Hi everyone. Today’s post will be focusing on my first ever Tarte Cosmetics purchase: the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in the shade Fair. I have heard a lot about the brand and since I was in need of a new concealer, I thought it would be the perfect time to try them out.
Tarte Cosmetics states that they are always formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and synthetic fragrance. Tarte also prides themselves on formulating their cosmetics with what they call “skinvigorating” ingredients such as Amazonian Clay and Maracuja Oil. Thirdly, they are a cruelty-free beauty brand. Now, it’s up to you as a consumer to decide whether these are factors which are important to you when it comes to the cosmetics you purchase. For me, this information did motivate my first purchase from the brand.
The concealer retails for $24.00 USD and the packaging says it contains 8 g / .28 oz of product.
Tarte describes their concealer as “a full coverage, waterproof concealer that won’t crease, flake, or leave you needing more.”
The concealer has a cream consistency which is really thick and sometimes it is difficult to squeeze out of the tube. Thankfully, the thickness isn’t an issue with application because it smoothes out and blends quickly through the patting & sweeping of your fingertips. The coverage is very full, and a little goes a long way. You only need the smallest amount for under your eyes as well as any spot-concealing you may require — believe it or not, I typically only need about 1/3rd of the amount you see in the swatch above.
The finish initially has an almost skin-like quality in its appearance (although it almost appears wet) and for me, I find that it must be set with some form a powder in order to avoid any creasing. Unfortunately you need to be careful if you have any dry patches. Even though this concealer is formulated with maracuja oil, I find that it grabs dry spots easily and tends to enhance them once you’ve set your makeup with powder.
A note about the packaging: the tube almost feels empty or like it is packed with air. I’m not sure exactly how long this concealer will last me. I am actually tempted to cut open the tube just to see how much product I really did receive, but I don’t have any jars to decant the concealer into right now so I haven’t been able to do so. I’ve noticed this mentioned within other reviews.
Now to see it in action! Pardon my extremely faded hair and my pajama shirt… I typically do my makeup in my pajamas.
On skin: Just wearing Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint
On skin: Wearing Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint + Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Finished face (powder, blush, eye makeup – no lip products)
Eyeliner: Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner in Black Vinyl
Overall, the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer helps to brighten under my eyes and subtly conceals blemishes as well as redness around my nose or corners of my mouth. When I set with powder and buff the powder over my skin, it blends almost flawlessly. I just have to make sure my skin is exfoliated and well-moisturized to avoid it picking up on any dryness. The wear time is decent although it does begin to breakdown around the 8-hour mark on my oily-combination skin. I do wish the packaging didn’t feel so empty as I’m concerned I may go through this concealer quickly.
Have you tried this concealer from Tarte, or do you prefer the Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer?