Repost from fall 2019:
Lately, I’ve become a bit of a product junkie. So, I figured what better way to get more benefit from my spent dollars, than by writing honest product reviews. It would also allow me to share my experiences with using different products, and their performance. In the following
Earlier this year I decided to do a 30-day makeup challenge. In order to regain my personal time, I challenged myself to wear makeup for 30 days. In the end, I regained my love for wearing makeup and 6 months later, I’m still in love, and more in love than I was years ago. During this time I’ve tried a few new foundations. One of the first ones was Physician’s formula healthy foundation, which didn’t exactly agree with my skin. I found a shade that worked for my complexion but I broke out every time I used it.
After trying out a few different mascaras, and trying out Tarte’s “Lights, camera, lashes” 4 in 1 mascara (which I found I really liked), I thought I’d give their face tape foundation a try. Especially since discovering that their shape tape concealer was such a cult favorite, which worked for me, as well.
Face Tape foundation
Tarte Face tape foundation comes in a nice plastic bottle with a pump. I prefer a pump, as it helps dose the product, and prevents waste. It has a cute top that is golden and has a lavender design that looks like lavender tape crossing the top.
Claims: A full-coverage matte foundation that magnifies and brightens the complexion. Long-wearing, transfer-proof, hypoallergenic, waterproof, and sweat-proof.
Tarte’s face tape is available in 50 shades, ranging from the lightest most porcelain
I usually use a beauty blender to apply my foundation and concealer, to cut down on time. However, using a brush will give the best coverage. With my beauty blender, Face tape is still pretty full coverage upon application. The finish is a soft matte, and I don’t find it to be drying to the skin. The drying time is pretty quick.
Claims and wear
As far as their claim of being sweat proof and waterproof goes, I only tested out the
The Transfer-proof claim was tested all summer long. I had a slight transfer onto my phone if I used it, but I was able to find a way to decrease if not completely eliminate transfer. This was a simple hack. After applying my foundation, and the foundation dried, I blotted my entire face. Then after the complete makeup
The hypoallergenic claim is definitely something I was able to test. I easily get bumps on my face if I use the wrong product. With this
Color options and final thoughts.
This is my favorite foundation at the moment, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone to use. If you are considering purchasing this foundation, I would go try the colors that you think are closest to your complexion in a store.
When I first purchased it, I tried color matching online and was wrong. I had a sample of a different
Overall Tarte’s face tape is an affordable prestige foundation, and best of all, you can find it on sale at Ulta, and on Tarte Cosmetics website at times. The original price is 39.99, but when it’s on sale you can buy it for as low as 27.00. That’s a steal. You get 1 oz of product, and since it’s full coverage, a little goes a long way.
Have you tried Face tape yet? Let me know in the comments below!