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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 287 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (218)
  • Lightweight (172)
  • Blends well (133)
  • Smooth (130)
  • Long lasting (105)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (106)
  • Sensitive skin (87)
  • All skin types (77)
  • Going out (54)
  • Normal skin (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (72), Classic style (59), Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (36), Trendy style (24)

Reviewed by 287 customers

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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

       
      3.0

      I prefer the cream based Tarte primer, this is oily

      By Brit

      from San Jose

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts
      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • Going Out

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

      Felt like it didn't keep makeup on longer. Not for my skin type, otherwise good product for those who prefer that type of primer

       
      2.0

      I wouldn't get this product again.

      By Brit

      from San Jose

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

      • Ineffective
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

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

      The neutral medium turned very yellow. Not full coverage as the bottle says, very light coverage.

       
      5.0

      Airbrushes your face!

      By Karen

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        Fine lines, WHAT fine lines is what you will say! Bam! Gone!!!

         
        4.0

        Silky feel

        By Mid-life executive

        from College Station, TX

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Less effective than other brands

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Travel

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

        A little goes a long way but I noticed shine came on early

         
        5.0

        I Like It

        By Sydney

        from San Angelo, TX

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I recently switched from the Benefit POREfessional face primer to this product, and I really like it. It's thicker than the Benefit primer and it's really soft and smooth.

             
            3.0

            Eh.

            By ellie

            from pittsburgh

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

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

                I don't hate this primer. But there's not really much to love either. The only thing i don't like about it is it is SO slick. Not good for my oily face (or most people's)! But the thing is, it doesn't do anything. It doesn't make me "poreless" at all. It doesn't make my tarte amazonian clay foundation last for "12 hours" and it absolutely does not "mattify" me. id say this primer is pretty eh for me .

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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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