This New ‘Skincare Foundation’ Feels Like Silk and Leaves You Glowing

Photo Credits: Tarte Cosmetics

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Marketed as a “skincare foundation,” Tarte Babassu Foundcealer ($39) works to deliver a healthy glow, not a cakey finish, that lasts by bottling good-for-skin actives and luminous, buildable pigment that won’t settle into lines or pores.

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After just about breaking the internet with the launch of Shape Tape Concealer last year—everyone from makeup artists to beauty gurus rave about it’s never-fail cover-all ability—the vegan beauty brand is about to do it again with its latest, and my personal favorite, launch: Babassu Foundcealer. 

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The part concealer, part foundation is formulated with natural babassu oil, essential fatty acids and antioxidants—along with SPF 20—to care for skin instead of simply covering it up. Upon application, you’ll notice a healthy glow that peeks through the formula—I can skip highlighter on days I wear it—that can be layered for heavier coverage or left as-is for a natural dewy look. Even better: it won’t settle into fine lines or pores. Instead, it smooths the surface and leaves behind a flawless finish. (During testing, my best skin days were the days I only wore this.)

For those who don’t wear foundation because of the heavy feeling many can leave on skin, don’t fret: “I don’t even feel like I’m wearing makeup,” is a common thread typed within the hundreds of user reviews the foundation has already racked up. And the vast range of shades—there are currently 30 available—makes it a perfect match for all of us. Is there anything this foundation can't do?