Tarte’s New Clean Slate Primers are Natural and Long-Wearing — Awesome!

Tarte Clean Slate Primers

A flawless makeup application starts with a clean slate. See what a clean slate can do for your skin with tarte’s primer trio– get poreless, flawless, creaseless and look your best naturally for up to 12 hours. Improve the texture, wear, and feel of your foundation or eyeshadow as you prep and prime skin with your choice of three deluxe size clean slate primers. All infused with naturally derived ingredients that will power through the day.

I have been testing these primers for a few weeks.  The collection includes:

clean slate poreless 12-hour perfecting primer ($30 USD) helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles for a healthy, seamless complexion. Prime the skin for an overall soft-focus effect as you extend the wear of your makeup and mask imperfections. Ideal for all skin types, but perfect for those with fine lines and pore problems, this waterproof primer contains natural fruit-and plant-derived extracts to deliver anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits to your skin.

clean slate flawless 12-hour brightening primer ($30 USD) helps makeup stay in place longer while brightening skin for a healthy, glowing complexion. Ideal for all skin types, this hydrating base not only helps keep your makeup in place for up to 12 hours of perfect wear time, it’s also a quick fix for tired or sallow skin–just one application makes the face look instantly brightened and healthy.

clean slate 360; creaseless 12-hour smoothing eye primer ($19 USD) truly locks eyeshadow in place while preventing fallout and migration for true shadow payoff. The universal shade glides on easily and powers through the day into the evening for 12 hours of perfect wear time. clean slate creaseless can be used as both a shadow primer and under eye base to smooth areas around the eye giving you a seamless application and all around 360 solutions.

What I think:  These are fantastic natural primers.  The poreless primer is the one I like to use, it has a silicon feel to it and gives skin a matte finish.  The brightening one has a creamy, pearly texture and would be perfect for dull, dry skin that needs some shine.  My skin has a little bit too much shine in the summer, but it would probably work for me in the winter when my skin is dry.

The eye primer works really well.  It mattifies lids and makes shadows last longer.  The only thing is that it dries a little white, so I suggest to use just a little and rub it in well.

You can purchase these at www.tartecosmetics.com or www.sephora.com.  Enjoy!


Benefit The POREfessional

The POREfessional


Looking for an under makeup primer that reduces the appearance of pores while making your face look smoother and your makeup last longer? That is the claim of Benefit’s the POREfessional.  

The POREfessional ($28.00 USD) — 

What it is:
A PRO balm that minimizes the appearance of pores. 

What it does:
The POREfessional quickly minimizes the appearance of pores. Apply this silky, lightweight balm to achieve translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores…now you see ’em, now you don’t! 

What do I think: This is a very good primer. It is oil free, which is perfect and smooths on the skin so easily.  
Oil-free. Instructions included. 


Korres Quercetin and Oak Age-Reversing Face Primer

Quercetin and Oak Age-Reversing Face Primer

When I first heard about face primers a few years ago, I was skeptical. It kind of seemed like an extra product I was piling on my face — you know after serums, moisturizers and an SPF. But now, I feel that a primer can be an important extra step to take, if you have the right one. A good primer will make your face look instantly smoother, plus keep your make-up looking fresh all day and lasting longer.  

So I was excited to try the Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-reversing Face Primer ($33.00 1.01 oz). This primer is not only a skin-smoother, it is a anti-aging treatment. The website describes it as:   

Powerful treatment and skin-perfecting face primer in one that instantly fills wrinkles and provides a very smooth and perfected skin surface, ensuring long-lasting make up application. Enriched with powerful antioxidant Quercetin and Oak extracts that improve skin cell functioning, repair fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid forms a protective shield on the skin, providing immediate moisture and increasing skin elasticity while Barley extract instantly fills wrinkles and refines pores. Improves skin texture, thus providing a healthy glow to skin even without make-up. Silicone-free; does not clog the pores.
• 97% saw improved skin texture
• 88% saw significant increase in skin elasticity
• 84% saw visibly firmer, tighter skin
• 75% saw immediate lifting  

What I think: My first reaction to the primer was that it seemed to go on more creamy like a moisturizer than slick like a silicone primer. But when I looked at myself after application, my skin tone was more even and my skin tone was smooth. Concealer and foundation glided on easily, and yes, my skin looked great all day long. As a forty-something woman, my skin is redder and my pores more noticable than when I was younger. This primer really helped even all of that out!   

This primer is one of the best I have tried, and I highly recommend it! Visit www.korresusa.com to learn more and to purchase this fab primer!