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Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation | REVIEW

Let me say, first of all, the shade range of this foundation is absolute crap. Second of all, the shade I picked for myself is wrong. It’s too dark for me and I know. But, I was so freaking excited to try this foundation because of the fact that it’s TARTE SHAPE TAPE FOUNDATION. The most amazing concealer that has ever blessed us, now has a foundation to go along with it. 

I feel like most of what I’ve done lately is review foundations. But, I love the heck out of foundations and I love trying to find the perfect foundation for my skin. 

As soon as this foundation was announced, I knew I needed it. They released two different formulas. One is a Matte formula and one is a Hydrating formula. I, having dry skin, chose the Hydrating formula. 

Left: Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation. Right: Nadda.

This is a luminous-finish gel foundation with the same full-coverage as the iconic Shape Tape Concealer. This foundation contains collagen and hyaluronic acid which hydrates the skins, plumps the skin, and refines pores. This foundation is applied with the same giant Doe-Foot applicator as the Shape Tape Concealer. This is a 12-hour wear foundation. You can build up the coverage by doing more swipes of the foundation. 

For best use, you are supposed to use this with the Tarte Cosmetics Shaper Sponge (LOL). But, I use my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. 

I wouldn’t say this foundation has full coverage. I would say more like medium coverage. So, if you are looking for a full-coverage foundation this isn’t for you. I had to build it up to get the coverage I wanted and I don’t have much to cover on my skin. I had to dip it quite a few times into the container to get a full coverage.

What I’m looking for in a foundation is one that doesn’t dry my skin out and make me look older than I am. Other foundations that I have used, emphasizes the fine lines on my face and the Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation doesn’t do that at all. It makes me feel and look hydrated. It looked quite natural on my skin which I loved. It looks like skin on my skin!

All of this being said, I cannot skim over the fact that the shade range of this foundation is laughable. They have 15 shades and 13 of them are for light skin. A reputable brand like Tarte Cosmetics needs to be more inclusive with it’s shades from the get go. 

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think? #SHAPETAPENATION