Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My skin has never looked better! Smells great too ;)
So I have very dry skin some days and very oily skin other days and my skin is extremely sensitive. I never used a primer before putting on makeup, besides just my daily face lotion. But I started noticing my face looking tired, dry, and my makeup just didn't look as good as it probably could.
My coworker suggested using a primer. I was hesitant because of how sensitive my skin is and I don't like putting a lot of different things on my face in fear of breakouts. I also didn't want to spend the money and emotional expense experimenting. But for the sake of beauty, decided to give it a go.
I didn't think it was possible, but I found this product my first go round. I picked it because I found the perfect shade of foundation by this brand and thought I'd stay in the same family and it smelled like coconuts. Who doesn't want their face to smell like coconuts?!
I love this product, it is so light and just a little bit covers my whole face. AND MY SKIN HAS NEVER LOOKED BETTER! I'm blown away! Worth buying if you have finicky skin like me!
Most Helpful Critical Review Nope!
Tarte is my "Go-To" company for foundation, concealer, and setting powder. I usually use benefit POREfessional primer, but since I use tarte's other products I figured I would give this a shot, since it was on sale ....... not a good decision! I have sensitive, combination skin, with an oily t-zone. After about an hour of using this primer I looked and felt like a complete greaseball! I looked in the mirror and was shocked that my makeup didn't looks as glowy as it usually does, I had creasing that never knew I had, you could see ever pore, and my highlighter was streaking because of my hair touching it, and it never does that with porefessional. I had to keep touching up my makeup, and when I took it off that night I had a few HUGE pimples (I don't usually breakout). Unfortunately, I had to return this. I'm so thankful that Ulta accepts returns after a product has been sampled if we aren't happy...... one of the main reason I shop here (the point system as well). UNLESS YOU HAVE DRY SKIN THAT NEEDS SOME SERIOUS HYDRATION, I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS!
Reviewed by 247 customers Love my Base Tape!
I love playing "makeup" from Murfreesboro TN
This is my favorite primer out of 6 (tarte bb tinted primer / smashbox photofinish / smashbox photofinish pore minimizing/ benefit pearlprimer / bare minerals prime time).
It has a thin smooth consistency which helps it glide onto the skin and does not feel heavy. It allows for easy building and works well with non-tarte foundations. All other makeup applied easily and stayed on all day without breakdown but allows face to breathe. Has a very slight clean scent which is very nice and merges with the other scents in additional makeup added to face. Comes off with one easy gentle cleansing of the face!
Love love love!! Will continue to purchase this product as needed.
Peeps from Casper, Wy
My face is dry and foundation likes to stick to the dry patches. With this primer I only apply it to the dry patches and use another primer for the rest of my face. It really helps hydrate the spots and makes my makeup look good and last.
Do not expect longwear
Glendeetz from Irvine, CA
First off, did not expect the coconut scent. Not terrible and didn't irritate my sometimes sensitive skin, so it's okay. Very liquidy texture. Felt really smooth going on and my skin felt hydrated. Did not do anything for my pores but can't remember if it claimed to smooth pores over. Did not pill after applying foundation and concealer which is a plus. But do not expect any longwear. After about 8 hours, I had separation in random places around my face and foundation started looking patchy. I used my Nars Radiant Longwear foundation which never has that problem.
Choose a different product
Lola from Menomonee falls
I purchased this product because i love tarte products! I quickly found that this primer did nothing for my face but cause breakouts. I tried it with many different foundations and setting sprays but no matter what it would not keep my foundation in place. Im disappointed by this product and hope that i can save you time and money!
I wanted to love this.
Lalaaa from Wilmington, NC
I've tried this product two separate times- for about 5 days each. The first time I broke out BAD during winter. Thought maybe it's the primer. Tried again in the summer and again- broke out with microcomedones!!! I swear it's this primer. Not sure what ingredient isn't sitting well on my skin but after much research I will just stay away from this. I do not recommend!
I like this
Cherry86779 from East coast
I like this! It's hydrating and looks nice on the skin. Besides that I don't know what else it really does. It does make your skin look nice.
I would buy this product over and over
Maria from Chicago, Illinois
Keeps my makeup looking fresh all day long.
Wanted to Love it
jessijess22 from Florida
I purchased this wanting to love it, I don't remember why I initially stopped using this but I still had about half left of it, and started using it since my smashbox ran out. I began noticing breakouts. yes I breakout here and there but I had alot of pimples coming in on my forehead and near jawline. I knew it had to be this primer because it was the only different item being used. stopped using it and face is starting to clear up. it's a no for me. I have combination skin.
Perfect For Me
veramuamakeup from Puerto Rico
I have used different brands and I have a good combination with some fat in the T zone and this is the only primer that hydrates me and makes my foundation last longer and my face does not look dry. Achieves a beautiful, smooth, porcelain-look finish.
Massive break out from this
Lad from Iowa
I don't normally break out from make up even drug store stuff doesn't make my skin break out but this was sooooo bad! Not sure what it was from because I don't have that sensitive of skin nor does my skin get irritated by scents.
Ashley G from New Jersey
I love this primer. I have combination skin and this is the only primer I've found that does not make my skin look cakey or oily. It smells amazing and acts as a moisturizer as well as a primer but it does not make your skin oily. I use it with Tarte, MAC, and IT cosmetics products and it works great with all of them. Would recommend.
I would recommend this product
Jordan from Ohio
I love using this before I use my foundation it's makes it easier and smoother to put on.
Cynthia from Oxnard CA
This really hydrated the areas of my face that are dryer so that my make up doesn't looked cracked or creased. It doesn't leave the oilier areas of my face looking greasy so I use it all over my face. My makeup looks dewy and last long.
Good but nothing special
BiancaG from A,TX
4 stars for me because it is a good primer and is hydrating like it advertises, BUT I'm def a primerlover, and it's nothing special! Nothing beats my Hourglass primer!!
Holy grail of primer
Lorrie from Mississippi
I use this on top of the Tarte Maracuja C Brightener eye cream & the Tarte Double Duty Beauty First Step Prep Moisturizer. Excellent primer for dry skin! Skins feels hydrated but not oily.
Love this product!
Curdgirl from Wisconsin
Love the coconut scent. I use it sparingly on face and wait until absorbed before putting on my makeup. Will continue to purchase this product.
vfierce from Chicago, IL
I brought this to Cancun bc it's so humid there and I wanted something light and moisturizing. I typically have dry skin with some light acne. And this what this product does. However, it doesn't give you as smooth of a surface as you'd want. So if you have large pores around the nose area like I do, they'll show.
Best hydrating face primer!
Brooke from PA
I use this product before I apply any foundation. I have dry skin and this product helps great to reduce any dry skin that I usually have showing after applying foundation. This primer makes my makeup feel fresh all day despite humidity. I would def recommend for anyone! I would def buy this again.
lisaz10 from Northern CA
I got this primer in a subscription box and didn't look up the ingredients nor do a patch test. My fault for the massive breakout it caused!
I love this primer!!!
Andie from United States
I love how easily it is to apply this primer, especially since it immediately sinks into my skin and makes it feel incredibly hydrated and nourished. The smell is really tropical too!!
Broke me out and made all day f my makeup easily smudged
Rylan the makeup guru from Portsmouth, VA
I was super excited to try out this primer from Tarte because I love all of their products that I've tried so far. My skin is sensitive and dry so I thought this would be perfect for me. Only after using it once, I immediately realized that my makeup wasn't looking as good as it normally does. Not only that, but the primer seemed to make it easy for my foundation to come right off. Later that day after cleansing my face of makeup I noticed I was so broken out! My skin really doesn't like this product at all! I tried it again because I thought maybe it could've been a bad day but all the same things happened again and that's how I knew for sure it was the primer. Ugh. I wish I liked it
My new Holy Grail!
Miggy from Seattle
I had never really tried Tarte products before but I hear great things all the time from my friends and coworkers. I tried the shape tape concealer and decided why not buy the primer as well! I'm SO happy that I did! This primer works with any of the foundations that I have. (I'm new at makeup so I practice with a couple) and whether it's matte or hydrating of a formula this primer does the job. I wore it at work with the face mask over it. My makeup held up 😌 I wore it today with Fenty hydrating foundation and now I'm seeing how it wears with the Anastasia
Love! Super hydrating!
Hannah from Nebraska
I love this primer! It smooths to create a good base for foundation, and it's super hydrating. Plus, it smells good!
jayy from houston
love it, love the smell!!
Hydrating and smells great!
Pattycate307 from Ohio
I have tried other primers and none are as hydrating as this. I have extra dry skin under my eyes and have flaking as the day goes on. This definitely helps keep it at bay. It smells like coconut, too...which is a nice bonus!