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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 257 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (197)
  • Lightweight (154)
  • Blends well (120)
  • Smooth (109)
  • Long lasting (90)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (18)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Heavy (10)
  • Too greasy (10)
  • Causes breakouts (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (87)
  • Sensitive skin (79)
  • All skin types (63)
  • Going out (47)
  • Normal skin (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (62), Brand buyer (50), Classic style (50), Budget shopper (36), Trendy style (19)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (118), Fair (104), Deep (8)

Reviewed by 257 customers

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5.0

Repurchasing for sure!

By Hazel

from Reno, Nv

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Great primer for people with oily skin! I like to use full coverage foundation and this primer helps it go on seamlessly so it does not look cakey!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Highly recommend

      By MeghanWagnerT

      from Gilbert, AZ

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

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

        I love this primer! I never understood the use of primer until now. My makeup looks amazing and this just helps my makeup set so well. Tarte helps control my oily skin and I could not be happier with this brand or this product!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Didn't work for me

        By Shi

        from Springfield, MO

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

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

          Bought this product because it was recommended. I needed a primer to hide my large pores for a photoshoot. It looked alright at first.. after about an hour I had craters on my nose! I returned it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          1.0

          Disappointed..

          By Bridget

          from Sanford, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

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

              I love Tarte products & I heard a great review about this primer on a YouTube tutorial. However, this product did not work out for me. This product did not sink into my skin at all; I felt as if it just sat atop my skin. It felt heavy & useless. Also, it did not last for 12 hours as it promises. By lunchtime my face was very oily in my T-zone area. Since then, I've switched to a different primer & I've never had that oily problem with the new primer... Tarte has a lot of great products, but this one is a flop for me. In attempts to use up this expensive product that I paid for, I do use it as an eyelid primer & I've had no issues there.

               
              5.0

              Best primer that I've tried

              By vneal

              from Columbus, GA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This really helps to mattify my skin....I don't wear foundation, just concealer around eyes, and powder to control oil.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep
                   
                  3.0

                  Kinda iffy

                  By Alltheway

                  from Leavenworth, KS

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Causes Breakouts
                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

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

                  I used this to see if it would matte my oily areas but till use it all over my face… it doesn't pair good with my Too Faced Foundation lets just say that. I hate breakaways on my nose on my chin and it didn't last long. I normally don't have a lot of breakouts and I started having a lot.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  I will buy this product for the rest of my life

                  By Aimee M

                  from El Mirage, Az

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • 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 the perfect primer, it makes myou skin look pore less. Sometimes I even just go out with the primer on my face.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Makes foundation stay all day

                    By Heatherie

                    from Los Angeles, ca

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out

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

                      I bought this because I have noticed lately that when I wear foundation, it ends up breaking up in my T-zone. I use the Nars sheer glow foundation and I love it but lately with the heat, it hasn't been wearing well. I tried this product and it works amazing. My foundation still looks great at the end of the night when I'm about to wash it off. I wouldn't say it minimizes my pores but it does help my pore minimizer stay on longer. It goes a long way so one tube should last a while if you're only using it on your t-zone. I have sensitive skin and it doesn't make me react at all or break me out.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      4.0

                      Love it. Greta to cover large pores

                      By Lisa

                      from NY

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Great to use under foundation

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          not as good as I expected

                          By Heather

                          from Birmingham

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

                          I use it under my Amazonian clay foundation, it makes the foundation look like it sunk into my pores 2 hours after application. Does not keep my make up on and has made my black heads worse than they've ever been. I also have dry skin and it makes me look oily half way through the day. Not impressed at all

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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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