Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is a liquid foundation with a natural finish and medium coverage that retails for $39.00 and contains 1 oz. ($39.00 per ounce). There are 30 shades in our database, which you can select from in the View a Shade dropdown menu below.

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Claims / Ingredients

Water Foundation provides environmental defense with antioxidant-rich marine plant extracts. It helps protect and perfect the look of all skin types, even sensitive skin, while also diminishing visible signs of aging. It features medium coverage with a naturally-radiant finish, and is 20-percent water-based.

Water, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Alumina, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Silica, Talc, Iron Oxides, Sorbitan Isostearate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Algae Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Tocopherol.

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Based on 4 Reviews, 3 Quick Reviews

The Good: Lightweight (6), Blendable (5), Easy To Apply (4), Long-wearing (4), Smooth (3), Hides Pores (2)

The In-Between: Buildable (6), Natural (5), Luminous (2), Full Coverage (1), Sheer (1), Matte (1)

The Bad: Powdery (1), Hard To Blend (1)

4 Written Reviews

By CAROLYN 6 months ago.

I love to wear this foundation in the winter because it is so lightweight and moisturizing. It has medium coverage and can be built up to full coverage. This is a water based formulation so don't use this over a dimethicone based primer. I have oily skin, but live in a dry cold place so it lasts well in winter and doesn't break down. I use a different foundation when I am more oily in winter. The foundation mixes very well with moisutizers to make a good bb cream or tinted moisturizer. If my skin is a little more oily I do have to powder my t-zone or any oily areas, when my skin isn't as oily I don't need to set it at all. The only thing I dislike about the foundation is the dropper applicator, I wish it had a pump instead.

Tags: buildable-coverage, natural-fn, smooth-fn, blendable, easy-to-apply, hides-pores, lightweight-wear, long-wearing
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Peach

By CAROLYN 11 months ago.

I love this foundation! It is light on the skin and can be built up to medium coverage. It lasts all day on my oily skin when powdered down with my beauty bakerie powder. I wore it on a photo shoot and I got so many compliments. I was happy to find a shade match since their aren't many foundations with peach undertones. The foundation mixes well with other more full coverage foundations or ones that are the wrong shade. I didn't notice any scent. One annoying thing about this foundation is that it comes with a dropper instead of a pump applicator.

Tags: buildable-coverage, natural-fn, blendable, lightweight-wear, long-wearing
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Peach

By M 3 years ago.

I have this in Light Sand and Light-Medium Neutral. I kept both because actually both colors look good on me... maybe I am between them ... these are beautiful shades for a person with light skin with yellow undertones, but more specifically "cooler yellow" or "light olive yellow" undertones... these have no peach or "warm yellow" to them. Yay! And Light-Medium neutral is to my eye more in the yellow/olive range - usually things called "neutral" pull pink/beige on me, esp. around jawline, but this "neutral" does not go pink/beige at all. If you are looking for light olive shades, really do look at these. Unfortunately, I can't seem to make the formula work for more than 2 hours without flaking and breaking up on my nose and cheeks. I have normal to combination skin. This shows flakes I didn't know I had, pores, and breaks up on my nose where it gets streaky and patchy letting my pinkish nose skin show through like on the tip (bad!). With my normal foundation brush, and another I tried, it seems to grab and not spread well for me. I get a better result over bare skin, applied with fingers (leaving off my daily vitamin C serum and sunscreen, which I really prefer to use because I can't put on a thick enough layer of this to really suffice as my sole sunscreen). But even over bare skin I am only getting a couple hours before I am unhappy with how it looks in a mirror. I continue to try to make it work, using it for shorter weekend outings rather than work, because the colors are SO very nice! I think I need to try out a special primer?? Or a different type of sunscreen?? Otherwise, I get my best result from Urban Decay Naked HD in shade 3.0, which does not break up or show flakes on me, I just wish it was a quarter-shade more olive (4.0 has the light olive I want, but is a bit too dark for me, thus the quest for foundation).

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: hard-to-blend
Skin Type: Normal - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Jillian 4 years ago.

I just bought mine in the shade fair neutral and it oxidized. It looks really orange.In some lighting it doesn't look orange but in natural lighting it looks orange.It looks good other than that though, Im thinking it could just be the lighter shades that oxidize...

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: buildable-coverage, sheer-coverage, luminous-fn, natural-fn, powdery-fn, smooth-fn, easy-to-apply, lightweight-wear, long-wearing