commented on how nice my skin looked when I was wearing it. But I wanted to try a few other choices before buying a new foundation. I tried MUFE HD Foundation and liked it well enough, but it was definitely not full coverage. The same with Lancome's Teint Idole. On a trip to Sephora I decided to try Tarte's 12 hour foundation and liked that it was a perfect match for my skin tone. I brought a sample home and tried it a few times and was pretty happy with it. It wasn't as nice as the Clarins one, but since I had a $15 coupon from Sephora, Tarte it was. I did my face with it today and lo and behold not even two hours after applying it I noticed that it was caking and showing up in my fine lines and other skin "grooves". It was also accentuating any dry spots. Bummer. And foolishly enough I had opened the full size even though I still had plenty of the sample. I hate to return open makeup items (never done it before) but this is going to have to be my first time.
Here's a pic of me before and after the Tarte foundation. As you can see it gives nice coverage, but I wouldn't say it was full.
|Left: Bare face Right: Tarte 12 hour Foundation|
Oil Control: C.
Color: B. Light Sand was a good match but the thick formula made it hard to blend completely.
Finish: F. Accentuated lines and caked after just a few hours.