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Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer

Tarte

Timeless Smoothing Primer

Item #: 2276063 Size: 0.5 oz

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A melt-in smoothing primer with innovative blurring and filling technology for a youthful appearance perfectly primed for makeup application.

Turn back the hands of time with Tarte's timeless smoothing and filling primer formulated to fade out your biggest beauty boundaries such as large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidant-rich formula infused with vitamins C & E and green bean extract gently melts into the skin delivering a surge of moisture, peptides and other naturally-derived elixirs for a firmer, smoother appearance. You'll love the lightweight texture and fresh powder scent as it provides the perfect blank canvas to enhance the look and wear time of makeup. It can also be worn alone as part of your skincare regimen, blurring out skin imperfections and signs of aging for a flawless, soft-focus finish.

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  • Vitamin E: Natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and antioxidant
  • Vitamin C: Antioxidant that fights free radical damage and premature signs of aging while brightening skin
  • Green bean extract: Known for anti-wrinkle and pore minimizing properties
  • Mineral pigments: Soothe and soften skin

Smooth a pearl size amount over skin before applying makeup or wear alone as a treatment to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Mica, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, PPG-25-Laureth-25, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Rutin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Citric Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum/Fragrance, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470).

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TarteTimeless Smoothing Primer
 
4.3

(based on 205 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (143)
  • Smooth (140)
  • Blends well (111)
  • Long lasting (111)
  • Lightweight (107)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Clumpy (7)
  • Doesn't stay on (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Poor coverage (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (114)
  • All skin types (81)
  • Going out (52)
  • Sensitive skin (44)
  • Travel (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (74), Classic style (66), Trendy style (33)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (87), Medium (81), Deep (5)

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4.0

A good primer for everyday use

By Carolyn

from Cincinnati,OH

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

    I was having a difficult time finding a product rhat would keep my makeup drom being shiny during the day and this face primer has been the best of all the ones I've tried.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    A Must

    By Kelly

    from Salt Lake City

    Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

    So I have some pretty obvious pores and scars from acne. No matter what I do, they're still there. I can diminish them but I can't turn back the clock. But this primer does. I have perfectly smooth skin when I use this.

    My one caution is that if you don't get it all off your face at night you're going to regret it. Because it fills pores it can CLOG pores. Use a Clarasonic or something similar. I am currently using my free rotating face brush from Proactive. Works great.

     
    5.0

    Best Primer for Pores

    By April

    from Wisconsin

    Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

    I got a smaller version of this in a tarte combo box set, and I love it. It makes my big pores much less noticeable, and also helps tone down my acne scars. It feels nice and not clogging or greasy. I'm going to be so sad when this runs out. I haven't tried the Benefit Porefessional so I'm not sure how it compares to that.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic!

    By JebIamabaj18

    from Boise, ID

    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 Timeless Smoothing Primer:

      This is the first primer I've ever used! It makes your skin feel like butter!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Works nice but not perfect

      By Dancing Queen

      from La Verne, CA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

      Looks good on but the effect doesn't last that long so I probably won't buy it again.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      I will buy this product indefinitely

      By Kimberly

      from Guthrie Oklahoma

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

        I apply after my moisturizer. This product makes my skin smooth and lines appear less noticeable. Love it

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        3.0

        I like the product but feel it is a little pricey.

        By Cosmetologist

        from Alexandria, LA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

          The product felt a little greasy on my face at first. It is fairly lightweight once it dries. Works well under a full coverage powder.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love this product! Will buy again

          By War paint lover

          from Everett, wa

          About Me Trendy 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

            Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

            Great for my imperfections

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Best priner

            By CB

            from Sarasita, Florida

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

              This is expensive but is the best facial primer out there. Great flawless look and make up stays in place all day.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Great primer

              By Lynn

              from Ohio

              About Me Classic 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

                Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                I love this primer. It goes on very smooth and helps your foundation look that much better. Highly recommend.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • Q:

                  Do I need to use Foundation over it or can I just use powder
                  Asked on 7/21/2016 by Mary

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This primer doesn't offer any coverage so a foundation or tinted powder are recommended if you're looking to cover imperfections or even out skin tone. If you're looking for a primer with medium coverage, you could try our BB tinted treatment primer SPF 30 since it offers the benefits of both a primer and a medium coverage foundation in one multi-tasking formula.

                    Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                • Q:

                  does this product take the place of a serum & moisturizer, as I use both. could I put this on top of my moisturizer?
                  Asked on 2/13/2016 by Terry from Katy, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thanks for reaching out, Terry! This product can be used in conjunction with your existing skincare regimen to help blur skin imperfections like large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. You can apply it on top of your moisturizer for a smooth, soft focus prior to makeup applications.

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

                  I have very dry skin, and I've just started using a BB primer for sun protection/moisture, but I love how this fills in my fine lines. I've decided to wear both--should I put this or my BB primer on first?
                  Asked on 1/25/2016 by Gigi

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    When using with a BB cream, apply Smoothing Primer first! :-)

                    Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this vegan?
                  Asked on 10/1/2015 by Carly from Appleton,wi

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    No, Timeless Smoothing Primer is not vegan. Please note that ALL Tarte products are cruelty-free and never tested on animals.

                    Answered on 10/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  I have oily skin well. This product works for oily skin? It is oil free? It is matt?
                  Asked on 6/1/2015 by Yinamar from Puerto Rico

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product is not oil-free. It is dermatologist-tested and formulated for all skin types including oily skin. It features a natural, soft-focus finish. If you prefer a matte finish, you may wish to try the Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer, which is a great option for those whose primary concern is mattifying the skin, absorbing excess oil, and minimizing the appearance of pores:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4380103

                    Answered on 6/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can you tell me what the difference are between this and the 12 hour poreless primer?
                  Asked on 4/11/2015 by Macy from Kentucky

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer is a great option for those whose primary concern is mattifying the skin, absorbing excess oil, and minimizing the appearance of pores, while Timeless Smoothing Primer is a great option for those whose primary concern is blurring the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, and repairing and preventing the visible signs of aging. Both are indicated for all skin types and work wonderfully to create a flawless canvas for makeup application. We hope this info helps! :-)

                    Answered on 4/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Would this product be just as effective using a tinted moisturizer over it instead of foundation?
                  Asked on 3/22/2015 by MFHawaii from Honolulu, HI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, you can certainly apply Timeless Smoothing Primer under tinted moisturizer, BB/CC cream, or foundation for the perfect smooth base.

                    Answered on 3/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  What do I use to apply this product?
                  Asked on 1/2/2015 by Taylor from Marlton, NJ

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is this product oil-free and/or is it known whether it is non-comedogenic?
                  Asked on 12/24/2014 by lynn from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product is not oil-free and is not tested for and claimed to be noncomedogenic. It is dermatologist-tested and formulated for all skin types.

                    Answered on 1/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  what is the difference in this Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer and the other Tarte Smooth Operator Primer in the purple tube?
                  Asked on 12/22/2014 by Lori from Athens, GA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer is a great option for those whose primary concern is mattifying the skin, absorbing excess oil, and minimizing the appearance of pores, while Timeless Smoothing Primer is a great option for those whose primary concern is blurring the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, and repairing and preventing the visible signs of aging. Both are indicated for all skin types and work wonderfully to create a flawless canvas for makeup application. We hope this info helps! :-)

                    Answered on 12/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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