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...