Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer Review

Hello everyone,

We all know how essential a flawless base is for a flawless face of makeup. Unfortunately, not all of us are born with perfect skin and most of us suffer from issues such as open pores and fine lines which can contribute to your foundation looking less than perfect. Today, I share with you a product that has become a staple for me in my priming routine for makeup. Read on to know more about my experience with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer.

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer Review

Product Description:
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 and 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.

Powered by:
• 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

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ingredients

My Experience with Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer:

Packaging:  This primer comes in a tub hence you do have the unhygienic factor or dipping your fingers in but you could always use a spatula if you like.

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer packaging

Texture: This primer has a very unique, thick, almost whipped cream texture but it is very dense. To use this, you simply take a little amount and use it only on targeted problem areas, which for me, are open pores around my nose and fine lines. I don’t find this primer to be an “over the face” type product.

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer details at the back

The trick to use this is to pat and dab the product on your skin so that it settles and fills in those open pores so that your foundation does not settle in them. DO not rub the product as it will cause it to ball up. It is a learning curve but once you get it right, it does a fabulous job and making every single pore vanish like magic. It sets to completely dry almost powdery smooth like silky feeling on the skin.

You could use it just by itself if you want your skin to look extra flawless up close or under foundation.

Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer swatch on hand

I have normal to dry skin and I did not find this to accentuate my dryness. My foundation does not crack or settle or get shiny in the area I have used this primer under.

Overall, this is a fantastic and must-have product if you are looking to target open pores and give your skin a perfect appearance. I usually don’t opt for a silicone0based primer for all over my face. I use other kinds of hydrating primers and only use this for targeted areas where my foundation tends to settle in. I would highly recommend this.

Pros of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer:

  • Fills in pores and fine lines.
  • Gives a velvety smooth powdery finish on the skin.
  • Keeps my foundation from settling and cracking.
  • Does not dry out my skin.

Cons of Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer:

  • As with any pore filling primer, make sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly or it will cause breakouts.

IMBB Rating:

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