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Friday, 2 June 2017

Tarte Clay Stick Foundation in Fair Neutral : Swatches & Review

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The Tarte Clay Stick Foundation retails for $39US and $49CAN 9g | 0.32 oz worth of product.

Tarte Clay Stick Foundation in Fair Neutral twisted up all the way.
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation in Fair Neutral, silicone cap (that's sticky to the touch) and bottom of tube label.
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation in Fair Neutral box information.
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Silica, Mica, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline, Kaolin, Paraffin, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Products & Colour: 
The Tarte Clay Stick Foundation in Fair Neutral is a pale neutral foundation with a very subtle peach undertone. For me, the shade is a winter one while leaning slightly more pink on my olive skin for the start of summer. This is the shade I recommend for my pale redhead girls.

The formula of the Tarte Clay Stick Foundation is very creamy and much less dry compared to Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation and Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick which both emphasised the texture of my skin sadly (and the reason why I didn't want to buy the full size for review).

The formula has a very soft and light finish to the skin and didn't add texture to my skin. But it stays very dewy without a setting powder and I like a cream foundation that drys down slightly like the Mehron Celebré Pro HD Make-Up. This foundation really needs to be set with a powder to have that 12-hour wear claim time but that is not usually with cream foundations.

Wear: Lasts 8-9 hours on bare skin before any noticeable fading, But it does last longer over a primer and with a setting powder.

Metal twist up tube with a silicone cap end that is a little bit sticky.

Daylight & Flash swatches: Tarte Clay Stick Foundation in Fair Neutral, applied heavy and buffed out.
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation in Fair Neutral on the right side of my face, my left side is bare.
Coverage was good. I took out my redness and unevenness for the most par with my checks still looking slightly pink. My blemishes are fairly covered but still needs concealer to get rid of the last of the redness. My freckles are still visible but faded as well. It caught on my serious dry patches (my nose was peeling) But other dry spots were forgiving.

What I did notice and wasn't expect that the pores on my cheeks looked filled in. I can even that out more with the product to concealer more of the redness of my cheeks and with a setting powder. But it was a strange occurrence I wanted to mention and was probably made more noticeable due to the pale colour not match my face (but it matches my neck).

I personally find these higher end and drugstore cream foundations all slightly disappointing simply because you can find better and more pigmented cream foundation in the Makeup industry cosmetics like RMCA, Kryolan, Ben Nye, Graftobean and my personal favourite for my dry-normal skin Mehron.

That said these actually work better with a primer and setting powder to even out the texture of your skin and act as a barrier for any dry patches. This one still gets a pass from me but it's still not up there in my Holy Grail tier. 

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