tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation Stick and Primer

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Start any makeup routine with this tarte duo of Timeless Smoothing Primer and Amazonian Clay Foundation Stick.

Timeless Smoothing Primer melts into skin to blur and fill the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to create the perfect canvas for makeup. Formulated with vitamins C and E and green bean extract, it blurs and fills the appearance of large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles to make skin look younger while evening out texture.

The Amazonian Clay Foundation Stick features a buildable, powder-to-liquid formula that melts into skin for medium-to-full coverage, leaving a natural-looking finish that looks and feels just like your own skin. Use on the go, as a spot concealer, or in lighter or darker shades to highlight and contour.

How do I use it: Smooth a pearl-size amount of primer over skin before applying makeup, or wear alone as a treatment to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Twist up foundation stick and swipe directly onto skin, concentrating coverage at the center of face to cover imperfections. Blend outward toward the jaw and hairline. For medium coverage, apply with a brush. For fuller coverage, apply with a blending sponge.

tarteist tip: Dot and blend foundation directly over imperfections to conceal or wear it a few shades lighter or darker as a creamy highlighting and contouring stick.

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  • 0.5-fl oz Timeless Smoothing Primer
  • 0.32-oz Amazonian Clay Foundation Stick

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tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation Stick and Primer is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Foundation I have spent a small fortune on foundations from high end to drug store and I love this foundation stick. I have to use oil on my dry skin and seemed that the foundations would separate on my face. I use the tart oil this primer and my foundations stays all day. It NOT drying and has plenty of coverage for my mature skin. This is a keeper for me!
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Win For Trate! I have combo skin and this works so good! I use a beauty sponge to apply the primer, which instantly blurs my pores and smooths my skin, then I swipe the foundation stick across my cheeks, forehead,nose and chin, then blend out with the same beauty sponge. It blends so good and this combo definitely blurs my large pores around my nose and cheeks. It doesn’t sink into my fine lines at all. My makeup doesn’t look heavy or cakey, it looks very natural. I get compliments on my skin every time I use this primer and stick combo. Love, Love, Love!
Date published: 2018-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful results The combination of the primer and foundation is beautiful! I love these products.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Primer ok, foundation stick not I liked the primer ok. It did as claimed. I felt like the primer was a little on the heavier side and I really had to work it into the skin. The stick foundation looked horrible. I have combo/oily skin and thought the clay based foundation stick would be a great option for my skin type but it just didn’t work for me. It was hard to blend and looked cakey from the get go. I had a very difficult time trying to sheer it out. Bummer, ended up returning the products. Gave 3 stars because of the primer.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Fantastic! First of all I don't understand all of these bad reviews!  I initially bought this set only for the primer and figured why not get the set so I could try out the foundation stick too for only $10 more right? Well I am so beyond happy that I made that choice! The foundation stick in the color Fair beige: This is the best shade match to my skin tone of any foundation I have ever tried! And believe me I have tried countless foundations and countless colors and undertones. I am decently fair-complected with cool undertones with redness to my skin. I am not the most fairest of them all by any means but I struggle to find the perfect shade match for my skin tone. Most foundations are either to yellow or to pink or just flat-out too dark for me. So I was beyond delighted to find that this matches me perfectly! If you are more fair than me I am sorry to say it will not work out for you. For reference the lightest shade in the IT Cosmetics CC cream is almost too dark for me but i can make it work. I also wear the lightest shade in the tarte shape tape concealer. Now on to more details on the foundation stick itself. This provides decent medium to full coverage and a little goes a long way. It leaves you with a satin finish which is more skin like then dewy or a matte finish which I appreciate. The packaging is beautiful but yes it can be slightly messy if you're not careful when you put the lid back on top.  Surprisingly it dries down to a powdery finish so you technically don't have to set it with powder if you don't want to but I do anyways to make sure it lasts all day and doesn't smudge off. The foundation stick is much more convenient than liquid foundation since it's a dream for application and is time efficient and less messy. So in conclusion it's a great foundation, with the best shade match I've ever found, with a beautiful skin like finish. The primer: Gorgeous packaging! I typically don't prefer a jar for any makeup products but I understand why it had to be put in a jar. It is a very dense thick consistency and would never be able to be put in a pump bottle. For sanitary reasons I use a metal spatula to dip the product out. A metal spatula is the best thing for any jar type packaging since you can disinfect it properly. The only thing I don't like about this primer is the fact that it is highly fragranced. I have sensitive skin and it usually gets irritation with something like that but this did not do that to my skin surprisingly. The smell is a strong Citrus type herbal smell. It's very hard to describe.  Now for application:  You only need a very tiny tiny amount. The best way to apply this is with your fingers in short downward stroking motions. If you try to put it on like a moisturizer in circular motions it will just pill up. It definitely does everything it claims to do. It fills in my pores, scars, fine lines and blurs out any imperfections and surprisingly helps with the redness in my skin as well. If you use this primer correctly, a very tiny amount in downward short stroking motions it will keep your makeup on all day and smooth out your skin so flawlessly you'll be blown away I promise you! The foundation stick paired with the primer is a perfect combination if you want your makeup to last all day long through the humid summer weather! Now if you want a light day of makeup I would not suggest using this primer since it's so very heavy duty. Definitely buy this set if you struggle finding a shade for your fair skin with cool undertones with redness and are looking for a great full proof heavy-duty primer as well since it's such a great value!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best foundation My skin changed this year after being very ill. Have treid every brand out there and all top off the line. So excited I stumbled across this amazing stick. I am in my early 50’s and my skin went oily on me. Nothing was working. This helps my skin all day in this heat 100+ some days. Goes on easy and done in minutes. Thank you for creating a wonderful product.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's great! Got the stick as part of the gift set they sold earlier this year and loved it so much I really wanted to try their primer as well. I love the primer... once dry, my skin is like silk. The "light" shade is perfect for me (fairly light skin, with neutral tones). I don't usually use cream/ liquid foundations, so I love the light feeling of this. (I usually use bareminerals powder). Their foundation brush is wonderful and seems to me it would be a necessity for this stick. I also like that application is quick. I love Tarte and I'm glad I tried this.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Messy container This primer is fine, but the delivery system of the foundattion is a major mess. When it arrived it had melted all over the tube. I thought after it had cooled it would be fine, but every time I open the tube the product smears all over. The makeup may be okay, but I can’t get past the mess.
Date published: 2018-06-02
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