Review – Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Rejoice Aussie babes! tarte’s famous Shape Tape concealer has arrived at Sephora and it’s only taken the usual 1 million light years to get here.

Not only are their products fabulous, but their choice of purple (my fav colour) for pretty much all their products makes me like them even more. Let’s discuss.

tarte Says

Get full coverage with a flawless matte finish with this concealer that covers all imperfections and doubles as a contour/highlighter. Its creamy, easy-to-blend formula won’t flake or crease. Mango seed and shea butters nourish and help illuminate your skin for a lifted effect.

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My shade, 20B Light, AUD $37.00 10ml, available in 30 shades

Ingredients

Check here as there are different groups for different shades.

Scent

I really dislike fragrance in any face products, but it’s pretty much impossible to find makeup without a scent or fragrance even listed on ingredients. However, this smells amazing!! I would spray this on my body if it came in a perfume bottle. tarte,Β Eau DeΒ Parfum.

Size

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Size comparison, NARS Radiant Creamy concealer

On average you get about 6ml of concealer give or take a bit. This is a whopping 10ml which is great if you’re intent on highlighting/contouring your entire face often.

Wand

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Doe foot applicator
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Size comparison of wands

My Blue Vein – The Full Coverage Test

20190203233926_IMG_4684So I have this very large, blue vein under my right eye. I don’t care about it being there because it’s always been there. I have couperose skin and a lot of obvious blue veins all over my body. But it’s great to test the coverage!

Note, I didn’t use any correcting colours just the Shape Tape alone underneath my foundation.

Coverage Test

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My Thoughts

I’ve worn this at least 7 times since its purchase. I’ve tried a lot of concealers and this one is definitely everything everyone else is talking about. I agree that it is;

  • Full coverage
  • Brightens the under eye area
  • Smooths the under eye area
  • Blends well, you don’t need a lot of product
  • Last well with no creasing

My blue vein is concealed and yes, you can slightly see it. I would probably need a concealer with more peachy tones to counteract it completely but I like this shade enough. My purpose for concealing with this shade is to bring some lightness to the under eyes and inner corners. I’m not a huge fan of white triangles of zinc under my eyes.

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Just enough lift to brighten

I will only wear this with a full face of makeup or to conceal my eyes on any general day. This is not your everyday/natural makeup concealer, it means high coverage business!

So will you be getting your very own jumbo concealer the Shape Tape concealer from tarte? Let me know if you’ve tried it and what your thoughts are down below πŸ™‚

Love your health.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Review

Tarte is by far a huge favourite of mine in the eyeshadow department. So will their Amazonian Clay Blush perform as well as their shadows?

I was super happy to see this little gem hidden away in my giveaway winners box. I have never tried anything else from their range so this was a nice surprise.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Tricaprylin, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba, PEG-150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth-4, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Kaolin, Tin Oxide, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 6 And Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

Swatch

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in ‘Paaarty’, a nude blushing pink, one ofΒ  17 spectacular shades available

Tarte Says (available at Sephora)

This nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish that lasts an amazing 12 hours.

For oily skin types, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay’s nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin’s moisture. Combination skin types can rely on its ability to zero in on skin concerns and deliver benefits to restore complexion harmony. The result: Blush that wears better, longer and truer.

Pigmentation

I used a tulip brush to apply and apply I did. A little too much! Some pressed powder over the top to took it down a notch and I avoided looking like an overheated mess. It’s very pigmented, I like it.

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6 hours of wear
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Paaarty brings just enough flush to the face

Lasting Power

As Tarte claims above it, “wears better, longer and truer” for combination skin.

  • I decided to wear this on a very hot, 30Β°C/86Β°F day and the above pictures were taken after 6 hours of wear
  • I can still see the colour coming through in the photos
  • I was happy that none of my sweat and oils had broken down the powder

I really enjoyed this blush and seeing as I only have another two, I will be using this more often. This Amazonian Clay Powder Blush is smooth, easy to apply and shows up well on my skin tone.

Have you got a soft spot for Tarte Cosmetics? Comment below your fav product of theirs πŸ™‚

Love your health

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My Day To Evening Look

As promised, my day to evening look using the one, the only, TOASTED PALETTE!

I predicted this. I knew that once I got my hands on this palette I would reach for it time and time again. Over the weekend and days past, I open up the top drawer of my Ikea Alex unit and there it is shining brightly at me. All my other eye shadow palettes cower in the corner. I’ll return to you beauties again soon I promise but for now, it calls me.

“Pick me up!”, it says. It’s like a drug to me.

So in the first half of this video I provide a warm toned everyday look. I use three shadows (s’more, cashmere, warmth) and blend blend blend. Add just mascara or mascara and eyeliner. The choice is yours sweetie. Make up is just that, a creative outlet to make your own.

If you fancy a more deeper look, maybe for a night out on the town or special occasion, please keep watching to see how I make this look transform from a day to evening look with my favorite color in the palette, ‘Flame’, a beautifully rich, copper tone.

Please leave a like, comment with any questions or concerns and remember to subscribe for more, once I get off this Toasted binge…

Have a magical day!

Dee X

Worth the Hype? Tarte Tartelette Toasted Palette!

It’s here! Finally after 4 long months, its long awaited release makes it to Sephora.

I’ve been itching to get my hands on this eye shadow palette and believe me, it just oozes Wintery vibes. Beautiful warm tones, perfect for the upcoming Fall/Autumn season. Ooh you’re going to have fun with this one!

I’ve only just started experimenting with this palette but stay tuned to my YouTube Channel for a Day to Night Makeup Look Tutorial, coming soon!

Best Valentine gift, thank you husband!