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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
 
4.2

(based on 119 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (85)
  • Smooth (82)
  • Long lasting (68)
  • Blends well (66)
  • Lightweight (65)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Clumpy (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (63)
  • All skin types (50)
  • Going out (32)
  • Sensitive skin (24)
  • Travel (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (48), Classic style (37), Trendy style (20)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (52), Fair (51), Deep (4)

Reviewed by 119 customers

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5.0

The only primer I will ever use!

By momof4

from Kansas

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

    Just a wonderful product, makes make-up glide on so smoothly and is not greasy. Gives a flawless finish to your foundation.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    By Charlee

    from Lubbock , Texas

    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 Timeless Smoothing Primer:

      Makes my face feel so smooth and keeps makeup on longer

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      great product for uneven skin texture

      By cw33

      from Daphne al

      Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

      I love the feel of this primer. It goes on smooth and it is full of good stuff for your
      skin. Highly recommend!

       
      4.0

      Nice Start!

      By Just me

      from McHenry illinois

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

        Use after face cream as a base before makeup. First time using this particular base. I think I like the Tarte brand in tube better.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        best primer ever!

        By jena

        from Indiana

        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

            Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

            Makes skin look super smooth with or without makeup. It really does blur imperfections.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            2.0

            Tarte Smoothing Primer

            By The Makeup Lover!

            from Jackson, MS

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • Very Drying

            Best Uses

            • Going Out

            Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

            I was very excited to try this product; however, it was very, very drying on my skin. My skin looked awful. I returned it to find another product. I love Tarte products but this one just did not work for me.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Nana

            from 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

              Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

              I use it every morning before applying makeup.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              3.0

              Not sure why it is "Timeless"

              By Tess

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Clumpy
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                I'm 40, and have relatively few "aging" signs, but like to minimize the ones I do have. I love Tarte products... This one, not so much. It is heavy and feels dry. Noooo smoothing. I'm giving it to my daughter.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                I purchase this product often

                By Mimi

                from Chicago

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Skin Is Smoother
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel
                • With or without makeup

                Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                Wear this primer with and without makeup. Makes my face look healthier, clearer and smoother. It helps my makeup look even and natural.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Perfecting cream

                By makeupface1

                from Music City, USA

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting
                • Makes you look flawless
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Almost too light

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Use Under Foundation

                Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                Was looking for a good primer to cover up fine lines and wrinkles and tested several brands to see which ones had the best effect. Bought this home and tried it over my makeup and thought it did a great job, but thought it made me look like I used rice powder on my face. Decided to use it under my makeup to see if it made a difference (it still looked light). Decided to use it more sparingly and it was great. Makes me look airbrushed/photoshopped but still a little pale. I'll just add more color to my face to achieve the look I want.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  How many ounces are in this jar?

                  What are the benefits of this product other than "blurring"?
                  Asked on 9/2/2014 by Debbie from Lees Summit, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    0.5 fl. oz.

                    Turn back the hands of time with tarte’s new 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.

                    Answered on 9/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  is there sunscreen in this product and can you apply more than suggested amount? Thank you
                  Asked on 8/30/2014 by LINDA from illinois

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    There is no sunscreen within this formula. For best results, we recommend applying a small amount, as applying an excess amount could cause a "pilling" effect.

                    Answered on 9/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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