Tarte, Tarte Foundation

Foundations act as the base of all makeup, they can help give the appearance of flawless skin or give you a nice neutral canvas to work with.

I love that Tarte's foundation lines come with so many variances in color, and that they give you an idea of what shades and undertones they would best suit. 

I have both the full coverage foundation and full coverage airbrush foundation in the shade  Light-Medium Neutral. This particular shade is described for 'light to medium skin w/ yellow & pink undertones.' I know, who needs both foundations in their routine? It is completely unnecessary, but as I am indecisive and completely dependent on my mood - I go with different takes on my face base.

The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation foundation has a light, whipped texture and glides on the skin like butter (sans the oily feel). It has a medium coverage yet feels like second skin. I hate the feeling of sticky foundations where you rest your hand on your face and think 'Oh my goodness, what is on my face?!' And this is definitely not one of those. 

I can't even imagine using this entire thing up as the smallest mini pea size amount is enough to spread across my cheeks, forehead, chin, and neck. I like to dab this on with my Real Techniques stippling brush, rub most of the product in with my hands, and then buff the remaining out. I like that this is buildable enough to cover any fussy spots or redness around my nose and chin. However, definitely feels heavier on my skin than the likes of powder foundation, which is why I sometimes opt for the alternate option on weekends or casual days. 

The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation is great for a lightweight, barely there feeling. 

My first foundation exposure came from the Bare Minerals powder foundations and their starter kit. Throughout college I slowly stopped using foundation and used minimal concealer to cover up any fussy spots. I then began dabbling with cream and liquid foundations.  Since then I haven't touched a powder foundation, up until I heard everyone talking about the Tarte Amazonian Airbrush Foundation. I feel that it truly does give an airbrushed feeling, I do believe that the Bare Minerals foundation has a lighter feel on the skin, but this Tarte foundation is just as lightweight, and with great coverage. Also, who could refuse the packaging? Gets me every time. Not only is the packaging lovely to look at, I find it rather practical. The net helps prevent unnecessary spilling, and the brush designed for it is so lovely. 

The packaging of the brush however is rather inconvenient to store - it doesn't lay flat in my Muji drawers, so I needed to find alternative storage. I found some bamboo containers from Ikea and now use this to store some of my larger powders and makeup products within. The brush is densely packed and the face of it is large enough to fit perfectly within the net. However - the brush is definitely not a necessity, it's a splurge and a luxury - you could definitely get on with any other type of kabuki brush. 

Besides these foundations, the only Tarte product I have tried is the Lights, Camera, Splashes mascara and that works wonders for holding a curl with my pin straight lashes. I would love to try their blushes, but can't find a valid reason to splurge when I already have so many. What are some of your favorite Tarte products?