Last summer, I was checking out a Tarte TSV on QVC, and I believe the set was called ‘The Miracle of Maracuja’. One of the products inside, was this little baby here—the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. I took it with me to BlogHer, and I was a sweaty Betty the entire time. (Did I mention how incredibly hot it was?) My makeup was slip-sliding all over the place, but the one thing I remember staying intact, was my concealer. While I don’t use too much concealer under my eyes, I do use it around my nose and chin on broken capillaries—and I remember that this product worked like no other that week.
Almost a year later, and here we are. It’s still hot, and I’m revisiting the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. And Tarte is too, as the concealer goes into a more wide release, and in five shades.
What’s this Maracuja stuff, anyway?
Good question! Maracuja oil is derived from the Amazonian passion flower. Kinda-sorta like argan oil (which comes from tree kernals, however), the flower is hand-pressed, which yields a very rich oil that contains a blend of powerful essential fatty acids, and vitamins. Tarte now utilizes maracuja oil in several of their products to help strengthen, hydrate, and brighten the skin, without leaving behind an oily film.
Maracuja Creaseless Concealer is available in five shades; fair, light, medium, tan, and deep. I was using fair last summer, and I thought it was a little too pale, but it still worked. I’ve bumped up to light, which seems to blend pretty well with my NW20 skin. Be prepared for coverage, because this concealer definitely delivers on it! I can’t truly say that this will cover the darkest of dark circles, but I’m pretty sure it will hide most.
The texture is very thick and takes a little work to blend out, so use only the tiniest speck to start, and pat it out with your ring finger. It does a great job around my nose, where I need it most. The times I have used it under my eyes, it felt moist enough that it didn’t start to crease or cake. For being so thick, it’s still fairly lightweight. And just like when I was at BlogHer, it actually stays where I need it—on my face.
Deep, Tan, Medium, Light, Fair
This concealer is serious business. It has a somewhat thick consistency, so you’ll want to make sure to tap it out while using only the smallest amount at a time—and I’m not kidding! It will give full coverage, but might not cover 100% of the darkest circles out there, while still giving better coverage than most.
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