I recently posted my review of the Tarte Shape Tape concealer and I had to quickly review this one as well to let you know that they are very close dupes! Read my review on the Shape Tape here.
Starting off with the packaging; they are very similar as they both have a large doe foot applicator which picks up a good amount of product. I really like doe foot applicators because you can apply the product without getting your fingers/hands dirty.
The consistency is very similar as well; they are both full-coverage, creamy, a little dry (not moisturizing) because they dry to a matte finish, and are very long wearing. If I was going to be very picky I would say that the e.l.f. dries down quicker and is slightly more matte. If I apply too much of either concealer they do tend to look a bit cakey and dry and settle in my fine lines.
Both concealers come in a good variety of shades. I chose the light sand because it is described to be light with neutral undertones. I would say that it leans more yellow (warm) and is very brightening.
I definitely recommend that you try this concealer out if you love the Tarte Shape Tape or if you wanted to try the Shape Tape – as this is much more affordable!
What is your current favourite concealer? Let me know down below!
This product really doesn’t need another review online because it’s been talked about so much, but I still like doing reviews because it reminds us of what we may already have in our makeup collection. There are so many new products coming out all the time that the good older ones seem to get lost or forgotten about.
I purchased this product a while ago, after all the hype because you can only purchase this through the Tarte website, since in Canada it is not sold in any stores. Also, I thought that the price is a little up there – $35 for a concealer is a bit more than I’d like to spend. So when there was a 20% off sale I thought that it’s about time I tried it out to see what the fuss is about.
This concealer has a huge doe foot applicator which is really nice; it picks up a good amount of product and you can easily dot/swipe it under the eyes or where you’d like to highlight/conceal. The packaging as a whole is nice but the stopper did tear a bit as I closed and opened the wand after a few times.
This is a full coverage, creamy texture concealer which dries down but it does leave some time to blend it out. I never have to build this up as it keeps it’s coverage even after blending and you really don’t need much to fully cover the under eyes. I have heard many complain that it is too drying but I haven’t experienced it looking dry under the eyes but that could be because of my oily skin and using an eye cream every day/night. This is also super long-lasting; it will easily last the entire day with minimal creasing which is very important for me because I tend to get lots of creases with creamy-textured concealers.
Overall, I’d have to say that this is a nice concealer. Is it my favourite? Well, no; but it is in my top favourites for sure as it is reliable and will cover anything you want covered.
What do you think of the Tarte Shape Tape – Are you a fan, have you tried it? Let me know in the comments section!
This concealer was talked about so much a couple of years ago until other products stole the lime light. I never got to try this out until recently and thought I would give my review on it to remind you guys that this is a pretty awesome concealer!
This concealer is packaged in a very unique way – I don’t have any other concealer that comes in a glass bottle with a tiny pump. I’ve heard the horror stories of people dropping this and shattering the glass so I will not be carrying this in my purse or travelling with it. The pump is nice however, you can’t control the amount you pump out. It’s either a full pump or nothing and for me this isn’t a big deal because that’s the perfect amount for my under eyes, eyelids, and to highlight the chin/forehead.
There are a bunch of claims online about this product being long wearing (15hrs) while also being transfer and water resistant. I do find this concealer to be incredibly long wearing; it does not fade after a full day. It stays looking the same; doesn’t crease when set with powder or look dry after a few hours. The product is described to have a full matte coverage and I would give this an almost full coverage with a soft matte finish. It feels incredibly light weight under the eyes and I’m guessing that’s because this is a liquid consistency.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC15. One pump on back of hand.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC15. Spread out slightly to show undertone and coverage. This particular shade is very fair with a light yellow undertone.
This is a really nice concealer so if you haven’t found a concealer that you are happy with this is definitely worth a try! And if you already own this, pull it out and start using it again!
Have you tried the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer? What did you think?
I thought I would review this spot concealer today – when I first received this I was confused as to what it does/ what it is for – it has “CC” in it’s name which threw me off.
This is a spot concealer for any age spots, sun spots, or acne scars you may have. It claims to fully cover and is budge-proof and will last for 24 hours! I have seen others reviews that have said the packaging is defective because the product seeps through the lid but I have been using this for over 2 month and it has not happened with mine. I close the lid pretty tightly because the consistency is a bit runny so I can see that happening if you don’t tighten the lid. This contains 2.5ml of product which is not a lot but has somehow lasted me quite some time and there is plenty left in the bottle; I’m guessing because its only for spots and I don’t apply it like a usual under eye concealer. The wand is great for pinpointing little spots and doesn’t get too much product on the area.
The formula is very unique; it dries quickly and really adheres to my skin, it feels like putty almost. This does not budge from my face until I take it off with a makeup wipe! It is definitely full coverage; it will completely cover any scars or acne that you may have on your face and it won’t fade or slip off. I absolutely love this product and use it every single day! It allows me to use a lighter coverage foundation because i know that I can cover any imperfections with this concealer.
Smashbox 24 Hour CC Spot Concealer in the shade “light”. Swatched.
I highly recommend this concealer if you have any scars/acne this will definitely do the job of covering and keeping it covered for the entire day!
Have you tried this concealer?
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I’m still on the search for a foundation that works with an oily skin type. If you have a very oily t-zone like myself, then you know the struggle of foundation breaking apart and looking shiny only after a few hours wear.
What intrigued me about this foundation was that it claims to be full coverage (hence the foundation + concealer description), long-lasting (12+ hours), oil-free, does not oxidize, does not clog pores and the color stays true through sweat & humidity.
This foundation has a cream consistency and a natural-matte finish. I like the applicator because it picks up the perfect amount for the entire face and I do not have to touch the foundation with my fingers during application. I use this with a flat top buffer brush to really blend in the product.
I like how this foundation wears for a few hours; I get a flawless finish and lots of compliments when wearing this. However, it doesn’t look so good after 6 hours or so; it starts to break apart on my chin and around my mouth and looks rather cake-y. I like to use a liquid foundation, because it is thinner in consistency and seems to last longer on me, and then use this on the areas (cheeks usually) where I need more coverage.
I got the lightest shade, 0.5 breeze, this shade has a pink undertone.
Overall, I like this foundation for when I’m going out for a few hours but this would not be my pick for when I’m out all day. It lived up to the claims that it made except for the long-lasting one for me. I can see this working for someone that doesn’t have such an oily t-zone.
What foundation do you recommend for an oily skin type? Comment below!
I have seen many brands come out with color-correcting concealers which is suppose to hide dark circles. This review is on the shade “Erase”.
The formula is very creamy but it “sticks” to the skin and doesn’t slide around, which is great when layering on other products such as concealer. The trick with this product is to use the tiniest amount or it can look quite cake-y under the eyes.
The shades scared me when I first opened the lid and I thought that it would not work for me but to my surprise, the tiniest amount of each (the red shade on the right first and then the white on top) looks very brightening. These shades are suppose to completely cover dark purple and blue tones under the eyes.
I wouldn’t apply this on a daily basis but would reach for this when I haven’t had much sleep and going for a full face of makeup. I would recommend this for someone who has a darker skin tone as it is very easy to go overboard with the red shade if you have a fair/light skin tone.
What color-corrector do you recommend for the under eyes?
I have been trying out new concealers lately since I realized that I’m reaching for the same few on a daily basis. This review is on the shade “Scarlet”, which is the lightest shade.
I thought that this concealer had a pump but the top twists open and the product is housed in a squeeze tube. I actually prefer this over a pump for concealer, since you get to control the amount you want to use. It is very light weight and travel-friendly.
This concealer is extremely pigmented and so the tiniest amount of product spreads and covers very well. It covers everything; dark circles, veins, blemishes, spots, etc. I sometimes use this as a primer on my eyelids as well since it covers the tiny veins. This concealer, like most concealers, will crease if not set properly. I always set it with a translucent powder that is finely milled and by the end of the day I notice some light creasing on my eye folds under my eyes. With this product, I noticed that it works better when less product is used, it won’t settle into eye folds/wrinkles and does not look cake-y.
Product spread out on top and squeezed out of the tube on the bottom.
This shade has a neutral/cool undertone which is great for brightening. It has a satin finish.
Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. The link is the Younique presenter that provided me with this product to review.
This is a great “spot” concealer; it is amazing to use on pimples, scars, or any spots. I believe this has SPF 20, as I’ve seen it online but am not sure as it doesn’t say so on the packaging. This review is on the shade 001 Fair.
The formula is very creamy and melts into the skin so it doesn’t exaggerate a dried out pimple but covers it perfectly, keeping in mind that I have an oily skin type. However, I did not like this on the under eyes because it felt a little drying and it creased. I like how it comes in a stick form so I can use it directly on a spot or with my finger on a pimple.
The shade is also a perfect match for my skin tone, not to light to highlight a spot.
This is a two-in-one product which contains a concealer on one side and a highlighter on the other side. Both sides have a doe-foot applicator which is my favourite for concealer since you can place it exactly where you want it and control the amount of product. This review is on the shade Fair/Glow.
The concealer has a very thin consistency; almost a liquid but not quite. It blends out very easily and provides little coverage. It doesn’t crease much throughout the day if set with powder right after application. This is the lightest shade and it is a good color for porcelain-light skin tones. (Swatches below)
The highlight end is a white shade with the same consistency as the concealer. It contains very fine silver shimmer which can only be seen if you are looking at it up close. The highlight end confuses me since I would not put a glittery, stark white shade under my eyes. Even when it is blended out, it remains white; leaving a white cast so I would not apply it to my cheekbones either.
The highlight is on the top and concealer on the bottom swiped with the applicator twice.
This is after blending it out completely. (enlarge pic to see shimmer)
Overall, I would not recommend this because the highlighter end is unusable for most and there are so many other concealers that work better than this.
Have you tried this concealer? Also, Click here to see my review on the e.l.f. Maximum Coverage Concealer!
This is described as a full coverage (hence the name) concealer that will cover tattoos, birth marks, blemishes, scars, etc. It is oil-free, which is great for oily skin types as it does not feel greasy at all. This review is in the shade “Porcelain”.
The texture is not thick but it is also not runny at all; it spreads easily and blends well. I would say that the coverage is medium; I do not think that this concealer, on its own, would be able to cover tattoos. It is fine for every day use if you do not suffer from major dark circles; I would not describe this as “maximum coverage”.
I really like the squeeze tube packaging because it is sleek and light; it also contains 20mL of product.
This shade is perfect for ivory skin tones since it brightens the under eyes without looking too light. The swatch below has the product squeezed out of the tube on the bottom and spread out on top.
Overall, I thought this concealer was alright but far from my top favourites. It creased slightly on me throughout the day and faded after a few hours. I would recommend this if you like a medium-coverage creamy concealer and don’t mind the slight creasing and fading after a few hours.