Confession: I’ve been having a love affair with two products from Tarte Cosmetics: the Maracjua Creaseless Concealer and BB Tinted Moisturizer. How long have we been together? Nearly two months now and, while it may seem rushed, I’m head over heals in love!
I’ve heard great things about the Maracuja Concealer for ages, and planning to put my foundations on hold for a while (as you may know, I’ve been in recovery from back surgery) I thought an easy base was just what I needed! Used together or separately, both are beautiful little gems you ought to snatch up. Seriously, I mean. They MAY just change your life. (Okay, probably not but you get the gist.)
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer
Finally a tinted moisturizer I love! Tarte’s Tinted Moisturizer provides light-weight coverage that evens your skintone while still allowing your skin to shine through. It’s also surprisingly long-lasting for a tinted moisturizer. Paired with the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, I apply this in the morning and wear it straight through the evening without much trouble at all. My favorite part? The finish. This Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer gives your skin a fresh glow, without looking greasy. In fact, it’s such a radiant look that I wore this product through the holidays and even featured it in my Christmas makeup tutorial! (See here)
There are 6 color options available, which is definitely not great – but better than many other tinted moisturizers on the market. I do think the color range veers more on the light end of the spectrum, with only one medium/dark shade available. As this is such a great product, let’s hope Tarte choose to expand the color selection!
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
When I tell you Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer is full-coverage, I mean full-coverage, as in you’re only going to need a dab of this at a time. It has a very thick consistency, which made me a tad skeptical on the ‘creaseless’ claim, but low and behold Tarte isn’t joking. I apply this with either my fingers or a brush, and it blends smoothly over the skin without settling oddly into pores or fine lines, at all. The coverage is great and will hide even the darkest of undereye circles without batting an eye. It will instantly de-zombifiy you with ease.
It must also be said what a great value this concealer is! You know how the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer runs out in a flash? Well, Tarte’s Maracuja Concealer gives much more bang for you buck by REALLY lasting. Only needing a bit at a time, you won’t need to worry about needing to constantly replace your concealer. The packaging as well makes it much easier to control the product. Tube/wand type packaging (ala the NARS concealer) make it difficult to get product out past a certain point, leading to a lot of painful waste. As a tube, you’ll have an easier time getting every last bit out. No more silent crying inside as you throw wasted product in the trash!
Worn separately, both Tarte’s BB Tinted Moisturizer and Maracuja Concealer are winners, but they pair together like a real dream team! The tinted moisturizer gives you that light glowing coverage that is sure to garner you loads of compliments. Then, you have your concealer to work harder on problem areas such as dark circles or a blemish. The two together are my current favorite combination for everyday use!
What’s your current favorite base/concealer combo?