Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 Review

Some time ago, I got a package in the mail from Sephora. I never ordered anything from there during that time period, so I was a bit confused. But when I opened up the package, I found that my sister had sent me a gift! wp-monalisa icon

One of the gifts that she got for me was the Targe BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen in the shade light for about ~$34 at Sephora.

What the box says: “Indulge and nourish your skin with our BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen which offers multiple skincare and makeup benefits in one eco-chic tube.”

Formulated without: “parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, synthetic fragrance”

Directions: It sounds just like directions for any typical sun screen. Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure, re-apply every 2 hours, blah blah blah~

Ingredients: “diamond powder, mineral pigments, plant extracts, lipoamino acids”

There are 4 different colors for Tarte BB Tinted Treatment: Fair, light, medium, and tan.

The packaging also comes in an eco-friendly tube. The BB Tinted Treatment has both skincare and makeup benefits, which makes it a great all around product.

I love the look of the container and especially the wooden cap. The style of it gives off an earthy natural feeling.

There are 7 benefits that’s listed on the back:

  1. healthy
  2. 12-hour primer
  3. build-able coverage
  4. oil free moisturizer
  5. pore minimizer
  6. skin brightener
  7. chemical free skin protector

But it also claims to be powered by tripleB complex, diamond dust, plant extracts, and lipoamino acids that help diffuse light and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores… while improving the appearance of skin luminosity.

The tube comes with a little foil seal, assuring that the product has never been opened or tampered with. This is a great plus because sometimes when you order a product online, you can never quite tell if it has been used or not.

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I hate when I order shampoo & conditioners from amazon or eBay and I feel like someone has used the product before because 25% of it is already gone!! wp-monalisa icon

Also, you should really be careful who you buy products from, especially if you buy perfume for discounted prices! A lot of sellers will water down products or replace it to make more money!

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Ahhh~ my beautiful tube of Tarte BB Tinted Treatment. This really is a great product and I highly recommend that you try it out.

Research results from a consumer panel study (from Sephora site):

  • 100% of women immediately saw an improvement in the surface texture of skin for smoother makeup application. 97% of women saw and felt smoother, softer skin
  • After four weeks, 94% of women said pores appeared less visible. 91% of women said fine lines appeared minimized

The tinted treatment is super light (I almost wanna say “and fluffy”, but that’s not quite the right word). Even though it’s really light, it is not runny at all. The formula maintains its texture well and you have full control of how you would like to apply it.

To the touch, this has got to be the smoothest feeling makeup product that I have ever used in my life. When you smooth the product over your skin, it feels like you are spreading silk. It’s that smooth.

This product really does its job in covering up pores. As you can see in the photo below, the photo n the left is my nose with 100% no make up and moisturizer only (ewww look at those horrid pores!!). The photo on the right shows my nose with the applied tint treatment on top of the moisturizer.

Wow, what a difference! With just a little bit of the product smoothed over my nose, there is a HUGE difference. The pores on my nose have been drastically hidden and my skin looks completely smoothed out.

Here’s another before and after photo for you showing the coverage. The top photo shows my cheek with moisturizer only and 100% no makeup. The one below that shows my cheek with the product applied on top of the moisturizer.

As you can see, much of the red tones in my skin have been eliminated, leaving my skin looking a lot healthier and clear as a result. Also, the darkness of my sun spots and moles have lightened by about ~50% or have vanished entirely.

Finally, if you are curious about the priming capabilities of this product, here you go! On top of the moisturizer and tinted treatment, I applied my everyday liquid foundation.

Look! my skin looks even more flawless. Haha, and I’m pretty sure I can keep going with this by incorporating the tinted treatment into my flawless skin routine to get the ultimate finish if I wanted to.

The Tarte BB Tinted Treatment works great as a primer. It gives added moisturizer and makes your skin feel extra smooth and soft. When you apply your normal foundation in addition to the tinted treatment, it helps with the application of your foundation. Since you skin has become silky smooth, your foundation goes on your skin very easily.

It’s great as a primer and stays on all day long. But it is NOT good if you want to do any hardcore physical activities or water sports. It is not waterproof and will cause your foundation to smudge if exposed to water. Also, if you wear glasses, you will notice that your foundation smudges a bit where your glasses touch your nose.

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I know some of you may be thinking, this doesn’t look anything close to “flawless” because I still see lots of dots. Don’t be dumb! You’re looking at my skin zoomed in. If you look at it from one foot away instead of pressed up against my face, you’ll think that it looks flawless too.

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Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 Overall Rating: ★★★★★

  • great for hiding pores and fine lines
  • comes in only 4 shades, so it’s easy to buy the correct shade for your skin
  • works well as a primer and stays on all day long
  • is not waterproof or sweat proof and will smudge your foundation if you are wearing any
  • moisturizing and doesn’t further enhance the look of dry skin
  • super smooth and feels like you are applying silk to your face
  • it’s light weight and makes your skin feel soft
  • great for everyday use and has light coverage that is buildable
  • natural looking skin that glows
  • affordable and easy to find online
  • doesn’t cause break outs
  • has SPF 30 which is always a plus!!
  • it’s a healthy product and it is also eco-friendly

14 Replies to “Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 Review”

  1. You have such a sweeet sister doll! This looks like such an amazing product, and your skin! Oh my gosh I’m so envious … I know that Tarte cosmetics is cruelty free, such a shame I can’t get them in South-Africa :/ xoxo


    1. yes, my sister is very sweet 🙂
      you can’t buy tarte in south africa??? i feel like everything can be bought online now a days, or at least from america. but thats a bummer :C

      if you really want to try a tarte product or something, i dont mind mailing it to you if you paid for the shipping/product. lol, let me know.

  2. So sweet of your sister to send this product haha. Lovely! 🙂
    It seems like a great product too given the coverage and effect. Love it!

    ★♡ New Outfit Post (^_^) ♡★
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    ❤ ~Chai

    1. haha yea, i was really surprised that she sent me this! i love products with multiple functions 🙂

  3. I love tarte product esp their blush! sooo pigmented!! their foundation is so good as well i have amazonian clay foundation but i rarely use it atm..as my skin acting sooo weird right now

    1. omg my skin is acting weird lately too. it pisses me off so much >.< lol amazonian clay foundation sounds pretty intense btw. hehe and i've never tried their blush before! i'm kinda scared of blush thats too pigmented.

  4. I never tried the tarte products before but this looks really cool for our skin. Looks interesting. Really thanks for share this review so detailed.

    1. i do recommend trying out this product! its pretty great. this is my first tarte product that i’ve ever tried 🙂

  5. Do you apply a little moisturizer to ur face after washing is and applying this or do u skip moisturizer and go straight to this bb cream?

    1. i almost always use a moisturizer. it helps make bb creams and foundations go on a lot smoother for me. but honestly, the tarte bb cream is so smooth that you might be ok without a moisturizer! also i think it would depend on how dry or oily your skin is 🙂 let me know if you have any other questions!

  6. I just discovered this treatment! Great review! Thanks for letting me know that the tube comes sealed…I just ordered mine tube. Can’t wait to try it!

    1. yes make sure yours has the seal, especially if you buy online. i know lots of products come without seals =P

      hope you like it! it makes my skin look silky smooth when it’s well moisturized 🙂

      1. It was sealed and I love it!! I wish all makeup came sealed like that! Haha. It’s my go to foundation right now…and doesn’t clog my pores which is a huge plus! Xo

        1. Great! So happy to hear that you love it 🙂

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