Do fall allergies just destroy anyone else? All the stuff in the air here in Missouri just ruins me. I apologize for how TERRIBLE i look in these pictures a head of time.
I purchased the Tarte Shape Tape foundation while it was on sale for $23 at Ulta. Which is the only reason I bought it. I love the concealer, but didn’t really have interest in the foundation- until the stupid sale. Always gets me.
It usually retails for $39 at Ulta.
I wasn’t even going to review the foundation. Then I forgot to put primer on the other day and figured why not? So I have tried it with and with out primer and setting it. You have actually already seen it in most of my recent pictures with primer. ( Look at the most recent selfie on my Instagram @manda_janette)
I like the doe foot applicators on foundation. It isn’t hygienic, but I’m lazy. I like buffing it in with a brush or with a beauty blinder- either way works. As I said I forgot a primer, I did sent my under eyes though. Nothing else.
It is super easy to apply and I find that porcelain is a great match for me. I am pretty fair.
I also want to mention that I have combination, scared up blemish prone skin. This foundation has pretty decent coverage.
I apologize for the picture quality, I was in my office.
Not much break down besides under my eyes. It’s normal for break down under my eyes. My nose and chin aren’t looking too shabby. Coverage is still good. Impressed so far.
I apologize for what you just had to see!
As you can see, everything, including my Liquid Cat Suit liquid lip, is broken down.
My nose, eyes and for head have really deteriorated. The sides of my face aren’t looking too good either.
Please ignore my watery eyes and hives, like I said, ALLERGIES.
Thoughts w/o primer and setting:
It held up for a good four or five hours. I was surprised it held up that long. Never again will I got with out primer and setting though. I just don’t like doing that. Yes foundations break down, but the way this one hardcore broke down around 7-8 hours, just not happy with that.
W/ Primer and Setting:
I didn’t want to like this foundation, but I do. A lot.
I have it on in the above pictures and it looks great, and it stayed that way the entire night out.
It is easy to apply, doesn’t feel heavy, and wears very well ( with primer and being set) for a hydrating foundation.
Will I repurchase? If it is on sale yes. Full price, no. I have too many inexpensive foundations that I enjoy just as much.
🎃🎃🎃🎃 out of five pumpkins. Lost a pumpkin for the shade range that they threw at the world and the fact that it is nearly $40..but there are drugstore foundations I like just as much.
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?
Thank you for reading 🎃
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6 thoughts on “Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation | All day wear test + Review”
I feel you on those fall allergies! And I agree, I love/hate this foundation. When it works (with right primer and setting spray) it’s amazing! Holds up well and like you said feels so light. But I have pretty oily skin, on a good day it holds up, but for any reason if I sweat more, workout, etc. it really doesn’t hold up 🙁 I’d love to hear about the foundations you prefer or cheaper ones that are similar to Tarte’s!
I think the the Wet N Wild Photo Focus is similar, at least it wears the same if not better on me. The smell is a bit much though, it is one of my favorite foundations though!
What are the foundations that you like from the drugstore?
The Wet N Wild Photo Focus and The Milani Conceal and Perfect are the ones I have really been loving recently.
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I have this foundation and I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never used it! I got it in one of the tarte build your own and I should have gotten matte because I’m so oily!
I wish the foundation was still on sale, I would like to try the matte as well!