Staff Pick of the Week: Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

Buildable coverage? Check. 24 hour wear? Check. Multiple shades to choose from? Check. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation has it all.

From the Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay line, the foundation is an all-star product that is perfect for everyday wear or just covering up those pesky pimples. Coming in 25 different shades, the foundation is perfect for every skin tone.

With summer quickly approaching, Valley wanted to showcase a foundation designed for the hot and sticky weather. The foundation has mineral SPF 15 in the formula, so you will always have an extra form of sun protection on your skin. The longevity of the foundation makes it the standout product for the upcoming season.

It is no myth that high coverage foundations have a bad reputation when it comes to sensitive, acne prone skin. The Tarte foundation is oil-free, which is the go-to formula for those suffering from acne.

According to Dr. Benabio, creator of TheDermBlog, using oil-free products is essential for those with oily, acne prone skin. The absence of excess oils will help eliminate clogged pores and the dreaded feeling of your makeup melting off under the summer sun.

The foundation also includes real amazonian clay, which is the core ingredient for the product’s 24 hour wear. It is also infused with Vitamins A and E, which are known for protecting the skin against free radical damage and helping it stay soft and supple.

The line also features a line of foundation brushes made for applying this holy grail product. However, it can also be applied by using an application sponge or just simply with your fingers.

Since a little of this foundation goes a long way, Valley recommends only applying about a dime size amount onto the back of your hand and then building it up for your desired coverage. Trust us when we say this foundation will last a long time.

While the product is a little on the pricey side, ranging from $35 to $40 depending on where you shop, it is well worth the money. It will also last you longer, so you will not need to worry about running to the drugstore every few weeks to repurchase another foundation.

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