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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
 
4.1

(based on 307 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (233)
  • Lightweight (181)
  • Smooth (144)
  • Blends well (140)
  • Long lasting (114)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (24)
  • Doesn't work (21)
  • Causes breakouts (14)
  • Heavy (12)
  • Poor coverage (12)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (115)
  • Sensitive skin (90)
  • All skin types (85)
  • Going out (58)
  • Normal skin (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (79), Classic style (65), Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (36), Trendy style (26)

Reviewed by 307 customers

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4.0

Love it

By Tan

from Chester county

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Everyday
  • Going Out

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

It's oily

 
5.0

Love!

By Tiffany

from San Diego, CA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    I love this! I have combination skin that is very prone to breakouts with primers. Every one I've tried has broken me out until this one. It glides on so smoothly and makes my face feel amazing!

     
    2.0

    Not for me

    By Mary Beth

    from Murfreesboro, TN

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

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

      I have combination/sensitive skin. I've noticed the majority of people who say this primer didn't work for them describe their skin as oily. I don't really have oily skin but I do break out easily.
      This primer has a nice feel to it but it actually makes my pores more noticeable. I thought it was maybe the foundation or something else I was doing at first. I really wanted to like this primer because it's Tarte and it was expensive. I've had this primer for a few months and have used it on and off to see if it really was the issue.
      For whatever reason, this primer causes me to break out. It also makes my pores appear larger! I'm kind of sad because this was expensive. I'm not sure if I can return it now though because I've had it for a couple months.
      If you have oily, combination, or sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend this primer.

       
      4.0

      Yes

      By LMS

      from VA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

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

        Nice product

         
        5.0

        I swear by this primer!

        By Dani

        from New Jersey

        About Me Trendy Style

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          A wonderful consultant at Ulta recommended this product to me after the primer I've been using for years was discontinued. My skin is ultra sensitive, and there's nothing more horrifying for me than trying new makeup because the outcome is rarely a good one. THIS PRIMER IS THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST GIFT TO EARTH. I work at a hospital and sweat literally 90% of my shift, and this primer keeps my face on. It goes on so smoothly and allows for a really awesome application of the rest of my makeup. It doesn't get any more matte than this! A little goes a long way, and I've been using the same tube for months (which helps justify the cost.) Do yourself a favor and give this stuff a shot - it's my new favorite product.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would purchase again

          By D

          from Antioch, ca

          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

            • Everyday

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

            Na

             
            2.0

            Not for Oily Skin

            By Sarah

            from Manassas, VA

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Heavy
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

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

              I has really high hopes for this primer because Tarte's foundation coverage is the bomb dot com. When I put it on at first it looked good but as the day went on it started to become really patchy. I ahem an incredibly oily T zone and I was expecting some kind of oil control. I needed up having to take off my foundation and just rocking my eye and brow make up. It also felt really heavy, especially under my eyes, cheek bone area, and forehead. I'm totally taking it back.

               
              5.0

              I will always buy this product

              By Angel

              from Gainesville, VA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

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

                Does and last just as it says!

                 
                5.0

                Best I have found I help with uneven skin texture!

                By GloGlo

                from Mendocino County

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Aging skin

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

                  I have sun damage on my face. I apply a nice thin coat and top it off with my face make-up and feel flawless!!

                   
                  4.0

                  Working pretty well

                  By Sassy girl don't stop

                  from Bluffton, sc

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I have very oily skin and enlarged Poor's. This primer keeps me matte for atleast the first 4 hours and that's saying a lot. I went a full day with my makeup. I only had to blot maybe 2 times.

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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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