Ok, so Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer is a mouth full isn’t it?
I’m was bracing myself to dislike this since I’ve had my ups and downs with “BB” related products here in the US but I came out of it feeling good about the overall product so long as I don’t think of it as a BB Cream.
Do you need it?
Not really a BB Cream nor a foundation, this hybrid primer formula offers a few multitasking benefits that may surprise you.
Although it’s described as being an all in one formula by QVC and Tarte, one that works as a moisturizer, foundation, and primer all in one, it does have a sheerer finish. Unlike Asian BB Cream it does miss the mark for full coverage.
It’s quite interesting to say the least.
The formula begins life with a soft, creamy texture but once applied it begins to morph and develops a velvety, mousse-like quality that feels primer-like as you apply. This velvet texture feels almost as if they mixed a bit of silicone primer into the product. The result is the blurring of minor imperfections such as a smaller pores, fine lines, etc…the product blends easily and has a silky finish.
It successfully evens out skin tone and creates an enhanced skin look with a more flawless finish. If you want you can use it to prime skin and follow up with a foundation of your choice. I tried doing this and it seems to work well at creating a barrier between skin and my base which absorbs excess oil and keeps foundation wearing longer sans oxidizing.
On its own, it works more as a beefed up tinted moisturizer with a built in primer. I tried two shades, Light and Medium, and I must say both were quite beige so do beware when purchasing as I’m unsure if any of the three colors offered will actually fit many skin types.
Medium and Light
Overall, Tarte BB Tinted Treatment isn’t a BB Cream that much is true. It is however, a hybrid product that acts as a base of sorts with a built in primer. Tarte seems to have bypassed BB Cream and just created a brand new innovation all its own with this. I’m terrible about primer application sometimes but this makes it easy to get lightweight coverage in that perfects as it primes.
Interesting product. Although I do resent “BB” being thrown in the mix when it is in fact not a BB Cream but still a like on this product!
Available exclusively at QVC.com
I’d love to hear your thoughts.