With today’s lifestyle where we are glued to laptop/TV/playstation till late night, getting dark circles is not uncommon. We all want to get rid of them and there are many home remedies and eye creams to fix it, still quick fix is something we all need for such skin imperfections. The quick fix in this case is a concealer – be it dark circles, pimple marks or spots, a good concealer is all we need to hide these imperfections. A good concealer is one which is well pigmented, long lasting and if it has waterproof quality, then that is like cherry on the cake. I am going to review a concealer for all of you today which claims to have all the qualities of a good concealer, but does it really fulfill all its claims, read on to find out.
$22 for 0.07 oz.
This waterproof, full-coverage concealer combines the calming properties of vitamins A and E and the soothing quality of Amazonian clay to nourish while completely masking discolorations and imperfections for better looking skin. Amazonian clay acts as a total skin balancer by reducing dryness and flakiness while improving the appearance and texture of skin for longer, waterproof wear! The buildable full-coverage formula is rich in pigments for truer color without a heavy or tacky texture, making it ideal for hiding any and all imperfections from dark circles to blemishes to redness. Designed for brush-free application, blending this creamy concealer with your finger allows the formula to melt into the skin for an easy application and opaque airbrushed effect.
My Experience with Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer:
This concealer comes in a stick form, still it is very creamy in texture. I use it directly from tube on my under eye skin and it does not tug my skin at all. It glides effortlessly, like a cream on the delicate under eye skin, no eye cream is required underneath. I then spread it on with my fingers. I don’t have major dark circles issue, still whatever darkness I have, this concealer covers that completely. My eyes look brighter. It feels light and the skin does not feel irritated even after hours of application. However, I have one issue with this concealer and that is that it gets settled into fine lines. I have tried this concealer on redness and marks also and it does cover them well, without feeling too heavy on skin.
Talking about its staying power, it claims to be long lasting and it actually stays on me for 4-5 hours. On my dark circles, it stays on in the under eye area for almost 6-7 hours. So I feel on areas where my skin is oily, it lasts less, but in the under eye area which is normal, it lasts long. Its claims to be waterproof, and it is true but it is not crease proof.
It comes in a metallic tube which looks sturdy but surprisingly my tube opened from back side, every time I try to open it I end up opening the back cover and then I get to remove the cap. I never expected this to happen, it is really sad that the packaging is so poor. But may be, it’s just with my tube. It is travel friendly as it comes in stick form. In totality, it is a good concealer, however, for this price, I don’t feel it does something extraordinary. There are many drugstore brands that have concealers that work equally well. So, I recommend this to you only if you are a fan of Tarte cosmetics or if you have have very dry, sensitive under eye skin with very bad dark circles.
Pros of Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer:
- Creamy texture, easy to work with.
- Covers imperfections well.
- Good pigmentation.
- Does not irritate sensitive/delicate under eye skin.
- Wide selection of shades.
- Comes in a stick form, easy to use.
- Lasts for 5-6 hours.
- Free from parabens, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, and phthalates.
- Cruelty free.
Cons of Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer:
- Settles in fine lines.
- On oily skin, it fades quickly.
Would I Repurchase Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer?
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