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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 220 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (170)
  • Lightweight (139)
  • Blends well (108)
  • Smooth (88)
  • Goes on smoothly (76)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Too greasy (10)
  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Causes breakouts (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (75)
  • Sensitive skin (72)
  • All skin types (52)
  • Going out (37)
  • Normal skin (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (50), Natural style (49), Classic style (41), Budget shopper (36), Trendy style (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (104), Fair (94), Deep (5)

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5.0

Melts into your skin!

By Desiree

from Dallas, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This is a silicone primer. I have tried other silicone primers in the past, but they feel too heavy. I am conscious on the heavy feel on my skin. My sister recommended me to try this one out. I was very hesitant. I rubbed a bit of product on my hand while I was shopping and was shocked at how lightweight it felt. It basically sunk into my skin. That is not something I have experienced with a silicone primer in the past. I bought it that day and am super please with the product. My foundation glides on my skin and my skin appears smoother. I felt with my previous primer that too much texture appeared when I placed my foundation on. That is definitely not an issue with this primer. I am shocked that there is not much hype about this primer. I had never heard of it until my sister recommended it.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Absolutely a must buy!

      By Lydiadanie

      from Anaheim California

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blurrs imperfections
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

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

      After I apply moisturizer I then put on the tarte prime perfecting primer for a matte start that evens out the skintone. After I use my tarte Amazonian clay that goes perfectly on top of the primer for an even matte finish.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love the Poreless Primer!

      By Debi

      from St. Louis Missouri

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Covers Pores
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        Worth the price!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Favorite primer

        By Caseycase

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

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

          The only primer I've found that looks great, feels great, but doesn't clog my pores. Surprisingly effective for how light it is! My skin stays matte nearly all day, and holds makeup well. So thankful to have a primer that doesn't make me break out or look oily!

           
          5.0

          Does its work!

          By YajaRX7

          from Florida

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

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

          Love it

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Love this

          By June

          from Georgia

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

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

            I love this! I have been using this primer for a week and it has not irritated my skin or caused a breakout!! Helps my makeup look flawless all day, too!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Switched from BE Primer to this and LUV it!!!!

            By Yoga fied

            from Pa

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long-Lasting
            • Matte Finish
            • Noncomodegenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

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

              Started to notice my BE primer being too greasy plus my makeup was not staying fresh. Tried several others and fell in love with Tarte's Clean Slate Poreless primer which is SO much better to wear under my Ready Foundation. Tarte's is mattifying without feeling drying or tight on my skin in any way yet very mattifying and keeping oil at bay. Luv the combination. One quick tip: apply a little powder over your primer and before your foundation for much longer foundation wear. Set foundation with same powder. I use Tarte's setting powder. This technique along with using this primer works very well for me and keeping my foundation fresh all day on my combo-oily skin. My skin and makeup have never looked so good. Thanks Tarte for an awesome primer!!!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              2.0

              Disappointed

              By Molly

              from Louisiana

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Doesn't last

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

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

              I bought this product to help matify my makeup. I have oily skin and this primer didn't really make a difference. My face looked matte for 2-3 hours and then it got oily. Though I was disappointed with the tarte primer, I have the tarte Amazonian clay foundation and I love it! This product just wasn't for me; it may be better for someone with normal/dry skin.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              The shimmer really makes your skin glow.

              By Littlemissnomad

              from Middletown NJ

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

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

                You don't need much of this product to get your glow on!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                I use the everyday under my makeup. Keeps my makeup looking

                By Sassy

                from Texas

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I use this everyday under my makeup. It keeps my makeup looking like i just put it on all day. I have tried other primers but this is by far the best.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Is this product noncomedogenic?
                      Asked on 7/29/2015 by Ashley from MI

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Tarte Cosmetics does not test for or claim that any of their products are noncomedogenic. This product is dermatologist-tested, free of mineral oil and should not cause breakouts. It is formulated for all skin types including combination, acne-prone skin.

                        Answered on 7/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work under Urban Decay Naked foundation?
                      Asked on 7/2/2015 by Tarte Primer

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can apply it under foundation of any formula/brand to ensure smooth, flawless application and to help extend your makeup's wear.

                        Answered on 7/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have very sensitive skin, can i use this product
                      Asked on 3/6/2015 by erika from connecticut

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        All Tarte products are formulated for all skin types and formulated without common irritants like parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, and gluten. However, if you have super sensitive skin, a condition such as rosacea, or an allergy, we always advise to first consult your physician prior to use.

                        Answered on 3/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can you use it under a mineral foundation or does the foundation need to be liquid?
                      Asked on 10/20/2014 by Sharon from Richland

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Clean Slate can be used to prep and prime prior to application of any formula of foundation including loose or pressed minerals!

                        Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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