Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

Hello beauties,

Today I bring to you my well overdue review of the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation. If you follow me on Instagram @rachelbeautystyle you would have seen this foundation pop up on a regular basis…

The foundation is available in Sephora and some speciality online retailers, however I always recommend trying foundations before you buy. The Tarte foundation comes in 16 shades and retails at $USD34 or approximately $AUD52 (as of June 2016).


How to apply Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation?

  • Because this is a powder foundation I always prime and apply my concealer before applying the foundation
  • Using the Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush (any mineral makeup brush would be fine, I just don’t own any) I dip the brush into the mesh opening and swizzle it around
  • I then push the brush with the foundation onto my face and buff it into the skin in circular motions


  • Medium- Full coverage
  • Covers most discolouration and blemishes
  • Works well on top of liquid concealers, BB creams and foundations
  • Photographs beautifully!

Staying Power

I love to prime using the Boots No7. Mattifying Primer. I find this foundation lasts really well throughout the day and looks better at the end of the day when you’re oils start to show through. While I was in Vietnam I wore this everyday as it made me look less oily then without makeup, now that’s saying something!

Wearing Tarte foundation as my base foundation
Tarte foundation lightly dusted over the Smashbox BB Cream
Wearing the Tarte foundation after a full day in Vietnam
Tarte foundation used as a setting powder over liquid foundation


This is one of my all-time favourite foundations, dare I say my holy grail? I also found that once I started using this mineral foundation my skin started to clear up. This is now my go to foundation all year round, day and night. Make sure to try it out next time you’re in store x

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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26 thoughts on “Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

  1. Hi Rachel! My comment didnt post so Im trying again! The foundation looks beautiful, very natural! Im definitely going to try some Tarte products soon, Ive heard so many good things! Xo


    1. Thanks Christina! I try to comment on your page all the time and I have issues since I’m not on blogspot, but I swear I’m up to date with your posts. Thanks for all the love xx


  2. I’d thought about trying this when it first released but then got distracted by other things. My interest has been rekindled – especially after you’ve said your skin started to clear up! Thanks for the review. Came over from Fabulous and Fun Life’s blog!

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  3. This looks and sounds terrific Rachel – so do you hon. I’m impressed that there’s such a big colour range – finding the right shade is ALWAYS my problem. Thanks for a beaut post and valuable info xxx


    1. If I can find my colour anyone can! Maybe too optimistic but I think the beauty of mineral makeup is your natural skin shows through so if the colour is a little off it can still work… Hope that makes sense x


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