Review | Tarte Creaseless Concealer

From one of the most inexpensive beauty products I own, to one of the most expensive! Today I’ll be reviewing a concealer with quite a steep price point (in my opinion of course). A higher price point means that I have higher expectations of this concealer than I would of a drugstore concealer. Not saying more expensive products are always better than drugstore products though! Anyway, let’s just get into the review haha!

The Tarte Creaseless Concealer comes in a sleek little tube with a doe foot applicator. I personally think the packaging is quite cute! The concealer costs €26,00 a pop and I got mine at Sephora while I was in France. On Tarte’s website the concealer costs €27,00 for some reason. I got the colour ”13N Fair-Light Neutral” which is a decent match for me, both when I’m at my palest (like now) and when I have a slight tan. The concealer promises to ”completely cover dark circles, hyperpigmentation and redness”, without creasing or looking cakey. It’s supposed to be waterproof, and according to Tarte a little goes a long way.

The concealer looks quite thick and sticky on the applicator. It doesn’t apply as smoothly as most other concealers I’ve tried because of its sticky consistency. This kind of worried me the first couple of times I applied it! I found that on my skin it blends best with a (damp) sponge or my fingers, especially under my eyes. With a brush (I’ve tried a couple of different ones) it doesn’t blend well at all! It stays quite streaky and I have to go in with a sponge or my fingers afterwards. After application it still feels quite tacky, and looks very dewy. When I apply the concealer without a BB cream/foundation underneath it seems to settle into my pores and therefore accentuate them (even in combination with a smoothing primer), so I’m not a fan of it on its own.

– Not the most flattering angle when you’re face is asymmetric as f*ck haha! Left: without any makeup. Middle: with the Tarte concealer under my eyes, on my eyelids, on/around my nose, on my chin, and on spots. Right: with the rest of my makeup (including setting powder under the eyes).

Is it really creaseless? Nope, not on me anyway. It obviously creases less when I only use a tiiiny bit, but that won’t cover my undereye circles. Because of the creasing and tacky feeling I still set it with a bit of translucent powder. This obviously makes it look less dewy, but I don’t want my undereyes to look that dewy anyway. The concealer covers most of my redness, but my dark circles – which are famously uncoverable – still peek through a bit. I do agree that a little goes a long way, and it stays on well during the day. All in all I actually like this concealer! (As long as I apply it with a sponge, and on top of a foundation.) Not 100% sure if I’d repurchase it though. Have you tried it?


Puck van Rooij

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