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Double Duty Base Tape Hydrating Primer by Tarte

Double Duty Base Tape Hydrating Primer


Top Reviews



it hydrated so well and makes my makeup look flawless and stay all day

- Mira User

i love this primer - it's super hydrating and leaves my skin feeling soft, it gives a great base for foundation, i feel like it gives a slight blurring effect

- Sephora User

staying power


it's an amazing texture, smells like coconut, and really makes a huge difference in your foundation application and makes it stay on longer too

- Ulta User

my foundation applied so much smoother and lasted all day

- Ulta User



it smells great, not heavy on the skin, smooths out every blemish & leaves a smooth canvas to add the rest of your makeup

- Ulta User

the formula is so lightweight it's like a moisturizer, but it still helped my makeup last all day

- Tartecosmetics User



it makes my foundation go on smoothly and keeps my skin feeling moisturized throughout the day

- Tartecosmetics User

i also want to mention that this primer really makes my skin feel smooth and supple

- Tartecosmetics User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

my skin has never looked so flawless / poreless, ever

- Ulta User

this primer smells amazing without being overwhelming, keeps my makeup on my face even in high humidity, and blurs my pores

- Ulta User



not mattifying, but not dewy, glittery or iridescent

- Tartecosmetics User

great for combo skin and dry skin, prob not as mattifying on someone with very oily skin

- Tartecosmetics User
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tartecosmetics.com userNovember 26, 2019

Where has this been these past two years??!!!

My skin has been going through a rough patch the past two years. My normally have dry skin and it gets worse in the winter. I buy very expensive skincare to keep it hydrated. I have tried SO many different types of “hydrating” primers that broke me out or made my makeup look very matte. I finally purchased this and used it underneath face tape foundation and OH, MY, GOD! I worse them for an interview and my sling looked SO GOOD! It looks Plump and glowy. My makeup lasted all day, it felt light on my skin. My face LOVED IT! I got so many compliments on my makeup. PLEASE NEVER DISCONTINUE IT! 

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tartecosmetics.com userAugust 24, 2019

Perfect! My description says it all!

I have tried many primers, only to be disappointed. Either they leave me feeling greasy, or they clog my pores and cause breakouts DEFEATING the purpose! This is by far the only primer I will ever put on my skin again! It's lightly moisturizing, creates a smooth base, and makes my face look fresh ALL DAY! it performs beautifully under both foundation AND Just a tinted moisturizer, it is not thick or greasy at all! If you are looking for a thick silicone primer, this is NOT your jam. But if you want a lightly moisturizing primer that makes your skin look flawless AND makes your skin look beautiful all day, even in the Texas heat this is tie one! Powerhouse without feeling heavy and made up. Not mattifying, but not dewy, glittery or iridescent. Just YOUR SKIN but way better! I'm in my 50s and I'm in the aesthetics field. I see skin all day, and I know a good product when I find it! I do wish it had a touch of SPF so I wouldn't need to add one. Less

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mira userSeptember 21, 2019

I absolutely love this primer. I have found my go to primer for the rest of my life! It hydrated so well and makes my makeup look flawless and stay all day!!

- mira
ulta.com userJuly 7, 2019


Tarte is my "Go-To" company for foundation, concealer, and setting powder. I usually use benefit POREfessional primer, but since I use tarte's other products I figured I would give this a shot, since it was on sale ....... not a good decision! I have sensitive, combination skin, with an oily t-zone. After about an hour of using this primer I looked and felt like a complete greaseball! I looked in the mirror and was shocked that my makeup didn't looks as glowy as it usually does, I had creasing that never knew I had, you could see ever pore, and my highlighter was streaking because of my hair touching it, and it never does that with porefessional. I had to keep touching up my makeup, and when I took it off that night I had a few HUGE pimples (I don't usually breakout). Unfortunately, I had to return this. I'm so thankful that Ulta accepts returns after a product has been sampled if we aren't happy...... one of the main reason I shop here (the point system as well). UNLESS YOU HAVE DRY SKIN THAT NEEDS SOME SERIOUS HYDRATION, I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS! Less

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ulta.com userMay 20, 2019

Hesitant at first but ...

I have an oily t zone, my makeup tends to gather around the nose, and I'm typically a matte primer girl however this has changed my mind. I'm not into the dewy makeup look either, so I was scared it would make me shiny but it didn't. Even with my oily skin this really helped keep my matte foundation fresh and in place. My foundation didn't slide around and this primer has not caused any breakouts. I'm really quite surprised by this product, it's hydrating but has that slight gripping effect when applied so that feeling lets me know my makeup is good to stay on. I didn't even touch up for the entire day. So if you are oily and are scared to try this, I say give a sample size a shot. I think some people may be pleasantly surprised like myself 

- ulta.com


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What’s a good foundation/primer/ concealer for really really dry skin? Plsss and thanks
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I have dry skin too, this primer works for me with the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation and Kat Von D lockit concealer #beautyverse
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I need a good primer that is hydrating, Hides my pores but is also inexpensive any ideas?
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Jacob Holbrook
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Love this! I have dry and blemished skin, this literally is perfect for it! I hope this helps💕
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Karina Garibaldi
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Hello lovelies! Does anyone have any recommendations for a really good hydrating primer? I’m open to drugstore & luxury brands (:
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Angelica Taylor
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Opinions? I used to use the hangover primer by too face and loved. And I’m currently am using benefits new hydrating primer and hate it, and I want to try something new, and cheaper
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Franny Leboeuf
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This was a recent purchase of mine, and now, I don’t think I’ll go back to anything else!
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Vikki Rios Holt
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Anyone know of a good primer that is great for combo skin? (Oily, Dry). I’ve been using the Fenty matte primer but it doesn’t seem to really stick on my skin, it dries too fast. Preferably a thick primer without a matte finish.... help :( #combinationskin #primer #oilyskin #dry
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Franny Leboeuf
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Swear by this! Wear it on days I don’t wear any makeup too!
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Carley Chanel
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what’s a good serum to calm breakouts for sensitive skin?
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Franny Leboeuf
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This has been a life saver for me. I find myself using it on my no- makeup days as well!
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Blair Blanchard
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I've been using Tarte shape tape and Coty airspun powder for years (no foundation) . I've recently noticed that even with primers, baking and setting spray I get splotchiness and creasing. I also sweat off my makeup very easily! Could it be the powder? I've been curious about switching to Laura Mercier but the price on airspun is fantastic. Any advice?
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Jenna Salow
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Sounds like you need to put primer or foundation under your base. Try this one!
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Jessica Helms
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To anyone with skin on the drier side, how do you prep your skin before makeup?
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Hannah Kuhnhausen
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Moisturize with serum AND lotion, and then use this @Hydra Veil it’s THE most moisturizing primer I’ve used, second best is @Base Tape Hydrating Primer
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Cheryl Victorino
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what is the best primer to hold your makeup all day when you have dry skin?
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base tape all the way! it is pricey but definitely worth the money imo. i got a sample in ipsy and i had never liked primer before this one because my face is an actual desert.
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Tea' Scott
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Anyone have any recommendations for a primer for dry and sensitive skin? #primer #dryskin #sensitiveskin
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Colleen Pelton
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This is amazing!