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 758 customers Perfect mask friendly skin enhancement
rnnessy from Washington
I'm an RN and when we all started wearing masks I broke out horribly. I had to stop wearing foundation but I still wanted something to improve my skin texture, minimize my wrinkles and help with oily breakthrough. I had a travel size of this that I'd never really used. Gave it a try and WOW! I use this instead of foundation now and NO breakouts! I love this stuff!
Cannot live without this!!
Gem from Colorado
I will literally cry if they ever do away with this. I cannot live without it. It blurs, hides wrinkles and makes my makeup look smooth. Have tried with different primers and moisturizers and is very compatible with several different ones. A must have for older gals!!
Love Love Love
Kjwriter from The Woodlands, TX
This product is actually spectacular!!! It creates a smooth surface for your foundation and fills in wrinkles
I just love it
thtap from kentucky
the only primer worth spending money on, genuinely fills pores and smooths the skin
Samantha B from Pittsburgh, PA
I love this primer so much. I'm 32 and wear a lot of moisturizer and sunscreen, so there's always a sheen when I'm done with my skincare routine. I use this daily not only when I'm wearing makeup, but also when I just want to get rid of the "just washed my face" shine so that my forehead doesn't blind people on Zoom. A++
It also makes my skin feel soft, not sticky, and as long as you put it on gently (not aggressively rubbing it in), it shouldn't pill. For makeup, I only use beauty sponges so I can't speak to what it's like under other application styles.
I have sensitive skin and this did not cause irritation/blemishes for me. I was worried since I hadn't tried a primer with a thick consistency before.
Doesn't stand up to sweat!
Xirena from California
I tried this product after applying a toner, a serum, moisturizer, and foundation. My face was still warm because I had worked out prior to showering and washing my face. After applying this primer and Tarte foundation, I finished my makeup and brushed my teeth. After pat-drying my mouth with a towel after rinsing, ALL the makeup the towel touched came off!! I do not recommend this product as a primer at all. It feels nice on the skin, but that is all.
Amazing , HG PRODUCT!
Btodd1201 from Sc
I have tried every high and low end primer out there, none of them ever seem to offer pore coverage the way I want. This stuff is so amazing . It fills in your pores, helps with smile lines and doesn't pill. It gives your skin a dewy but matte look once dry. Make-up stayed on all day. I will never buy another primer again
Love 💕 LOVE this stuff
Mary B from Las Vegas, Nv
It's expensive when you have a lot of areas to hide. 🙋♀️But so worth it. It's so soft on your skin too. I highly recommend this.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Cat from NY
been looking for years for the perfect primer! Was also skeptical because of the price but it is most definitely worth it!! And it has a nice scent to it as well!
Amanda from GA
Really blurs pores. You have to really rub it in, the application isn't flawless. But once it's rubbed in and you apply your foundation on top it makes a noticeable difference. Definitely would purchase again.
Paige from Springfield, Illinois
A little goes a long way with this product. I typically only use this in my T zone where my pores are the largest. It fills in your pores without giving you a cakey look. I have combination skin & get oily in my T zone which is another reason I only use it there. Any time I use it anywhere else on my face it'll make me look too matte.
Love this PRODUCT
Diana from Eagan, MN
Great product, really helps the makeup set and look professional. Non greasy, goes on smooth ... a little goes a long way. Worth the money!!
I would buy this product again and again!
SherChrist from River Falls WI
I put on before my foundation or alone to help fill in fine lines.
Primer That Really Works
WendyHappiness from Texas (TX)
I use this under my foundation to fill in crows feet and wrinkles around my mouth. It works and is totally transparent, and blends with my foundation.
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.