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Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer

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TarteClean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (38)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Smooth (29)
  • Blends well (25)
  • Long lasting (22)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (29)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
  • Going out (17)
  • All skin types (15)
  • Travel (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (18), Natural style (18), Trendy style (6)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (22), Medium (17), Deep (3)

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4.0

Smells Great and works great as a primer

By Amy

from florida

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

    I really like the scent of this product, it goes on light but does what it says. It's a great non silicone primer. Dries quickly to apply makeup and brightens just enough.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    clean slate flawless

    By lovetarte1515

    from colorado springs

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizers My Dry Face

    Cons

    • Foundation Settle In Pore
    • Ineffective
    • Not For Maturing Skin
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Tarte 12 Hr Powder

    Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

    I do like this primer 4 my dry face i do have to apply my regular face cream first b4 i use the foundation but i just use the primer if im going the use the 12 hr powder foundation my favorite is to apply the liquid foundation then the 12 hr powder foundation with the primer it seems i get a better coverage. But i think i need a primer to fill in my pores b4 the use of the 12 foundation

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    stays pretty well!

    By JA

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Brightens Face
    • smells nice
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Morning
      • Under makeup

      Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

      I'm on my second bottle of this stuff! I've found that when I use it, my makeup apply evenly and lasts longer. An added bonus is that it smells fantatsic! I usually apply eye cream, lotion, and then this primer a few minutes later for best results.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Used once, so far I like it.

      By A-Girl

      from Savannah, Ga

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Not glittery
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combo Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Everyday
        • Travel

        Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

        I bought this to use underneath my MAC F&B foundation as it is a water based primer. I tried a bit on the back of my hand in the store and I liked it. I didn't find that it was glittery or shimmery as some other reviewers said.

        I used it for the first time today and I liked it. My face seemed brighter, more awake, and glowy. I didn't do much for my pores or any flaws. I do think that it helped my foundation to adhere to my face though.

        It's very lightweight, which I really like. It has a citrus smell to it but it wears off fast. I have combo skin with dry spots. It definitely helped with my dry spots and I haven't noticed any excessive oil.

        So far so good. But this is only the first day with my first impression.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Don't Let the Price Scare You Off

        By Cassie17

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

          I've been looking for a primer that would last all day and not cause me to break out. This product is magic!! I was leery to purchase it because of the price and not having much luck with primers. I'm so glad I purchased it though! You don't even feel like you are wearing a primer! I use bare minerals powder and it sticks without looking cakey with this awesome primer. My skin feels so much better and looks better as well since using this primer. It does have a light pleasant smell as well. I would recommend this product in a heartbeat!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Easy to confuse with the other primer

          By Leelor

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • smells nice

          Cons

          • Glittery

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

            I should have bought the OTHER Tarte Clean Slate 12-hour primer! Jeez Tarte, could you please name these differently? Out of aaaallll the words describing this product, there's only two unhelpfully different descriptors between the two, "Poreless Perfecting" vs "Flawless Brightening." I mean, do I want my skin to look flawless or poreless? How about perfect vs bright? Uhmm, maybe all of those? Anyway, I wish I had realized how shimmery this primer is. I need to remember that in the makeup world, "bright" is code for "micro-glitter." If you have oily skin, shine is the last thing you want. In my opinion, primers don't make your pores look smaller anyway - they just help makeup stick to your face and last longer. Am I right?

            Does this primer do that? I think so. It's just too shimmery for my taste.

            If you're trying to figure out which one of these Tarte primers to buy, oily girls, repeat after me...... poreless perfecting.... and go get that one.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not for me...

            By Britt

            from Greenville, SC

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brightening
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Silicone Free

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

            I tried this product under liquid and powder foundation. It definitely does brighten your skin, and it does so without looking too shimmery/glittery which is a plus for me because I have VERY oily skin. Also this product is silicone free, another plus for me because I have a sensitivity to silicones. Unfortunately this product did nothing to help my foundation (liquid or powder) stay on any longer, look any better, or smooth my canvas. I felt like I was more oily then without it. This is for dry/normal skinned people.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            It works

            By Jojo

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

              It makes my skin feel very soft!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Intro to Primer - Meh/Alright

              By Laureo

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Fragrance
              • Used Up Quickly

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out

              Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

              Okay, as a tarte die-hard this is hard for me to say but: I could take or leave this primer without much thought. I usually use this under the tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Powder Foundation, it does seem to help adherence, but I seem to end up using at least double what the Ulta rep demo-ed when I bought it. It doesn't spread as smoothly as it seemed to that first day in-store, and if you miss spots you can see the streaks after applying foundation. The feel is nice, like a really satiny lotion. Even before putting foundation on I can notice a pore-reducing and brightening effect, so that claim is dead-on. It's pretty much a 50/50 split for me, I would recommend this product but I would be sure to mention my reservations as well.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              It really BRIGHTENS the face

              By Charlotte

              from Seattle

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer:

                This primer really does brighten the face. The moment I put it on, I could tell a huge difference. It's amazing. One of the best primers ever!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • Q:

                  Is this a silicon primer? Like the consistency of the clean slate poreless.
                  Asked on 7/22/2015 by Jennifer from ocean city, md

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer features a silicone-free formula.

                    Answered on 7/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  would this be good for someone with dry skin?
                  Asked on 5/22/2015 by jazzy from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This primer is formulated for all skin types including dry skin. It features waterproof 12-hour wear and helps to smooth skin texture and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. For best results on dry skin, moisturize prior to application.

                    Answered on 5/22/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this primer have specs of glitter/shimmer in it? I really enjoy the Loreal brightening primer because it gives a satin glow without sparkle. Is this comparable or different on its own?
                  Also, I am sensitive to smells. Does this contain a scent?
                  Thank you!
                  Asked on 5/17/2015 by G

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hour Brightening Primer does not have glitter or shimmer in it, and the skinvigorating ingredients allow for 12-hours of waterproof wear time delivering a luminous, hydrated and smooth complexion. It features a very light citrus fragrance that is naturally-derived.

                    Answered on 5/22/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is This A Good primer for someone who has large pores and is very oily?
                  Asked on 4/18/2015 by Alma from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin. It features waterproof 12-hour wear and helps to smooth skin texture and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

                    Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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