Tarte’s babassu foundcealer™

Meet Tarte’s latest foundation, babassu foundcealer™. This is a hybrid foundation. Not only is it meant to cover, it’s also skincare. Yeah girl, you read that right, foundation and skincare all in one!

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Here’s all the information straight from the Tarte’s website:

Babassu foundcealer™ (n.): a vegan, skincare foundation AKA your total complexion solution. This vegan makeup & skincare hybrid delivers an ultra-comfortable, natural radiant finish & medium customizable coverage so you can live your day, your way.


  • helps hydrate & give the appearance of plumper skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • protects skin with SPF 20 (which is essential, rain or shine!)
  • formulated with nourishing superbalm babassu, essential fatty acids & antioxidants

Always formulated without: Parabens • Mineral Oil • Phthalates • Triclosan • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate • Gluten

Ok, now that the formal information is out of the way, let’s get to my actual review.

Disclaimer: While I did use lighting, any pictures of myself, are unedited. No lighting adjustment. No cooling effects. No filters. Nothing.

I should also note, that while I did use primer, I did not color correct under the foundation. Nor did I use concealer.

Let’s get started! If you’ve been around these parts, then you most likely know that I have combination oily skin. Nothing stays put on my face for long.

I did half my face with the Tarte’s Foundcealer Brush, and the other half with the Tarte’s Foundcealer Sponge. Personally, I prefer Brush applications. Plus, you can’t really sanitize a sponge.

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Which side did I like best? There isn’t a difference. Both sides went on smoothly, evenly, and beautifully.

Which applicator should you choose? It’s really up to you. The brush is one of the best non-pro foundation brushes I’ve ever used. And while I’m not a huge fan of sponges, this one didn’t need to be wet to work efficiently. It’s super fluffy.

I applied my makeup around 3:30ish to get ready for the gym. Why, yes, I put my face on for the gym. If I am going to destroy my muscles power lifting, I might as well look good in the process. Besides, what better place to test makeup than a gym?

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Look at my sweaty mess! But what you don’t see is the foundation breaking. It stayed in place. WOW!

I worked out for roughly an hour and a half, and then went food shopping. By the time I got home, it was around 8:30pm.

And one final check in after putting everything away, making dinner, and eating.

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While I look like a hot mess, foundcealer really held up! I’m truly impressed.

Final thoughts, not once did the foundation fail, crack, or feel heavy. It was comfortable even as I worked my behind off. Please note I’m a power lifter. We lift heavy, and sweat just as well. This baby just stayed in place. Foundcealer is now at the top of my foundation list!
babassu foundcealer is available in 30 shades. I used 34N Medium Neutral. You could find it at your local Sephora or tarte.com.

Have you tried it? What do you think?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jena J says:

    Looks beautiful on you!

    1. Nerd & Lace says:

      I’m so sure it’ll look great on you too!

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