Tarte BB 12 Hour Primer & BB Under Eye Corrector

Last week I posted about a Tarte value set I purchased off of QVC. (you can see that here) I really wanted to dedicate an entire post to my favorite item from this set. The bb tinted 12 hour primer treatment. I figured I would also give a quick review of the accompanying BB under eye corrector.

BB creams have sort of been a worldwide phenom for the last couple of years. But I often I find they don’t really do much of anything for my skin. I like full coverage make up and these tend to be more medium coverage and heavy on the moisturizer leaving my skin very oily by mid-day. That is until I discovered the Tarte BB 12 Hour primer.



Tarte Tinted BB 12 Hour Primer Treatment (buy here for $35) – This is a BB treatment that has multiple skincare and makeup benefits. These include being a primer, moisturizer, foundation, anti-aging treatment and a sunscreen with SPF 30. It is an oil-free formula that offers light to medium coverage. It has an amazing creamy smooth formula that blends out easily and feel like silk.

Having oily skin I always use a primer and over the years have tested many out. This has been by far my favorite and has been in my beauty cabinet for almost a year and I have gone through almost 4 tubes of this stuff. If this doesn’t tell you how much I like it let me give you all the reasons why. I like to use this everyday underneath my normal foundation (a plus if you have a lighter coverage foundation that you want to make more full coverage!), it makes a great base for the rest of my makeup. Since it is tinted I find myself using less of my regular foundation.

On its own it gives a medium coverage with a velvet matte finish that feels light as air and not the least bit cakey (Perfect for this oily skinned girl). I find myself reaching for solely this on the weekends and just setting it with a little powder. As for the longevity factor this works wonders. I have always been the type of person who seeks out long wearing formulas only wanting to apply my makeup once. I notice using this helps my makeup stay all day!

My only concern with this is the color does have a more yellow undertone and is a bit darker than you would think. I find with a lot of Tarte products the color range is inconsistent. Light in one product can be a completely different color than light in another. So be sure to try Tarte products out to find your best shade.


Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector (buy here for $29) - This is an under eye corrector that is designed to mask dark circles. It claims to hydrate and smooth the delicate under eye skin while improving the appearance of dark circles. These are all good things to have in an under eye product. The problem is that you are to use this before your regular makeup. For me that means putting a concealer on top of this corrector, something that just seems like way to much make up on an area that can easily look cakey. I think that this could be a great product for the right person (someone who suffers from bad dark circles and has a darker skin tone than me).

I got this in the matching shade as the primer and I find that this is just way to dark to use under my eyes. I tend to use under eye concealers that are lighter than my foundation. The formulation is a bit on the thicker side and I find it settles into my fine lines under my eyes. I actually gave one of these away to a friend who seems to love it. It matches her skin tone much better than mine. In a pinch I did use this as a concealer on a blemish and it covered quite nicely. If I had this in the right color I would probably like it better but unfortunately the color I have is the lightest available. So with that I would say if you have golden/medium to dark skin complexion this could be something to try out. All my fair skinned girls should probably stay away from this one.

Have you ever tried these products? I would love to hear if you have!
Tarte BB 12 Hour Primer & BB Under Eye Corrector

Last week I posted about a Tarte value set I purchased off of QVC. (you can see that here) I really wanted to dedicate an entire post to my favorite item from this set. The bb tinted 12 hour primer treatment. I figured I would also give a quick review of the accompanying BB under eye corrector.

BB creams have sort of been a worldwide phenom for the last couple of years. But I often I find they don’t really do much of anything for my skin. I like full coverage make up and these tend to be more medium coverage and heavy on the moisturizer leaving my skin very oily by mid-day. That is until I discovered the Tarte BB 12 Hour primer.



Tarte Tinted BB 12 Hour Primer Treatment (buy here for $35) – This is a BB treatment that has multiple skincare and makeup benefits. These include being a primer, moisturizer, foundation, anti-aging treatment and a sunscreen with SPF 30. It is an oil-free formula that offers light to medium coverage. It has an amazing creamy smooth formula that blends out easily and feel like silk.

Having oily skin I always use a primer and over the years have tested many out. This has been by far my favorite and has been in my beauty cabinet for almost a year and I have gone through almost 4 tubes of this stuff. If this doesn’t tell you how much I like it let me give you all the reasons why. I like to use this everyday underneath my normal foundation (a plus if you have a lighter coverage foundation that you want to make more full coverage!), it makes a great base for the rest of my makeup. Since it is tinted I find myself using less of my regular foundation.

On its own it gives a medium coverage with a velvet matte finish that feels light as air and not the least bit cakey (Perfect for this oily skinned girl). I find myself reaching for solely this on the weekends and just setting it with a little powder. As for the longevity factor this works wonders. I have always been the type of person who seeks out long wearing formulas only wanting to apply my makeup once. I notice using this helps my makeup stay all day!

My only concern with this is the color does have a more yellow undertone and is a bit darker than you would think. I find with a lot of Tarte products the color range is inconsistent. Light in one product can be a completely different color than light in another. So be sure to try Tarte products out to find your best shade.


Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector (buy here for $29) - This is an under eye corrector that is designed to mask dark circles. It claims to hydrate and smooth the delicate under eye skin while improving the appearance of dark circles. These are all good things to have in an under eye product. The problem is that you are to use this before your regular makeup. For me that means putting a concealer on top of this corrector, something that just seems like way to much make up on an area that can easily look cakey. I think that this could be a great product for the right person (someone who suffers from bad dark circles and has a darker skin tone than me).

I got this in the matching shade as the primer and I find that this is just way to dark to use under my eyes. I tend to use under eye concealers that are lighter than my foundation. The formulation is a bit on the thicker side and I find it settles into my fine lines under my eyes. I actually gave one of these away to a friend who seems to love it. It matches her skin tone much better than mine. In a pinch I did use this as a concealer on a blemish and it covered quite nicely. If I had this in the right color I would probably like it better but unfortunately the color I have is the lightest available. So with that I would say if you have golden/medium to dark skin complexion this could be something to try out. All my fair skinned girls should probably stay away from this one.

Have you ever tried these products? I would love to hear if you have!

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