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Colored Clay CC Primer

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TarteColored Clay CC Primer
 
4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (73)
  • Blends well (71)
  • Lightweight (71)
  • Smooth (67)
  • Natural looking (64)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (62)
  • All skin types (33)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
  • Going out (22)
  • Travel (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (38), Classic style (31), Trendy style (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (40), Medium (30), Deep (9)

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2.0

Not for me

By TD

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Natural Looking

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

    Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

    One of my girlfriends used this and it looked absolutely beautiful on her and she talked me into going to get it to try it out. I have normal skin- not dry and not oily, but this made my face look like a greasy mess. It didn't stay on and made my powder over top of it look splotchy and gross. I tried it as a foundation as well as a primer and it just did not work for me.

    Worst of all, this is the second Tarte product that has caused me some serious breakouts on my otherwise naturally clear face. I'm talking huge, painful, under the skin welt acne that never surfaced to a head. Maybe my skin is sensitive to a fixed ingredient they use in their products.

    Like I said, my friend had beautiful results with it, it blended perfectly on her and she has very sensitive skin- prone to oil and breakouts..but I'm going to have to return and get something else for myself.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    This is Great

    By jmb

    from pacifica

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

        I love this product, it is light & looks natural.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Ms. J

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

            Use as primer to even skin tone, or use alone.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            love the clean and bright cover

            By Paper Trail

            from manhattan, mt

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

              it's easy and clean feeling - doesn't give your skin clostaphobia

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Don't sleep on this product!

              By Aisha

              from Poteau, OK

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Natural Looking
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

                This primer is amazing. It corrects both dark spots and redness while giving light coverage. I like to use it on just the areas on my face that need more help: under my eyes, on my cheeks where I have scars from previous breakouts and around my nose which tends to be a little red. I blend it in with my favorite brush or sponge. The coverage is nice enough that if I want I can stop there. However, I like to wear this underneath Tarte's powder foundation. Perfect combination for flawless but natural looking skin!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                a must have

                By beautymom1

                from Chicago

                Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

                Love this primer! It glides on and blends in well. It keeps my foundation on all day. It keeps my extremely dry skin hydrated.

                 
                4.0

                good for everyday

                By Natasha

                from indiana

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Travel

                Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

                For the price, i would expect something a bit more. Ive worn it both by itself and underneath other makeup, ie. Foundation, powder etc. It goes on very easy, very smooth. I did notice if i hadn't exfoliated in a while that it settled on my face funny.the product itself is very lightweight, which is good and bad. I have pretty good skin, so it normally is a good thing for me. But some days when im not looking so hot, its not enough by itself. Especially under my eyes, thats where it doesn't really benefit me any. And again, my skins not bad, but i still use an under eye concealer with this. Overall ive been pleased with it. A darker shade may have worked a little better. For those with bad skin, im not sure if this is for you because of how lightweight it is. Again, the price was probably the biggest downfall.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful!

                By Tabby0719

                from Ohio

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

                    I use this has a foundation, not a primer. It covers everything so wonderfully! I'm not sure why it's called a primer, because this is exactly like foundation.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Great alone or under foundation!

                    By Sammy

                    from Oakland,Ca

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

                      This stuff is amazing! Little to no scent and great coverage for a cc primer. The only draw back is that the formula is kind of dry, so if you have dry skin it'll get stuck on the flakes. I have extremely oily skin but around my nose is dry and on the oily parts, it's perfect and keeps me matte.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Deep
                       
                      1.0

                      disappointed

                      By Sunshine

                      from Johnson city, NY

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Lightweight
                      • Very Silky Feel

                      Cons

                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer:

                        this product made my fine lines more noticeable and did not blend well when i tried to put an spf over it.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Deep

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                        • Q:

                          I have hyper pigmentation. Would you say the coverage is full enough to aid this problem?
                          Asked on 5/12/2015 by Ang from Orlando, FL

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Colored Clay CC Primer provides light coverage when worn alone and does help to minimize the appearance of discoloration. For fuller coverage, apply CC Primer first to color correct, then layer a medium or full coverage foundation on top.

                            Answered on 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have extremely oily skin. I currently use the full coverage tarte powder foundation and I've been looking for a primer to wear underneath for longer lasting coverage and to help with the oil even more. Which primer would be better for this... the colored clay CC or the BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen?
                          Asked on 5/12/2015 by Jen from VA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Both products are oil-free and formulated for all skin types, so either would be a great option for you. If you are seeking a product with a matte finish, you may prefer the Colored Clay CC Primer.

                            Answered on 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Hi..I currently use the Tarte BB cream which provides decent coverage and light moisture. My issue is that I have an extreme case of oily yet aging skin with recent bouts of redness. Do you think this would be a better product for me (i.e, maybe less oily and better coverage) than the bb cream?
                          thanks
                          Asked on 5/12/2015 by Karensw from Chesterfield, MI

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            In addition to being dermatologist-tested, the Colored Clay CC Primer formula is oil-free and, like all Tarte products, it's formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate or gluten. It is suitable for all skin types and features a soft, matte finish.

                            Colored Clay CC Primer can be used before foundation as a color-correcting primer or alone for light coverage.

                            Answered on 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have very oily skin and prone to acne breakouts and don't want to use any products that will cause my face to be more oily/break out more. Would this product be good for me? I tend to have issues with make up looking cakey. Is this to be worn under foundation?
                          Asked on 4/14/2015 by bre

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            In addition to being dermatologist-tested, the Colored Clay CC Primer formula is oil-free and, like all Tarte products, it's formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate or gluten. It is suitable for all skin types and features a soft, matte finish.

                            Colored Clay CC Primer can be used before foundation as a color-correcting primer or alone for light coverage.

                            Answered on 4/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Hi i use Mac foundation in nc42 what color will i be in the cc primer
                          Asked on 3/6/2015 by Diana from Cardenas

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Hi, I use light neutral foundation. What color do you recommend? I also have rosacea, would this also help cover my redness and not irritate my sensitive skin?
                          Asked on 1/31/2015 by liz from LA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Try shade Light (Item #:2268202). Colored Clay CC Primer features a gentle formula that is free of parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, and gluten, though with a diagnosed condition such as rosacea, we do recommend consulting your physician prior to introducing any new product into your personal care regimen.

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

                          Is this product non comedogenic? Will it clog my pores or make me break out?
                          Asked on 1/1/2015 by Makeup Madness

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            From Tarte Cosmetics: "While we do not perform specific testing to claim non-comedogenic, all tarte products are tested under dermatological control and thus not associated with causing any clinically significant skin irritations. In addition to being dermatologist tested, the colored clay CC primer formula is oil free and, like all tarte products, it’s formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate or gluten."

                            Answered on 1/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          I have redness around my nose and cheeks. I also have dark purple under eyes. Can I use this as a concealer for my under eye or should I get the under eye corrector as well?
                          Asked on 11/19/2014 by bradygurl

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          I wear fair-light honey in Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation. What color would work best for me?
                          Asked on 11/19/2014 by bradygurl

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          My skin is acne prone skin. Is this product good for it ? I don't want it clog pores
                          Asked on 9/3/2014 by bb999 from san jose

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This product is dermatologist tested and formulated for all skin types including acne-prone skin. It should not cause breakouts.

                            Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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