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Poreless Mattifying Primer

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Poreless Mattifying Primer

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Your skin's answer to makeup meltdown, this waterproof mattifying & retexturizing face primer features an optical matte-blur technology to filter out imperfections & create a shine-free matte canvas for your foundation to last 12 hours. The silky, invisible gel is ideal for oily or combination skin & helps to erase pores & resurface uneven skin texture from fine lines, dry patches or acne scars. The nutrient-rich formula infuses antioxidant botanical extracts into skin that help neutralize free radicals so you see an immediate skin-boost, even before makeup.

Skinvigorating ingredients:
  • Avocado: Natural oil rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E & known for its skin-soothing properties
  • T5 super fruit complex: Proprietary blend of the five most active antioxidant-rich superfruits (maracuja, goji, açaí, acerola & pomegranate) to deliver nourishing & replenishing benefits to skin
  • Echinacea root, hibiscus flower & rosemary leaf extracts: Rich in antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals & improve skin tone & elasticity, while diffusing imperfections
  • Safflower seed: Emollient with beneficial fatty acids to help hydrate dry skin

Vegan. Waterproof. Tarte 12-hour power. Dermatologist tested.
Prior to foundation, apply a thin layer onto clean, hydrated skin, focusing on the oily T-zone or other pore-prone areas. You can also dab it under the eyes or on the eyelids for a smooth, even surface or wear it alone as a shine control treatment.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mica, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol.

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TartePoreless Mattifying Primer
 
4.0

(based on 164 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (123)
  • Smooth (110)
  • Lightweight (93)
  • Long lasting (77)
  • Blends well (61)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Causes breakouts (12)
  • Doesn't stay on (12)
  • Heavy (11)
  • Poor coverage (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (78)
  • All skin types (62)
  • Going out (37)
  • Sensitive skin (27)
  • Travel (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (56), Classic style (50), Trendy style (26)

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3.0

It's ok

By Yvonne

from Texas

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

      I used it before applying makeup.

       
      5.0

      I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this primer!!

      By KB

      from Spruce Pine, NC

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

        I had no idea this primer would go on so smoothly. It's incredibly easy to apply. And it makes my face so soft while combatting the oil all day long. I am very pleased with this primer, and will never use another one!

         
        5.0

        I love it

        By Becks

        from Zapata, Tx

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

          I love it. I have very oily skin, and this product keeps it in control. I don't have to worry about blotting the oils off during the day.

           
          5.0

          So amazing!

          By Makeup lover

          from Arizona

          Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

          I have always been a huge supporter of tarts because I love what they stand for as a company. (Cruelty free, no parabens, no mineral oils etc) One day I was out of my too faced hangover primer that I have used for years and I saw this one and said why not let's go for it. And oh my goodness this helped the long wear of my makeup like no other it was incredible , it feels so smooth on your face I'm obsessed 10/10 would definitely recommend. It also lasts forever! I love everything about it!!

           
          5.0

          Love anything tarte

          By Erika

          from Omaha Nebraska

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

            Applied before foundation

             
            2.0

            NOPE!

            By makeuplover101

            from boyne city mi

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

              This product was a favorite. I loved how it applied smoothly and it was helpful to foundation longevity, but it broke me out so bad every time i used it.

               
              3.0

              Its okay

              By Carry

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Smells odd

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

              So this product I've had for a while and I only use it on and off. Today I used it in conjunction with Kat Von D foundation which seems to sink into my pores. It did a good job at making my foundation more matte, which is great. It does has an odd smell to it that I just don't enjoy. It is easy to apply and works well with most of my foundations but its not my favorite. Its really not worth the price either. You can literally get the same kind of pore minimizing primer by NYX or any other drug store "poreless primer"

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              top 5 fav primers

              By ETOWish

              from Massachusetts

              Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

              This is one of the best primers I've ever used. Truly does mattify. I have large pores on my nose that I constantly battle with and this primer really does fill them in so my foundation sits nicely. It has a soft, gel-like texture and applies well. I highly recommend if you have oily skin and enlarged pores, this is the answer to your prayers!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Definite for Oily skin

              By BH

              from Quad Cities, IL

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily skin

                Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

                I use this under concealer and foundation. Works great with the Tarte products to help reduce the appearance of oil on the skin.

                 
                5.0

                Yes

                By Kay

                from Jacksonville Nc

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Tarte Poreless Mattifying Primer:

                  Na

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                  • Q:

                    Is this primer the same as the clean slate poreless primer? Just marketed under a different name? Is the formula the same?
                    Asked on 5/2/2018 by Nancy from Texas

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      No! this is a different primer with a different formula.

                      Answered on 5/3/2018 by Official Answer from Tarte from Brand Answer
                  • Q:

                    SPF?
                    Asked on 4/11/2018 by Ash from San Diego, CA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Our Poreless Mattifying Primer does not contain SPF! :)

                      Answered on 4/12/2018 by Official Answer from Tarte from Brand Answer
                  • Q:

                    I use Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundation and I get really distinct smile creases. Would this product help to hide them?
                    Asked on 3/23/2018 by Dana from undisclosed

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      We suggest priming, setting with a setting powder & spray, and making sure not to pile on a lot of product in areas that crease a lot!

                      Answered on 3/24/2018 by Official Answer from Tarte from Brand Answer
                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We suggest priming the face before hand and setting the primer with a bit of pressed powder afterwards. Once you lay down the foundation, we suggest trying to use a very small amount of this product in the mouth area if you crease a lot there. After your foundation is down we suggest setting with a setting powder and then a setting spray.

                      Answered on 3/24/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                  • Q:

                    Is this product oil free and non comedogenic
                    Asked on 3/15/2018 by Elysia from MI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This isn't oil free and it's not noncomedogenic

                      Answered on 3/18/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                  • Q:

                    Can you use the tarte poreless matte primer under the tarte tinted bb primer?
                    Asked on 12/13/2017 by Jamie from Peoria, Az

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We wouldn't recommend it as these products both deliver the same amazing smoothing and priming formulas! We recommend using one at a time!

                      Answered on 12/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                  • Q:

                    What color is the product - is it white or tinted a color. Trying to assess if it would work under medium colored skin or would it leave a chalky look to it (if it were white). Thanks.
                    Asked on 11/21/2017 by L from New York

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This is a clear primer!

                      Answered on 11/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                  • Q:

                    Is this safe during pregnancy? Are there any retinods in this product?
                    Asked on 10/28/2017 by LibraryLady from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You can use this item during pregnancy however, we highly suggest checking with a doctor!

                      Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                  • Q:

                    Will this product make your acene get better or worse?
                    Asked on 10/27/2017 by Lindsay from Raleigh, nc

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This isn't an acne treatment! This product helps with concealing acne scars.

                      Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                  • Q:

                    Does this primer help shrink the appearance of deep acne scars ?
                    Asked on 10/17/2017 by deeanaaaaa from California,US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This primer is for large pores as it helps mask the appearance of pores. For scars, we suggest our limited-edition color your world color-correcting palette and one of our full coverage concealers!

                      Answered on 10/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                  • Q:

                    Is this a good primer to fill in pitted acne scars or is there a better alternative? thank you!
                    Asked on 9/30/2017 by Nicoletta from New Jersey

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This primer is perfect for filling in any lines and large pores that show through makeup!

                      Answered on 10/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
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