This formula works great with dense brushes like Sigma 3DHD MAX or Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki foundation brushes. However, you can simply apply it on face with fingers or flat foundation brush and blend it with sponge. Currently i am loving Sigma 3DHD blender sponge comparing to other ones. It is very pigmented and you need only 3 to 4 drops for full coverage. It blends in skin flawlessly and l loved how natural it looks on skin. You can get light to medium coverage or full coverage depending on your requirement. However if you have very dark spots to hide, you will still need to use concealer.
As i have dry skin, i do feel the need of moisturizer beneath it. I think the oily skin will love this foundation. It is not very drying which i thought it would be as it is water based. If you have prepped your skin properly, this foundation can work wonders for all skin. It doesn't enhance dry patches or lines but in such cases it is better to buff the product into skin. It is quite long lasting as well. In hot weather of summers it does stay longer then 6 hours on face without breaking or looking uneven. I still recommend using good primer and setting powder to make it last longer. I have not noticed any discoloration or oxidization during wear.
Overall i really loved this foundation, its coverage is flawless with medium to full. The lasting power is amazing as well with its light weight formula. In high end brands i think it is one of the very good formula which i definitely recommend to everyone.
- Nice packaging
- Very good texture
- Medium to full coverage
- Light weight and natural finish
- No oxidization during wear
- Very long lasting
- Can be used for all skin
- Very dry skin will need moisturizing
- Bit expensive
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation SPF15 is priced $39