Today it is battle of the concealers! I am going to review these two concealers: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and Tarte Shape Tape. But, no need to worry, everyone’s a winner… I love both! I am not going to recommend one over the other, or say “don’t buy concealer X.” What I am saying is that I love and still use both of these concealers on a regular basis. My goal is to help you find what works for you! You can find my whole make up routine and everything else I use for my every day look here.
For years I never could find a concealer that I liked and that worked for me. I was constantly on the hunt! Every single product I tried would sit in my under eye wrinkles and accentuate them, they also would never have the coverage or brightening capabilities that I wanted. An under eye concealer is supposed to make your eyes pop and make you look bright and well rested with no circles or wrinkles. So finally, good news, the hunt is over! Now I have two!
Now different products work with different people so like I mentioned before, I am not telling you which one to use. I only want to help you find what works for you. It might be your lifestyle and what will last the longest, the climate and where you live, or your skin and what works best with it. So here it goes!
To accurately compare these two products I did a side by side test on my face. I did one concealer on one side of my face and the other on the opposite side of my face. This was the best way for me to see the differences side by side, at the same time.
The biggest differences that I saw were the consistency, how much of the product is necessary to use, the blendability, brightness, and the size of the bottle (for how long the product will last). To keep it simple and less confusing I will list the qualities under each product.
– It has a thinner consistency so I needed to use more. It is in a smaller bottle so if I’m using more it will run out faster. The blendability of the NARS is great! It blends beautifully and is great for a subtle, natural looking contour. This product is $30.
-This one has a thicker consistency so you can use it very sparingly. It comes in a thicker bottle which holds more and if your are using less it will last longer. Because this product is thicker it is a little more difficult to blend to your skin but because of the thickness it has great coverage and it really brightens your eyes. Also because of the consistency it stays put and lasts all day! This product is $27.
I hope that these little tips of mine help you and you can find which of these concealers work best for you! If you guys have products that you have found that you love, let me know!