Tarte Cosmetics’ all-vegan, all-organic formulas have turned out both hits and misses in the past, especially when it comes to the brand’s much-beloved Amazonian Clay product line. Fortunately, the Amazonian Clay Stick Foundation falls quite firmly on the “hit” side.
The Amazonian Clay Stick Foundation formula works very well, and places itself above plenty of other foundation stick formulas in the market. The stick has just the right amount of creaminess to be both easy to apply and very blendable. And once it’s properly dried down (to a natural finish) and set, it really does stay on the skin very well.
But there are some specific caveats to this product that one has to keep in mind while considering the purchase. First of all, the shade range of the product is extremely limited at twelve shades, which means it’s very difficult to get an accurate color match—which may also mean having to purchase two shades just to get the right color. It’s also quite minuscule for a foundation stick, so you end up using a little more product because of the number of swipes you have to make to cover just the necessary regions of the face.
But other than these considerations, we do think that this is definitely a product to watch out for, especially if Tarte Cosmetics decides to expand the shade range down the line.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.