The Water Foundation was something that really intrigued me, given that the brand boasted a formula that lightweight, full coverage and hydrating. I mean, that’s the dream – isn’t it? Like the Aquacealer, the Water Foundation claims to cover redness, dark spots and uneven skin tone with its 20% water-rich formula. Like most of the foundations launched in the last year, it has a pipette/dropper style dispenser and is a very thin liquidy formula. I got the shade Light Sand which claimed to be for light skin with yellow undertones and it hit the nail on the head in terms of accuracy!
Unlike the Aquacealer, I feel that the Water Foundation was much more accurate in it’s coverage claim, leaning medium-full coverage and was slightly buildable, but picked up on dry spots I had more than I would have liked. So similarly, I think this would suit someone with Normal, Combo or even Oily a bit better than my Dry dehydrated skin. I’ve yet to try it mixed with a drop of oil, or with something more luminizing blended in which really could help it adapt to my skin better, so I’ll be sure to update when I do, but I really wanted this review to be solely based on the foundation on its own merit. I found I liked applying it best with a flat top kabuki style brush for fuller coverage, and a fluffier buffing brush for more of a medium coverage.
Tarte claims the finish to be ‘radiant’ but I found it more satin than anything, but it set well and lasted well throughout the day. It has a Broad Spectrum SPF of 15, which makes it suitable for mild sun climates as an everyday SPF with a 6.23% Titanium Dioxide, 3.84% Zinc Oxide base.
Some of the products and/or services mentioned in this post may have been provided for consideration and are denoted with an “*”. These products may be linked using an affiliate link, which provides me with a small commission in return for providing readers with honest and authentic reviews. The earnings from affiliate links are what keep GirlLovesGloss.com running! You can read my full disclaimer here.