Product Review | Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Product Review | Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Light Neutral and Tan ($24, Tarte Website and Ulta) :  Taken from the Tarte and Ulta website, this is a vegan friendly, creamy concealer for radiant coverage and contouring.  This product sculpts and highlights 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.  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.  Apply it with the all-in-one Quickie Blending Sponge (sold separately) for a quick, complexion and flake-free finish anywhere. Cruelty free, Gluten free and Vegan.

This was released sometime in 2016 and it was one of the most hyped product on YouTube.  As always, I took my sweet time before finally purchasing this product as I was satisfied and happy with my Too Faced Born This Way concealer.  What broke the camel's back was Tarte's 30% Off sale in November.  So I finally jumped in the bandwagon.  I think the the MSRP is a fair point compared to other products such as Too Faced Born This Way, Urban Decay Naked Weightless Concealer and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.  

The packaging is standard, a clear bottle with a decorative cap. It contains .33 Oz of product, which is more than the other concealers mentioned above.  I picked up the shade Light Neutral and Tan.  While this has a wide-range of shades, when I was looking on the Tarte website, most of the shades had a peach or neutral undertone and not enough yellow or golden tones.  This is why I chose Light Neutral which ended up being extremely light for my skin tone to use as an under eye brightening concealer but I do some magic to make it match my skin tone. The shade tan is a bit dark but I can make it work.  Now, the product itself  as an under eye brightening concealer is creamy but it is thick for what I need it for (keep in mind I have a very even skin tone, small and almost invisible pores and I do not have a lot of blemishes to cover up).  This is a full coverage product, it can seriously erase your entire face, not really, but you know what I mean.  Given that, I suggest using a very small amount otherwise the creamy but thick consistency will give you a very unflattering cake face.  However, if you use the right amount of product, this will provide a beautiful coverage and it brightens the under eye area like a charm.  

As creamy as this product is, it does dry quick so you have work or blend fast and do it in smaller sections.  I agree to the claims that it is long-wearing as once you set this product, it will not budge or move around.  I cannot agree with the crease-less claims, as there is nothing you can do with fine lines.  I would say it decreases the creasing but it does not completely eliminate it.  Do I like this product? Yes. However, I do not think this is exactly what I need.  I am happy with the coverage Too Faced Born This Way and Urban Decay Weightless Concealer provides and do not need anything full coverage.  I also do want to try a shade that matches me better in terms of brightening the under eye and maybe I will like it more than I should.