Monday, September 9, 2013

On The Shelf


Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer

Purchase Price $34 + tax


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Product Review:

After receiving this as a deluxe sample from Sephora, in April, I just had to buy the full size. As you know a good foundation is made great with a great primer. Finding that right primer for me has been a struggle to say the least. With my most recent fail being a Smashbox primer (July 29th Review), then there was MAC and a few others before starting this blog. I wouldn’t call this my “Holy Grail”, as of yet, but since April it has been my favorite and go to primer since it is by far the closest to my skin tone. Other brands so far have simply failed in one way or another especially when it comes to the them doubling as a primer and Blemish Balm  by either being too orange or gray in color.

Although my use of this is strictly as a twelve hour primer it does several other jobs fairly well; BB as its name states, light foundation, moisturizer, sunscreen, and anti-aging treatment. For some reason the SPF 30 in this product does not cause any break outs as I seem to be sensitive to makeups with any SPF. It applies like any other BB cream light and airy with that staple silky smooth primer feel. Dries very quickly and is perfect for large pores since it fills them in without clogging. The price is on trend with current BB creams and primers. I wish it was ten dollars less but since it does work so well and a little goes a long way I can understand the price.

Using this with MAC’s Studio FIX Powder (Aug 27th Review) and a light setting powder works best for me. Unfortunately when using Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Foundation it tends to smear like crazy. After reading reviews and hearing comments made about the Naked Skin Foundation it may just be some primers in general that do not work well with that specific foundation.

Wrapping up this Summer using this on those hot days worked out great so I can’t wait to see how well it works for the Fall and Winter.