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67% would repurchase
Package Quality: 4.4
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on 8/31/2015 10:05:00 PM
More reviews by kitt3nish
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
this primer is the exact same thing as smashbox's photo finish primer but the smashbox one at least works.
on 7/24/2015 7:53:00 AM
More reviews by germainteo
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This was rather meh. It was an impulsive buy. It didn"t really keep my makeup on and i looked like an oil slick after a few hours. Neither did it really do any pore erasing, and if it did, it was of a minimal effect. Was hoping for something better. Wellthat goes to show that you shouldn't purchase anything without researching it first. Not to mention, it is pricey too.
on 7/17/2015 9:08:00 PM
More reviews by MlizK
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Meh. I mostly bought it for my undereyes, where I have to cake on the most makeup. It works great for that. But it is difficult to spread on your face, and I've tried fingers, brushes, and sponges. Works best if you do small patches at a time. While it does keep my makeup on for a long time, I find that it isn't as mattifying as the Benefit Professional, so I get rather shiny. I would probably repurchase a small sample in the future to keep for my undereyes. Otherwise, I think it's too high maintenance and oily for use on my face.
on 7/4/2015 8:07:00 PM
More reviews by makeuplovuhhh
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this primer. The others primers I've gotten have been watery and Ade my face too oily. This however made my skin super smooth and I noticed a difference when i put on my foundation. I have the mini size but when I run out I will most likely repurchase.
on 5/21/2015 11:50:00 PM
More reviews by enimsaj2203
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Bought this upon impulse, and I would say, this is really just a basic primer, one that I really wanted to love. If you didn't like the Sephora smoothing primer, you probably would'nt like this too. It did what it said, pore erasing etc, but after applying on, it still feels somewhat greasy. It has a thick silicone consistency and though the staying power was so-so, I was shining like crazy by midday, thus maybe not so great for oily skin.
on 4/10/2015 4:19:00 PM
More reviews by jazmynepb
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I apply this primer right after washing my face and putting on moisturizer, and right before applying foundation. It works very well and is the only primer I've found so far that works well on sensitive, acne-prone skin while ALSO being an effective primer. I've used other products made for sensitive, acne-prone skin and although they would not cause breakouts or irritations, they wouldn't work well at all for keeping foundation on or smoothing it out. This primer does both pretty well. The only time I noticed it would break me out is if I use it for long periods of time throughout the day and forget to wash it off at night. Just remember to use a good cleanser and toner to completely get it out of your pores/face. I read that it does have silicone (I think) so just be careful if you allergic to that.
on 3/11/2015 8:34:00 AM
More reviews by pearlsandcurls913
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
After the great reviews I read, I was excited to try this out. I have a serious problem with creasing in my smile lines, so I was anxious to see if this would help. It actually did the opposite. The pores do look diminished, and the skin looks more matte when you apply this. However, it did nothing for the staying power of my make up. I used the 12 hr tarte concealer over this, and was disappointed by that as well. I got crazy creasing, despite not wearing a ton of make up, more so than usual. Perhaps if you don't have nasolabial folds as deep as mine, this would work for you. I really wanted to love this, but I dont. Save your money and go for a drugstore primer, because those work better.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 1/9/2015 5:17:00 PM
More reviews by l0vebuzz
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This is the first primer I've tried and I'm pretty impressed! It makes my skin feel really smooth, and on a good day I can wear it alone without foundation. Also it does seem to minimize pores. However it has a kind of greasy feeling as I'm putting it on. I have to wait a while for it to set before I put anything over it.
on 1/3/2015 12:28:00 AM
More reviews by BlueSeaHorse
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Curly, Medium
If you've tried Babyface by Maybelline and you didn't like it then you wont like this primer neither. In my personal opinion Babyface and the Tarte primer are very much the same except the Tarte primer is much thicker. For me it just didn't work, it made my face really oily and my makeup lasted less than usual.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/17/2014 11:23:00 AM
More reviews by bellakayath
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This was my first Tarte product and I have to say I was really impressed. Although it doesn't claim anywhere that it is oil-free (which made me skeptical about this at first as an oily skin girl) this didn't break me out at all. It only made my akin look better. The second you put this on, your skin already looks more even and minimizes your pores. That's why I use it by its own really often, it's basically photoshop in a tube. It prolongues the wear of your makeup and makes it look so much better.
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