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tarte Clay Stick Foundation
12 varieties available

tarte Clay Stick Foundation

BY TARTE #10 in Foundation Sticks

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars53%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 559 Reviews

Product Description

Have you fed your skin lately? Our 12-hour, creamy matte clay stick feeds your appetite for weightless, natural coverage & good-for-you nutrients. #feedyourflawless

  • Amazonian clay: nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear 
  • mineral pigments: soothe & soften skin 
  • vitamin C: antioxidant that fights free radicals while brightening skin
  • vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an emollient & antioxidant

Product performance: A buildable, powder-to-liquid formula that melts into skin for medium-to-full coverage, leaving a natural finish that looks & feels just like your own skin. Micro-encapsulated powders then burst with your body heat to keep you shine & cake-free. The vegan formula features antioxidant vitamins C, E & Amazonian clay, a total skin-balancing powerhouse that hydrates or mattifies depending on your skin type. The guilt-free blend also means there are no harsh chemicals like talc, gluten, sulfates, or parabens in your buildable, creamy coverage. Use on-the-go, as a spot concealer, or in lighter or darker shades to highlight & contour – just swipe, blend & #slaywithclay.

All Shades Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, octyldodecanol, polyethylene, hydrogenated polyisobutene, phenyl trimethicone, acrylates crosspolymer, silica, mica, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, propylene glycol laurate, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl palmitate,  microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcristalline, kaolin, paraffin, propylene carbonate, disteardimonium hectorite, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, caprylyl glycol, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten

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tarte Clay Stick Foundation
tarte Clay Stick Foundation
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Abbey R.
Honolulu, HI
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Fair Neutral more...
I recently got this product as a gift. I really like how easy it is to apply and because its in a stick it doesn't make a mess. I blend mine with a beauty blender. It is pretty buildable which I also appreciate. It is a bit thick, so places like around my eyes, nose, and mouth I tend to be very light with it because it will sink into the lines and wrinkles around. I also find on the places I get oily during the day it does slip off. I have to add some powder to those areas during the day to keep it from looking separated and uneven. I feel like I use less of this than most liquid foundations, which is nice. For the price, I'm not sure I would buy it again unless I was traveling and wanted something easy to apply. But overall if you have dry skin I would say this would probably work well for you. 
Jeanna J.
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light Medium Neutral more...
tarte Clay Stick Foundation

I ordered this online, the shade matches perfect for my winter skin. Also the packaging is heavy which I love. And the top lid has this really cool rubber feeling stamp thingy that looks like wood. So cool if you are a fidgety person like MUH SELF!

This foundation is NOT full coverage it is very sheer, it also makes my skin look a little oily which I don't enjoy but its not the worst thing ever since I do have REALLY DRY skin.
If you have oily skin or larger pores, I might stay away from this or try a sample out by going to ULTA or Sephora and putting it on then wearing it for the day. ( I have 0 shame and will do a full face at the places testing/wearing before I buy. )

All in all... I would prob buy again if it was a AMAZING discount. Otherwise I can live without it. It is beautiful though!
Olivia B.
Milton, WV
5 reviews
Review for: Light Beige more...
Okay, so I recently went into Sephora to find a new foundation for the winter. I have very dry skin in the winter time and even when I exfoliate and moisturize before I put on my foundation, I still found that the foundation had a tendency to really bring out the dry patches on my skin. Also, I found that I had to layer the foundation a little bit to actually get full coverage. Also, some times I feel that can can get a little oily in my T-zone even when I set it with powder. So in the end, I have to say that I don't think that I would recommend this foundation to anyone unless you have normal skin, and you are willing to fork over $30 sum bucks for a tiny foundation stick. 
Brenda M.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light Medium Neutral more...
I absolutely love this foundation! When I first apply it, it looks like foundation but after it warms to my skin it make my skin look so vibrant! It lasts on me through a full 12 hr shift at the hospital! I definitely recommend setting this down with a powder as it does transfer some but the color payoff lasts all day! I apply this with tarte’s foundation brush that’s recommended with this product and it blends so well into the skin, I have not tried a beauty blender yet! Blush and bronzer lay smoothly on top and my shape tape blends flawlessly with this foundation! It is also the perfect size for traveling as well! I definitely recommend this product if you have dry, normal to combo skin!
Cloud K.
Richmond, IN
15 reviews
Review for: Fair-Light Neutral more...
This is my favorite foundation ever! It's so creamy and gives my skin a beautiful, glowing look that lasts all day (or night). I've seen other reviews saying that it's not full coverage, but it's incredibly buildable, so with 2 layers you can definitely achieve that full face look. My only complaint is that it's pretty expensive for the amount of foundation you get.
Nicole G.
Wallowa, OR
16 reviews
Review for: Fair-Light Neutral more...
I received this as a deluxe sample from Sephora and as much as I wanted to love it I just couldn’t bring myself to enjoy it. I have oily skin and as most stick foundations do, this just amplified my oiliness. If it weren’t for the foundation making me extremely oily I would have adored it. The application is nice and the finish is nice but about 3 hours into a day and I was an oil slick. The one thing I can say is use sparingly, a small amount will do well to cover your entire face. I’m likely one of the few that just didn’t enjoy this, and again, everyone reacts differently to different products. I don’t discourage you to use this even if you’re oily because what works or doesn’t work for me just might or might not for you!
Nicole M.
Fayetteville, NC
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light Beige more...
I recently purchased this product and was so excited. The first thing I noticed with this product was it’s elegant packaging. I love that it’s so much easier to fit into my overly packed vanity. The color matched my tone very well, I love tartes website when it came to figuring out my shade, the website made it so easy. Applying the product was smooth, but it went on thick and it didn’t make my skin look great. It also seemed to cake into any fine lines I have.
Alex E.
Columbia , MO
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Light Beige more...
I really wanted to love this foundation. The color that I chose is pigmented, creamy, and smooth when first applied. It blends out with a beauty blender like a dream and it looks lovely  right at first. But as soon as you start to layer  products on top of it, like concealer, powder, blush, etc. It starts to slide and just comes right off the face. After a few hours, the foundation has separated in spots and has settled in all the lines in my T-Zone. If I even lightly brush my face, the foundation will just come off completely, leaving a spot of bare skin where I barely touched. I will have to try this again using a really sticky primer, as I used NYX Angel Veil - Skin Perfecting Primer , and it might have given it too much of a smooth base. But given that it looked so bad after only an hour or so, i'm really disappointed. It also really highlights all my texture really badly. Won't repurchase.
Brittany P.
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this foundation. I just hate how you don’t get a lot of product in it. I’m usually out after a couple months, and that wasn’t me doing it every day. My face turned dry, and I couldn’t find a good full coverage for dry skin that was light enough for me. Then Tarte came out with this, and I love it. It literally hydrated my face a lot, and I didn’t even have to use primer most of the time. It made my skin look flawless
Alyssa R.
Bend, OR
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light Beige more...
I loved this foundation! I've never used a stick foundation and it was so easy to apply! The formula was smooth and had amazing coverage!

I would not recommend this product to people with oily skin at all however. It would be best for people with skin leaning to the dry side. The moisture it packs is impressive and I loved how dewy my skin looked after using it!

However I didn't realize how fast it would run out! My foundation normally lasts me 4-5 months or longer depending. This one only lasted 2 months. And that wasn't with everyday wear either. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is due to the price and how long the product actually lasted me.
Chelsea G.
Ewa Beach, HI
176 reviews
I heard this foundation stick was amazing. Is this worth the money?
Daniella C.
Berkley, MI
93 reviews
How good is this foundation for dry skin? Is it full coverage? How long does it last?
Larra H.
Fishers, IN
161 reviews
Interested in trying this...is it a good buy? Does it last long?
alexandra o.
60 reviews
tarte Clay Stick Foundation it this a good foundation? Pros and cons?
Aisha M.
7 reviews
Is this good for oily skin or is it too drying?

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