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Tarte Foundcealer Reviewed

Tarte Foundcealer Reviewed

The new foundation from Tarte has been raved about by everyone and their dog, and it led me to wonder, is it actually worth it? When I was having a treat yo’self moment at Ulta, one of the things that I received as a gift with purchase was a deluxe sample of the Tarte Babassu Fouondcealer. Of course, I was ecstatic to try it, and have worn it pretty much every day since then.

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So what’s the deal?

First things first, what the hell is a babassu? It’s a kind of palm oil, is the correct answer. Palm oil is controversial because it is very environmentally unfriendly. Babassu is a more eco-conscious alternative, but because it is a palm oil, it has all the benefits in terms of consistency. As for health benefits, the only things I could find were all on some woo-woo websites talking about anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizing. Nothing too crazy, but it does not seem like a well-researched ingredient. Besides the babassu, it also has hyaluronic acid (a favorite of me, and everyone else), and also SPF 20.

Tarrte offers 30 shades, and I was surprised that one of the 5 that was available as a sample fit me perfectly. In these pictures, I’m wearing .

As for being a “foundcealer” or foundation + concealer, I don’t think it’s what you’d expect. It’s medium coverage, and I didn’t have much luck building it. If you have major acne, this won’t cover it. I can see redness and freckles poking through, so I don’t think it conceals much. I don’t mean to badmouth this though. I really do like it. On days when I’m feeling like I have great skin, this is awesome, but if discoloration is something that you’re conscious of, I wouldn’t go for this one.

Wear time with this is also fairly good. Did I fall asleep in my makeup? Yes I did. And did it still look great the next day? Yes it did. I have no complaints about this.

For application, Tarte recommends fingers for light coverage, a sponge for medium, and a brush for full. I have never gotten this to full coverage, but I think that the best way to apply it for me is using a foundation brush. I use a dense NYX foundation buffer and it looks great, but again, medium coverage at most.

In general, I really like this. I would go purchase the full size. I might purchase the full size. Maybe it’s too early to decide, but this might be my wedding foundation….seriously. It retails for $38, available at stores and online now.

Have you tried the Tarte Foundcealer?

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