Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer
Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer is a decent option as far as creamy stick concealers go, but even with its strong points, it's just not up there with the best concealers on the market.
This twist-up concealer doesn't tug at all when going on under the eyes. It provides medium to full coverage of dark circles and blemishes. It also comes in a variety of natural-looking shades suitable for light to medium skin tones.
The problem is that this creamy concealer is a bit too creamy; if you don't set it with powder, it remains slightly greasy looking throughout its wear time, and setting it with powder can be a challenge because moving a brush across this concealer makes it slide. It also settles into fine lines, not just around the eyes, but under them as well. Not a pretty look, especially if you intend to wear this for 12 hours!
Our advice is to skip this one because there are many concealers, in department stores and in drugstores, that perform better. See our list of Best Concealers for the top picks.
- Creamy concealer is easy to apply.
- Conceals dark circles and blemishes.
- Appears greasy throughout its wear time.
- Emphasizes fine lines around and under the eyes.
A waterproof concealer powered by Amazonian clay, natures most perfect ingredient, to balance and soothe skin while completely masking discolorations and imperfections for flawless skin.
Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance
Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that would prove that glamour can be good for you. This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.
This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulassilicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, well forgive them that as whats ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.
However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundationsnoted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.
For more information about Tarte Cosmetics visit www.tartecosmetics.com.
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