It seems to be the only thing that doesn't tend to crease under my eyes, even without setting it with powder. I like the full-coverage/brightening aspect of it, so when the foundation came out, I decided to jump on it right away since I am always looking for another "Holy Grail" foundation.
I know there is so much controversy surrounding the foundation because of the lack of colors situation, but I wanted to try it for myself.
I used the shade Fair/Light Neutral. The applicator is a mega-sized doe foot just like the concealer. I put it on a completely clean bare face so nothing would change the factors of my review. I blended it out with an IT Cosmetics full-coverage foundation brush and it didn't provide enough coverage to cover some sun spots on my face. It was almost like a medium coverage. I put on another layer and it seemed to do the trick.
It was a beautiful finish that was very flawless and matte. My skin looked like porcelain and I really liked the way it looked.
I ended up going to an event for about 3-4 hours and came home, looked in the mirror, and gasped at what I saw! The foundation had broken down on my face horribly! It was patchy in sections and clinging to dry spots fiercely. It had settled in all my fine lines, wrinkles and pores. It literally made my pores look twice the size that they really are! The blush/bronzer I had on top of it was the only thing that stayed in tact and even that looked horrible!
I usually give a foundation a few tries before deciding that I hate it, but it was so bad after only a couple of hours sitting in an event, that I don't even want to try it again. It will be going back to Tarte. I typically like Tarte products (especially Shape Tape Concealer) but this one will not be gracing my makeup drawer. Total fail for me!