Get Flawless Complexion with tarte Amazonian Full Coverage Foundation, Airbrush Foundation, and the Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation brush Swatches and Review


I’ll admit, when it comes to foundation, I’m sort of a newbie. Last year, I had an unfortunate skin reaction that gave me cystic acne (could be a mixture of things – product AND age!), and since then, I’ve been working on getting my hyper-pigmented skin back to normal. Until then, I have the help of foundations and powders to maintain a flawless complexion.

tarte was generous enough to send me six shades of their Amazonian clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15, their Light-Medium Neutral Amazonian clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation, and the Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush.



The Amazonian clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 shades sent to me were the following:
– Light-Medium Neutral
– Medium Sand
– Medium Honey
– Medium-Tan Honey
– Tan Sand
– Tan Honey



Bottom – Top: Medium Honey, Medium Sand, Light-Medium Neutral


Bottom – Top: Tan Honey, Tan Sand, Medium-Tan Honey

My arm is much lighter than my face, so it appears that Medium Honey would be a good fit, but it was actually too light, and would probably suit me better as a concealer or highlight. The shade that suited my (NC35 in MAC and Jouer Cosmetics Matte Tint in Hazel for reference) skintone was, in fact, Tan Honey. Let’s take a look at my before and after without and with the Amazonian clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 Tan Honey.


I was actually surprised that my skintone appreciated the Light-Medium Neutral Amazonian clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation. I thought I would need the same shade as the liquid foundation, but Light-Medium Neutral actually worked for me.

As for the brush, the Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush is such a plush, soft brush. Created using sustainable bamboo and synthetic materials, this brush definitely gives you the flawless, airbrushed look.





Light-Medium Neutral Amazonian clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

And, then my final look with the tarte Amazonian clay foundations as the base!


Eyeshadows are from tarte Away Oui Go Palette & Collector’s Set (crease: midnight stroll, lids: snow angels in the Parc) and Mascara is also the Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara (currently my favorite!) and blush is Intrigue. Lip is ColourPop Tulle Ultra Matte Lip.

I have been wearing this foundation all week, and I have to say this has quickly become one of my favorites (I have not yet broken out from wearing it, which means this is probably one of the ONLY full coverage foundations I can wear!). Amazonian clay is supposed be really good for the skin, so I think my skin might actually benefit from the wear of these. The brush has also quickly become one of my go-to foundation brushes! It is so plush and soft and it does not irritate the skin as you apply. I have also not experienced any shedding of the synthetic bristles. The bamboo handle is sturdy and makes it quite an attractive piece to display on your vanity.

What do you think? Have you found YOUR shade in tarte? What are your favorite products from tarte?

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Press sample. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. The finish on this foundation looks absolutely flawless and gorgeous on you! I really like the look of their brush as well! As always, you look absolutely gorgeous!

  2. What a beautiful and completely flawless finish and a great match to your skin! I had heard about this line from an Australian blogger and I went to Ulta to ask if I could try a sample but they didn’t even have any testers! Next trip to Sephora, I’ll see if I can find a shade for me to try out.

  3. Ohh, this looks like it gives great/ beautiful coverage! Good to know it didn’t break you out, I often have that problem with heavy/full coverage foundations.

  4. I’ve heard so many things about this foundation! Now I HAVE to try it(: Awesome review, you completely sold me!

  5. Someone else loves Tarte foundations and the name is escaping me… it’s someone I saw on YT but she just always raves! I’ll have to give these a go. I got a bit darker on vacation and have NOTHING right now lol

  6. The foundation matches you perfectly! and that lipstick in Tulle is everything!! I am waiting for colorpop to bring themback in stock!

  7. I love the coverage on these products, I just wish they made a shade that matched me!

  8. Your skin looks gorgeous! It’s amazing how well this foundation gave coverage while still looking natural.

  9. I just got this foundation to try out, and I haven’t used it yet. I am hoping I will have the same great results!

  10. I love TARTE foundations, but I have the toughest time finding a shade match. Either they are too pink or too orange, boo! But, I do like the feel of the mineral foundation!

  11. That looks perfect on you. I don’t have an easy time finding a match with Tarte except for their amazing Maracaja Concealer stick which comes in a ton of colors. The brush you got looks fabulous.

  12. I have this foundation and brush too! I love both

  13. Tarte products are so nice!

  14. Love the finish and coverage, it is so natural and dare I say dewy, (and I LOVE dewy over anything).

  15. I hear awesome things about these products and I think the coverage is great. If I still used foundation, I would totally try this.

  16. The finish looks incredible, and quite natural for a full coverage product. No wonder so many people love it.

  17. i have been meaning to try this! We have similar coloring so fingers crossed!

    Also, what lipstick are you wearing in your profile pic? Its gorgeous!!!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

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