Tarte Shape Tape; one of the most popular concealers in the world. Is it truly worth the hype though? Here’s my thoughts…
After months of hearing amazing reviews on this concealer, I finally decided to try it out for myself. If you’re from the UK you can get this on QVC or the Tarte website. I purchased mine from Tarte as they always have deals on for UK shipping.
Firstly, I want to mention that this comes in a variety of shades (14 to be exact) which is great as it can be used by so many people. I personally use fair neutral and find that it’s perfect for my skin tone to conceal my under eyes.
Tarte markets the concealer as a: ‘Vegan friendly, creamy concealer for radiant coverage and contouring. Sculpt and highlight as you mask imperfections with this 2-in-1 full coverage concealer. The hydrating, long-wearing 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.’ And, I am thrilled to say that all of these claims are true. It not only wears all day long but also leaves the skin looking flawless and radiant.
There’s no denying that this is a very full coverage concealer. I simply apply a tiny dot underneath each eye and it covers like a dream, whilst still brightening. I’ve also found that once powdered, it lasts all day under my eyes, unlike other concealers that fade after a few hours. In terms of application, I like to use the real techniques beauty sponge to blend product out as it gives a flawless finish and doesn’t thin out the coverage.
Moving onto packaging, you get a good amount of product in the tube, and considering you only need to use a small amount I think the price is really good for this product (I think after tax I paid about £19). The huge doe-foot applicator is perfect for swiping the concealer on the face and isn’t too big for the under eyes at all. I also like the fact that this concealer is very travel friendly, as it doesn’t take up any room in my makeup bag at all and is easy to use on the go!
Overall, I really love this concealer and it lives up to the hype. It has a full coverage, a hydrating formula and lasts all day on the skin – what more could you want? I’m definitely going to try out a darker shade for contouring as I think it would work perfectly.
Have you tried this concealer? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter- @Emstagramr.