Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Oily Skin & Mature Skin Friendly
I have tried a number of primers that work well on my oily skin. This one isn't formulated specifically for oily skin, but hands down it's the best. Stays on all day. Works well on enlarged pores or any texture issues. Best of all it's maturity skin friendly. :-)
Most Helpful Critical Review Blur what???
I have tried this product every which way but loose. I tried looking up videos on how to apply. Thought, maybe I was doing something wrong. Too much? Too little? Didn't wait long enough after application? Nothing works. Goes on beautiful drive to work, check the mirror? I look worse. I kept blaming my application process, my foundation, concealer. Finally, I did half my face with primer and half without. It's the primer. That being said, I am curious about the age if the 5 star reviewers. Maybe they are younger. I am 43 and have to say no go!!! Unless, you don't mind amplifying wrinkles.
Reviewed by 744 customers Love this Product
Jen from Southern Indiana
I love the way this product feels.
Kara from Hawaii
Every time I use this my face looks extremely cakey. I've never experienced this with any other primer. I will stick with the benefit porefessional for now on.
The BEST pore smoothing primer out there
Face Artistry by Cara from CA, VA
I am a bridal makeup artist, I use tons of product on tons of different skin types. This is the best pore smoothing product I have ever used. It is magical. Still easy to blend foundation top of as long as you moisturize before using this product. It also mattifies, but the pore blurring quality is what really steals the show. It's unreal. 10/10 will ALWAYS repurchase.
CSC from Phoenix, Arizona
Great product. Would recommend on oil,dry,combo skin for poor filling effect.
Would recommend not using too much in one area or it will peal. If your concentrating on a problem area, press into the skin don't so much rub.
I'll normally use this my trouble area and another primer on the rest on my face.
Remember, a little goes a long way
Aisha from Stl
I do have dry skin so I don't put it all over my face I put it in my t zone and next to my nose where I have visible pores and it makes my foundation apply beautifully and works like magic love this stuff so much. This really helps w uneven skin and stays put all day long. 10/10 recommend.
Very drying; shows all my pores and fine lines
MandaPanda from San Antonio, TX
I really wanted to love this! I've heard such great things about Tarte and was very excited to try it out. The primer applied on very smooth and nice, but made my skin very dried out. I've always had a problem with dry skin so I prep with a lot of moisturizers. I feel like this product counteracted all of my skin prep! My foundation turned out worse than using no primer at all. Very dry, flaky, and it had settled into every pore and fine line I have. I apply lightly with a damp beauty blender, but the primer "clogged" up around the edges of my nose that are very noticeable, which you can see if you zoom into that are.
Stick with e.l.f.
Jenn from CA
I ran out of my e.l.f. poreless putty primer and had this as a result of an Ulta rewards gift, so I finally tried it. It grips, I'll give it that. It mattifies, too. BUT it also grips foundation and concealer so much that it will not blend out and ends up looking textured and splotchy. So much so that I washed my face and started all over. When will I learn that Tarte complexion products simply don't work for me?
great for oily skin!
Midwestgirl122 from Chicago, IL
I love this stuff! great for oily/combo skin and pores. It doesn't get greasy after a few hours like the Benefit one does. Lasts awhile too!
I have bought this several times. I love it!
Deb from Wentzville, mo
Helps hide my pores and makes my face feel smooth. I use under foundation.
An okay product
Emily from Detroit MI
Eventually after daily use the product clogged pores and couldn't cover the pores. Very expensive for an okay product.
There's nothing better
Emily from San Luis Obispo, CA
I'd never really bought into the primer hype, and then I tried this. It seems to quite literally erase my pores and I always get compliments on how great my skin looks when I use it. I tend to use a tinted moisturizer, not a full-on foundation, so I'm certain this primer plays a big part where it counts. After using it, I'd decided to give some other primers a go, but none have given me the same results. I can't imagine my makeup routine without it, now. It's a must-have for me.
It's was Average
JessiJ from San Antonio, TX.
I was sold on this by a YouTuber.. lol
This was small in product volume for the price and I was not at all impressed. Will stick with my Lancôme primers they perform way better, and are actually pore soothing.
Love this primer!
Suz from Fayetteville, AR
Bottom line is that I do love this product, but it is way too pricey for the small amount you get. In the process of looking for something comparable with a lower price point.
I will buy this product again!!!Gonna try the liquid one too
April from Florida
After I moisturize, add primer to my face, let sit for a few mins, Then apply my foundations over it.. Allows for my make to blend easy and stays on all day.
CHW from Utah
Something I figured out with this one if you're struggling with patchiness, I tried putting a small amount in the back of my hand and mixing 2 drops of a facial oil into it, this helps it have a thinner consistency and it glides on more smoothly and leaves the most beautiful finish after you apply foundation. I also only put it in the zones with bigger pores like my nose, my cheeks by my nose and my chin. This helps it to still look like skin but just more flawless. It also wears a long time. Try this out it works.
Tomadeupjazz from AZ
If you like your makeup to look super smooth, airbrushed, filter like and just fresh looking like you just applied it then you absolutely need this primer. I caved and spent the money to try this because I seen others raving about it and I was not let down. I can use this by itself or in conjunction with other primers and my skin looks flawless everytime. I pick some up out of the jar and smooth it into my cheek, around my nose, on my nose, chin and forehead and it smooths out/fills in everything in those areas and keeps my foundation looking smooth and cake free all day. I'm super oily and this does a pretty good job at oil control on its own. It goes on feeling moussey and then dries down a bit which is why I think it helps with oil. I wait a couple minutes before putting foundation on top of this and it's perfection
REDHEAD1996 from WASHINGTON DC
I was so excited to finally try this. Sadly, I am disapointed.
LOVE THIS PRIMER
ChrissieL from Wisconsin
I have combo skin. Dry in the morning and oily during the day/night. This primer worked for me! A little does goes on a long way. I was a bit scared at first because it does have a oily/silicone texture but not as much. If that makes sense? And usually oils and silicone base texture breaks me out. But I never broke out from it! Which is great. My foundation melt into my skin with the primer. My face definitely looked smooth after. The only down side is, yes it is expensive. But in my opinion well worth it.
Laura from Indiana
Worth the price for the best airbrushing effect, with a high grip finish. This isn't a daily primer for me but I use it for specific looks or special occasions. A little bit goes a long way!
holy Grail of primers
Amanda from California
I looked for years for a primer that does it all... This primer did not let me down. I'm 42 and look better just wearing just the primer and no foundation.. seriously makes me look way younger and youthful than I actually am blurs all pores and makes your skin look flawless... I will NEVER use another primer again.
My holy grail primer
Mimi from Orange County Ca
I never leave reviews unless it's really good or really bad. This is my holy grail primer I have used all types of primer including super expensive brands. None come close to the way this primer makes me look way younger then my age. People have been shocked when I tell them my age. I'm not sure where all these negative reviews are coming from. This is definitely a winner. I have combination skin that is prone to acne with large pores. This makes all that go away just smooth beautiful skin.
JD from CA
This primer doesn't set well on skin. It makes my foundation looks very patchy, which doesn't happen when I use other primer. It moves when I apply my foundation afterwards. It makes my poor looks bigger than normal. overall, very bad product!
Lovely my new go to!
Missy from North Carolina
I'm so glad I bought this! I have oily and dry skin and this works great for me! It feels great to the touch and very posh!
I didn't love it. It's not made for older skin.
Joan from Mansfield, OH
As a primer under makeup.
Mere from Utah
This made my foundation patchy and it wouldn't apply very well especially around the nose