Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Review

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Hi everyone!

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.

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

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.

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Fair
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in the shade ‘Fair’

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!

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Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette Review + Swatches

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Hey everyone!

Long time no review… I’ve set up a plan and I will be returning to the 3 times a week schedule from today, so that’s really exciting!

Today I have this Tarte palette to review for you and you might be thinking that this palette is discontinued, however, from what I’ve read online this palette has 7 shades out of 10 which are the exact same as the volume 2 palette that Tarte has created to replace this. Also, I’ve seen this palette all over eBay and amazon so if your really wanting this you can still buy it (just make sure the seller is legit).

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette 1

This palette intrigued me because I love matte shades and this seems like a really nice multi-use palette. Starting off with packaging, I really like the inside – it has a golden frame and a HUGE mirror. It’s very sleek – I can see myself travelling with this.

This palette contains 12 shades which can be used for eyeshadow, eyebrow and contour/highlight. I can see this palette working for a variety of skin tones because of the shade range and varying undertones. For the shadows you get 3 lighter “highlighting” shades and 6 lid/crease shades. You also get 3 contour/bronzing shades with cool and warm undertones. I use them all interchangeably for eyeshadow since, for example, the dark bronzer is too dark for me to bronze with. The two shades: dunes and smoke are great for brows because they are cool-toned; I use a mix of both to fill in my brows.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette volume 1

The quality of these powders are amazing! They are extremely pigmented and blend out so quickly and easily that it takes little effort to apply. The powders have a pleasant vanilla scent which is noticeable but not too strong. There is no fall out with these powders and they are not powdery. For whatever reason these do not swatch the best (below) they look a bit patchy and powdery but I assure you that they do not do that on the eyes. Now, on to the swatches!

Left to right: Journey, Stone and Solstice.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Left to right: Dunes, Smoke and Sand.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Left to right: Ember, Onyx and Instinct.

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Terracotta, Desert and Timber. (bronzer/contour shades)

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Overall, I highly recommend this palette! I reach for this almost everyday on it’s own or to compliment other colors in different palettes. This is my most used palette because it is so versatile. I would have my eye on the volume 2 if it wasn’t so similar to this one however, I could possibly purchase that one next if I hit pan on these which won’t take too long.

What do you think about this palette? Have you tried the Volume 2? if so let me know down below how the other 5 shades are!

Click here to find on eBay.

Click here to check out the Volume 2 on Sephora!

Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette 2

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer Review + Swatch

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer

Hi again!

Let me start off by saying this is a unique bronzer in my collection and at first when I swatched it, I thought this color is going to look ridiculous on me. I’m fair and this looked like a golden metallic eyeshadow on the back on my hand. However, I always give new makeup a try on my face because I have been pleasantly surprised by doing so in the past.

The first time I used it I barely tapped my brush in and noticed how light the color was and how well it blended; I felt like I could use more. When I finished applying it on my temples and up around my hairline and the sides of my cheeks where I usually apply bronzer, I really liked the results. It gave me a fresh and glow-y complexion and did not look very golden or metallic once blended. Somehow it translated to more of a subtle bronze on my skin than orange. I love using this bronzer when I want to create a glow-y peachy or golden look. It is perfect for summer and looks very natural on me.

The powder itself is very blend-able and lasts quite a long time on me. The pictures show a sample size of this product which I purchased on eBay, I would definitely consider buying the full size when this finishes.

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer

What do you think about the Tarte bronzers? Any recommendations?

Click here to see my review on the Benefit Hoola $5 Dupe Bronzer.