Love, Shelbey: NEW Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer Stick

Monday, January 20, 2014

NEW Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer Stick

Hello, friends! You may or may not have seen my Tarte "Be MATTEnificent" Palette review a couple days ago. I had planned on doing a review over another product I also purchased from Tarte but wanted to give it a few more days to test out. 

I also got the new "Colored Clay CC Primer" which is a color correcting primer stick. I've been putting it to the test and wanted to let you guys know my thoughts on it. Enjoy!
Texture - The overall feeling of the stick is great. It's very silky and glides on smooth. When I blend it into my skin I almost get a powder-like feel only much more silkier. However, it's not comparable to a gel primer. I don't feel as if it fills in pores.

Color - I got mine in the shade "Light". This was a great match because it gave my skin some color! Unfortunately, I can barely see the green and purple pigments when I apply it. I don't feel as if they're doing much (if anything at all) for the correcting claim. 

Performance - Like I mentioned above, I don't feel as if this product "fills in" pores or wrinkles like most primers claim to do. Although I didn't see a claim for filling in pores, I feel as if that is what a primer should ultimately do besides making your makeup last longer. Speaking of that - it honestly didn't "wow" me in the longevity department either. 

What I Saw (pros) - I think it's pretty obvious that the stick gave my skin more color and even corrected a bit of redness on the cheeks. The best part, in my opinion, is the overall feel of this stick. It definitely comes through in the application process. 

What I Saw (cons) - Unfortunately, as much as I love Tarte, I don't think this product should have been labeled or marketed as a "primer". When I think of a primer, I think of a product that is going to smooth out the surface of my face and create a base for my makeup to hold onto throughout the day - this really did neither. 
Overall Conclusion - I would definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for sheer coverage and a bit of correction and possibly if you're just getting into makeup. I would say this stick comes through more in the correction department so if you're counting on it for coverage - look somewhere else.

I don't see myself depending on this to wear under my makeup. Instead, I would use it more for a gym bag product. As a matter of fact, I think it would be great for that! :)

What do you guys think? Have you tried the new CC Primer?
Thanks for reading!
Until next time... 


  1. Great review! Looks really interesting. I was looking on Tarte's website for the product and it was saying that for the green and purple pigments
    "- purple clay: brightens dull, lackluster skin
    - green clay: neutralizes skin redness"

    I am not sure if the pigments are supposed to be actually "seen" as much as their effects are supposed to be visible. Did you see a reduction in dullness and redness?

    1. The redness definitely went away, but I feel as if it was the actual skin tone pigments that hid it. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm not sure how the green and purple pigments could help with anything if they're almost invisible when you apply them. Overall, I felt like the actual skin toned pigments were doing the work.

      Either way, I do like the stick! I guess I was just expecting a little more from it ;)


  2. Great review! I saw this on there instagram and thought this product looks interesting. Glad I found a review on it :)


    1. Thanks, Kayla! Congrats on being the POPSUGAR Featured Blogger, BTW :)


  3. Thanks for the review. I saw the product today and wasn't sure what it is supposed to do. I have redness on my face, and don't like the look of too much makeup. I think this product is something I'd definitely want to try out. Thanks for the review!