REVIEW: Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation in “Fair Honey”

Mineral makeup in general isn’t really my cup of tea unless I’m in the mood for the application process. I’ve seen the Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation around, but never gave it any attention until Essiebutton’s blog post here. She also has a video to go with the post, so it’s been helpful to see the product in action. This foundation was also featured in her January 2014 Favorites blog post as well.

For other videos featuring this product, check out leighannsays and MakeupByLeinaBaaaby.

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This mineral foundation is a “talc-free, 12-hour medium-coverage, weightless powder foundation” that claims to deliver “flawless, natural-looking coverage that lasts, while the skintuitive™ formula invigorates skintone and texture for a youthful complexion.” Described to be “powered by Amazonian clay enriched with the earth’s natural, light-reflecting gemstones,” this airbrush foundation is “moisture-rich” and “buffs on smoothly for waterproof, 12-hour coverage that won’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles.” Unique to this range of powder foundations is that the availability of shades and undertones is quite impressive, and is sure to “also employ a custom mesh delivery system for a fool-proof, mess-free application every time.”

Also sold alongside this foundation is the Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush ($26.00 USD) which I skipped since I already own a variety of kabuki-style brushes.

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My shade in this foundation is “Fair Honey,” which is for fair skins with peach undertones. It’s a warm, fair shade that works well with my slightly cool skintone. It neutralizes redness and unevenness remarkably; and, it applies smoothly, blends easily, and doesn’t settle into lines and pores on the face. Coverage is impressive for a powder foundation and the formula is build-able — even though it’s light and airy. The finish is smooth and natural without looking too powdery, matte, or caked on. As indicated by Essiebutton, this foundation gets better and better as the day wears on with pretty good oil-control. It also feels like my skin is able to breathe, which is nice. The glowiness is maintained throughout the day and I love that this foundation looks and feels so natural.

I like the packaging — with a net to release the foundation and a built-in stopper on the lid so the messiness is quite minimal. The net is handy since you can ‘bounce’ your brush into it without having to swirl the product in the cap like traditional mineral makeup. For me, the foundation is pretty long-wearing, controls oil nicely, and maintains a natural glow throughout the day. To that end, this product is low-maintenance with high results! I recommend this powder foundation and it deserves all the rave reviews it has received.

Choose from 11 shades:
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Contains 0.247 oz.
Retails for $36.00 USD.
Made in USA.

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