Rated 3.87 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Primer!
I have oily, sensitive skin with slight acne scars and I wanted to try a different primer. Cruelty free products are important to me and Tarte has all cruelty free products. This primer is so smooth and covers everything nicely. I can't say that it makes my makeup last 12 hours but it does help with the longevity of it overall. Tarte has become one of my favorite brands and I have loved everything I have tried from them. This was actually recommended to me since I mentioned I had oily skin. I originally had the Too Faced Hangover primer but the sales woman said that's not a good one for oily skin. I'm glad I took her advice and went with this one! Really great primer and you don't need a lot so it should last me a while.
Most Helpful Critical Review So disappointed!!
I was so excited when I ordered this because I thought it would work great with the Amazonian Clay foundation, which I have been using. I hadn't been wearing a primer and I was still getting shine through on my nose after only wearing the foundation for about 4 hours. I thought this primer would help control my oil. Sadly, it did not. It made my foundation drag on my face in my cheek and forehead areas and my foundation would not even stay on my nose. It just bubbled off. About 2 hours after I applied it, I was so oily. I have tried many primers and had hoped this would work. So sad that it didn't.
Reviewed by 308 customers Yes
PD from Ewa, Hawaii
This powerless mattifying primer goes on smooth. It makes my foundation application go on smooth and it helps it to blend easily.
Em from Buena Park , CA
I thought this product worked really well especially when paired with other tarte brand items. My makeup seemed more smooth and natural with a good finish and did not crease up.
Jeannie from Maple Glen, Pa
This helps to reduce the size of my pores. I use a couple of applications and it really helps.
MG from California
This primer makes you look so waxy and your makeup will slide everywhere !
Mary from Longview tx
Work great for oily skin
Lasts all day and keeps makeup in place
Ericka from pueblo, co
my skin has a really oily T zone so it's hard to find anything that lasts all day at work which is 9-10hrs. This keeps my makeup in place and controls shine. A little goes a long way.
Great except for breakouts
Fairy Carrie from Dallas TX
I really love the performance of this primer, especially the mattefying effect. BUT it consistently breaks me out, so I only use it for important occasions.
would not buy again
nicole from ny
not my favorite primer. doesnt leaves my face "poreless" and I dont love the way it goes on my face. not very smooth.
Danniecali4nia from California
This is one of the worse primers I have ever used.. it makes my makeup blotchy and streaky.. I was using my beauty blender to smooth out my fore head and a bunch of silicone residue flacked off my face. You would think this company would be completely free of silicone by now... extremely disappointed.
Acne prone beware
oykatet from Illinois
It would be a great primer if it didn't make me break out every time I use it. Still do occasionally though.
My new go-to
Rawcal520 from Tucson, AZ
I love how smooth this goes on and really keeps my oily skin as matte as possible. I have been using this with Fenty Soft Matte Longwear and they pair so well together. Definitely sticking to this!
Worked all day
Annabelle from Gold Canyon AZ
Feels wonderfully smooth and keeps my foundation in place.
My Favorite Primer
Annie from California
Out of all the primers I have tried this is by far my favorite. I have combo skin. Oily T-zone and dry everywhere else with huge pores on my nose and cheeks. If you read the ingredients there are some serious oils in this primer and I would not recommend this product if you have really oily skin. It is amazing under most foundations. I do not like it paired with powder foundation. This is my end all be all primer. Fills pores like no other. Smooth like butter application. Skin feels like straight velvet after you apply it. Makeup lasts and lasts. Matte all day without over drying. This is just the bomb primer.
Makeup adheres well, skin looks silky smooth
Kate from Ny
This primer is amazing. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I ran out and had to use another brand that didn't perform as well as Tarte. This container lasts forever first of all. It holds makeup in place and lasts all day. I don't get patches. It makes my makeup and skin look flawless. My makeup applies better after I use this. It works well with several setting powder. Doesn't break out my skin. I will be buying this again.
Caroline from Colorado
I usually love Tarte products and I wish I would have listened to the reviews about this product. Horrible product, do not waste your money. Makes your foundation look flaky- better off with the quench primer from Tarte.
I will buy it again.
Eli from Florida
I will buy this item again.
Oily skin: wanted to like but really didn't
kyla21 from Missouri
Wanted to like this primer... but overall I'm still not a fan. Prefer CoverFX matte primer or Exuviance primer
I WILL buy this product again!!!
Grandma T from Bailey, Co
This stuff is amazing, This has become my must have after 1 use! Of course I've used it more than once but, I was hooked the first time!!
I finally feel comfortable using makeup again! It doesn't feel like it is melting because of my oily skin ♥️
D. from CA
Not a big make up buff but i love this primer. I have combo skin and eczema and this doesnt make me feel over oily which is awesome
Not matte at all
dsenpai from Los Angeles
Don't recommend! Makes your face feel oily ! Try the Becca one instead. Save your money!
Makes my foundation and primer feel so good on my skin.
Elise from Puyallup, WA
I have been using this product after I put my daily moisturizer on. I use this before my primer and foundation. It creates a smooth surface for my foundation and primer to sit on. It does not look cakey. It helps to balance it all out to have an even complexion after all said and done. I would recommend this product!
I would buy this product again and again
Ash7 from Pittsburg, Ks
Love this product
Lynette from Michigan
This does not stay on your face, doesn't feel or look matte. Slips right off and is an oily mess. Would not recommend.
This product really made a positive difference.
Grammie from Pittsburgh, PA
After cleansing & moisturizing apply primer then foundation. Keeps makeup from settling in fine lines.
Not as good as I thought it would be.
Nancy from Wilmington DE
I have oily skin and this did not work well for me. In a couple of hours the oil was showing!!
Laura Geller mattifying works the best for me. 60 years old. Still oily skin.