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Drugstore Dupes for tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation
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Drugstore Dupes for tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation

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tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is one of those foundation's who's reputation proceeds it. With thounsands of Influenster reviews and a solid star rating, this is a cult classic foundation in the making. But with a $39 price tag, it's not always a viable option for everyone. We scoured Influenster reviews to find drugstore alternatives that still give the lightweight, yet full-coverage feel of tarte at a fraction of the price.

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NYX Total Control Drop Foundation
BY NYX
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (1,455 reviews)
Buy on Target for $13.99
Many Internet beauty sleuths swear that NYX's drops deliver the same look and feel of tarte. The formula here dries to a matte finish, making it a great option for oily skin. Plus, with the dropper applicator, you can build up the coverage you desire.
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Sara C.Sara C. said...
I have been looking for a good drug store foundation that lasts all day without winding up oily and greasy, considering I tend to oil up on my t-zone. This foundation has buildable coverage and is so lightweight that no matter the coverage, you don't feel the makeup on your skin. It is literally weightless!! I love this foundation and will continue buying it. ...read more
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COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation
BY COVERGIRL
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.3 / 5 (1,276 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $5.99
COVERGIRL's Healthy Elixir provides a full-coverage look with a hydrated, glowy finish. Plus, just like tarte, this oen comes packed with built in SPF.
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Kyra A.Kyra A. said...
I have tried this foundation with several different primers and foundation combos and I have to say I love it! I'm super picky when it comes to foundations, because I have oily skin and I want something that is full coverage, isn't cakey and lasts all day. I've found that this foundation does make me more oily when I don't set it with a powder. I like mixing it with the Covergirl clean matte bb cream. It looks flawless and like I just applied it hours later. It also doesn't feel too heavy. I like this foundation because I can tell it works for drier skin ladies as well because it is super luminous when I don't set it with a powder and when I don't mix it in with any other foundations. Even though it has a strong scent, it wears off fairly fast. My other top foundations are Loreal Pro Matte in 102 and Estee Lauder Double Wear in 1N1. I'm usually not the lightest shade in foundations, usually the second or third lightest, however in this foundation I am the lightest and it is still too dark for me. The color is slightly too warm/orange for me, which is why I tried mixing it in with the Covergirl clean matte bb cream in Light which lightens it to my perfect shade. Overall great foundation, I like it better than my holy grail foundation (Estee Lauder double wear) because it isn't as heavy feeling and makeupy looking. ...read more
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Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer
BY MILANI
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.3 / 5 (8,066 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $8.97
Milani's 2-in-1 has long been a go-to for many drugstore beauty buffs. With a higher coverage, pigmented formula, this concealer and foundation duo provides Influensters with a nice flawless finish—a benefit they love most about Rainforest of the Sea.
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Dietra S.Dietra S. said...
This foundation has become my drugstore Holy Grail Foundation! I have dry, sensitive and acne-prone skin and this foundation does not break me out at all. This is the first thing that I always pay attention to when purchasing a foundation. The foundation has a light floral scent to it but not enough to give you a headache and it does wear off after a while. The rel question is, does it cover? YES. This is a FULL-COVERAGE foundation. The finish is not dewy but not matte. This foundation leaves the skin looking glowing but not dewy. If I can recommend the best way to apply this foundation it is with a beauty sponge. I use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I start off by applying a thin layer all over my skin and press it into the skin. I keep applying the foundation in layers until I get the coverage I am desiring and the key is to press it into the skin with the sponge every time. I always get a flawless finish and lasting power when I apply it this way. If I could compare this foundation to any high end foundation, I would compare it to the Jane Iredale Glowtime BB Cream. I have already purchased this product twice and hope that Milani never discontinues this foundation because it is a GEM! ...read more
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L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation
BY L.A. GIRL
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star4%
4.3 / 5 (384 reviews)
Buy on ULTA for $8.99
LA Girl serves up a lightweight foundation option with PRO Coverage. This foundation provides an illuminated glowing finish that's both buildable and blendable.
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Bethany I.Bethany I. said...
This foundation is a hidden gem. I have finally found a routine that I love where my skin stays hydrated and this foundation plays a huge role. After moisturizing my face, I use this foundation mixed with the la girl concealer (primarily foundation, but it is slightly dark for my skin tone) and blend with a beauty blender and it looks incredible. I wouldn't recommend if you swear by matte foundation, but if you love that dewy look- this foundation is for you. I tend to rub the tip of my nose throughout the day, but the product stays in place. ...read more
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation
BY E.L.F. COSMETICS
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star5%
4.0 / 5 (877 reviews)
Buy on Target for $5.99
e.l.f.'s affordable option has several of the properties of Rainforest of the Sea that makeup lovers adore: there's SPF 15, it's lightweight and oil free formula. Plus, it blends out naturally for a smooth semi-matte finish.
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Katie F.Katie F. said...
This foundation is amazing. It's completely full coverage and very buildable. The color selection is great. The foundation smells like sunscreen which is really nice. Your face doesn't feel tacky when you touch it. I have really dry skin and when I put this on it doesn't look cakey. It doesn't emphasize my dry patches either. It really does give you a flawless finish look. This foundation is so amazing for being a drugstore foundation. The price is so good too. ...read more
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