I’m not going to lie, I suck at matching foundation colors to my skin. And when I was at Sephora staring at these bottles of foundations, they all looked the same to me. Light sand? Medium sand? …Help…?
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Today I’m doing a review of the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation! This foundation retails for $39 and it claims to be a lightweight, full coverage, hydrating foundation with a SPF 15. It comes in 21 shades- I am in the shade light-medium sand. (You know, I always wondered how they came up with these foundation names.. )The Sephora website also says that this product is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. Lastly, the bottle is made of glass and contains 1 fl. oz of product.
Let’s start off with the box it comes in. I LOVE PRETTY PACKAGING like if you put a shitty product in pretty packaging, I might actually buy it. The applicator itself is a dropper. I’m not crazy about the dropper because I’m not sure what to do with it. The website says to directly dispense the foundation onto a foundation brush, but I prefer to drop it onto the back of my hand first and then dab it onto my skin. I tend to waste product when I directly put it on a brush or sponge.
This foundation has a floraly sunscreen kind of smell but it’s not terrible. It’s not noticeable after it’s been applied to the skin. With a primer (the primer I used was the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer), it went on my face super smoothly and stayed on throughout the day.
This foundation has a runny, watery consistency cause ya know, “water foundation”. It applies well on my skin with either my Real Techniques foundation brush or my Clarisonic foundation brush. I prefer applying it with the Clarisonic foundation brush. That brush just blends everything.
I tried making a video showing you how I like to apply the foundation! LOL my first “beauty” video ever! Check it out!
I found that a lot goes a long way, so I like to start with a drop of foundation and build up from there. When I first started using this foundation, I think I used wayyy too much and it started to look cakey. I learned that one drop from the dropper is enough and then I could always add more to where there are imperfections. I don’t find it full coverage but I think it’s buildable. I enjoyed how lightweight it is because I’m all about that “no makeup makeup look”. This foundation would be ideal for those hotter summer days and maybe even humid weather.
I’ve been loving this product and it has been my go-to for these warmer days. The dropper is eh but it makes me feel like I’m in a lab or something. HEHE but that is pretty much it!
Have you tried this foundation? What did you think of it? Let me know what you think! Make sure to like, comment, ask questions… er look around my blog if you’d like..laugh at my posts heheh OKAY SEE YOU NEXT TIME ❤
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