The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation

A certain state-side brand recently made its way across the pond – say the word “Tarte” and even Mummy October knows the highly coveted name – years of bringing items back from her travels for me have clearly embedded the name in her brain. Since it’s recent UK launch on QVC I’ve been trailing a few pieces from the UK range and, un-surprisingly, out of everything a foundation caught my eye..

The Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation* was quite possibly the last foundation I expected to fall in love with from the range. You guys know me – full coverage foundation just ain’t my thang – and 12-hour wear just never ends up being 12 hour wear. Total first world girl problems right there. But I’ll give anything a try once, and whilst in a serious rush to get ready last week I slapped a little on (in the shade “fair”) with my fingers. It blended seamlessly and gave a satin finish accompanied by some serious coverage. Think Giorgio Amarni, but with the ability to smooth over pores (I have an oily t-zone, you can see them from the moon, okay?). Unsurprising really, it feels quite heavy on the silicone, but I like that. It’s no dewy glow, but there’s just something about this one that I can’t help but love.

I’ve tried various brush applications but over all, fingers work best and give the most beautiful finish. It also works amazingly well when mixed 50/50 with the Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer. And yes I’m high five-ing myself for slipping that primer into yet another post…

So there goes another one making it’s home in the Muji foundation drawer of fame. I have a sneaking suspicion that it won’t be the last…



  1. Sara Chergui
    03 Apr 2014 / 8:20 am

    You look flawless ! I heard so much about this product !

  2. Zazie Bibi
    03 Apr 2014 / 8:25 am

    The finish looks so gorgeous! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  3. Brittany Seel
    03 Apr 2014 / 8:28 am

    This sounds so gorgeous. I don't know why but the 'amazonian clay' in the title always gave me the impression that it would be really thick? but you have convinced me otherwise ๐Ÿ™‚
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  4. Shlaya92
    03 Apr 2014 / 8:33 am

    I NEED this in my life. Ugh, need to get my hands on some tarte!
    you look flawless!

  5. Amy Liddell
    03 Apr 2014 / 8:49 am

    Oh I LOVE the sound of this sounds perfect for my skin!

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  6. Emma Be Beauty
    03 Apr 2014 / 9:12 am

    Very excited to try this out. I love Tarte.

  7. Aerin Downs
    03 Apr 2014 / 9:15 am

    I love the look of this on you! You look so pretty x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  8. Glam O'Clock
    03 Apr 2014 / 9:30 am

    Hi Suzie, I watch EssieButton's video about this foundation and wanted to try it, now I want to try it even more. I really like the finish of it on your picture (can we also take a moment to appreciate your perfect eyeliner and eyebrows?). I just have to be patient and wish to travel to UK or Tarte to come to Spain. Xo Alexandra

  9. It's a blondiie thing!
    03 Apr 2014 / 9:44 am

    I need to try some Tarte products asap, glad you have ended up liking the product so much.

    Kristy |

  10. Grete
    03 Apr 2014 / 9:49 am

    You have such an amazing blog and Youtube account. Some people just are interesting to listen to and you are one of them! Greetings from Estonia ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  11. sofia grigoriadou
    03 Apr 2014 / 10:38 am


  12. Claire F
    03 Apr 2014 / 10:43 am

    I absolutely love this foundation – SO happy Tarte is now available in on UK soil!

    Claire | Shining Like Silver xx

  13. Imogen Stafford
    03 Apr 2014 / 11:09 am

    your skin looks flawless!

  14. Elle Turner
    03 Apr 2014 / 11:50 am

    Your skin looks INCREDIBLE! Are you wearing the Dior Glow Maximiser in the pic or just the Tarte? x

  15. Anonymous
    03 Apr 2014 / 11:54 am

    This looks gorgeous!
    Would really love to see you do a review of the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Make Up ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Lillian ParisianToBe
    03 Apr 2014 / 11:55 am

    Like you, the name just doesn't attract me. But–damn–it looks so gorgeous on you!

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  17. Chaitra - PinkPot
    03 Apr 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Looks lovely suzie ๐Ÿ™‚ Have heard such great things about this foundation xx

    – PinkPot | A Tarte Blush Giveaway

  18. frock and sole
    03 Apr 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Tarte seems to really be doing the beauty blog rounds at the moment and I can see why – this looks gorgeous!xx

  19. Jenny
    03 Apr 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Ooh lovely foundation x

  20. Eimear Denise
    03 Apr 2014 / 1:18 pm

    I'm getting so excited seeing all these Tarte posts, I've never tried anything from them but it seems like a gorgeous brand. The finish on your skin is just lovely!

    Eimear @

  21. Victoria Caulfield
    03 Apr 2014 / 1:49 pm

    This foundation looks amazing, I'm always looking for new ones, so I'll add this one to my list!

  22. Vanessa Buttino
    03 Apr 2014 / 2:07 pm

    If this foundation is heavy on the silicone, I'm wondering if it'll end up breaking me out. I'll have to give this one more thought, but thanks for giving us your opinion! Much appreciated.

  23. Michelle
    03 Apr 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Tarte needs to come to Denmark soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Conny
    03 Apr 2014 / 2:55 pm

    Love the finish of the foundation, it looks so flawless! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  25. Maddy
    03 Apr 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Your skin looks AMAZING! I need to try this! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  26. Amber Hunter
    03 Apr 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Your skin always looks flawless but I am inclined to think this is an amazing foundation as I've heard others rave about it before! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Suzie ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lovely Notions

  27. Gladys
    03 Apr 2014 / 4:33 pm

    It looks very nice! But we don't have Tarte in France *crying emoji*. So for me the "going to the USA and coming back with an incalculable things related to makeup" is not an option for now, it's a necessity.
    Gladys |

  28. Lauren Parker
    03 Apr 2014 / 5:05 pm

    Really need to try this out, wish you could get tarte in stores in the UK though!

  29. Melane Magdalena
    03 Apr 2014 / 5:51 pm

    The finish of this foundation is so flawless! This is definitely high on my wishlist!

    Melane | Oh Sweet Remedy

  30. Megan Lillie
    03 Apr 2014 / 6:42 pm

    I really want to give this a try, everyone's said it's fabulous!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  31. Sian Marie
    03 Apr 2014 / 7:40 pm

    Ahhhhhh I am dying to try all the Tarte products! I hope they do the full range into the UK soon!

    Sian | Siรขn Marie Beauty

  32. melissa z
    03 Apr 2014 / 8:13 pm

    really want to try this ! looks flawless ๐Ÿ™‚
    The Inked Blonde-vintageMel

  33. ampersaand
    03 Apr 2014 / 9:41 pm

    The finish is really beautiful, I can't wait to give this a go!

  34. Allison S.
    03 Apr 2014 / 11:12 pm

    There is nothing really in this one that sounds like I would like it but it looks so beautiful on you!!

  35. Eleri Roberts
    03 Apr 2014 / 11:39 pm

    Wow this stuff looks ah-mazing on you! xx

    Eleri Roberts

  36. Daniella C
    04 Apr 2014 / 1:14 am


  37. Stephanie Tang
    04 Apr 2014 / 5:26 am

    Your skin looks amazing, so glowy and beautiful! I've wanted to try this for a while but I have so many bases right now, I just can't justify the purchase. Hopefully I'll get to trial it soon though!
    Stephanie | Love, August

  38. Hannah W
    04 Apr 2014 / 9:37 am

    This looks absolutely beautiful. ยฃ32 on QVC though?! Ouch!

  39. Sarah-Jane Dale
    04 Apr 2014 / 3:02 pm

    I seen a review of this product on ThatsHeart youtube channel a while back and have been dying for it to come out over here. I can see this being purchased on payday as all the reivews Im reading on it are so good xxx


  40. Taslima Rahman
    04 Apr 2014 / 3:18 pm

    wow, your skin looks beautiful!

    Taslima | The little things in life

  41. Laura Chapman
    04 Apr 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Your skin looks absolutely flawless! I can't wait to try this out when I've finally finished off one of the other five foundations I have on the go at the minute.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  42. Nita
    04 Apr 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Since everybody's been talking about this foundation lately, I definitely need to give it a try! Your skin looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚


  43. Elissa Hudson
    04 Apr 2014 / 10:49 pm

    This looks AMAZING. Your skin looks literally perfect Suzie! xx

    Elissa |

  44. Amyyy
    05 Apr 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Your skin looks amazing, I need to look into tarte.

  45. Katrina Royle
    05 Apr 2014 / 9:05 pm

    You look so pretty! May have to invest in this x

  46. Laura
    12 Apr 2014 / 9:28 am

    Sephora is opening in Australia next year and I hope they bring Tarte!

    Laura | Breton & Blush

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