I had been waiting to write this review personally. Today, primers play an important role to provide the flawless canvas for make-up and to make it stay longer. Most of the primers available in the market are silicone based, so may or may not suit everyone. As per my experience, few drug store primers make skin smooth and make-up stay long, but they can’t lighten the appearance of pores.
Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer was on top of my wish list for nearly a year, but it was always sold out in stores. But, finally I own it today. Let’s see if it was worth that wait and chase.
A skin-perfecting, waterproof mattifying base that not only helps keep your makeup in place for up to 12 hours, but it also refines the appearance of pores and diffuses fine lines and imperfections.
This waterproof formula helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles for a healthy, seamless complexion while natural fruit- and plant-derived extracts like avocado oil and rosemary deliver nourishing benefits to your skin.
Prime the skin for an overall soft-focus effect as you extend the wear of your makeup and mask imperfections—just one application leaves skin looking instantly smoother, softer and refined.
Price: $30 for 1 oz. Made in USA.
Directions for Application:
Smooth a pearl-size amount onto skin (pre-foundation) or dab under eyes and on eyelids for the ultimate clean slate.
Formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without synthetic fragrances, formulated without gluten.
My Experience with Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer:
I have an oily-combination skin. I have some pores on my cheeks and nose(of course). Some fine lines around the eye area and a prominent laugh line. Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer is claimed to be infused with avocado and rosemary oils. Formulated without Parabens, mineral oils, SLS, triclosan, gluten and synthetic fragrances. I also found some fruit extracts in the ingredient list. Pretty impressive, isn’t it! Tarte offers a total of seven primer variants and I want to try them all.
Packaging: Tarte Clean Slate 12-hr Perfecting Primer comes in a dark purple squeezable tube with a screw cap. It is light weight, closes tight and travel friendly. The product is dispensed through a nozzle, which was sealed when I received my piece of product. The nozzle opening is sized perfectly and dispenses the right amount of primer.
Consistency, Texture And Absorption: Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer has thick consistency; feels like soft wax when touched. The primer is immensely moisturizing and does not make skin shiny or greasy. It also gives no sticky feeling at all.
In the swatches, you can see how dry my hand was and even, the web lines were visible. A small pea sized amount brought a drastic change to my skin condition, providing a clean slate with matte effect. It absorbs fast when blended. It is totally fragrance free.
Performance And Finish: I love the fact that this is a 100% matte primer and yet moisturizes skin superbly. As per claims, it definitely provides a clean slate pre-foundation application. It lightens imperfections and diffuses fine lines, refining the pores to some extent, but not completely.
It actually reduces the appearance of lines, vitally. The primer is water proof. Make up with this primer stays for hours and hours at length. It hides wrinkles, giving a soft look to the skin and clearly, lesser imperfections of complexion are visible after application. Skin feels softer, smoother and perfect for make-up after application; a flawless clean slate, definitely.
Longevity And Skin Compatibility: This primer will suit every skin type in every season. Oily skins can enjoy the matte effect, dry skins can enjoy the moisture and combination skins can make the most of both properties.
Being a non-tinted primer, it goes for all skin complexions as well. It increases the wear time of make-up upto 9 hours, as per my observation, at minimum. Also, it is water-proof.
Pros of Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer:
• Infused with avocado, rosemary oils and some other fruit extracts.
• Formulated without Parabens, mineral oils, SLS, triclosan, gluten and synthetic fragrances.
• Gives a soft, smooth and clean slate for pre-foundation.
• Increases the longevity of makeup up to 9 hours at least.
• Water proof primer.
• Reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles.
• Diffuses fine lines and imperfections.
• Excellently moisturization and unbelievably matte finish.
• Makes skin look soft and young.
• Waxy, thick texture makes application easy.
• Easy application, quick absorption.
• Not a silicone based primer.
• Fragrance free.
• Reasonably prices for the quality.
• Adorable packaging.
Cons of Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer:
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer?
I have one more primer on my wish list, but the brand name better be kept a secret. For now, I have found my HG primer. I’ll definitely repurchase once I finish this tube and surely recommended.
Stay happy, stay beautiful. Ciao.
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