Happy Fake Friday guys! I’m on a crazy posting roll this week apparently…maybe it’s the random spurts of sun we’ve been getting or maybe I’m finally learning how to make myself do things even though I’d rather sleep or watch Netflix.
On today’s episode of the Unaverse I’m going to be talking about the Tarte colored clay CC primer, which was a bit of a random purchase for me as I sort of just threw it into my cart when I was grabbing the new Unicorn brushes (I’ll be reviewing those soon too…I just need to actually wash them haha). I was intrigued by this because its a color correcting primer so I figured it would be easier than individually color correcting everything separately before foundation application. Once it arrived, I wanted to give it a whirl ASAP so I put it on and applied the L’Oreal Infallible Matte foundation on top. This was an absolute disaster! The primer moved my foundation around all over my face, made the coverage super sheer yet cakey and it just wouldn’t set nicely AT ALL.
After this horrible first impression I put it away and didn’t take it out for a while until this day where I had to run out super quick to do some errands and didn’t want to go through the effort of putting a bunch of make up on, so I quickly just threw this on my face and buffed it out with my beauty blender. I can say that this is definitely a better way to use this even though it’s a “primer.” I bought the shade “light” though I think I should have gotten “fair” instead as it is a tad bit dark on me, but I do like how it has the green and purple in it to help with redness and dullness. I do think this is a great product for a light, natural makeup look, or for anyone who is all about that “no-fuss’ life because its fast, easy, lightweight and does give you a lovely airbrushed look. I don’t really recommend it as a primer, but I’m sure there is a foundation out there that it would work well with. It’s also very affordable for those BB and CC Cream lovers at $16.00 CDN on the Tarte website (link)
Have you guys used this before? Did you have a similar experience? Let me know, and as always thanks for reading!