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tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation in Light Neutral | Review & Swatches

Happy Friday, baby cakes! I am back again with - gasp! - a foundation?! It's somewhat rare for a foundation to be reviewed on the blog because A.) I do a lot of research on foundations so when I do buy one, it's kind of a forever-to-the-last-drop type of situation. B.) I don't wear foundation so often that I would be reviewing a foundation every month and said foundation lasts for a long time. That being said, if there is a foundation that sounds amazing, I usually bend and buy it before the last foundation is used up (sorry CoverFX Custom Drops!).

Which brings me to the tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation! Um, hello gorgeous packaging, am I right? In fact, the packaging has sucked me in to the point where I have the rest of the Rainforest of the Sea collection sitting in my Sephora bag waiting to be checked out. It's that cute!

The tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation is described as "a lightweight, full-coverage hydrating foundation infused with tarte's Rainforest of the Sea complex and non-chemical SPF 15 sunscreen."

So, I'm the dummy that couldn't for the life of me figure out how to open this. Was it a pump? Do I just dump it on the back of my hand? I will save you the trouble of wracking your brain and let you know that it's actually a dropper applicator that you pump the top of the cap to suck up the product, open and then pump again to dispense the product out. tarte says to apply onto your foundation brush different, but I like to dispense onto the back of my hand, dot onto my face and then blend using my BeautyBlender.

The consistency is very lightweight; kind of like a foundation water (if that makes sense) that blends like a dream. Two drops gives me a light, natural coverage. Three and a half give me a more full coverage look. I also didn't notice any oxidation which #colormeshocked nor any flashback even though this does have sunscreen in it. What I absolutely loved about this was that I wore this all day into the night and my face didn't budge. Guys, it was amazing! I wasn't oily, nor dry or cracking anywhere. In fact, I kind of forgot I even had makeup on. Double thumbs up!

Swatches of Light Neutral

Overall: I think this might be my new summer fave! It's super lightweight and doesn't even feel like it's on. It's smooth to apply and lasts all day and night. 

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  1. Its great to hear you liked this foundation for your new summer foundation.

  2. My best friend is dying to try this foundation x

  3. Ahh, tell her it's a keeper! I think it's going to be great for the summer because it feels so light.

  4. Oh thats very nice I would surely gonna try this foundation with natural skin brighting cream by Revitol for perfect look :-)

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  8. Hi, Noelle!
    How are doing today..? Must appreciate your post. I pretty ,much like the product but have a concern about it which is whether it contain SPF or not..? also, I have been using dermology skincare products for all skin issues I have. Can I use this product along..? Waiting for your response... :)


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