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Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer

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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 272 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (210)
  • Lightweight (164)
  • Blends well (128)
  • Smooth (121)
  • Long lasting (98)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (19)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Heavy (10)
  • Too greasy (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (98)
  • Sensitive skin (84)
  • All skin types (72)
  • Going out (51)
  • Normal skin (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (69), Classic style (55), Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (36), Trendy style (22)

Reviewed by 272 customers

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5.0

I love this primer!

By Princezzaluna

from Bronx , New York

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

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

    Really easy to apply

     
    1.0

    Not great for Senstive Skin

    By MargaretCruz

    from Brownsville, Texas

    About Me Trendy Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

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

      I had an allergic reaction. My face started peeling and red bumps appeared all over my face. I was excited to wear this for Thanksgiving and I ended up having to hide my face most of the time.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I love the product, but not the inability to use coupons.

      By Penny M.

      from Lincoln Park, Michigan

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

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

        Everyday

         
        5.0

        Love it!!

        By Gdsgurl101

        from Birmingham, Al

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • 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 is one of the better primers that I have. I definitely prolongs my foundation and keeps it looking great all day.

           
          3.0

          Just okay, would not repurchase

          By bttl2myslf

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

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

            This does not seem to have much impact on the appearance of pores. It also breaks up very quickly in my oily t-zone. I do find my makeup lasts all day on my cheeks where my skin is "normal". Will not be repurchasing and do not recommend for oily skin.

             
            5.0

            Love this product! I will never use another primer!

            By Sintia

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

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

              Use this product everyday before I apply any makeup. It's a perfect primer for your skin

               
              5.0

              I think I have found my new favorite primer!!

              By Elissa

              from Chesterfield, VA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I LOVE LOVE LOVE this primer! Usually my poors show through my foundation but I'm trying out this "new to me" combo of Tarte products and I think I'm in love!

                 
                2.0

                i felt like it was not doing it's job :(

                By momma of 5

                from stockton, ca

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

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

                The first time using it, I felt like it was more of a face peel but once I got used to it, it was fine. I felt like it was not doing it's job. I felt like my make up was the same with or without it. I still use it just because I spent money on it but for me to repurchase it, nah.

                 
                5.0

                New Favorite Primer!

                By Anna

                from Arkansas

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

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

                  My makeup will still look like I just put it on even after 12 hours of wear! I have oily skin and I love that it doesn't make my face look really shiny like some primers. I'll definitely keep using this!

                   
                  5.0

                  Creates smooth base for foundation

                  By Jph

                  from Columbus, ohio

                  About Me Classic 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:

                    Flawless

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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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