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Foundation Friday – @tartecosmetics Maracuja Tinted Hydrator

May 8, 2020

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All beauty:

Another day, another tinted moisturizer test! Today, it’s @tartecosmetics’ new Maracuja Tinted Hydrator (normally $15 for .5 ounces, but $12.75 with code FORYOU or normally $29 for 1 ounce, but $24.65 with code FORYOU).

What it claims:

🔘 Skincare-infused formula delivers sheer buildable coverage to help even out skin tone & minimize the appearance of imperfections for a smoother, hydrated & healthy look

🔘 Ultra-lightweight to give a naturally radiant finish that looks & feels like your skin, but better

🔘 Maracuja oil, hyaluronic acid, vegan collagen, turmeric & aloe go to work to hydrate, sooth & help brighten skin’s appearance

My experience:

👍🏻 I purchased shade 13N Fair-Light Neutral and it works really well for me.

👍🏻 I have used this with a sponge and with a brush. I prefer the look with a brush, but both worked well.

👎🏻 When I used the sponge, I attempted to build it up and was able to get near medium coverage. However, as the day went on, it started to look cakey in my t-zone

👍🏻 When I used the brush, I didn’t build it up and accepted the light coverage I got with one (1) layer (pictured). Using less product made it so that it didn’t get cakey anywhere on my face at any point throughout the day.

👍🏻👎🏻 As I expected, with both application methods, even with setting my makeup the same way I always do, my t-zone got quite oily several hours into wear. However, since it’s a tinted moisturizer and is meant to be hydrating, I don’t hold that against it.

My verdict?

Just like with so many products I’ve tried lately, this was OK. Not great, not bad. The coverage is decent (for what it is), the hydration is nice, the tone is good, but nothing about this wowed me. I’ll use it up or pass it on to a friend, but I won’t be repurchasing.

If you use them, what is your all-time favorite tinted moisturizer?

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