Today, I am going to review the most popular concealer that is approved by many bloggers and vloggers. People vouch for its incredible performance. It’s a Tarte Shape tape concealer.
Let’s see what I think about it.
I have been using Tarte shape tape concealer for over 2 years now. I must say, I never felt like switching it to another brand.
In this post, I have especially emphasized Indian skin tone because I know the weather in India is very unpredictable and at times it becomes very risky to wear makeup while commuting by public transportation during sunny or Hot/humid days. So girls I understand your pain. That’s the reason I thought of dedicating this post to all my Indian friends.
So my skin tone is Medium-Tan, foundation shade in MAC NC 35/NC37, Estee Lauder is Tawny, just for your reference. Tarte shape tape in the shade 36S Medium-Tan sand works like a magic for me. I just love the result when I look into the mirror at the end of the day.
Let’s talk about the formula.
Tarte’s shape tape concealer is the most sought-after concealer in the United States. But region-wise every product has some pros and cons. Speaking about India, most people prefer to commute by public transportation (Viz. by Bus or Train) and the situation could get worst in Summer. So ladies, let’s see what I have for you in this post.
Tarte claims :
- full-coverage formula with natural matte finish – Yes! That’s right.
- smooths & brightens to make eyes appear lifted – Yes, but I have noticed the product has a tendancy to settle into fine lines & crease so setting it with powder perfectly is important.
- crease-proof formula won’t cake or settle with 16 hrs of flawless wear – Can’t say 16 hrs but I have tested it for 6-7 hrs and it stays put.
- tape technology™ helps smooth & blur appearance of fine lines & wrinkles – Not sure what is Tape technology but yes it certainly helps smooth & lifts the under eye area and thats what a concealer is supposed to do .
- applies easily with jumbo speed smoother™ – True but I feel the smaller domed end of the sponge would have been great like maybelline Fit me to apply easily.
- ideal for normal, combination & oily skin – Yes! I would say it is true.
Yeah, it is full coverage formula with a natural matte finish. I have tried best seller Maybelline Fit me concealer as well. But somehow it did not work out for me. When I tried Tarte Shape Tape concealer in the Ulta, I just fell in love with it. After a long time, something had worked on me like magic, especially concealer with exact shade.
As mentioned earlier, I use 36S Medium-Tan sand and I don’t think I am going to change it anytime soon. Winter or Summer, I can use it all year round.
The formula is great and blendable, and most importantly it is super easy to apply for even a newbie. I personally feel that the smaller tip of the sponge applicator could have been a great choice to pick less product. Having said that, you can always prefer to use the desired amount of product if applied carefully. For me, less is more.
I mean, initially, when I started to use concealer, I knew the perfect blending is the key to achieving flawless under eyes. On top of that my low confidence was keeping me away from using such concealer ($30 USD), as I knew that I am not confident enough and did not want to waste my money.
But honestly, Tarte shape tape changed the game. It works best with its best buddy “beauty blender” and I can say it will suit any skin type if you find your perfect shade. Like mine, I have combination skin and so far my eyes are loving it more than me. Anyways, I have tested it in hot summers and it stays put for around 6-7 hrs. But make sure you set it properly with a setting powder. Sometimes your eyes might need a touch-up to avoid settling it in the creases or fine lines, especially in the hot scorching sun.
An easy-peasy formula can be directly applied to the area that has discoloration, pigmentation, dark spots, and of course dark circles.
I have incorporated pictures of hand swatches in this post to understand the color of the shade I am using. I hope it would be helpful to you to understand the color if you are trying to pick one.
So, I personally feel this concealer would be a great choice for my Indian friends, who are really looking for a go-to concealer with fewer efforts. Believe me, this will save you tons of time if paired with the right setting powder. And yes, I would recommend it to my friends & family.
That’s all for now. I will be back with another review.