Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review. I was not paid for this post and all of my opinions are honest.
I received tarte Colored Clay CC (Color and Correct) Primer in Tan in my QVC special value tarte Colored Clay Kit about two weeks ago. Even though the primer was in that exclusive kit, it is available for sale on tarte's website (fair and light are sold out).
Here are some specs per tarte's website on the primer:
Buff your way to complexion perfection with this revolutionary correcting stick! Infused with our new color correcting colored clay, this skinvigorating™ primer easily blends into skin for an even, all-over airbrushed look.
This powerful, multi-tasking, skin perfector brightens skin, evens skin tone, blurs imperfections and neutralizes any redness or discolorations. The oil-free, talc-free formula soothes skin as it glides and blends effortlessly for a smooth, even finish. Its "hourglass" applicator design delivers the perfect balance of color correction and coverage to adjust to your skin. Use it before foundation as a color-correcting primer or alone as a light coverage for an all-over flawless look.
colored clay: specifically addresses individual skin & complexion concerns
- purple clay: brightens dull, lackluster skin
- green clay: neutralizes skin redness
I received Tan in my kit. The stick has two large skin tone sections and then two triangular slivers of purple clay to brighten skin and green clay to neutralize redness.
Here is a swatch of the CC primer on the back of my hand.
I love this primer and here's why....
Even though it is light as a swatch and light on my skin, meaning it doesn't match, it absolutely works perfectly under my foundation or BB Cream. It does give a brightening effect to the skin. I didn't see or experience any ashy undertones from the green or purple clay. The stick goes on smooth, all you need to do is swipe it on your forehead, cheeks, down the nose, chin, around the nose and under the eyes and blend with a sponge or brush. Then apply foundation or BB cream for a flawless finish.
I will say, that it is really easy to overuse the product. No need for heavy handed-ness! Remember, only couple of swipes and good blending in the skin will work.
I stayed pretty oil free for about five or six hours with the CC primer, until I got that "glow", meaning I got a bit greasy. It is winter here and I'm not as oily so I will definitely try this product out when it gets warmer here in SC...which will probably be next month.:)