29 June 2013

Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation is a foundation that I've been loving lately, and thought I might share it's awesomeness with you. I have this at my fiance's as my go-to-foundation whenever I stay at his, and I also brought this along with me to Singapore and Maldives last month.

This is what Tarte says about this foundation:
"A long-wearing, skin-perfecting full coverage foundation with UVA/UVB SPF 15 infused with Amazonian clay for better, longer, truer wear. 
Product Performance: Achieve flawless skin that looks healthy and natural. This supremely blendable, buildable and full coverage formula delivers up to 12 hours of satin-matte coverage with a weightless texture. Reduce the appearance of pores, discolorations and imperfections and ensure a perfectly flawless complexion every time with this best seller.
Powered By: Amazonian clay: This nutrient-rich, multitasking and total-skin-balancing clay reduces dryness and flakiness, improves skin clarity, elasticity, firmness, and texture while removing oil from the skin's surface for smooth application and wear."
I agree with 99% of Tarte's claims. The only thing I semi-don't agree on is their full coverage claim. I found that it is more of a medium coverage but can be built up to a full-ish coverage. I normally just slap on a bit of concealer where needed instead of trying to build it up.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Cover Foundation blended out
Please excuse the goosebumps! Exposing my arm for swatches during winter, even for just 2 minutes makes me cold. Anyway, I purchased this in the shade Light, and when blended out it matches my skintone quite well [I lost all my tan from the Maldives :'(].

I use my fingers to apply my foundation and found it really easy to blend it out. When it dries, it does dry semi-matte. I then set it with a powder, although I mainly do this out of habit rather than a requirement.

I did not have a problem (and I usually don't) with the foundation disappearing at the end of the day. But I did have to blot half way through my day, so it's not totally oily-skin-proof.

I still can't decide whether or not I like foundations in squeezey tubes such as this. I kind of prefer ones in pump bottles because it's so easy to control how much product you want to use. Although, I hate not being able to get out the last few ml's of product left in pump bottles unlike in squeezy tubes. The problem I do have with the squeezey tubes such as the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation is when they are full/new, product seem to ooze out too easily making it a bit messy. Anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

This foundation is definitely on my recommend list!

What is your favourite foundation?

P. S. What are you thoughts on Shrinking Wallet's new look?


  1. I love the packaging and the wooden lid.

    I agree with you about pump bottles over tubes, much easier to apply.

    This sounds like a really nice foundation.

    Jac x0x

  2. This sounds lovely! That happens to me too with the product dripping out? Annoying!

    I like your new layout too :)


  3. Ooh I LOVE your new blog layout!!
    Yes totally agree about the product leaking out.

  4. Loving your new layout :) I have that problem with the Laura Mercier TInted Moisturiser... it drips everywhere even though I've used maybe 20% of it.

  5. Beautiful, I love the shade you pick, looks great for yellow toned skin x

  6. I love the new layout! It looks so clean and professional :)
    I hate squeezy tube foundations/bb creams. Although they're lightweight, having a pump makes it so much easier to dispense!

  7. I'm always on the look out for great foundation!