Tarte has some new goodies out for this fall that are all aimed at getting our skin as smooth as we can with no creases.
Creases are kind of the bane of my makeup existence. It happens to all of us eventually…the fine lines start creeping in and BLAM, everything creases. Or you happen to have super oily eyelids (I sure do!) and BLAM your eyeshadow creases.
A couple of the new items Tarte has are Maracuja Waterproof Creaseless Concealer (comes in 5 shades) and Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-hr Smoothing Eye Primer.
Concealer in Light, Primer
Maracuja Creaseless Concealer is formulated with marcuja oil, which is supposed to improve skin texture and moisture content, while also helping to brighten and create a dewy finish. It also contains fatty acids and vitamin C to help moisturize, replenish and repair skin.
It’s a fairly thick liquid concealer, but has a soft and velvety texture. You only need a very small amount and it blends out a long way. Of all the concealers I have tried to date, this is one of the top 5 in terms of texture, coverage and how creaseless it actually is. I tried it out and applied a thin layer over my MAC Fast Response Eye Cream (as I always do) and it lasted a couple hours with no signs of creasing at all. After a few hours it was just a little creased, and a small pat of the finger blended it out.
The fact of the matter is if you have lines around your eyes and put any product on top of them, it will eventually settle in. It’s a reality I have been fighting for years, but that’s what I have experienced after trying probably about 35-40 concealers!
Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-hr Smoothing Eye Primer (quite the mouthful!) is not only an eyeshadow primer, but also can be used under the eye as a concealer primer. It contains natural beeswax to help make it waterproof, and vitamin E which acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient.
I didn’t realize it could be used under the eye as well as an eyeshadow primer, so when I tried it out, I tried it as an eyeshadow base. The formula is clear and just the one shade. It goes on smoothly and dries quickly. When worn as an eyeshadow primer it lasted on me about 4-5 hours with no creasing. Not horrible, not great. I always compare everything against Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which lasts 10-12 hours on me so this isn’t as good for me as that one.
But I am curious now how well it works under the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, so I’ll be trying that next!
Pricing: Concealer ($24) for 0.42 oz. Primer ($19) for 0.30 oz.
What do you think about calling products “creaseless” is that risky? Would you try either of these?
Note: Tarte is cruelty free.