Rated 5 out of 5 by janwa The best thing: the brush!
I've always wanted to try Tarte but it is not available in the UK, until QVC! I bought this just to try and see what it's like, and boy! The foundation is so light on the skin. I really only need one application because too much and my skin starts to dry. However, it is the free brush that is just the bomb! So soft and it distributes the right amount of product all over the face! I tried the brush on my other foundation brands and bb and cc cream and the result was just oh so good! No signs of streaks on my skin at all! I can't rave enough about it. I would actually like to order another just to have another brush!
August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laura1990xx Best Foundation I've ever used
After years of trying and not succeeding with certain foundations, this foundation has won my heart. I will never be able to nor do I want to change foundation ever again. This really is the best foundation I've used, high (build-able) coverage, hydrating, lasts ALL day without transfering.
August 07, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MalibuMands My favourite foundation...
I think Tarte's Rainforest Of The Sea foundation is perfect for those of us who have dull, dryer skin. I have fair neutral/cool skin and struggle to find foundations that don't have overly yellow undertones which oxidize, but the shade range for Rainforest Of The Sea is fantastic - I've never had such a good colour match before [I wear Fair].
I apply the foundation with a brush and it seems to melt into my skin, leaving no tide marks or visible strokes and it feels weightless, despite a buildable medium coverage. The finish is very similar to my NARS Sheer Glow; Silky smooth, with an almost poreless look and a glowing satin finish, that lasts all day. It'll cover discolouration/unevenness and minor blemishes, but if I have a spot I'll need to use a concealer (the Rainforest Of The Sea concealer is my current favourite).
Best of all, there were no patches of dry skin, itching or feelings of tightness on the dry and sensitive skin on my face, which almost every other foundation I've tried has left - I'd actually not used a foundation for years because every one I tried caked and caused my skin to flake, so I'm thrilled that Rainforest Of The Sea doesn't cause those problems. There will be some shine on my face at the end of the day, but not too much and it won't look very oily if you don't do any touch-ups - or a light touch of powder takes care of the shine if you prefer to have none.
I haven't suffered from any breakouts whilst I've been using this foundation.
This review is for my dry skin though - I think that the foundation might be too glowy for those with oilier skintones, as I suspect that it'll make the skin look even oilier.
August 07, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by milliesmum Gorgeous Finish
I previously bought the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and love it but I do find it a bit thick for days when I want a more luminous and natural look so I decided to try the Rainforest of the Sea foundation. I have to say this is now my favourite liquid foundation. The finish is superb - it leaves my skin looking dewy and almost 'airbrushed' but without completely masking your natural skin underneath. I would say this is a medium coverage so not for anyone who wants a really full cover effect. However, the glow and dewiness is very flattering and this, for me, is better. Using a primer underneath (I use Laura Geller and Tarte) does help to make it stay put a bit longer. This foundation is very lightweight on the skin too so you don't feel all clogged up or like you are wearing a mask! Thank you Tarte, for giving me a perfect finish at long last!!
July 12, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by BBWBeauty Very good foundation
I struggle to find a foundation that stays on my skin and doesn't slide or show my pores, the usual problems. This foundation did last a bit longer that any other foundation I have tried and I've tried a LOT but it did still melt and move which disappointed me, I really thought I'd found the perfect one. If you don't suffer with redness and rosacea then I would imagine it could work for you. The brush is probably the best one I've tried and so soft.
June 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by AbbyJo Natural
I love my makeup and I love this foundation. The brush gives you amazing coverage leaving a natural looking skin. Only needs a few drops on brush to achieve complete coverage. Well pleased with Tarte and have used their products before.
June 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by laurenkd Still too yellow
After trying and not getting on with the clay foundation, I thought I'd give this a try. I loved it when first applied, but then when I went out in daylight it's still too yellow a colour for my pale pink toned skin...I ordered fair.
Unfortunately yet again Tarte colour selections letting it down, because otherwise this is a lovely foundation, which lasts quite nicely throughout day.
Please please Tarte, cater for us pale pink toned girls!!
June 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by pulsar loved it! but...
this is a great foundation, excellent for this time of the year but and I'm only giving it 3 stars because, or am I too unlucky or my package was poorly filled with product.
June 07, 2016