|Don’t let the wooden cap fool you: Tarte means business|
Happy New Year, readers! I would make all these lofty beauty resolutions for 2013, like to remember to moisturize every night, to exfoliate a couple times a week, and to take better care of my hair (I really just ignore it), but then I realized there are products out there that cover-up the lack of maintenance so well that it’s just silly to make promises I can’t keep. Enter Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, which I’ve wanted since I bought (and fell in love with) the brand’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation a couple months ago, and since I read this insanely promising review of it on ITG. Basically, the concealer is supposed to completely cover discoloration, dark circles, and blemishes for hours, all the while moisturizing, brightening, and generally improving your skin, but sans any chemicals– one of the things I love about Tarte.
And guess what? The concealer really effing works. It’s super thick, almost putty-esque, but smooths out to a creamy and blendable consistency that hides my under-eye circles as well as acne scars around my jaw. I bought it in “Light” and I can’t speak for every skin tone, but just a few dabs really makes my skin look flawless and a bit brighter. Despite the addition of hydrating Maracuja oil to the formula, I don’t know if I would say that I find it the concealer to be particularly “moisturizing,” but it definitely didn’t accentuate dry patches the way that some thick concealers tend to do. I mean, if you’re looking for something lightweight and highlighting, go the way of YSL’s Touche Éclat and read no further. But if, like me, you need something a bit more heavy-duty (and natural!), go get.