Rainforest Of The Sea Water Foundation by Tarte: Hit or Miss?

Hello my lovely pumpkins and Happy Women’s Day [I know it was yesterday]

In today’s post, I am reviewing this water foundation by Tarte Cosmetics. This foundation was part of my sephora wish-list a few months ago and I actually randomly purchased it two months ago from a girl who did not want it, the shade was too dark for her. Anyways, I was happy I got it and keep reading if you want to know my thoughts on this high-end foundation!

Also, don’t forget to check out my previous post: 5 Tips To Achieve the Perfect Wing Line.

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Product Information

So this foundation retails for 39$, is available in 21 different shades and has 30ml of product. This foundation claims to

– be lightweight and full-coverage

– be super hydrating and vegan  with non-chemical SPF 15

– leave the skin glowy and flawless for up to 12 hours

– hide fine lines, breakouts, pores, dark circles, and more with buildable coverage

– be formulated with 20 percent water and antioxidant-rich algae to smooth the look of fine lines

You can purchase the foundation here



The packaging is gorgeous, it comes in a transparent glass bottle, has golden writings on it and the applicator is a dropper. The cover of the dropper is what makes this foundation stand-out, it has this gorgeous ombre/holographic effect. In general, I really love how the foundation looks, it definitely screams “rainforest” and “luxurious” when I see it!

The applicator is not the easiest thing to use, in fact, I think it’s quite messy. Plus, the fact that it’s in glass makes it not travel-friendly.

On another note, the golden writings started to fade out a month after I’ve purchased it and that’s kind of disappointing. I mean for 39$, I wish the writings would stay :p

My Thoughts

I actually really love this foundation for diverse reasons: I really love the finish, it’s glowy and hydrating but it’s not too dewy, the foundation is very light-weight and the coverage is medium to full [with four drops]. Moreover, It does not emphasize my pores, it does not settle into my fine lines, it does not oxidize and it does not look cakey after a few hours, it stays perfect and beautiful all day long. However, I still need concealer to hide my blemishes as it’s not full full-coverage.

This foundation really makes my skin look healthier, has a good coverage [if you like medium to full] and is long-lasting. If you want to purchase it, I tell you go ahead, cause it’s great but I don’t necessarily recommend it. I don’t think it’s a must-have foundation and I don’t think I’ll ever repurchase it.

Let me know if you have tried this foundation and if you like it!

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  1. March 9, 2018 / 11:56 am

    This foundation sounds so good, tbh I’m not usually into dewy products but my skin has been crazy dry lately so it might be something to look at 😀 <3

    • Joy🌻
      March 9, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      it’s not too dewy so I think you will like it!! Thanks a lot babe xx

  2. March 9, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    This foundation sounds perfect for what I need. On my first trip to Sephora I will look for it. I hope I can find it and give it a try. Nice presentation and very useful review. Thank you 🤗🌸

    • Joy🌻
      March 9, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks a lot!! Yes and let me know if you like it!1

  3. March 9, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Interesting, thank you for the heads up on this product. Have you tried any of Rhianna’s Fenty Foundation? Right now I am loving it because I broke out due to travel and it’s a nice coverage. 🤗

    • Joy🌻
      March 9, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      No I have not!! I am too scared to order a foundation online, maybe next time I’ll go to Europe, I’ll buy it!

  4. March 9, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Thank you! I have been looking for a new foundation!!

    • Joy🌻
      March 9, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      You are welcome xx

  5. Makeup by Erin
    March 10, 2018 / 2:11 am

    I’ve used the concealer from this range, but have yet to try the foundation! I might have to pick it up!

    • Joy🌻
      March 10, 2018 / 8:18 am

      ah is the concealer good? Thanks a lot for reading xx

      • Makeup by Erin
        March 10, 2018 / 11:42 pm

        Yeah it’s pretty nice! It’s really light coverage so I can’t use it everyday!

    • Joy🌻
      March 10, 2018 / 8:17 am

      Then you will like it!! Thanks a lot for reading xx

  6. March 10, 2018 / 7:41 am

    It seems like a really good foundation!! The packaging is gorgeous 😍 xx

    • Joy🌻
      March 10, 2018 / 8:17 am

      It is!! Thanks a lot xx

  7. March 10, 2018 / 8:30 am

    I have the eyeshadow from this collection and it’s great! Would love to try this foundation now! Thanks for sharing xx

    • Joy🌻
      March 10, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      I never tried Tarte’s eyeshadows, are they worth it?? Thanks for reading xx

    • Joy🌻
      March 10, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Awww thanks a lot 💕

  8. March 10, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    This one is really popular. I like how it looks and glowy foundations are always a good choice. xx

    • Joy🌻
      March 10, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Yess!!! Thanks for reading 💕

  9. March 11, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    Hmm, when the foundation came out, I definitely thought that it’d be super lightweight and stuff, just keeping in mind the name and the theme. Looks like it’s a pretty decent product. Great post!
    I’d love it if you’d check out my new post at https://khanakm.com/2018/03/11/beauty-favourites-march-18/
    Khanak x

    • Joy🌻
      March 11, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Ofc!!! Thanks a lot 💕

  10. March 12, 2018 / 5:55 am

    I love dewy foundations and have been wanting to get this one too, though it’s pricey and I don’t think I can justify spending that much on a foundation, but once I finish up my bare skin foundation, I will attempt to buy this one next lol. Great review.

    • Joy🌻
      March 12, 2018 / 6:31 am

      Yess and let me know what you think of it if you get it!! Thanks for reading xx

  11. March 12, 2018 / 9:06 am

    This foundation does sound amazing, great review sweet x

    • Joy🌻
      March 12, 2018 / 9:22 am

      It is!! Thanks a lot dear xx