Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Review & Swatches
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer is a new, permanent facial primer introduced with the Tarte Fall 2014 Makeup Collection. This is a lightweight, smoothing, wrinkle, and pore filling primer to give skin a soft, even, smooth appearance!
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If you love Clarins Instant Smooth chances are you will absolutely adore Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer as it truly is a thing of beauty. I should start by saying I dislike silicone primers and unfortunately this is a silicone primer however, Tarte has perfected the creaminess of the texture so it goes on smooth without pilling and doesn’t feel itchy or irritating on my skin nor does it sit atop my drier areas.
It comes housed in a glass jar and apparently contains antioxidants as well as peptides. It acts to blur the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, etc or if you happen to not have visible pores or wrinkles no problem this still gives skin a very smooth, even appearance and sets the canvas for long wearing makeup as it gives foundation something to adhere too. It has a very light fresh floral scent and a very creamy, thick texture so remember a little goes a long way. It is meant to be used under foundation so consider it the first step in makeup application. I think the texture is unique so it isn’t quite the same as Clarins formula nor is it like L’Oreal’s Magic Perfect Base and Bourjois Flower Perfection Transculent Smoothing Primer. It does however, remind me a bit of Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer but this is a bit denser and has a richer creamier consistency.
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Swatches
I don’t really have majorly oil skin but it does provide a nice smooth shine-free finish for several hours for me under the Summer sun. It will extend the wear of foundation for an extra hour or two as well since it creates a layer over your skin that your makeup will adhere so you won’t experience issues with foundation fading or oxidizing quickly due to oils in your skin as it’s adhering to the layer of Timeless Smoothing Primer you’ve applied. I don’t have visible pores or wrinkles but it does an excellent job creating a very smooth, even finish on my skin none the less and for the visible pores on my nose it easily blurs their appearance at the first application!
If you already use a silicone primer you’re bound to love all over Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer! It’s an excellently formulated product that does in fact give a flawless appearance.
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