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Monday, July 10, 2017

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Review & Swatches

Hey Everybody! This week, I would like to review some concealers I've tried. I want to start with a popular one. Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Contour Concealer ($25). You've probably seen numerous reviews about it on YouTube. When Shape Tape first came out, I marched straight to ULTA to try it. The tester really turned me off! I pulled out the wand and the concealer was SO THICK. I was like, nooo wayyy! I honestly thought that was the consistency of the concealer. Well, it's not! Thank GOD! I heard vloggers rave about it on YouTube and went ahead and purchased a tube online. I absolutely love it! It's creamy! It has some hydration, which is great for my dry skin. I swatched it on my hand below; and as you can see from my gif, once blended ... it has a little sheen. A little goes a very long way with Shape Tape, because this concealer spreads! If you put six dots underneath your eyes, you will have EXTRA to cover your temples! LOL I'm so use to piling on concealer, that Shape Tape has made me reel in how much I put on. COVERAGE? Look at my Before (I'll be using the same BEFORE PIC all week, since I photographed all concealers the same day) and After pic below. I'm wearing NO FOUNDATION (only Smashbox primer water & original primer underneath) you guys! That is strictly concealer! This concealer took away the darkness from around my eyes, covered nearly all of my freckles and did a great job with my chin area. The Medium shade blends well with my skin tone. Shape Tape has the thickest, widest and softest applicator I've ever used with a concealer and I love it! I usually conceal large areas, so that really helps! This comes in 14 shades and you can use some of the darker shades to contour (easy to travel with these). I usually apply concealer atop my foundation (not atop my primer as shown here), so it doesn't move. But I wanted to show you how the concealer COVERS! So I decided NOT to wear foundation (which would compete with it). I've heard that NARS NEW Matte Complete Concealer ($30) is really good! Would love to try, but not sure how it would work with my dry skin. Have you tried Tarte or NARS concealer? How did they work for you?

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer is Supersweet 



  1. Oh wow, that is impressive coverage. I am not sure about the sheen though, but I will see if I get the chance to swatch it soon.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. I'd love to try this concealer Kim. I'm assuming it doesn't crease on you? I've tried the Nars Matte Concealer (there is a detailed review on my blog), but I don't love it as much as my MUFE or Mac concealers,

  3. Wow! This is amazing stuff! Finding a good concealer is not easy. I just use it under my eyes where I have inherited permanent dark circles that I am self conscious of. Although I like the concealer I use, it could be better so I may have to try this one!

  4. Oh wow what a great before and after shot Kim! it really does conceal! IT's a shame about the sheen - while that wouldn't be a problem in winter my face gets shiny enough in the summer humidity, haha!

    I got a new concealer recently but as time's gone on it's not been as great as it once was - it seems to be drying out my skin a little after a month. Not sure if that's the concealer or my usual winter dry skin though, ha! But it does seem to be centred where I wear the concealer....

    Hope you have had a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. Whoa! Agree with the others, Kim! Your B&A looks amazeballz! TBH, I like Tarte but have never tried any of their concealers. This is quite an impressive one. Thanks for the demo:) And I've never tried the NARS matte one so do let us know if you get the chance to use it.

  6. Wow - Kim, what a difference! I've tried some shape tape type products from other brands, including Estee Lauder, and really haven't been a fan of the results I've gotten, but now I wonder if I've been doing something wrong, because the results you got from Tarte are absolutely stunning! I'm adding this concealer to my Sephora cart immediately.

  7. This has been my go-to concealer since I purchased it. It's great!! I'm so glad you love it too, Kim!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  8. This is by far the BEST concealer I have ever used. I am so glad you like it! I have really dark circles and this does an excellent job covering them up. I have it in two shades but only use them on the weekends or special events because they are are pricey and I don't want to use them up fast using them everyday!

  9. Everyone raves about this concealer! I've been wanting to try it, so I'm so glad to hear that you think it's good too, Kim! That coverage is insane and your skin looks amazing and flawless!

  10. This concealer look incredible, although you look so amazing both with and without it. This'd be great for the bags under my eyes haha.

    Little Moon Elephant

  11. I love Shape Tape. I wish it was sold in Sephora though. It would be easier for me to get in Canada.

  12. Shape Tape has great coverage but it's easy to put too much.

  13. I've heard such good things about this concealer Kim and your pictures really show what great coverage it provides. Good thing you didn't let the bad tester deter you from trying it out. I'm so adding this one to my wish list :)

  14. On the results you show: yes ! UBER SUPER SWEET indeed. Great coverage Kim !
    Oh and i have not tried Nars.

  15. Love how you show moving swatches of beauty products; the one on your hand really shows just how well this shade and formula blends to your skin tone!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  16. Wow, the difference before and after really shows just how full coverage this concealer can be! I definitely use this one for special occasions.


  17. I'm desperate to try shape tape but daren't buy it online incase I pick the wrong shade! I honestly can't believe the before and after shots, I've heard it's good but boy that's amazing!

    Tara xo

  18. To be honest I have never tried anything from Tarte because I am always running to a Too Faced counter. 😂 I really need to get with the program and explore some Tarte products. So many beauties love this concealer. I am happy it worked for you too, Kim. I love the before and after photos. You can really see a difference. Your skin looks flawless with the concealer and it looks so natural.

  19. I think I'm the only one who hasn't tried this concealer. I really need to pick it up :)

    Pink Frenzy

  20. oh this so great....so much coverage
    keep in touch

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