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Product Review—Makeup: Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15—Mine Lasted 24 Hrs…

Product Review—Makeup: Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15—Mine Lasted 24 Hrs…



For my daughter's wedding, The Blinging Bride,  the last thing I wanted to be concerned about was doing her makeup and that of the bridal party. Even though I have painted the faces of dozens of brides and their entourages of bridesmaids, mothers, grandmothers, and mothers-in-law to-be, all I needed on my daughter's special day was to sit back and have a makeup pro beat the heck out of my face.

So, I kicked back with my champagne and let Brandi work her magic.

Chelsea had an evening wedding, so I needed makeup that would last through hours of tears, laughter and hot flashes (plus a few steps on the dance floor).  I rarely wear foundation, but looking at my makeup stash, Brandi and I were both anxious to check out  Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  My main curiosity was if  it truly lived up to its claim of lasting for 12 hours. 

Here are the details on Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 $42:

What it is:
A maracuja oil-infused, antiaging, and moisturizing full-coverage liquid foundation.

What it does:
Awaken your complexion with this multitasking full-coverage liquid foundation. Maracuja has been known to reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation of the skin, making this foundation perfect for all skin types and ideal for sensitive, dehydrated, dry, or aging skin. The combination of Vitamins A, E, and mineral pigments hydrates and preserves skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

My "miraculous" results:

After weeks of very little sleep, checking and rechecking lists, putting the finishing details on the reception, screaming at my soon to be son-in-law over a minor detail, dropping a tray of mini-cupcakes for the dessert bar, forgetting to pick up my dress and general chaos, I headed to the hotel, cracked open a bottle of champagne and waited for my turn to get the royal treatment.  

And I did.  Brandi did a fabulous job on my makeup.  But, the point here is that my Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 foundation,  in Tan, was simply amazing.  Not only did it feel like velvet on my skin, but my over-50, estrogen deprived, hot flash afflicted skin looked gorgeous.  I literally had to beg Brandi not to put any powder on my face because the finish was so radiant.

My makeup was done around 3 PM.  The wedding was at 6:30 PM.  We left the reception around midnight.  I went out for drinks until 2 AM.  Then for late night breakfast until 4 AM.  Hit the bed around 6 AM.  Did not take of a stitch of makeup.  Slept until noon, got up, drank water and went back to bed.  24 hours later, my makeup was intact.  I mean, I could have gone another 24 hours with that face…

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12-Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 not only goes the distance in the long-wear foundation category, but the coverage is impeccable.  I did not touch up or reapply once the entire evening.  

Additionally, my skin felt moist and comfortable, which may be an odd word to use.  But, if you have worn foundation that you can't wait to scrape off your face, you know exactly what I mean.  The texture is light, but covers skin amazingly well.  It builds well—you are able to add more where you need extra coverage without it looking heavy.

I would love to say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and it is, so see my photo to the right.  As a matter of fact, I looked so fabulous, one of the groomsmen didn't even recognize me at the wedding and hit on me.  (Did wonders for my 55 year old ego!)

Bling Factor:

Pro: Moisturizing, great coverage, long wear, chemical free

Con: None

Price: $42

Buy Again: Yes

Packaging: 5 Blings—Luxurious glass bottle with pump dispenser

Overall: 5 Blings





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  • Absolutely beautiful bride and mom! You guys look wonderful. Congrats!

  • Joanna

    Gorgeous pics!!! Tarte Foundation sounds like a product I need to have. Great review 🙂

  • Great post!! Beautiful pictures!!

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