Wednesday, July 24, 2013

First Impression: Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer

I've been looking for an under eye concealer/corrector to brighten up my eyes and cover up my dark circles for a while now.  I've been particularly picky with what I put on my face this year just because, well, I'm not 21 anymore.  With the momentum from the argan oil movement highly branded by Josie Maran, it's only natural that other cosmetics companies join the "healthy oil" bandwagon.  Tarte Cosmetics introduced maracuja oil.  

I've never really paid much attention to Tarte cosmetics.  However, once I tried their Amazonian clay blushes and bronzers, I looked into Tarte cosmetics a little more.  As you recall from my previous blog post about the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush, I was mighty impressed with Tarte's use of Amazonian Clay.  So when I heard about their use of maracuja oil, I was immediately intrigued.

Extracted from a rare Brazilian fruit that harvests in August, maracuja oil is naturally rich in nutritious essential fatty acids (EFAs) and vitamin C (a skin brightener!).  Because of these qualities, maracuja oil promises to brighten dull skin, restore and rebuild dry skin, and combat signs of aging.

The texture of this concealer is creamy and a bit on the thick side.  The thicker consistency surprised me as it's a bit counter intuitive for the under eye area, where you want to keep product minimal and thin to prevent creasing.  As I rubbed the concealer between my finger tips, I thought to myself, "This concealer's gonna be a gimmick."


Using my ring finger to blend the concealer (ALWAYS use your ring finger when applying product to your eye area, ESPECIALLY the under eye), it literally glided onto and melted into my skin.  I believe it's actually better not to use a brush to apply this concealer as the warmth of your fingers will assist the product to blend into your skin for a more natural finish.  

The coverage is definitely full coverage.  My dark circles were instantly gone.  

Is it brightening?  Yes.

Is it truly creaseless?  I had it on for a little over 7 hours but it remained creaseless as promised.  The concealer stood up to a typical hot summery California day, air conditioning, and a nap.  

Likewise, it is long lasting.  Despite the heat, the AC, and a nap, the product remained in place for the 7 hours I had it on.  This is not surprising since it is advertised to last for 12 hours.

As to the ingredients, this concealer is formulated WITHOUT parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, and gluten.  

Overall, I'm extremely excited about this new addition to my makeup collection.  It's brightening, creaseless, long lasting, waterproof, full coverage, and is formulated with healthy and safe ingredients for the skin.  

Verdict: C'est bon!


  1. So after reading your blog on this item I thought to myself I need an under eye concealer and brightener as well so I went out and bought this one. You're right, it is thick but definitely brightens under the eye and definitely kept my makeup on throughout the whole day where I was sweating. I absolutely loooove this ceaseless concealer. Thanks again hun. :)