All can be layered for more coverage, and all have a flawless finish, as well as a mineral base, and a natural manufacturing process. So I wasn’t thinking I’d be trying this bargain beauty product anytime soon… BUT I actually did some baking and color mixing experiments (I do this when I’m bored) and I started to sweep Ulta’s “Double Duty Wet/Dry Powder Foundation” on my cheeks, with my Kat Von D “Setting Powder” Brush. ( Log Out /  It has a matte finish, but doesn’t look too matte, which can lead to looking dry or caked if you have dry skin. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. All of them provide excellent full coverage if that’s the look you want to achieve, and all three can be used over liquid foundation, WITHOUT looking cake-y or giving your foundation a “grey color” casting on the face, due to too much coverage. It’s a neutral shade which perfectly suits my moderately fair skin; it’s neither very dark nor too light, just perfect. around to replace your beloved beauty staple because you’re on vacay? Shop Tarte Cosmetic's best foundation makeup in liquid, stick & powder formulas. How does this compare to the discontinued confidence creamy powder foundation (which i love and bummed that Tarte discontinued it)? Like a lot of foundation and setting powders, you can use powder foundation to FINISH the baking process of your concealer or foundation, after you’ve locked your liquid foundation in place with SETTING POWDER. I had just purchased one of Too Faced’s “Cocoa Powder Foundation”, two of Lorac’s “Porefection Perfecting Powder”, and then on a separate shopping trip, I had purchased Jane Iredale’s “Amazing Base Loose Minerals”, and “Amazing Base Pressed Minerals”, as well as M.A.C’s “Mineralize Skinfinish” in Medium Deep and Medium. It has SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen for appropriate sun protection, and DOES have a “smoothing” and “firming” effect when applied. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Ulta: “Double Duty Wet/Dry Pressed Powder Foundation”, $14 http://www.ulta.com OR at Ulta Stores, Dupe: Tarte “Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation” $32 (www.sephora.com) OR Kat Von D “Lock It Foundation Powder” $36 (www.katvondbeauty.com). I admit I wasn’t expecting too much from this product, but $6 is a cheap hand to play when it comes to makeup and beauty, so I decided to go all in and at least try this budget friendly powder foundation. Depending on what kind of coverage your foundation offers, “Stay Matte But Not Flat”, is a great skin finishing powder that locks your makeup in place, or can be used alone to conceal minor imperfections. AND since the minerals and oils in terra cotta baked foundation powders are natural and pre baked, you don’t have to worry about the powder caking or looking uneven (AKA “grey” colored looking splotchy-ness). It’s packaged as a pressed foundation in a foundation pan, a plastic compact, with a bottom storage compartment, which features a mirror and a small, thin, kabuki brush; BUT I don’t suggest using the kabuki brush. Shop Tarte Cosmetic's best foundation makeup in liquid, stick & powder formulas. I suggest using your favorite setting powder, buffing powder, or foundation powder makeup brush to apply this slightly creamy and smooth, but textured, buildable coverage foundation. It can be set with any makeup setting spray, and you can easily touch up any shine throughout the day. How does this beauty bargain compare to Tarte’s “Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation” or Kat Von D’s “Lock It Foundation Powder”?? NYX has an array of makeup and beauty products that are AWESOME, not only for the price, but just in general. Some of my favorite beauty steals from NYX, are their foundation powders. If you’re using this as your only foundation source, then you can use a buffing foundation brush or “Beauty Blender”, for full(er) coverage. by tarte (726) Leave a Review. Our longwear full coverage waterproof foundations are infused with skincare benefits to nurture dry, oily & combination After applying setting powder and “baking” it, you can add extra coverage to your foundation after the setting or “baking” process. All three formula’s don’t dry out the skin, and they also have a creamy (but obviously still powdered), texture when picked up on a makeup brush (although oily to combination skin types will probably prefer Kat Von D’s or Ulta’s formula). NYX’s “#NoFilter Finishing Powder”, Physician’s Formula “Airbrushing Pressed Mineral Powder”, Ulta’s “Double Duty Wet/Dry Pressed Powder Foundation”, and NYX’s “Stay Matte But Not Flat” Pressed Foundation Powder, are some of the best beauty steals on the market. If you’re using this over a liquid foundation, I suggest using a setting powder brush or Kabuki brush to avoid caking and providing a smooth and even finish. The only difference is that It Cosmetics offers a wider variety of shades, which, like I mentioned before, is A LOT more convenient for beauties with medium-deep, to deeper skin tones. All three of these formula’s are great choices for powder foundation. It works best with a setting powder brush, or a buffing foundation brush, and can be used with a “Beauty Blender” for a more full coverage face of foundation. BUT THERE IS GREAT NEWS! Tarte Cosmetics makeup, skincare & beauty products. Tarte Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation ($35) is a new full coverage powder foundation that promises a 2-in-1 formula that acts as not only a makeup but also a skincare with a formula that’s moisturizing and that contains anti-aging ingredients. A 2-in-1 brush & removable sponge for applying confidence creamy powder foundation, blend your way to beautiful with this double duty beauty™ foundation brush & sponge. It’s honestly easier to find a good liquid foundation that mixes and blends well with your powder foundation to set your makeup if you’re looking for extra coverage; with that being said, learn about the do’s and don’ts of setting liquid foundation with powder foundations, versus setting liquid foundation with setting powders; So immediately following this post, will be another post about the importance of knowing which liquids and powders work well together, and how to avoid a caked, grey looking, cast to your foundation finish….