Just a little follow up on my Tarte foundation review. As previously reviewed, I loved the TSV, except the Tarte Amazonian Clay Balancing Foundation SPF 15. I felt that it was too heavy, and too chalky for my skin, and that it might be sucking the moisture out of it.
Kaolin (Amazonian) Clay is a layered silicate mineral, and is known to have a low shrink – swell capacity. Basically, it won’t absorb or excrete water.
Long story short, I’ve been using a new moisture pack, in the form of Argan oil. I bought a no name version from Overstock a while a go to see how I like it. It SAYS it authentic, so I suppose I belive them. This oil has been wonderful in making my elbows smooth, moisturizing my dry hands, and yes – helping my dry patches on my face. I started out using it just on the dry patches, but for the last few nights, I used it all over my face. It absorbs quickly, and isn’t greasy. Argan oil, from Morrocco, is exceptionally rich in vitamin E and phenols, which are fantastic for your skin. It’s traditionally been used as a treatment for skin diseases as well. After several nights using this as an all over moisture pack, my face is much better. The dry spots are still there, but they are disappearing.
So today, I tried the Tarte foundation again. I used a few dots all over my face, and blended with my finger, following up with the fabulous brush in the kit. I have to tell you, the effect is TOTALLY different and I might actually like this foundation now, particularly in the summer when I’m more oily! it’s definitely more of a full coverage, and I wouldn’t put very much on your dry spots. But it’s growing on me.
Next up in my Foundation Series:
Josie Maran Matchmaker Argan Serum Foundation