Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer with SPF 30 – Heather N King

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Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer with SPF 30


Tarte Cosmetics is an amazing brand that manages to bring beauty to the masses without the use of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrances nor synthetic oils. It was only a matter of time before they brought out their own BB cream. However, they had to go one step beyond and make it a tinted treatment 12-hour primer with a broad spectrum sun protection factor of SPF 30. I have been dying to try this and I was not disappointed!

     I almost ordered one of these babies on impulse from Tarte’s website, but I’m glad I waited. My frivolous spending at Sephora recently earned me enough Beauty Insider Rewards points to score a deluxe sample of all four shades of this tinted BB Primer. Here’s what arrived with my most recent online order from Sephora:

Here’s what was inside:

A sampler set of all four shades of the Tarte BB Primer and a deluxe sample size of the Amazonian Finishing Powder!

The Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen comes in four shades:

When it comes to foundations made by Tarte, my shade has always been “Tan”. I’m so glad I exercised patience with my online impulse buy. I still haven’t seen the BB primer in person. I was going to order “Tan”; but the moment I opened up this deluxe sampler, I realized what a big mistake that would have been.

     Although I wear the shade “Tan” in all of Tarte’s foundations, the best shade for my skin tone when it come to Tarte’s BB primer is “Medium“.

     The BB primer promises to work as a primer, moisturizer, anti-aging  treatment, light foundation and sunscreen all-in-one. It has the Tarte tripleB complex (a proprietary blend of natural diamond powder (WOW!), plant extracts and lipoamino acids). The oil-free formulation leaves a matte finish that minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.

Alright! Sounds good! Time for me to test it out! Here’s the left side of my face with no makeup on. Brace yourself! It’s a scary sight.

     I applied a pea-size amount of BB primer in “Medium” to the other side of my face. Although it looked like a cream in the sampler package, the BB primer had a super soft mousse texture that spread evenly onto my skin. It didn’t “ball up” or emphasize my pores. It felt amazing on my fingertips as well as my face. Immediately it provided radiance as well as a sheer-to-medium coverage. I was in love instantly.

Here’s the right side of my face with the Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer with SPF 30 in “Medium”. Yeah! Work that gold, girl! (Please excuse the hair & lighting!)

Now here it is on my entire face:

     I am honestly impressed by this product. I will be purchasing this ASAP! I have a cold today and I’m dealing with a sore red nose from sneezing my head off all day. You can barely see the a tinge of redness on my nostrils. Well done Tarte! People are going to love this!

     Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer with SPF 30 retails for $34. It is available at www.TarteCosmetics.com, Ulta, and Sephora.

Have you tried Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour Primer with SPF 30? What was your experience? I would love to hear from you! Please comment & subscribe.

Until later,

Heather N King