Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-hour with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Light

I bought the Tarte set(Tarte Perfect & Treat 6-piece High Performance Collection) from QVC a couple weeks(?) ago. I don't normally shop there...because I hate paying tax and shipping! But I really want to try some Tarte stuff, and this is a really good deal(I believe the set was $49 now is $59, I got a special deal on this)! I want to review the whole set, but mainly talk about the foundation.

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation - Light(30ml - 1.0 fl.oz - $42)
This is a ok foundation.
The color is yellow based, which is good for most of people. I didn't have too much trouble picking out the color because on the website there were only four or five shades. But I just checked Ulta, they have 10 shades available now. For reference, I am MAC NW20 .
The texture is not too liquid-y. But once applying on my face, it gets a little bit runny. This foundation leaves a nice glow/dewy finish instead of shimmer or sparkle. I have dry skin so normally I love dewy finish foundation instead of matte finish. But the problem is...after several hours of wearing, the dry areas on my face tend to get flaky. I tried different moisturizer + primer combos, but I still got the same result! Normally, liquid foundations don't get flaky on my face...So if you have dry skin, you may want to get a sample to try this one out first.
I tried applying this foundation with sponge, but it didn't work out very well. It makes my face even dryer. Another thing is when I use a sponge, my face feel burnt! It lasts about 5-10 seconds, then I feel normal again. But when I switch to a regular foundation brush, it doesn't give me these two problems like the sponge did. I use three to four pump for the whole face.


- Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation -


There are some other stuff that came with the set.

This set includes:
Maracuja Miracle 12-hour Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in choice of fair, light, medium, tan, and deep

100% pure Maracuja Oil rollerball - exclusive to QVC until 1/31/13 - 0.60 fl oz
The texcture is not oily at all, but it does leave a shine on the face.I don't quite understand this product because it says applying around the eye area and the dry area, I suppose this step is before moisturizer? I use it under moisturizer, anyway. Since I only used for a little while, I can't say if it works on me or not. I have sensitive skin, this thing doesn't burn my face or anything.

LipSurgence Lip Shine in smitten soft pink with built-in sharpener - exclusive to QVC until 1/31/13 - 0.10 oz
Really nice color. I think it looks good on all skin tone. It applies smoothy. The problem is this lip stick doesn't last too long on my lips. It comes with a sharpener so I don't have to worry about where to find the right sharpener.

Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara - black - 0.24 fl oz
Average mascara. Doesn't hold the curl, but does the basic job.

modernEYES waterproof creaseless shadow/liner duo - Plumberry/Plum brown - Pinkish Plum/Deep Purple Brown - 0.017 oz/0.005 oz - exclusive to QVC until 1/31/13
I love this! The color is really nice and pigmented. They don't move anywhere after applying. The colors are super waterproof... I can only get them off by using eye makeup remover.

Retoucher bamboo foundation brush
Average brush. It is cute and very well made. A little bit prickly when I use it but not too bad. It doesn't lose the shape after washing.I use to apply blush. It doesn't work well for foundation.

I forgot to mention, this is a eye cream sample that comes with it. I haven't used it, and it doesn't mention on the website either.

- natural light -
- LipSurgence Lip Shine in smitten soft pink - modernEYES waterproof creaseless shadow/liner duo in plumberry 0.017-oz/plum brown -

- flash -
- LipSurgence Lip Shine in smitten soft pink - modernEYES waterproof creaseless shadow/liner duo in plumberry 0.017-oz/plum brown -

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