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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

What it is: A long-lasting foundation powered by Amazonian clay.What it does: Get 12 hours of flawless coverage with this long-wearing, skin-perfecting formula with UVA/UVB SPF 15. It's full coverage with a weightless texture. With a broad range of shades available and a supremely blendable and buildable formula, everyone can achieve skin that looks healthy and natural.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know: Whether oily, dry or combination, "skin-smart" Amazonian clay will intuitively adjust to meet and address your skin concerns for makeup that wears better, longer, and truer. This revolutionary foundation reduces the appearance of pores, discolorations, and imperfections and ensures a perfectly flawless complexion every time. Research results: Clinical results reveal up to 12 hours of perfect wear time.
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Questions & Answers for Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

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Is this foundation non comedogenic?
I have read a lot of reviews that claim this foundation does not typically cause breakouts. However, I have acne prone skin and was wondering, is this makeup technically non comedogenic? I haven't seen that term listed anywhere and I was wondering why.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
caseyjean217
(El Paso, TX)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
I have not had a single break out like i used to since using this foundation, and ive been using it for over 2 months :) I love it
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
callalily2012
answer 2
It kind of burned a little when I applyied it and yes it made me break out a little.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
crock99
(Corpus Christi, TX)
answer 3
If you have acne prone skin, run away from this foundation. I tried it for one day and after a few hours, my skin looks awful. The clay in the product is so heavy and thick that it sinks into pores and clogs them up.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
hurricanestreets
(San Diego, CA)
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What is the best way to apply this foundation? What kind of brush..
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
jilldm
(Toledo, OH)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
8 answers
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answer 1
That depends ENTIRELY on the texture of your skin. If you've got smooth skin, the synthetic "Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush" that tarte makes is great. However, if you have flaky skin- mine's dehydrated no matter how much water I drink- then use a Damp beauty blender.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
blysse
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
I recommend the Sephora pro brush #56... = )
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
duabbe
(San Bruno, CA)
answer 3
I shelled out the $$ for the Tarte kabuki brush that is recommended with this foundation, and it works beautifully. I just put some foundation on the back of my hand, get a little on the tips of the brush, and very gently sweep it on in a cirular motion, working from the center out. Because the foundation is on the thick side, you really need to brush it on very thoroughly so that it blends evenly and completely (but try not too brush too hard). If you have a similar kabuki style brush (such as from BE), you could try that. I definitely wouldn't recommend just applying it with your fingertips. You probably won't get that same "air brushed" look.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lizzie817
(Mission Viejo, CA)
answer 4
I really like the brush that I got at sephora when I purchased the foundation. SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Foundation Airbrush #56 Pro Airbrush Precision Foundation Brush #56
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
auntielolo
answer 5
I've found that using my fingers or a domed dense foundation brush (think Sigma's F82) are the best ways to apply this foundation. I'm not saying you can't use other brushes but to avoid the dreaded "foundation mask" those are my suggestions.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lookn4smitty
(Northern VA)
answer 6
I haven't tried the new brush with it but I just use my foundation brush the tapered one.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
bunniehunnie
(Leduc, AB)
answer 7
beauty blender
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
chillchica
answer 8
A stippling brush, because this product is thick and it dries fast, a regular foundation brush leaves streaks.

Sephora's Stippling Brush:
http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid=GPO1AWUODNQJQCV0KQNRXCQ?id=P148005&categoryId=B70
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
cc4689
(Cincinnati, OH)
Question
Is it REALLY full-cover?
I am tired of reading raving reviews as to the coverage of a foundation. Then I try it and it turns out to be medium cover, at best. My skin is not perfect so I prefer full coverage make-up. Could someone please tell me - without bias - if this foundation has true coverage? Or is it just hype?

Also, does it contain silicones of any sort? Thank you in advance.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
perfumequeen
(Boise, ID)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
7 answers
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answer 1
I consider this to be a medium to full coverage foundation. It really depends on how you apply it though. When I first got it, I just applied with my fingers and it didn't look so great and the coverage was only ok. I then tried it with my Sigma F80 brush and wow! I have giant pores and it makes my skin look so smooth! I have a few sun spots/freckles that can still be seen through the foundation but I'm sure I can cover it up with concealer or just use some extra foundation.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
haruhii
(Glendale, AZ)
answer 2
I would consider this full coverage. Or really close to it. It honestly covers so much, and it is buildable as well. You don't even need a lot -- I got a sample to try and I was surprised when I looked at it this morning because there was still almost the same amount left over after just one application lol

Definitely try this out if you need help covering hyperpigmentation. If you use MUFE's duo mat powder over this, you won't be disappointed. My skin looks so smooth and the coverage is unbelievable with the two of these. Before the powder, it's good but not great. With the powder... amazing :D
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
sydneeyy
(CA)
answer 3
Hi Perfumequeen,

Like previous comments, I wouldn't consider this to be a full coverage but more Medium to Light coverage. This foundation is more about the care/treatment of your skin rather than masking and hiding imperfections completely as would a full coverage foundation would.

It's main component is clay which will soak up oil yet at the same time, be hydrating enough to make the skin look supple and natural if blended with a soft brush afterwards, not thick and cakey. That's my experience with using it. If you don't use a soft brush to blend after, you will notice some streaks so don't forget this step if you want the desired airbrush effect.

Upon first application, it seems to go on matte-like with a fuller coverage but as the day goes on, it appears to let the skin breathe and the natural oils of the skin ressurface. Nothing that can't be blotted up with a Starbucks napkin and shouldn't be a major concern. The finish is very natural and I would reccommend using the Tarte clay finishing powder to set it - a good combo. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
rosefilou
(Somewhere Up North)
answer 4
I definitely don't consider this foundation to be full coverage. Honestly, I'm not sure why they are marketing this as such. I would say that it's a medium coverage foundation at most.

If you want it to build up the coverage, I recommend applying it with your fingers. You have to be careful though, it can look rather heavy and even slightly cakey when applied with fingertips.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
littlejoy
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
I do consider this to be full coverage... but I think it may depend on how you apply it also. It's recommended to be applied with the Tarte airbrush foundation brush, which I have used and do like. I feel it does give a full coverage that way. I also apply it with my fingers, which I get more of a light to medium coverage with. It is buildable though. It's definitely not a "light" coverage like a Tinted Moisturizer is.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
answer 6
Honestly, I consider it to be medium coverage. I have old acne scars that aren't totally covered by this foundation. It is not as sheer as Smooth Operator though.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
jadorezrg
(Cerritos, CA)
answer 7
I dont consider this to be full coverage. I think it is light to medium coverage. It covers my redness, but I have to use a seperate concealer for my acne and acne scars. And yes it has silicones.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
histotech
(Victorville, CA)
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Does this look natural, like your not wearing any foundation?
I am currently using DiorSkin Nude and I want more of a coverage, but i love the natural look it gives like i am wearing no makeup. Does this look natural? I am 14 so I don't want cakey makeup but I need a lot of coverage.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago,IL)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
6 answers
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answer 1
Depends on how you apply foundation. Products states it is a "blendable and buildable formula". So if you would like a natural look use less and build up if you'd like more coverage.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
roxycarsar
(Weslaco, TX)
answer 2
It looks very natural. I suggest applying a small amount with your fingers using a circular motion (like buffing). It blends seamlessly into skin this way. If you need to add coverage, you can layer; it will look cakey if you start with too much.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Poesie
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Definitely does not look natural!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
sydneeyy
(CA)
answer 4
I would not recommend to start use foundation at 14 years, you will have hole life ahead to play with make up, but glad you want to look natural. From this point you need match color perfectly to your skin tone^ preferably at the Sephora store with professional help.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tatianat24
(TriCities, WA)
answer 5
This does give a full coverage... I would not say it looks like you are not wearing any makeup. It gives a flawless coverage and looks beautiful... but I wouldn't believe anyones skin was that perfect.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
answer 6
I think it looks really natural
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
histotech
(Victorville, CA)
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I use the TM in Agent 02 (Facade). What's the equivalent for this foundation?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
lulina
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
6 answers
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answer 1
I use Agent 02 in Smooth Operator and Ivory in the foundation. They look totally different out of the bottle but they both match me perfectly. I don't know why. It's weird. I see that the majority of answers are Fair, and I found it to be too light for me. So if you can I would definitely go the store to try them out! If you can't, and somehow end up with the wrong one, you can always count on Sephora's great return policy :)
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
rapidash
answer 2
I have samples of the three and "Fair" has definitely the same undertone as facade, while "Ivory" has a touch of pink, they are in the NC/W15 range but they have a beige base so the undertones are very soft (not brown or red/orange) "Fair" initially looks as light as vanilla ice cream -because its full coverage- but once blended, dried and oxidized looks exactly like facade.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
condessa
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I bought the Fair and it is perfect for my skin! So, thank you ashley26 & bunniehunnie.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
yorkieville
(Valparaiso, IN)
answer 4
Fair.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
bunniehunnie
(Leduc, AB)
answer 5
I wear facade and had to buy this in IVORY which matched PERFECTLY. Fair was just shockingly whiter than I ever imagined. And this is coming from a girl who never hangs out in the sun. Fair really would be more for fair red head types. Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
elizamazing
answer 6
If you use Agent 02 (Facade) in the tinted moisturizer, the FAIR in the Amazonian Clay Full Coverage foundation will be the best match!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
Question
Does this foundation work well with oily skin, and what setting powder(s) would you recommend using with it, if any at all?
Skin type: Oily
Hair color: Brown
Skintone: Fair to light
Eye color: Blue
Skin concerns: Acne prone, acne scars
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Laurenansleigh
(Dalton, GA)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
6 answers
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answer 1
I, too, suffer with oily skin, but this foundation hasn't caused any breakouts nor has it added to my oiliness. I've been using Rimmel London's Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 001 Transparent, but I think any translucent powder should work fine! I hope this helps :)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Kari5841
answer 2
I have very oily skin as well and the foundation definitely works for it but you do need a setting powder. I have tried many, including mineral ones, and i found that the Amazonian Clay Loose Setting Powder is the best one. I would put it all over your face and not just in your T zone and under your eyes like most do. I have found that it doesn't look cakey at all.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
NicoleLeanneLuv
answer 3
I have oily skin in a humid climate and this works well but it won't last the 12 hours without touchup. I use the Tarte finishing powder to set the rest of my makeup and it does not smear or run.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
myboysangel
(West Columbia, SC)
answer 4
Hi, I have fair to light, acne prone skin. I have been using
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation in Ivory (the Sephora lady helped with the color) for about a month and have LOVED it. I have not been using it with powder to set it and it's been holding up just fine. I have tried the All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray but didn't really notice a difference.
I work 12 hour days, it is fast-past and around a lot of grease. If I didn't look easy on the eyes, I probably make less money. Mineral makeup took too long to apply and didn't last like I needed. Always felt like my face was sliding off before the day ended.
I hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
bbwg
(Tacoma, Washington)
answer 5
The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation has a natural demi-matte finish, that is perfect for all skin types. The coverage is buildable and does not require a setting powder.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
With this product, it delivers a great finish and no setting powder is needed.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
italjessicamtl
(Montreal, QC)
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Waterproof?
Looking for a good waterproof or water resistant foundation, wondering if this is waterproof or you have used a good one. Let me know, thanks! :)
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
naturalookbeauty
(ny)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
4 answers
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answer 1
Hello,

I agree this foundation is not waterproof. It is long lasting!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
I wore this all summer, in the pool and the ocean, and for me it was definitely waterproof. Obviously it you "rub" your face it comes off, but just by getting wet it stays in place. It works great for me, you should definitely give it a try!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
answer 3
Im not sure if it is waterproof, but I do know that if you sweat it will not come off; It just gets shiney. This makeup has very good staying power.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
histotech
(Victorville, CA)
answer 4
No I would not describe this as waterproof, though it does withstand sweat and summer abuse. I can think of waterproof foundations, but nothing I would recommend. Usually the ingredients in foundation that makes it waterproof are pore clogging.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
quesoluvr
(Bethlehem, PA)
Question
How do I pick a color? Warm vs Cool shades?
I would like help determining the best shade i.e. which are warm vs cool.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
simone1994
(chicago, IL)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
4 answers
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answer 1
I would have to add to above that Tarte's yellow runs really yellow, and their pink runs warm peach
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
musja
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
I would also like to add: yellow undertones means it is warm and pink undertones means it is cool. Hope this helps with the list that I gave you above. :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tracygirl64
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 3
Most of Tarte's shades are yellow undertones, but here is a breakdown of each shade and their undertones:

Fair- Fair skin with yellow undertones
Ivory- Fair skin with pink undetones
Light- Light skin with yellow undertones
Light-Medium- Light to medium skin with pink undertones
Medium- Medium skin with yellow undertones
Tan- Tan skin with yellow undertones
Tan-Deep- Tan skin with yellow undertones
Deep- Deep skin with yellow undertones

Hope this helps! :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tracygirl64
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 4
The undertone of your skin color determines if you are a warm or cool. The best way (I've learned) was the color of metal jewely you wear. I am a cool because silver jewely wears best on me; gold gets lost. I wear cool color eye make up as well, such as silvery grays, deep purples, rich jewel tones and stay away from anything with gold or gold undertones, it just doesn't compliment my tone and just "disappears" on me.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
gingerale05
Question
What is the sunscreen ingredient?
If this product claims an SPF it has to disclose the active ingredient that functions as the sunscreen. It is not listed in your ingredients disclosure.
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
4 answers
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answer 1
Active ingredients:
6% Titanium dioxide
3% Zinc Oxide

I would prefer a higher percentage of Zinc Oxide than that of the Titanium Dioxide, simply because ZO is more effective according to studies

Inactive Ingredients: Water, cyclopentasiloxane, octldodecyl neopentanoate, butylene glycol, plyglyceryl-4 isostearate, dimethicone crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, dimethicone, silica, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, stearic acid, aluminum hydroxide, sodium dehydroacetate, phytantriol, hexyl laurate, triethoxycaprylysilane, nylon-12, sodium chloride, kaolin, tocopherol, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, zinc chloride, lysine, sodium hyaluronte, hexylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol. potassium sorbate, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, mica Made in USA
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
kathcom1
(Astoria, NY)
answer 2
Regarding the 'chlorides' answer given, this is incorrect. These chlorides do not function as sunscreens. Having developed many sunscreen products I know this.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
spud
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
The multiple chlorides listed at the tail end of the ingredients list are sunscreens.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
raganpilates
(LIC, NY)
answer 4
6% Titanium dioxide, 3% Zinc oxide

Although it has sunscreen, the % of zinc oxide is quite low - only 3%. I was hoping it should've been at least 6%. My dermatologist told me zinc oxide is the best mineral to block UV rays, particularly UVA. Zinc oxide is more effective than titanium dioxide, and much more effective than the chemical ones.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
turkeybaker
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How well does this preform on oily skin?
Does it give a matte finish? Does it help control shine throughout the day? Does it slide off?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA)
on Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have a super oily T zone (I can literally see the oil coming out less than half an hour after washing) and I found that this foundation does a good job at keeping the oil under control. I just use some mattifying powder during the day when I feel oily just to prevent it to slide off my nose and chin but it definitely stay on much longer than the other foundations I tried.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
aprettynest
(Montreal, QC, Canada)
answer 2
It does a fairly decent job of controlling oil and does have a semi-matte finish. However, I have a super oily T-zone (literally an oil slick), and it does slide off my nose and separate on my chin area. So, on my nose/chin I use the Tarte tinted moisturizer to really thin out the foundation. Having said that, I have not found a foundation that does stay put on my nose/chin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pharmgirl0105
answer 3
It's awesome--I have very combination skin with my oily areas being VERY oily. This foundation is fantastic for my oily, acne prone skin. You may try a mattifier before hand--I like Murad's a lot. Sometimes if I'm extra oily I'll use that in place of my Hourglass "Veil" primer. My skin looks and feels so beautiful AFTER removing my make-up even after just 2 weeks of use. I highly, highly recommend.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
geeneka
(Naperville IL)
answer 4
This is great for oily skin! Definitely one of the very best I've found for my oily skin. It stays put (set with powder of course), and gives a natural matte finish. It's not a dull matte, but not at all dewy or greasy looking.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
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