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Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer

Tarte

Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer

Item #: 2245666 Size: 1.0 oz

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A skin-perfecting, waterproof mattifying base that not only helps keep your makeup in place for up to 12 hours, but it also refines the appearance of pores and diffuses fine lines and imperfections.

This waterproof formula helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles for a healthy, seamless complexion while natural fruit- and plant-derived extracts like avocado oil and rosemary deliver nourishing benefits to your skin. Prime the skin for an overall soft-focus effect as you extend the wear of your makeup and mask imperfections - just one application leaves skin looking instantly smoother, softer and refined.

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  • Avocado oil: Pressed from the fleshy pulp surrounding the pit, this natural oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E and protein and has known skin soothing properties

Dermatologist tested. Vegan friendly. Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and gluten.
Smooth a pearl-size amount onto skin (pre-foundation) or dab under eyes and on eyelids for the ultimate clean slate.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasilixane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Passiflora Incarnate Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinsensis Flower/Leaf Extract, Mica, Echinacea Angustilfolia Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Phenoxyethanol.

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TarteClean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer
 
4.2

(based on 293 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (222)
  • Lightweight (175)
  • Blends well (136)
  • Smooth (134)
  • Long lasting (108)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Doesn't work (20)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Heavy (11)
  • Poor coverage (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (109)
  • Sensitive skin (88)
  • All skin types (80)
  • Going out (56)
  • Normal skin (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (76), Classic style (60), Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (36), Trendy style (24)

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2.0

Clumpy

By jaclyn

from Massachusetts

Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

I notice each time I apply this it turns clumpy. I was told this is due to the silicone in the primer, which for people like me who have combo/oily skin, doesn't help your foundation last. It will do the opposite. Trying another primer.

 
5.0

A must try

By Nikki

from Oceanside, CA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

    I usually use this product when I am going to be wearing heavy makeup, this helps extend my makeup use for the day.

     
    5.0

    So great!

    By Meaghan

    from Staten Island, NY

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

      This product is so wonderful! It's good enough to wear alone as it helps to smooth the skin, take away any shine, and helps keep oil under control. Makes a wonderful base before foundation. It's also waterproof!

       
      4.0

      I will buy this again

      By Kimberly

      from Lodi, Ca

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

          It's a good start to apply then use foundation over makes application easy

           
          5.0

          LOVE

          By Jillian

          from Hackensack nj

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

            I love how flawless this primer looks on days where I don't want to use foundation I still always throw this on to even out the colors on my face. It is light and feels almost powdery once applied. I love this primer.

             
            5.0

            Used it for years

            By Kathyg

            from Villa Rica, GA

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

              Smooths the complexion, and prepares it for foundation. The foundation glides on, and makes the skin look flawless.

               
              5.0

              This primer is awesome!

              By Kim

              from Odessa, TX

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

                I use this product after my moisturizer and before my foundation and I absolutely love it, it holds my makeup in place and goes on lightweight

                 
                5.0

                Sold Primer

                By Lily

                from MD

                Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

                I don't have a problem with my pores so I can't say if it's really pore filling, but I do like it. It has a thick silicone consistency (smashbox photo finish, but thicker), and it goes on nicely. It gives my face a nice smooth base for my foundation and lasts all day. Totally recommend and would repurchase.

                 
                5.0

                I love this primer! I will be purchasing this again!

                By Moni

                from Joliet, IL

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

                  I love this product! I would recommend this to anyone. My makeup stayed in place with a matte finish all night!

                   
                  4.0

                  Best primer I've ever used

                  By Linz

                  from Owensboro, KY

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer:

                  Sets a good base for my make up

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                  17 Questions | 17 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Does this primer help prevent a shiny look? My skin tends to get shiny/oily after a few hours with other primers.
                    Asked on 9/24/2016 by Mandy

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this primer is mattifying!

                      Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Do I need to wait a certain amount of time between applying this primer and applying my foundation?
                    Asked on 8/25/2016 by Jenna Green Eyes from Iowa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      No you do not!

                      Answered on 8/30/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this primer going to cause my acne to flare up since it has dimethicone in it?
                    Asked on 8/15/2016 by ecomish from Hendersonville tn

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This primer is dermatologist tested and vegan friendly so it shouldn't cause breakouts.

                      Answered on 8/24/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Will this help smooth my acne scars?
                    Asked on 8/13/2016 by lena from Palm Springs, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This primer helps smooth over and refine the look of imperfections so I would give it a try!

                      Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this primer make your foundation waterproof?
                    Asked on 5/12/2016 by makeup lover from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for reaching out! This product is waterproof but if you want your foundation to be waterproof, we recommend wearing a waterproof foundation as well. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 5/13/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this primer a good choice for post menopausal skin with some lines, wrinkles and pores, on the dry side?
                    Asked on 4/8/2016 by Beauty Buff from Plymouth IN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This primer is great for smoothing over the look of fine lines & imperfections for a perfectly poreless, smooth look. If you're looking for enhanced hydration, you could also try our clean slate flawless 12-hour brightening primer. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 4/11/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have large pores, especially on my cheeks (the area closest to either side of my nose but not quite at my cheekbones). Other products I've used don't help much, like Laura Gellar's mattifying primer and Benefit's Porefessional primer. Will this cover my pores? I'm contemplating between this and Tarte's other primers for a poreless look. Thank you!
                    Asked on 4/7/2016 by Brianna from Richmond, VA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      If you're looking to minimize pores, this primer is your go-to! It's a mattifying base that seamlessly melts into skin & fades the appearance of pores and fine lines for a smooth, soft look. It also helps your makeup last for 12 hours. You'll look like a walking Instagram filter!

                      Answered on 4/8/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Will this product work with extremely dry skin?
                    Asked on 2/17/2016 by Hannah from wells, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for reaching out Hannah! This product is a skin-perfecting, waterproof mattifying base that can help refine the appearance of pores and diffuse fine lines and imperfections across skin types.

                      tarte's clean slate flawless 12-hour brightening primer works as a hydrating base that help brighten and quench dry skin at it primes for makeup application. You can check it out here: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4380105

                      Answered on 2/17/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this product have any silicone in it?
                    Asked on 1/2/2016 by High Maintenance from Ocean Springs, MS

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      All ingredients are listed below as well as within the product description for your easy reference.

                      Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasilixane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Passiflora Incarnate Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinsensis Flower/Leaf Extract, Mica, Echinacea Angustilfolia Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Phenoxyethanol.

                      Answered on 1/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Should I moisturize my face before applying this? I have combination oily and dry skin.
                    Asked on 9/12/2015 by Prettypurplexx20 from Denver, CO

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, primer should be applied after moisturizer and prior to foundation. :-)

                      Answered on 9/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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