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tarte Clay Stick Foundation
12 varieties available

tarte Clay Stick Foundation

BY TARTE #5 in Foundation Sticks

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.26 / 5 based on 432 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
Reviews (432)
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Melody M.
Melody M.
London, ['', '', '']
71 reviews
Review for: Light Medium Neutral
This foundation stick is so unbelievably creamy and soft - it does not drag on my skin in the slightest. The coverage on me is medium but buildable to medium-full and it has a beautiful natural/dewy finish. It is not my most long wearing foundation, but it gives such a gorgeous healthy skin look.
Jeanna J.
Jeanna J.
Atlanta
46 reviews
Review for: Light Medium Neutral
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!
Julia M.
Julia M.
Henderson, NV
32 reviews
I love this foundation! Its lightweight and provides good coverage. I can go light and just cover up my acne spots or build this up for full coverage and set it with powder. I love how this feels on my skin. It can hold up even on hot, dry las vegas heat!
Marie Eve P.
Marie Eve P.
Montreal , QC
23 reviews
Review for: Fair Neutral
Oh good I have mixed feeling about this Foundation. Youtubers made me buy it like literally everyone is using it.. first time I used it it looked awful. It says it's fully coverage but that's so not true. It's more a medium but can be built into a bit more coverage. My pores were looking huges with that foundation.. you can see the effect on the picture.. so I traded the second time with a better primer for my pores and it was actually a bit better. But I feel like this foundation is not sticking in place all day long. It's melding and disappears. Definitely not a long time wear for this. Though I'll still give it another try.
Juqee T.
Juqee T.
Emeryville
33 reviews
Review for: Medium Neutral
First I picked up Tan Sand and tried it for a day. Color was a bit too dark so I realized I chose a wrong color so I went back to exchange it. I tried Medium Neutral at the store but it was a bit too light. Sephora staffs and I agreed that I'm perfectly in between Medium Neutral and Tan Sand so they suggested to get 2 of them or wait till new shades come up. (I'm perfect match to MUFE Stick Y405) I really really wanted to love this but unfortunately I had to return it. Such a bummer. As for the wear test it felt pretty good. Creamy but light, covers decent and it felt close to MUFE stick foundation except this might not lasts long compare to MUFE. I think this stick foundation is more ideal to dry skin like mine. Oily to Convo peeps might hate it. Tarte, please please make more shades soon!

(Left Top to Bottom) MUFE Y405 [*my perfect match], Tarte stick Medium Neutral, Tarte stick Medium Sand (Right Top to Bottom) Tarte stick Tan Sand, Tarte stick Tan Deep Honey
Brenda R.
Brenda R.
Mc Bain, MI
35 reviews
Review for: Medium Neutral
Giving it a 4 because it doesn’t give me a Matt finish, makes my face look oily and it gives a medium to almost full coverage. I had to add a second layer to get that complete full coverage. it’s cover light weight but sticky. The packaging is super cute. Paid $40 for it at Sephora & the shade is perfect, it goes with my neck shadetarte Clay Stick Foundation
mandie M.
mandie M.
Cordova, AL
133 reviews
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Kristina V.
Kristina V.
Winnipeg, MB
41 reviews
Review for: Light Beige
My favourite foundation so far - I have typically dry skin and this product is great and moisturizing. It's long lasting but you do need to set it or sometimes it can move around. I will definitely be buying it again as I am almost out! I use it every single day. tarte Clay Stick Foundation
Katie E.
Katie E.
Indianapolis, IN
89 reviews
Review for: Light Beige
I received this as a sample from Sephora. Which is plenty of me to use for a while because I don't wear make up everyday. When I first used this I didn't really like it. It felt dry for some reason and it was too dark for my skin tone. But I have found a way to work with it by blending it in with BECCA First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh I basically apply the stick and just put a couple of drops of the becca on top and blend it in with a beauty blender. It gives me a natural dewy look. I really enjoy it now and I'm able to blend it out and not make it too noticeable that it's a little too dark. I plan on buying the full size and the full size of the becca and using this as my go to make up look.
Jocelyn D.
Jocelyn D.
Round rock, TX
177 reviews
Review for: Medium Sand
Just purchased about a week ago, went in looking for something lightweight but full coverage and this does the job! It matched my skin to the T when blended, doesn't have an orange undertone and has so much product in the container. For the 40$ price tag it's definitely worth it.
Sarah O.
Sarah O.
San Jose , CA
251 reviews
How do you recommend applying? Beauty blender or brush?
Liv M.
Liv M.
18 reviews
What type of coverage is this. I really want to try a stick foundation but I don't love full coverage. I prefer a medium or sometimes a light:)
Julie M.
Julie M.
Lakewood, CA
63 reviews
I have an extremely oily t-zone. I love full coverage to hide my dark spots and I expect a matte look. Would it meet my expectations?
Samantha C.
Samantha C.
47 reviews
Is this good for combo skin?p
Pearl C.
Pearl C.
Hayward, CA
132 reviews
I have combination skin and tried this product but it left me oily. Anyone else had this result? Which primers do you suggest to wear under this?

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