Tarte Amazonian Clay Product Review 

Tarte expanded there Amazonian Clay Collection mid season and although I have yet to purchase any of the newer additions to the product line If you visit the Tarte websites best seller section among them you’ll see the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation Powder and Lights, Camera, Lashes. All three products are a staple in my makeup collection that I reach for time and time again.

What Is It?

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Liquid Foundation

Product Claims 

“Provides a natural matte finish & oil control for flawless longwear without clogging pores or sinking into lines in a cake-free & comfortable formula. It covers redness, acne, & hyperpigmentation without hiding your complexion. This vitamin- & Amazonian clay-rich foundation formula restores balance to help improve your skin even when you’re not wearing it, & SPF 15 provides broad spectrum protection.”


Full coverage

Good for oily skin

Buildable coverage


Covers uneven skin tone

Vegan friendly


May stick to dry patches

Didn’t last a full 12hours

Overall Rating: 4.8/5 

I personally love this foundation for my sensitive/combination skin. While this foundation is full coverage only a small amount is needed before my face turns into “cake face”. I blend it in with either my Real Techniques miracle sponge or buffing brush. I can go a couple hours without a touch-up but not a full 12hours, as a mater of fact I usually have to touch up once and it holds up til it’s time to wash my face. I don’t think I ever came across a foundation that stayed matte for 12+ hours, but this foundation still delivers in coverage. My sensitive skin has never had any irritations or developed acne to the ingredients. I like the fact that there is already some SPF in this foundation being that I don’t normally wear any (shame on me!) so if you are someone who wears spf under your makeup I recommend looking into this product.

What Is It? 

Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Powder Foundation

Product Claims

“Powered by Amazonian clay & light-reflecting gemstones, this hypoallergenic foundation gives you natural radiance & matte coverage in a weightless, flake-free powder. The full coverage formula is all you need to cover redness, unevenness & pores, with Amazonian clay to help control oil & make your makeup last. Precious gemstone tourmaline works to energize skin & diffuse light for natural dimension, & the custom mesh applicator offers buildable & breathable coverage without settling into fine lines.”


Buildable coverage

Easy to apply

Light weight


Vegan friendly



Overall Rating: 4.9/5

This powder foundation is great for days I need to run errands and don’t want to apply a full face of makeup but still want to give the illusion of healthy even toned skin. The Amazonian airbrush foundation is full coverage and covers pores. It’s buildable and you can either use it alone or over your foundation for fuller coverage or touch ups. I usually wear this when I workout because it feels light weight.

Author: michelelisette

Michele Lisette is a Makeup Artist based in the Tri-State area of NY.In 2005 I graduated from Empire Beauty School with certification in Fashion/Glamour,Basic Character Sciences and SFX. Makeup Artistry is a form of art which I take pride in, and most of all having creative freedom.

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