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TARTE SHAPE TAPE FOUNDATION REVIEW (HYDRATING)

Hey lovelies, How have you all been?

Shape tape concealer is a cult favorite and the best selling concealer! I don’t see why not. The formula and the coverage it gives is brilliant. So when Tarte came up with the shape tape foundation,just like any other makeup junkie,  I was very keen to try it. I immediately got it. There are two versions of the Tarte Shape tape foundation, matte and hydrating. I bought the hydrating one but also got a sample of the matte version. Now, if you wish to know whether the Shape tape foundation is as awesome as the concealer, then continue reading.

Product claims

WHAT IT IS

A hypoallergenic, luminous-finish gel foundation featuring the same complexion-perfecting superpowers as shape tape concealer with an added boost of skin-smoothing, oil-free hydration.

WHAT IT DOES
Provides buildable, longwearing coverage in a skin-smoothing, weightless gel. The collagen & hyaluronic acid-packed formula continuously hydrates while helping to plump skin & refine pores, without creasing, caking or fading for 12 hours.

Ingredients

porcelain, fair beige, light-medium sand, medium sand, medium-tan sand, mahogany, deep honey, chestnut Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, dimethicone, glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, butylene glycol, SD alcohol 40-B (alcohol denat.), aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, alcohol, acrylates crosspolymer, atelocollagen, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl glycol, dextrin palmitate, disodium EDTA, disteardimonium hectorite, ethyl menthane carboxamide, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl polyacrylate, glycosphingolipids, hexylene glycol, hordeum vulgare extract, hydrated silica, hydrolyzed corn starch, hydrolyzed corn starch octenylsuccinate, kaolin, lauryl laurate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, menthyl lactate, methicone, methyl diisopropyl propionamide, mica, nylon-12, palmitic acid, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, rosa canina fruit extract, silica dimethyl silylate, sodium chloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, xanthan gum, zea mays (corn) starch. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). ME111FL000021

fair-light neutral, light sand, light neutral, light-medium beige, light-medium honey, medium honey, medium neutral, medium-tan honey, tan sand, deep sand Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, dimethicone, glycerin, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, butylene glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, SD alcohol 40-B (alcohol denat.), aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, acrylates crosspolymer, alcohol, atelocollagen, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl glycol, dextrin palmitate, disodium EDTA, disteardimonium hectorite, ethyl menthane carboxamide, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl polyacrylate, glycosphingolipids, hexylene glycol, hordeum vulgare extract, hydrated silica, hydrolyzed corn starch, hydrolyzed corn starch octenylsuccinate, kaolin, lauryl laurate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, menthyl lactate, methicone, methyl diisopropyl propionamide, mica, nylon-12, palmitic acid, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, rosa canina fruit extract, silica dimethyl silylate, sodium chloride, sodium chondroitin sulfate, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, xanthan gum, zea mays (corn) starch. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME111FL000011

Price and availability

$39 (185AED) for 30 ml available at Sephora Tarte Ulta

My experience with the shape tape foundation

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The packaging is almost similar to the shape tape concealer. The matte version especially is a grown up version of the shape tape concealer. Glass bottle and the screw cap is purple colored with gold patterns. The only difference between the packaging of hydrating and matte version is that hydrating one has a blue rim on the bottle whereas matte has a purple one.

The wand is also similar to the shape tape concealer. Bigger doe foot wand. I love ingredients tarte add to their products, very much skin-friendly. The Tarte shape tape foundation is no different. Has skin-benefiting ingredients. Has collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump skin. It also contains biopolymer filling spheres that help to smooth out your complexion while keeping moisture in the skin cells. The ingredients like barley extract firms the outer layer of the skin, Vitamin C which is an anti-oxidant. Also contains Tarte’s signature ingredient, Amazonian clay which has long wear properties.

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The tarte shape tape hydrating foundation has a gel-like texture, is creamy and blendable. I really love the oil-free and creamy formula, which is easy to work. The foundation  has a thick consistency but it does not dry very quickly which means you have ample time to work with it. The matte one on the other hand has a lighter consistency and dries pretty quickly. So you have to act fast.

Speaking about the coverage, claims to be full coverage. It gives a bit more coverage than medium coverage foundations. Which means you can still see the skin underneath. But the coverage is definitely buildable. I really love the satin finish it gives so I prefer the hydrating one over matte, which gives a full coverage.

The tarte shape tape foundation gives upto 12 hours of wear with a luminous finish. You will have to touch up a little bit after about 6-7 hours as my T-zones become a bit oily by then. But not very oily, just a teeny tiny bit. Well, I am talking about summers, in winter it works great. Even then I would say this is perfect during summer.

I am not sure if it’s just me, but I get a cooling effect  when I apply this foundation. Did I mention that the Tarte shape tape foundation is hypoallergenic?

By now you might be convinced that the shape tape foundation, which is a part of their double duty beauty line is a must try. But if you have a darker complexion, then there are chances that you might be totally disappointed by this highly anticipated foundation from Tarte. Why? The shade range is very disappointing. The shape tape foundation is available in 15 shades. But out of the 15 shades only two shades are for dark skinned beauties.The light and medium shades have so many similar shades that you can find atleast 2 or 3 shades suiting your skin tone. But for dark skin, both the shades have a orange undertone. It’s disappointing especially when every brands are coming up with more shades for dark skin (special thanks to Rihanna’s Fenty beauty)

Swatches

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Can you see the glow in the second picture when the foundation is blended.

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Look at the luminous finish on my face. How pretty right!

Overall

In love with:

  • Hypoallergic
  • Is packed with skin-benefiting ingredients.
  • Hydrating and has a cooling effect.
  • Gel like and creamy texture.
  • Perfect for summer as it gives a glowy look and resist against sweat.
  • Beautiful satin finish and skin appears smooth and pores are less visible.
  • Stays for upto 12 hours.
  • Gives medium to full coverage.
  • Available in 15 shades.

Not in love with:

  • Though available in 15 shades, the shade range is very disappointing. Just two shades for darker complexions.

The Tarte shape tape foundation (hydrating) is a a very good foundation if you need a luminous finish with medium to full coverage. I love that it is a bit hydrating and does not fade even when you sweat (and I am talking about summers in the middle east) I love how hydrated and smooth my skin feels and I can’t even say how beautiful and natural the finish is. Though, it can be layered to a full coverage, it feels so light on the skin, as if you have no foundation at all. I rate it 4.7/5 and I highly recommend this.

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JUST HERBS HERB ENRICHED SKIN TINT REVIEW

Hey guys! How are you all doing?

I am someone who prefers light to medium coverage foundations rather than full coverage ones. Now when I heard about the Just herbs skin tint which is makeup and skincare in one, I was really interested in giving it a try. I mean, what could be better than a foundation that takes care of your skin whilst giving some coverage. Now I have been trying this for some time and let me tell you more about it.

Claims by the brand

  • Part-skincare part-makeup
  • Compliments skin shade and blends easily
  • Blurs imperfections, masks large pores and primes blemishes
  • Nurtures skin tone and provides sun protection
  • Works well with your six step regime
  • Suits all skin types

Price and availability

120 AED (aprox. $33) for 40ml product. Available online at the official website

My review of the Just herbs herb enriched Skin tint

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The Just herbs herb enriched skin tint comes in a light-weight glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The bottle is quite sturdy hence you don’t have to worry about travelling with it. I even carried it with me during my trip to India. But I have a problem with the pump dispenser. The product does not come out properly and when it does, too much product comes out. So I remove the cap and then take what is required. I don’t trust the pump and I hate wasting anything, especially makeup 😀

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The just herbs herb enriched skin tint has a creamy texture.When I saw some demo videos of using the product, I felt that this does not blend properly. But to be honest, the skin tint blends so well into the skin, giving a velvet matte finish. Love how natural it looks, as if you have no makeup, but as if you have beautiful and radiant skin.

The skin tint comes in just one shade, a light shade with pink undertones. But works well on most skin tones. I have tried it on fair, medium and dark skin tones and found that it works well on all skin tones. But works best for fair and medium skin tones.

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after blending

Speaking about coverage, it gives medium coverage, a minimal medium coverage, I must say. So if you need a full coverage or if you have to hide severe acne  or blemishes this is not for you. But you can use a concealer on top of it just as you would while using any other light to medium coverage foundations. And remember this one can actually help in drying out newly formed acne, so you leave it there and let it help you with that issue.

The Just herbs herb enriched skin tint feels very light on the skin. Does not settle into fine lines or dry patches. Diminishes the appearance of large pores. So if not as a foundation, you can use it as a base underneath your foundation.

The best thing about the skin tint according to me is the ingredient list, super impressive ingredient list. Don’t forget to go through the ingredient list. It is organic. Mineral oil and Paraben free.

The skin tint also helps in controlling oil for hours. It has a herbal smell, which reminds me of henna leaves (not of the powder, but the real fresh leaves) .  The skin tint claims to provide sun protection, but the SPF is not mentioned. I believe even if it does give sun protection, the spf level will be low. Hence I  use a sunscreen.

The skin tint stays on your skin for about 6-8 hours. You can either apply it as such or you can set it with a powder. Both ways, I love it!

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Overall

In love with:

  • Travel-friendly packaging.
  • Blends into the skin so well, whilst evening out skin tone and providing a radiant glow to the skin.
  • Suits all skin types.
  • Blurs imperfections, large pores. Helps control oil.
  • Organic and contains some really amazing ingredients.
  • Light-medium coverage which stays for 6-8 hours.
  • Contains SPF.
  • Feels very light on the skin.

Not  in love with:

  • The pump dispenser does not work properly.

Final verdict

Once I started using the Just herbs herb enriched skin tint, I have been using it almost everyday. And why not, part skincare and part makeup remember? You will definitely replace this with your everyday foundation. I even  use it on special occasions. But if you need full coverage, then you will be disappointed with the coverage, just gives a light to medium coverage. But you can also use it as a base under your makeup as it not only blurs the imperfections, but also contains amazing ingredients which helps in taking care of your skin.

The skin tint not just gives a glow outside, but  nourishes your skin from inside. I highly recommend this to all and I give it 4.9/5. Wish the pump dispenser worked well too!

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Some might find it a bit expensive as you might think a bb or cc cream can be used instead, but ingredients guys, ingredients used are just brilliant.

I love the product. Have you used it? What are your thoughts?