Review: Tarte BB tinted treatment 12 hour primer #Light

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Ever wanted the PERFECT product to brighten and even out your skintone? For all you lovelies who have normal – combination – oily skin, I might just have found the perfect solution for you!

It’s been a good couple of months since Tarte cosmetics sailed its way to our local Sephora counters in Singapore and I finally made my first purchase two months ago and its all thanks to Sam’s friend Charmaine! I’ve always wanted to try out BB creams from brands like..  Skin 79, Laneige, Dr jart, all because of the benefits that its said to come with but haven’t jumped aboard the bandwagon till now!

I tried the sample out for 2 -3 days and absolutely fell in love with it, from the texture to the coverage, I can honestly say I do not own any face product of this sort. Even after putting it on for the first time, Sam was already telling me that how amazing it looked on, and when you’ve got a reaction of that sort from your best friend, you know you gotta hit the stores! So here’s a more in-depth look into how the product faired for me 😉

Product Claims

“Indulge and nourish your skin with tarte’s innovative BB tinted treatment which offers multiple skincare and makeup benefits in one eco-chic tube. This powerfully pure formula not only works as a skin-soothing treatment, but as a moisturizer, sunscreen, primer and foundation that visibly improves skin’s overall appearance for a youthful-looking glow. 
This 12-hour longwear, anti-aging, oil-free tinted treatment primer offers light-to-medium buildable coverage that helps even skin tone and conceals discoloration, acne and other skin imperfections. The creamy, silky formula goes on smooth, hydrates skin and blends easily leaving you with a natural, flawless finish while the broad-spectrum, chemical-free SPF 30 offers ideal protection from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays.”


There’s honestly not too much going on for the packaging, I do wish that the packaging wasn’t white as I’m pretty sure it’ll get stained from other makeup products in my makeup drawer/bag. It already has lines going on the back of it, from something scratching up on it.  The graphics around the packaging have stayed put thus far unlike some that flake off almost instantly after a week or two.


The texture resembles a primer + a BB cream put into one, so you can expect that the texture resembles more of a gel + mousse consistency and it blends like a dream. To the point where no matter what product you use ( brush/ hands ) to blend it in, it gives you that airbrushed look.

I truly wish I could put out a sample of the product within this post for you guys to actually feel the texture for yourselves, but I assure you, you will fall in love with the texture.It has a matte finish and there’s absolutely no dry time at all!

With matte products I find that there’s always the tendency of there being a chance that the product flakes off your face or enhances your dry spots. This just comes down to the weather of the country that you’re in and the type of skin you’ve got. On its own however, I recommend this for people with Normal- Combination / Oily skin types.


There are two ways I like to go about doing this, I either blend the product in with finger tips or with my real techniques expert face brush.

I love using real techniques expert face brush when I want a little more coverage, say for an event or when my skin isn’t looking its best. I like to buff the product into my skin in circular motions to get an even and almost airbrushed effect.

Before & After

Once the product is applied, it is as if there’s a slight blur to cover your imperfections to reduce the appearance of pores / spots. This photo was taken without concealer to cover my spots or undereye cirlces at all and I must say… it does a pretty decent job of giving a natural light-medium coverage on its own!

Overall thoughts

I absolutely LOVE this BB cream for its texture and finish in humid weather Another thing to note is that,  in the cooler countries when the weather is a little dry, my skin doesn’t fair too well against it. I’m pretty sure it’s because of my skin being a little parched on its own, but flakes start appearing and lets be real, its not particularly attractive when that happens am I right?

So I personally up the moisture within my skincare routine and make sure my skin is moisturised before applying this in the drier months (i.e.. when I’m in HK). If you have extremely dry skin, you can opt for a hydrating mist before hand to prep your skin or perhaps look for a tinted moisturiser instead 🙂

There have been reviews saying that it comes with a scent, personally I didn’t notice it at all. It gives my face a very natural, matte coverage enough to hide uneven skintone. You guys seriously have to swatch it the next time you make a trip to Sephora, you will fall head over heels for the texture!

Recommended for:
– Anyone with normal – combination/oily skin.
– Anyone looking for a BB cream that keeps your skin matte with a natural coverage
– Anyone looking for a long-lasting BB cream
– Buildable coverage

Any Sephora Counters in Singapore
Price: SG$54 

Overall Rating: 8.5 / 10
*Would have given it a 10/10 had it not enhance my dry areas when my skin is having its dry spell.What’s your favourite BB cream ?(♥) Ash

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