In May I did a tarte haul where I revealed I ordered from their website mainly to try shape tape. It has not been available in Canada and so when the website started to sell it I decided I had to have it! I have been trying it for the last few weeks so I figured it was time to share my final verdict.
This concealer retails for $31 CAD on the tarte website. If you spend $75+ CAD you get free shipping, which is pretty reasonable. I purchased it in two colors, light and light-medium. Light is the forth lightest shade (fair is the lightest) so I figured it would work well for me when I am not tanned. I have only been wearing light-medium for the sake of this review.
You receive .34 oz of product which is quite a lot for concealer. To compare, NARS creamy radiant concealer only comes in .22 oz for $37 CAD. I feel like shape tape it is a pretty good value for a high end concealer, especially because a little goes a long way.
The packaging is heavy and it feels good quality. It is clear so you can actually see the color of the product through the package. The applicator is a large doe foot applicator and makes applying this concealer under the eyes very easy.
I mostly used this concealer for under my eyes, however I also used it to cover up some small blemishes and acne scars on my face as well. I have set it with various powders and once it sets I found it appears quite matte.
The one thing that everyone raves about is this concealers coverage and that it does not crease. I am not sure I can confidently boast about either. It does have very good coverage, but the coverage does not last all day and when I use it to cover blemishes I do not find it fully covers them. I do find this concealer blends well with my finger or beauty blender though and sets well with powder. I also find this concealer sinks into my fine lines and my under eye bags can sometimes show through. I have this problem with any full coverage products though so it may be more an issue with my skin type than the concealer itself.
I have not found a drugstore concealer with this much coverage before so at this point there is really no cheaper dupe for this product. I do appreciate that tarte is cruelty free and I find their products do not break out my sensitive skin. I feel with this concealer you really do get what you pay for and it is worth the price tag.
Overall I really do like this concealer and would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a high end full coverage concealer. It is great for days when I want to wear a full face of makeup and have good coverage under my eyes. It pairs really well with my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and together they look great in pictures and hide problem areas well.
However, I still find myself reaching for my Maybelline Fit Me or Age Rewind concealer for my everyday makeup, as I find they are lighter and less cakey and come at a much lower price point.
If you have bought tarte shape tape and been using it in your makeup routine, let me know what you think of it in the comments!