Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation


QVC Tarte Colored Clay Collection TSV

My routine with new beauty products goes something like this: receive new product, photograph and swatch product, then test out the product for a certain amount of time before reviewing it. Sometimes, I get caught up in the excitement of finding a new HG product, that I neglect to inform my wonderful readers. :(
That is the case with Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid foundation.  From the first time I tried it, I have not looked back. It’s a unique product, packaged in a jar that has a little mesh covered circle that you press the angled foundation brush onto to get product on your brush . The brush that it comes with is also unique, with its densely packed super soft bristles and angled shape. The best way I’ve found to apply the foundation is just a small amount at a time. The liquid is thin and dries quickly. I stipple it onto one area of my face then buff, buff, and buff some more. This is my first liquid foundation that looks better the more you buff! I love that you can blend it so completely, without having it slide around your face.


I would consider this full coverage, but I still use my IT Cosmetics bye bye under eye on any scars or marks showing through. It dries to a satin finish, which I very lightly blot. When my skin is super dry in the winter, I don’t use a finishing powder with the Colored Clay foundation. Now that it’s warming up slightly, I find a light dusting in my t zone with Tarte’s Amazonian Clay setting powder cuts down on sheen. What I love about this foundation besides the fabulous coverage, is how long it lasts (it doesn’t budge until you remove it!) and how lightweight it feels. While I love a good full coverage foundation, I find lately that many of my old favorites feel too heavy on my skin. Not so with this! I would also like to point out that this foundation has an spf 15.

I have tried this on my skin with no primer, with Tarte’s Colored Clay CC Primer stick and with my Vincent Longo Water Canvas Base/Primer

It works wonderfully with all three, but I prefer to use a primer. I have the shade “light” in the Colored Clay foundation and CC Primer stick. There are currently 5 shades available.

What Tarte says about the Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation:

The latest innovation in complexion from tarte, this liquid foundation delivers flawless full coverage as it smoothes over the skin with ease. Infused with skinvigorating and complexion-correcting colored clay, the antioxidant-rich formula helps to brighten, neutralizes the appearance of discolorations, and evens skin tone and texture. The lightweight texture blends and builds effortlessly with the perfect-application foundation brush, and the custom mesh delivery system allows for easy, mess-free application every time.


Active: 6.0% Titanium Dioxide, 4.0% Zinc Oxide. 
Inactive: Water, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, 
Nylon-12, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, 
Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-
10/1 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl 
Dimethicone, Alumina, Talc, Sorbitan Isostearate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-
4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, 
Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, 
Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Kaolin, Magnesium 
Aluminum Silicate, Mica, Montmorilloniate, Iron Oxides. 

You can find Tarte Colored Clay liquid foundation on QVC.com.

I have not seen it at Sephora or ULTA, either online or in store. It also does not appear to be on Tarte’s website. I am in love with the Colored Clay Liquid Foundation and CC Stick! I have noticed that QVC has a Colored Clay Foundcealer and Colored Clay concealer and finishing powder duo that I am anxious to try. Tarte has some great Spring and Summer releases that are calling to me! Have you tried any of the Colored Clay products? What are some of your favorite Tarte items?

xo Amber

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  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    I love most of Tarte’s products. That CC cream made me so oily, it is def a no go for me!

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    I would have loved to try the CC cream products, but the shades are limited.

    • Amber

      Kim, I feel like 5 shades of foundation is quite limiting too. I am hoping that this foundation is released more widespread and with more shade options!

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

    OMG I totally am obsessed with this foundation. I got it too on QVC and am hoping that it will become a permanent in their line. It is so nice on the skin and the coverage is awesome. Great review.

  • http://www.crazybeautifulmakeup.com/ Heather

    I now need all of these items in my life heheh

  • MyBeautyJunction

    Sounds amazing! I’ve been wanting to try Tarte’s powder compact foundation (the exact name eludes me) and the CC stick looks attractive. I wonder how the liquid foundation would work on super-oily skin, though.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Too bad they don’t have it in stores. After reading your review, I’d love to check it out. I love Tarte except for their lip products that dry out my lips with peppermint oil 😉

  • erikatheicyone

    Tarte is a brand I am falling deeper in love with. I am gonzo on their shadows and the Amazonian Clay Blushes? Guh!!! So fabulous. I like the Maracuja Lip gloss, as well. This foundation sounds great and it is free of nasty chemical sunscreen! Yay! I may have to give it a whirl. :)

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I love Tarte products. I don’t think I’ve come across one that was a fail.

  • Noelle

    Tarte packaging is just so fun! I’ll have to look into this foundation.

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    This looks like something I would love.

  • Lissa Cole

    This has been on my list of to try foundations! It’s good to know that it doesn’t slide around : )

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    The foundation sounds lovely!

  • Alison Freisz-Steward

    I definitely need to try this, I’ve heard about Tarte products but never used them and am currently searching for a new foundation — I’m just not in love with the one I’ve been using but this sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Haven´t tried it yet, but I think I have to.

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I’m in love with the liquid foundation too! It’s only at QVC right now. it’s slightly too dark for me but it’s easy to add in some Face Atelier Zero Minus and make it work.

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    I LOVE that liquid foundation!

  • TinaBowling

    I’m the same way, always forgetting to blog the stuff I use all the time! I need to try these!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I love Tarte! I want to try this colored clay stick. I have such oily skin, the Amazonian clay usually works well for me.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I’ve tried a ton of their products, but not the foundation type! May need to look into it and see if it’s for me :) Great review!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    AHHH! I should have ordered this!

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    I have been tempted by the foundations but they seem to run a bit too yellow for my complexion. I’m glad I read your review on these.

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    Ooh… so many awesome goodies here. 😉 I love Tarte.

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    Everything looks amazing. I definitely want to try the stick one.

  • Pammy Blogs Beauty

    I totally need to try this foundation! I am always impressed with Tarte’s cosmetics.

  • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

    I’ve been seeing that foundation everywhere but I gotta admit that packaging for the liquid makes me think it’ll get messy super fast

  • Anastasia

    The foundation sounds amazing, I hope to try it some day.

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    I love the amazonian clay foundation. It’s freaking amazing for winter and the coverage is phenomenal!

  • Betzy Carmona

    For $60 I would so purchase if I saw the deal

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I’m curious w/ this colored clay foundation. Can’t wait to see it at Sephora so I can swatch and choose the best shade for me

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

    I love Tarte Products!

  • myCosmeticBag

    i’ve got to try that primer stick

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    It looks really cool! I totally want to try out this foundation.

  • kSquaredGlamour

    this looks and sounds awesome I really want to try it

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