Last week I showed you guys I got myself some new Tarte goodies. One of the products I got is the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Foundation. I’ve been wanting to try this foundation forever. I’ve been in love with their Amazonian Clay foundation for a while now and I was curious to find out if their other foundation was going to be just as amazing. Today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out more about this product, make sure you continue reading!
The Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Foundation comes in a glass bottle with golden letters and a gorgeous shiny multicolour lid. The lid has a button on it which you have to press so the foundation will be sucked into the pipet and then you can press it again to release it on the back of your hand/your face in order to start using it.
I really like the way it looks. The pipet thing has a cool vibe to it, it makes the product look more interesting, and the overall design of the packaging is just stunning.
On QVC there wasn’t a too wide selection of shades, but they did have more options to choose from that most other brands. I believe that on the Sephora site there are way more colour options, so if you really want a specific colour you might have more luck there. The shade I chose is called Fair Neutral. This was the lightest shade available and according to Tarte this is perfect for people with a light skintone like me.
Tarte claims that the shade Fair Neutral has pink and yellow undertone. In other words: they claim it has a neutral undertone. My skin has a neutral undertone so after reading that I was convinced that it was going to be the perfect shade for me.
Now that I have it I do have to say that this foundation shade isn’t particularly neutral. In my opinion it’s actually pretty yellowy. It’s not incredibly yellow and even if you don’t like yellow undertones you can definitely pull this off without hating the way that you look. But what I’m trying to say here is that I don’t consider this a neutral shade. It does look fine on my skin tone so even if you’re really pale this will look good on you.
Onto the product itself. Like the Tarte spokesperson in the QVC video mentioned about 6 trillion times, this Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea foundation is for the main part made out of water. Because of that this is quite a watery foundation. However I did expect it to be way more watery than it actually is, so for me that’s definitely a plus.
Coverage wise this foundation is way better than most people would expect. When you hear that 70% of it is water, that it’s mainly water and again that the main ingredient is water you will start to think it won’t have a lot of coverage. However, this foundation actually has medium to high coverage, depending on how many drops you end up applying to the face.
The spokesperson from Tarte said that you need 3 drops for a lighter coverage and 6 drops for a more full coverage. I personally like to go for 6 because that’s just more my thing, but I like that you get the option to decide yourself how covering you want it to be.
The only thing that does require an extra bit of attention when it comes to this foundation is the fact that you have to work quick. This is one of those foundation that dries down and it does that pretty quickly. When it has dried down you can definitely still blend it in even better, but it will be way harder than when you just work quickly and make sure it’s all nice and blended before it has actually dried.
When it has dried down it actually feels very different than other foundations. It’s completely weightless. It feels as if you’re wearing nothing on your skin. Personally I do like the feel of a foundation on my skin, but not a lot of people share that thought with me and I think those people will love the way this foundation feels a lot!
I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of me wearing it. The pictures turned out absolutely terrible so I decided not to include them.
Overall I think the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea foundation is a very unique foundation. It has a unique texture, it works differently than most other foundations and it feels completely weightless once it has dried down. I think it’s a great foundation that will work for lots of people with lots of different needs and therefore I’d highly recommend giving it a try!
The Tarte Rainforst Of The Sea Foundation is available at QVC and Sephora.com.
That was it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and let me know which foundation is your current favourite!