Instagram, oh, Instagram. I follow about 5 billion beauty accounts on Instagram and have to force myself not to check it every 10 minutes (30 seconds) because I love looking at makeup. And hair. And products. Which is how I stumbled upon this foundation.
Did I need a new foundation? No. But the flawless skin I saw this foundation create on so many different faces and skintones, made me Have. To. Try. It. I got my little booty to Sephora and got color matched. I took home 3 different sample shades, because sometimes a full face looks really different than swatched on your arm or chin.
Especially when it comes to full coverage foundation. They have 40 shades available. I tried Light Neutral, but since they’ve expanded their range (from 16 to 40 shades) I think I’d be better in Fair-Light Honey. They do an amazing job online of explaining the undertones of each shade, which is rare and amazing to find. It makes buying online much easier.
Product Info |
- Amazonian Clay Foundation claims to be a 12 hour wear, full coverage foundation, with amazonian clay to improve skin over time.
- not tested on animals.
- 1.7 oz tube of foundation
- retails for $38. (That’s almost TWICE the size of most foundations. The average foundation size is 1 oz)
- available at Tarte . Sephora . Ulta
The finish is flawless. This is what initially attracted me to the foundation and it does not disappoint in real life. It makes your skin look like doll skin, but somehow still natural and like human skin.
Every time I wear it, people ask me what my skin care routine is. That is a winning foundation, my friends. I feel like I could end the review right there, if I didn’t have so many other nice things to say about it.
Update: as I’ve gotten older, I have found this foundation accentuates my forehead lines a bit, but i still think it’s a great foundation for days I know I’ll be outside in heat. It’s a great foundation for oily skin.
The texture is a lightweight mousse. It blends so easily and in 1 to 2 layers, I achieve full coverage on my skin. I say one to two depending on whether or not I use a primer with a tint.
The foundation really does last a looong time with or without primer. It also has SPF 15, which I love, because I am pale, and sunburn while driving.
That will be the title of my memoir “Sunburnt While Driving: The Molly Gardner Story.” But yes, SPF. Finding out that a product I love also has SPF is my equivalent to reaching into my pocket and finding a $5 bill. It adds a little zip to my step, ya know?
I love that the foundation lasts a long time on my skin (haven’t really timed it, but have probably def hit 12 hours) but the ingredients are very skin friendly. My skin always feels clearer the day after wearing it because of the clay in the formula.
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This foundation is also vegan, meaning it has no animal products in it, for people leading a totally vegan lifestyle (not eating or using any products from animals on your skin or clothing). I ate vegan for 3 months and I felt like a million bucks, but then PIZZA. I think about pizza at least three times a day and I wish I was kidding.
This foundation is a great deal-per-ounce, made with high-quality, skin improving ingredients. It’s lightweight, but full coverage. I am totally in love with it and can not recommend it more highly. It became a favorite so quickly!
Thank you for reading! As always, I really hope these product reviews help save you time and money. I love recommending products that really work for me.
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