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Timeless Smoothing Primer

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Timeless Smoothing Primer

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A melt-in smoothing primer with innovative blurring and filling technology for a youthful appearance perfectly primed for makeup application.

Turn back the hands of time with Tarte's timeless smoothing and filling primer formulated to fade out your biggest beauty boundaries such as large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidant-rich formula infused with vitamins C & E and green bean extract gently melts into the skin delivering a surge of moisture, peptides and other naturally-derived elixirs for a firmer, smoother appearance. You'll love the lightweight texture and fresh powder scent as it provides the perfect blank canvas to enhance the look and wear time of makeup. It can also be worn alone as part of your skincare regimen, blurring out skin imperfections and signs of aging for a flawless, soft-focus finish.

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  • Vitamin E: Natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and antioxidant
  • Vitamin C: Antioxidant that fights free radical damage and premature signs of aging while brightening skin
  • Green bean extract: Known for anti-wrinkle and pore minimizing properties
  • Mineral pigments: Soothe and soften skin

Smooth a pearl size amount over skin before applying makeup or wear alone as a treatment to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Mica, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, PPG-25-Laureth-25, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Rutin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Citric Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum/Fragrance, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470).

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TarteTimeless Smoothing Primer
 
4.3

(based on 477 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (335)
  • Easy to apply (334)
  • Lightweight (257)
  • Long lasting (255)
  • Blends well (229)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (35)
  • Doesn't work (33)
  • Clumpy (31)
  • Heavy (26)
  • Poor coverage (21)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (265)
  • All skin types (192)
  • Going out (130)
  • Sensitive skin (85)
  • Travel (63)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (174), Classic style (161), Trendy style (78)

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2.0

Regret Buying This

By Chelsea

from Newport, RI

About Me Classic Style

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad for Acne Scars
    • Bad for Pores
    • Difficult to Apply
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

      I really regret buying this primer, especially for the price. I have large pores and acne scars on my face and this primer made my foundation soak into them and made them way more visible. They would have been less visible without any makeup on at all! It's also really tough to apply with your fingers and they want you to buy a special poof to apply it for even more money. Save yourself the money and stay away unless you have perfect skin.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Disappointing

      By TC

      from Minnesota

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply
        • Ineffective
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

          I read all the reviews, which seem to be overly satisfied with this product. I've enjoyed using tarte's Amazonian Clay foundation and thought they would pari well together. That they do not. As other users have mentioned, to actually use enough primer to diminish the appearance of pores, there was too much primer and was cakey and made my foundation roll around on my face. I've used other primers that have made my foundation stay in place all day and will be going back to that product. Additionally, while the weather hasn't been warm where I live since I purchased this primer, I do not see it lasting on a warm/humid day. Disappointing for tarte.

           
          4.0

          Smooth and flawless

          By Vivi

          from San Marcos

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

            I didn't like I would like it at first but the moment it went on my skin I was impressed!

             
            4.0

            I would buy but this product again...

            By Kristen

            from Virginia

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Going Out

              Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

              I would buy this products again! I love the finish and it smells so good. It's easy to put on, and it lasts!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              So-so

              By Jacqueline 77

              from Chicago Illinois

              Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

              Not my favorite primer. It's hard to apply. I love tartes clay fountain. But, it's hard to blend over this primer. It reminds me of hard butter, when you are trying to butter your bread.

               
              1.0

              Not the Tarte I know...

              By Dana

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

                Cons

                • Causes Breakouts
                • Heavy
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                  I use Tarte concealer and foundation so I thought I would give this a try and ended up extremely disappointed. The primer was very heavy and thick and ended up clogging my pores, causing a horrible breakout. This was from one use...needless to say, I returned it. The size of it is also smaller than I expected.

                   
                  2.0

                  Broke Me Out Horribly :(

                  By Lover and Fighter

                  from Chicago, Illinois

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Pros

                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                  • Causes Breakouts
                  • Clumpy
                  • Difficult to Apply
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                    I've had this for a week now and am SO disappointed. It was highly recommended by a YouTuber who was doing a potted acne scars video. So I tried it and in just the week I've been using it, 4 huge zits, my face looks horrible. :'( I have pretty severe acne scarring but not active acne any more but this stuff made my skin crazy. I checked the ingredients, vegetable oil is one?!
                    Returning when I get back to Ulta. Ugh :(

                     
                    1.0

                    Returned the item same day

                    By Vickyfm

                    from Fresno, CA

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Clumpy
                      • Difficult to Apply
                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                        I tried this primer under the tarte foundation and it was difficult to blend and clumped together with the foundation. It was a mess. I washed my face off right away. Definitely not worth the hefty price.

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again

                        By Angela

                        from Mercer, PA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Skin Types

                          Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                          I have only used this product four times but so far each time I've used it, I haven't noticed it clogging my pores and making my break out. but so far I love it!

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I would buy this again.

                          By Kimmer12

                          from Gouverneur, NY

                          About Me Natural Style

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Apply
                          • Smooth

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday

                            Comments about Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer:

                            I use this product before applying my foundation.

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                            40 Questions | 41 Answers
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                            • Q:

                              I use Maracuja Oil , then either the Amazonian clay foundation or the Rainforest of the Sea foundation. I need a primer that won't accentuate my pores & fine lines, but am weary of buying this based on the reviews others are saying about not being able to apply their foundation on top of this primer. Is there a certain foundation to use with this or is there a specific way to apply the primer prior to foundation application?
                              Asked on 4/17/2018 by beachmom19 from dmv

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This primer works with all of our foundations!

                                Answered on 4/18/2018 by Official Answer from Tarte from Brand Answer
                            • Q:

                              Where was this product made?
                              Asked on 3/18/2018 by bkasprzyk23 from undisclosed

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                This item is made in Italy

                                Answered on 3/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                            • Q:

                              Is this ONLY for spot treatment or can I use it over my whole face?
                              Asked on 3/8/2018 by Melissa from Cincinnati,us

                              2 answers

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                You can use this for your whole face!

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

                                A:

                                You can use primer all over your face!

                                Answered on 3/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                            • Q:

                              Is this product good for oily skin? Mattifying?
                              Asked on 3/3/2018 by Kirstyn from Greenwood, South Carolina

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                We would recommend our Poreless Mattifying Primer as it is perfect for oily and combo skin and creates a flawless matte finish!

                                Answered on 3/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                            • Q:

                              What's the difference between this and Poreless?
                              Asked on 2/24/2018 by Christina from ID

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hour Perfecting Primer is a great option for those whose primary concern is mattifying the skin, absorbing excess oil, and minimizing the appearance of pores, while Timeless Smoothing Primer is a great option for those whose primary concern is blurring the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, and repairing and preventing the visible signs of aging. Both are indicated for all skin types and work wonderfully to create a flawless canvas for makeup application. We hope this info helps! :-)

                                Answered on 2/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                            • Q:

                              Does this compaire to loreals magic base primer
                              Asked on 2/17/2018 by Yas from Michigan

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                We can't speak for L'Oreal but Our Timeless Smoothing Primer is a great option for those whose primary concern is blurring the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, and repairing and preventing the visible signs of aging!

                                Answered on 2/18/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                            • Q:

                              I have HUGE pores and cystic acne scarring all over my face and have tried both Smashbox and Nyx pore filling primers. Both help to a degree but my skin looks nowhere near smooth after application. How well does this work on deep scarring/is there any other good option to try?
                              Asked on 1/28/2018 by Scarredface from Minnesota

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Our Timeless Smoothing Primer is the perfect choice as it is formulated to fill out large pores, fine lines and wrinkles!

                                xo
                                tarte

                                Answered on 1/29/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                            • Q:

                              Is this a permanent item for tarte or is it limited edition/ will be discontinued?
                              Asked on 1/26/2018 by Lex from Cincinnati, Ohio

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                At this time, this item is permanent

                                Answered on 1/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                            • Q:

                              I am in my 50's and after I use primer, base and then powder my wrinkles and fine lines stand out more. How will this product look on older skin?
                              Asked on 1/20/2018 by Jennifer from Holdrege, Ne

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                This product is ideal for fine lines and wrinkles! We suggest trying it out.

                                Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                            • Q:

                              Will the Clean Slate primer be available at Ulta? I am not seeing it on the website.
                              Asked on 1/19/2018 by Mallorie from Urbana, IL

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                At tarte, we're constantly working on our product development to come out with new products and ingredient innovations. While we love and believe in all of our products, each year we have to make some tough decisions and occasionally discontinue items in our line in order to make room for our new innovations. We're so sorry to see one of your favorites go, but stay tuned in the future for new and exciting launches!

                                Answered on 1/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
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