I love Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer and I’ve been using it for quite some time now. I’m not the only one to love this concealer- it’s a favourite by many and that’s not without reason! The concealer is full coverage, has a lovely soft texture and it doesn’t crease.
My only issue with the Shape Tape Original concealer is that it dries out my under-eyes, especially during the winter months when my skin is naturally on the drier side. To combat this, I mix the concealer with some moisturiser on my hand before applying- it’s a great solution and has worked really well. But, yep there’s always a but. Doing this has made my makeup routine that bit longer, and every second is precious in the morning.
Using a concealer that’s made for dry under eyes is a much better solution. I’ve stuck with the Shape Tape Concealer because I really love every other aspect of it, but now that they have a concealer that targets dry eyes, well, I feel like I’ve struck gold!
Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer
The new Shape Tape Concealer comes with a built-in eye cream for 24 hours of hydration! How amazing does that sound? It’s like my concealer dreams have just come true! No longer do I need to worry about concealer drying out my under-eyes, the prickly-pear ingredient ensures the under eyes stay hydrated throughout the day. But that’s not all of the impressive ingredients. This concealer has plenty more to show off about!
- Hyaluronic acid: helps hydrate & plump
- Ginseng: helps calm the appearance of redness
- Vegan squalane: helps reduce the look of fine lines & wrinkles
- Mango butter: helps moisturize & condition
- Avocado butter: brightens the look of dark circles
- Shea butter: helps retain skin’s elasticity
- Raspberry ketone: helps increase skin’s firmness
- Meadowsweet: acts as an anti-inflammatory
How does it compare?
I think the first question for anyone who has used the Shape Tape Concealer is how does it compare to the new ultra creamy one? And a fair question it is!
Both concealers have the same 35 shades, ranging from very light to very dark with all undertones. They also cost the same amount and have pretty similar packaging. The main difference between the 2 concealers is the formula. The Shape Tape Ultra Creamy Concealer is made for those with dry and mature skin whereas, the original Shape Tape is made for those with normal to oily skin.
The new Shape Tape has loads of skincare ingredients included in the concealer to help your skin stay hydrated and youthful throughout the day. This kind of makes it a hybrid concealer/eye cream.
In contrast, the original concealer does not double up as an eye cream, but, it does have some moisturising ingredients, like shea butter and mango butter.
Both are extremely long-wearing, apply seamlessly and cover even the darkest of bags. Check out these concealer hacks on how you should apply concealer for the best results. Believe it or not, there’s an art in getting it right!
They are also both extremely creamy, they don’t settle in the lines and they are waterproof. The concealers are essentially the same, just one has the extra benefit of it being an eye cream as well as a concealer. Perfect for those over 30, when the skin starts to get drier. Not everyone’s skin starts ageing at 30, but it is very common to see small signs of ageing from then.
Both concealers are formulated without Parabens, Mineral Oil, Phthalates, Triclosan, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Gluten. But it seems the new ultra-creamy concealer is not vegan, unlike the original concealer which is vegan.
This is one of the most exciting releases for me in a while. The reason being is that I love the Shape Tape Concealer, but my thoughts were that after I finish my current tube, it’s time to move on. I love a good concealer, but when it dries out my under-eyes causing flaky skin, there’s not much point in it. This new ultra creamy concealer is like music to my ears, I now don’t need to give up on one of my favourite concealers!
Images: Tarte Cosmetics
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