Happy Sunday, friends! I’m taking a break from my usual Coffee Talk today so I can tell you about a brand new concealer for dry and mature skin — the shape tape ultra-creamy concealer from tarte.
I’m already a huge fan of tarte’s eye shadow palettes, and I used their best-selling shape tape concealer for some time. While I loved the coverage, it became a little too drying for my aging skin.
Evidently others have offered that same feedback because this new version of their iconic concealer is formulated to address exactly those issues. It’s an even creamier, cushiony formula of the original.
They sent me both concealers to try and compare, along with their quickie blending sponge for easy application.
In addition to that, they sent their shape tape glow wand, so I’ve been testing out concealers this week like it’s my job! Okay, I guess it sort of is… but it’s been very interesting to compare the three.
The original applied just like I remember — the coverage is great, but it’s a bit drying and settles into my fine lines almost right away.
The new creamy version is exactly what it says it is — a creamier, more moisturizing version of the original. It also provides great coverage, but it blends in more quickly and doesn’t seem to draw as much attention to the fine lines in my under-eye area.
After I wore both all day, I definitely liked the results better with the new ultra creamy version. My under-eye area looked softer and less crepey. It truly is a better concealer for dry and mature skin.
I also really like the quickie blending sponge. I’m used to using my fingertips to apply my concealer, but I feel like I get a more flawless, even finish with the sponge.
A few facts about the new tarte shape tape ultra-creamy concealer: It’s a full-coverage concealer with built-in eye cream for 24-hr hydration, and the waterproof formula nourishes the skin with mango, avocado, and shea butter.
It also contains hyluronic acid, which helps your skin retain moisture, and a host of other nourishing ingredients.
You will also be happy to know that all tarte products are cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium, lauryl, sulfate, or gluten. In case you can’t tell, I’m officially a fan.
I also really like the results of the glow wand. You can use it over the shape tape concealer for added brightness or alone for a sheer no-makeup look. You can also use it like a highlighter on the high points of the face, collarbones, and décolletage; or mix it with your moisturizer for all-over radiance.
The day of this photo shoot, I applied the glow wand to the under-eye area on one side. I have some eye bags that I can never seem to disguise to my satisfaction, and I was hoping the glow wand would help.
If you want to try out either of these products, you can use code Jolynne15 for 15% off the new tarte shape tape ultra creamy concealer for dry and mature skin, or any of the following bundles:
- shape tape star duo (shape tape concealer & glow wand) – $40 ($54 value)
- shape tape hydrate & glow (shape tape ultra creamy & glow wand) – $40 ($54 value)
- 5-star favorites concealer & mascara duo (shape tape concealer & maneater) – $38 ($50 value)
- full-on flawless concealer & mascara duo (shape tape ultra creamy & maneater) – $38 ($50 value)
My top pick? The shape tape hydrate & glow is a winning combination, and you can’t beat that deal — especially with the additional 15% off!
I can also speak to the maneater mascara. (It’s included in two of the bundles.) It has a really cool 500+ bristle brush that does a really good job separating my lashes. I applied three light coats to my top lashes to get the look you see in the picture above. I really like it.
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photos: Alison Cornell