side of my face, right in the photo). on the side without the foundation, you can see blemishes, uneven coloring, and all those freckles, which i love, but don’t need to see all of, all the time. on the other side, my coloring is even, blemishes are almost completely covered (even without a concealer yet!), and my freckles are more subtle. 
it’s difficult to capture in one photo, but the difference is very clear in person, i promise! 
my sister insisted that i get this brush to go along with the foundation and she was totally right. you apply it with a buffing method, which helps with blending and getting that full coverage. 
and this is after a little bit of bronzer, blush, under eye concealer, and a swipe of mascara. i’m loving how clear, even, and soft my skin looks with it!
top: American Eagle Outlet | necklaces: Elisabeth Ashlie (here and here)

honestly, if you’re in the market for a new foundation, i recommend giving this baby a try. i can’t say enough great things about it! 
this isn’t a sponsored post – i just love the foundation that much. pinky swear. 

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  1. I need to try this! I use the tarte Amazonian clay foundation, but am looking for something a little lighter. Thanks for the review!

    Kim .. Cut your OWN hair!

    Posted 7.22.15 Reply
  2. Bonnie wrote:

    Yes! I've been using this since your sister did a review on her blog a few months back. You definitely need that brush. I tried with a different one I already had hoping to avoid buying another brush, but it definitely didn't work as well. I love all the tarte products I've tried!!

    Posted 7.22.15 Reply
  3. Morgan wrote:

    Looks great! I'm wondering 2 things – how does it feel on your skin? And how does it look if you skip the BB cream?

    Posted 7.26.15 Reply
  4. What shade do use use in the tarte airbrush foundation? Thanks!

    Posted 3.17.16 Reply

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