After finally finishing the never ending container that was the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, I picked up something different. I’ve only tried a few mineral powders, so before repurchasing the same one I wanted to try a few more options. First up was the Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation. This had been on my ‘to buy’ list ever since it first came out. It was getting great reviews, plus I wanted to try more Tarte products. A few years later….I’ve finally picked it up!
The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation is a “12-hour, full coverage weightless powder foundation” that comes in 16 shades. I think Tarte did a good job with the shade choices because it ranges from light to dark, but also different undertones like pink and yellow.
The product comes in a plastic jar like most loose mineral powders. It seems the color of the packaging has changed since it originally came out
What makes the packaging different is the mesh opening you’ll find inside. Rather than tapping out product into the lid, you just press your brush into the mesh to pick up the product. I don’t completely understand why or how, but it’s much cleaner! I used to get mineral powder everywhere, and now my vanity stays cleaner longer. I never pick up too much product!
I’ve been using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply the Tarte Foundation. It’s the same brush I used for the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder. There is a fancy brush Tarte recommends, but I think the RT brush is fine, and much, much cheaper. The soft bristles blend the product in smoothly, and the smallish size makes it easy to get all the different parts of my face.
When I apply mineral foundation, I usually start with a hydrated face and a thin layer of primer. I apply concealer under my eyes first, then go in with the foundation. I apply a layer all over, then usually go in with another layer on my cheeks and forehead, and anywhere that looks like it could use a little more coverage. The Tarte Foundation is called ‘full coverage’ but I’d say it is definitely more medium coverage. I use mineral foundation because it covers redness, but still lets my real skin shine through.
The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation is everything I look for in a mineral powder. It covers without looking cakey, wears evenly, lasts all day, and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. Especially in the summer, I love wearing mineral make up, it’s just so much more comfortable! I will definitely continue using this throughout the summer months.
In the before and after, you can see my skin just looks more even and less red. Very natural and comfortable.