As a rule, I don’t really do full-coverage foundations. I equate the term “full-coverage” with masking or heavy. But I can be wrong. Tarte is giving new meaning to full-coverage with the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation, and it has the Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush to thank. While one without the other works, together, they are unstoppable. Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Foundation is a thicker, more dense formula. By using Tarte’s Foundation Brush, which has a dense, firm head of bristles, the Foundation goes on weightlessly. You can see it covering and working immediately but you don’t feel a thing. At all.
I tested this Foundation in many different ways. With my fingers, other foundation brushes (flat and fluffy) and Tarte’s brush is the best. I find I get the best results by dampening the bristles first and taking a small amount at a time. from the back of my hand. When the brush is completely dry, it tends to eat more product than it should.
Bottom line: these two products go together like a glass of wine and a bubble bath. Don’t split them up. They belong together.