The Tarte Clean Slate Blur Balm Primer is the latest primer to join the Tarte primer collection, after originally launching as a QVC exclusive, but it’s now available via the Tarte website too.
Lots of brands are launching their own interpretation of a putty primer, following the success of the ELF Putty Primer, and keep on reading to find out more about the Tarte Clean Slate Blur Balm Primer…
“Pore-filling, pressed primer glides over imperfections for a blurred finish & smooth makeup application!“
When I first saw the Tarte Clean Slate Blur Balm Primer, it instantly reminded me of the bestselling Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer, and I did wonder whether the new balm primer was a replacement, as they both offer the same smoothing benefits, but it looks like they are only slightly different – I’m not sure whether you’d need to own both.
The Tarte Clean Slate Blur Balm Primer is £32 / $35, and is packaged within a clear plastic jar, with a gold chrome lid. It doesn’t come with a spatula or applicator, but Tarte are selling the Tarte Flawless Filler Applicator individually for $10.
I think the applicator should’ve been included with the primer, as you’re going to have pay $45 to get the primer and the tool it’s supposedly meant to be applied with, and that’s expensive.
- blurs imperfections & absorbs excess oil for a fresh, natural finish
- creamy emulsion with water-resistant powders firmly grips skin for a flawless complexion
- antioxidant-rich formula improves & extends foundation wear
- soft & bouncy marshmallow powder complex glides on smoothly & erases the look of pores & wrinkles
The above before and after does look impressive, but it’s a little misleading, as it’s obvious the model has used the Tarte Clean Slate Blur Balm Primer, and a foundation.
The results aren’t from using just the primer alone, and the primer isn’t going to cover redness or dark circles, like the image suggests. If you’d like to check out the new primer, it’s available right now.
All images belong to Tarte.
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