The Concealer Every Beauty Blogger is Talking About: Tarte Shape Tape Beauty Contour Concealer Review12:36:00 PM
The Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is Tarte's newest concealer has been all over the beauty community lately. Lot's of popular guru's are singing its praises and calling it their new " holy grail" concealer, but does it really live up to its high praises?!?!
It launched this past summer as a part of the Double Duty Beauty Collection and is available exclusively at Ulta for $24. You can also find it on Tarte's website and its available in 10 shades currently.
Here are the details on the formula:
Sculpt and highlight as you mask imperfections with this 2-in-1 full coverage concealer. The hydrating, longwearing formula delivers natural, radiant coverage across all skin types so you can instantly brighten and cover acne, dark circles and redness while softening the look of pores and fine lines. Wear it 1-2 shades lighter or darker, and it works as a creamy highlighter or contouring stick with a lightweight, blendable formula and tapered wand applicator ideal for precise strobing and sculpting. Powered by Amazonian clay and conditioning mango seed and shea butters, the nutrient-rich concealer helps promote skin elasticity and illumination with each crease-free application.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get my hands on this concealer as it has been sold out at almost every Ulta I had visited in my area.
For me at least, this concealer really lives up to the hype
Great CoverageI don't have the darkest circles under my eyes, but this concealer really offers maximum coverage without feeling heavy. I would say the actually consistency of the product is in between the Urban Decay Naked skin and the IT Cosmetic Bye Bye Under eye. Thick and creamy, but not over the top. I love that despite the thickness of the product it doesn't look cake at all on the skin.
Blend-ability on 10This concealer blends into the skin like a dream . The large doe foot applicator allows for easy application and honestly starts to blend out the product because of the way it spreads. For actual blending I love to use a beauty blender with this.
Flawless Matte FinishThis concealer not only goes on smooth, but also leaves a flawless matte finish, that doesn't crease or settle into the lines under the eyes and around the face. I have dry skin, but because of the finish this would be perfect for oily skin, because the finish is matte and doesn't slide all over the face
LongwearingIf you need a concealer that's going to last all day... this is it! When I tell y'all, this lasted all day on me without breaking down or fading. I have been wearing this on an almost everyday basis and each day, it lasts my whole 8 hr work day!
Final ThoughtsOverall, I love this concealer, my only con would be the color selection. 10 shades may seem like a lot, but I feel like there could have been about 6 more shades to accomodate different skin tones and undertones. I ended up getting Deep for highlighting, but I would have love to have this to be one or two shades lighter. In the same breath, the next shade down, Tan Sand was wayyy to light to highlight with on my skin.
I would encourage any one looking for a new concealer to give this one a try. You will not be disappointed. it definitely lives up to the 2 in 1 claims because it both covers and highlights and does it well might I add.
Have you checked out the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer yet? Drop me a comment below.