As much as I love Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer, I can only purchase it on Tarte’s website, meaning it’s $37 AUD, plus tax, plus shipping, making it just too expensive to justify picking up again. So I decided to purchase their Creaseless Concealer at Sephora, to see if I could find a few favourite concealer.
Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer comes in a square frosted plastic tube with a purple, gold and pink cap. I think the packaging is much nicer than Shape Tape, and looks a little more luxe.
This concealer comes with a thin doe foot wand applicator, and doesn’t pick up nearly as much product as Shape Tape with one dip. I find I need to dip back into the tube to get the same amount of coverage that I’m used to.
The concealer itself is fairly sticky when first applied to the skin, and has a thicker consistency, so you need to work quickly when blending this into the skin. Despite the ‘creaseless’ claim, I feel you need to set this product with powder because of its tacky feel.
This concealer retails for $37 AUD, which is the same price as the Shape Tape. It contains 6.4 grams of product, and comes in 44 shades, while Shape Tape contains 10 grams of product and comes in 30 shades. So based purely on cost, you are better off going with Shape Tape (provided you don’t pay much in tax and shipping). However, you’re more likely to find a shade match in their newer concealer.
So with all that being said, here are my final thoughts. While I like this concealer, I find I have to work quickly to get it to blend out nicely, and the applicator doesn’t pick up enough product. I think this concealer would work best for those with super dry under eyes areas, or those that wear minimal concealer.