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clean slate™ flawless 12-hr brightening primer

clean slate™ flawless
12-hr brightening primer

tarte cosmetics clean slate™ flawless 12-hr brightening primer clean slate™ flawless 12-hr brightening primer A waterproof, 12-hour primer helps makeup stay in place longer while brightening skin for a healthy, glowing complexion. 296 $31.00 In Stock
4.4 out of 5 based on 127 ratings


1.0 oz.

A waterproof, 12-hour primer helps makeup stay in place longer while brightening skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.

Product Performance: 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 gives the appearance of a healthy, youthful complexion. The lightweight texture is ideal for a base under foundation to wake-up your makeup but can also be worn alone as a treatment to counteract dullness. Whichever application you choose, skin is left smooth, feeling hydrated and looking flawless.

Powered By: Vitamins A&E: natural preservatives that also act as anti-inflammatory emollients to fight free radical damage and prevent premature signs of aging while brightening skin.


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location: VA
would buy again? NO
about 1 week ago

It's brightening and gives shimmers like shells, but not lasting.

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location: BC
would buy again? YES
on 04/18/2015

Feels like a nice, light moisturizer going on. I use it under the Amazonian clay airbrush powder foundation and it seems to hold makeup quite nicely. I have a bit of an oily t-zone so I use the timeless smoothing primer along my nose and the brightening primer on the rest of my face. Both are really great primers, but might suggest the other primer if you have oily skin. Also love that this primer is vegan!

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location: PA
would buy again? YES
on 04/10/2015

This primer is really long lasting on your face and in the tube!

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location: WA
would buy again? YES
on 03/11/2015

Oh my word. This stuff is AMAXING!! It feels and smells wonderful it is like nothing is there but it holds makeup on nicely.

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location: OR
would buy again? YES
on 01/25/2015

Hydrating and leaves a lovely finish. Keeps foundation in place!

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location: PA
would buy again? YES
on 01/05/2015

I love the way this just freshens up my whole face! It's perfect right over my moisturizer. I love that it feels light and smells nice.

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location: ON
would buy again? YES
on 01/03/2015

Natural and comforting scent! Prep the skin so well before foundation, not greasy not too thick, it prepare skin so well for any further steps.
Not to mention the cute bamboo package. Tarte does great job!

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location: MI
would buy again? YES
on 11/08/2014

This primer is perfect for me. It goes over moisturizer (and sunscreen) and leaves skin more even, softer and smoother. It doesn't shimmer or shine at all but really makes a difference in the appearance of your skin (especially under Amazonian Clay full coverage powder foundation). A little is all it takes and it really seems to make my foundation last longer, even through hot spells. And it does give a more glowing brighter look to my face.

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location: PA
would buy again? YES
on 10/29/2014

Glad to have a primer without silicones! Gives a nice brightening effect and it smells lovely too!

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location: CA
would buy again? YES
on 10/20/2014

Clean Slate feels like a moisturizer and it has a light orange-cream smell to it, which I love. As a primer, I don't notice that it's particularly effective in keeping foundation in place, but it does work in treating the complexion before applying foundation. My skin is cleaner and brighter when I use this in my makeup routine.

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location: VA
would buy again? YES
on 09/23/2014

I really like to mix this with my Tarte Clean Slate Poreless primer so that I still get the mattifying effects of the Poreless primer, but also still maintain glowiness to my face, as well. When they claim that this primer is brightening, they truly deliver on that claim. It actually is an amazing dupe for MAC's strobe cream, only it's even better because it's all natural and smells amazing.

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location: NJ
would buy again? YES
on 09/08/2014

I've been using this one on my clients who have dull skin, or chalky/gray areas. Works wonders. Just wish it was also a filler somehow, like the other primer. An all in one would be fantastic.

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location: IL
would buy again? NO
on 08/10/2014

I liked this primer at first, but it didn't take long before it left my skin feeling oily. It goes on smooth and helps my make up go on smoothly, but after about four hours my skin felt oily.

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location: MS
would buy again? YES
on 08/04/2014

Texture is like a lotion, but glides on well. I use it with my matte foundations in the winter.

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location: TN
would buy again? YES
on 08/03/2014

You can literally see your face brighten as you put it on! It noticeably works!

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