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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. 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 208 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (162)
  • Lightweight (132)
  • Blends well (104)
  • Smooth (88)
  • Long lasting (70)

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 (67)
  • All skin types (52)
  • Going out (37)
  • Normal skin (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (49), Brand buyer (44), Classic style (41), Budget shopper (33), Trendy style (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (99), Fair (89), Deep (5)

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3.0

Doesn't hold up to it's claim..

By V

from Whitehall, PA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

  • Too Greasy

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Mature Skin
  • Normal Skin

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

I have oily/combo acne-prone skin with large pores in some areas. I tried this on the recommendation of the sales lady in hopes it would help even my skin, mattify, and help my makeup last. It didn't do any of that. My skin felt slick, not matte and it didn't help my makeup stay on any longer then without it. This would be better for those with dryer skin. I will finish using my tube but will not be repurchasing. There are better, cheaper options.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
2.0

Returned

By Heather

from College Station, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

  • Poor Coverage
  • Too Greasy

Best Uses

  • Normal Skin

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

Did not work for my oily skin. Product seemed to ball up and foundation did not last. This would be better for normal skin as a smoothing primer. It isn't very mattifying.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

i would by this again

By cv

from florida

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • I can wear for 12 hours or more
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • doesn't irritate my skin
  • typically do not wear foundation, just blush

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

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

goes on smoothly, doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or cakey, 12 hours later is still doing it's job

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Exactly What i needed!

By Maricela

from Dayton tx

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

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

    Great. Light. Shine free. PORELESS!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love!

    By Rosie

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin

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

      I love this BB cream! By far the best I have tried. It gives you a flawless coverage it is a medium or buildable coverage. I have normal skin and it made me look amazing!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Poreless? yes !!

      By Av90

      from Ok

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin

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

        Love how it apples so smoothly and leaves me poreless ! I would say i have combo skin and I do see that i get a slight bit oily (Not a greasy Monster) some shine in the T zone and it will last the 12

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        2.0

        Not the best :/

        By Kcwood

        from NC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin

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

        By mid-day this causes my skin to be oily and my makeup settles into my pores. Not my fav

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Better then Mac... Sorry Ladies :/

        By Moe

        from Boise, Idaho

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • pricey but it's totally worth every penny

        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:

        This is a great thing to have... All you need for your face is a dime size or less. It Makes your pores look smaller but the one thing I love is the Blending with your foundation is Amazing!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Jana

        from Bakersfield

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • 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:

          This is an amazing product

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Best primer for pore reduction and smoothness

          By Wynter

          from Columbia, SC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

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

            Applying this primer is very easy, it is smooth and makes my liquid foundation look better and last longer.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

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            12 Questions | 12 Answers
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            • 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
            • Q:

              Is this product good for acne prone/ combination skin?
              Asked on 8/10/2014 by Grace Beauty

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                This product is free of mineral oil and should not cause breakouts. It is formulated for all skin types including combination, acne-prone skin.

                Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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