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Amazonian Clay Bb Illuminating Moisturizer by Tarte

Amazonian Clay Bb Illuminating Moisturizer

color accuracy(4)
coverage: high coverage

Top Reviews


redness relief

its perfect for an everyday light wear or primer because it noticeably reduces the redness in my face and my acne, minimizes my pores, and even mattifies my face

- Sephora User

i usually only use one layer and it covers most of the redness in my cheeks and nose and generally evens my skin tone and covers most imperfections

- Tartecosmetics User

color accuracy

doesn't oxidize

so happy i finally found something to match my skin tone and doesn't turn orange

- Ulta User

a lot of full coverage foundations will oxidize on oily skin

- Tartecosmetics User


blends well

it blends beautifully and covers imperfections like a dream

- Sephora User

it blends well with my skins tone and it’s not greasy

- Sephora User

staying power


it lasts all day and i love the built in spf

- Sephora User

my skin looks very healthy and natural during a 12 hour wear, and i enjoy that this foundation does not make my t-zone greasy over time, but lightly radiant

- Ulta User



now, after accutane and learning how to keep my skin in good condition, i use this as under eye concealer and for stubborn spots, just dabbing it lightly onto my skin with clean fingers

- Sephora User

this is the best bb cream to wear during hot summer months, it is so creamy and lightweight—i like to apply it with my fingertips and then use my beauty blender for finishing touches

- Sephora User



love the texture, it goes on very smoothly

- Sephora User

it goes on so smoothly and has a lovely texture that is flattering on the skin

- Sephora User



the tarte™ amazonian clay full coverage foundation spf 15 wears like a second skin, is breathable, and gives a hydrated smooth airbrushed look

- Ulta User

buffs and smooth skin while providing protection and hydration

- Tartecosmetics User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

best foundation i have ever used, i have pretty oily skin and this product has yet to make me break out, or clog my pores and i've been using it for months

- Ulta User

it’s almost full coverage your pores and blackheads,textures

- Sephora User


high coverage

despite being full coverage, it doesn't feel cakey and heavy

- Tartecosmetics User

the color i get is my exact match, the foundation is incredibly thick and full coverage

- Ulta User
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tartecosmetics.com userNovember 4, 2019

does not oxidize

A lot of full coverage foundations will oxidize on oily skin. i was so hype when i first started using this because the shades i've tried have all stayed true to tone. no guesswork. keeps me matte longer than most other foundations i've tried, and blends very nicely. despite being full coverage, it doesn't feel cakey and heavy. 

- tartecosmetics.com
QVC userSeptember 12, 2017

Leaves skin looking flakey, patchy and cakey

I was so anxious on ordering and receiving this product. I had read so many good reviews about this Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation that I could not wait to try it out. I have oily skin and I thought this foundation was going to be perfect for me. Unfortunately it wasn't. After wearing it for a couple of hours, it cracked and left my skin looking flakey, patchy and cakey, especially around the T-zone where I have the most oily problem areas. It was not at all good looking. Also, this is supposed to be a medium to full coverage foundation but when I tried to build it up, I noticed it made my skin look more flakey, patchy and cakey than before. I have tried it with and without moisturizer and with and without primer and still gives me the same unpleasant finished look. I have also applied it with the airbrush it comes with, a beauty blender and even my fingers and nothing worked. This foundation did not work out for me and unfortunately I cannot recommend it. Less

Sephora userMay 21, 2020

My staple foundation. Will never be without it!

The best foundation that I have ever used and I have used a ton; from expensive to drug store...you name it and I've tried it. There are a lot of good ones on the market but I keep returning to this one. In my opinion it is full coverage if you want it to be and it can also be medium coverage...depends on how many layers you apply. It blends beautifully and covers imperfections like a dream. I've been using this foundation for many years and It's the one I reach for most days. I've read the negative reviews and I honestly think it's user error and not the product. It doesn't crease, it doesn't set in fine lines or any of those things. Like with any foundation, you need to wear a primer. Like with any primer, some foundations will not work with all of them. That has nothing to do with what this foundation is capable of. It goes on smooth and the finish is flawless. Like with any foundation you will need to find your shade but honestly there's a ton to choose from which I love from Tarte. It's different from other foundations as it's not a liquid but a clay. It's not cakey or heavy and can work for both summer and winter weathers. Like with any foundation, setting it with a powder will ensure that it lasts all day. Give it a try. Less

- Sephora
Sephora userApril 28, 2020

Silky, coverage, good for everyone

It’s really really really good for everyone, no matter you are oil skin or dry skin. It’s silky and smooth, easy to spread to all of your face. It’s almost full coverage your pores and blackheads,textures. I bought some different brand BB but it’s still my favorite and I will back for it forever. 

- Sephora
Sephora userMay 16, 2020

My Go-To Foundation for Years

This foundation has been with me through so many events in my life, from my sweet sixteen back in high school to prom, graduation, traveling, college. I bought it in 2016 and although its not good to keep your foundations around for too long, the way the bottle is designed has kept the product in a perfectly fine and usable condition since then. It works the same as it did when I first got it and there's no odor or separation. Back in high school, I had horrible acne, and used to put this all over my face; covered everything perfectly and did not worsen my skin. Now, after Accutane and learning how to keep my skin in good condition, I use this as under eye concealer and for stubborn spots, just dabbing it lightly onto my skin with clean fingers. Had it for four years and I still have so much product left. Consistency is not liquid or watery, its very creamy and I recommend blending with a wet sponge for best results. It layers like a dream and even without powder, stays on. Do not buy this if you like to flit from foundation to foundation! This is a staple in my makeup bag and has been for years! Less

- Sephora


Overall safe Ingredients

Palmitic Acidacne
Butylene Glycolacne
PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethiconehazard
Stearic Acidacne
Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethiconehazard

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