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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea: Water Foundation SPF 15 Review and Swatches

UPDATE 6/22/16: Product caused a breakout on the sides of my cheeks. MINOR.

UPDATE 1/25/17: Product has a ton of OZ to go, but has been laid to rest due to the terrible breakout. The synthetic sunscreen additives are not bien on my skin type.

OMG! I ordered the Tarte Cosmetics Water Foundation three days ago, and after having three full days to wear the foundation both bare and with other products I can honestly say this is my ALL TIME favorite, def saying a lot since you guy’s know I went gaga for Natasha Denona’s Face Glow Foundation in my January haul. Not only has this agreed well with my skin (no breakouts whatsoever) two key factor’s maintained all day long for me- the glow, and waterproofness! This foundation currently retails for $39.00 which is pretty damn good considering how amazing it is, plus the fact there is a butt load of product present in the bottle (some brands cheap out and fill below the cap opening). Do be aware these are MY personal reviews, everyone has different skin and will react differently! As far as my skin type goes I react horribly to any Giorgio Armani products, especially their ogled foundation, let’s get to the review swatches will be present as well as comparisons.

YES, finally the comparison section! I am super excited to do this part only because I closely compared it to my Natasha Denona Face Glow foundation due to them claiming to have the same benefits. Pictured above is any foundations w/ similar claims OR similar appearance in the bottle (this goes to prove my statement above about false advertisement!!!). From left to right is Marc Jacobs Genius Gel in 14 Ivory Medium, Benefit Hello Flawless in Ivory, N.D Face Glow in 20, BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation in Light Olive, and the new beloved Rainforest Foundation :)! You can really see the difference in texture of all these acclaimed “glow” foundations, starting to wonder how far they stretched the word glow for the few on the left side. Some notable differences between the Natasha Denona Face Glow and Water Foundation is the Water foundation STAYS waterproof all day long and is VERY light weight on the skin while maintaining amazing coverage. On the other hand, the ND is more matte than glowy and feels heavier as the day progresses, plus I have noticed it makes me quite itchy after removal!

**UPDATE 11/3/16: Foundation started reacting poorly as it aged. The texture is too liquid like**

Hopefully you guy’s enjoyed this very mini yet meaningful review, sort of a warm up for Saturday. Products upon products with TONS of swatches will be present, be sure to follow me on Instagram for some teasers. PSST- one is up already ;). Also, there has been some difficulty with me editing my hair video so if you guys wouldn’t mind I’m just going to go forth in editing my tutorial (the look presented above), I kinda feel you’d all prefer the makeup than hair since I posted a chunk of the video to IG two weeks ago!

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