Quick Review: Tarte Creaseless Under Eye Concealer (Dark Skin)

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Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.

So while passing time in Sephora in between meetings I had in the city, I noticed that tarte added new shades to their concealer lineup. I reviewed tarte Shape Tape, the concealer the internet can’t seem to get enough of, and expressed my annoyance of their seemingly willingness to keep making ashy dark shades. I wrote the brand off in my head, but like I tend to do with my personal relationships, I was willing to give them another chance once it appeared they were trying to do better.

I picked up shade 57S Rich Sand in the tarte Creaseless Under Eye Concealer–it was the closest shade match to me. I also picked up two other concealers and have some others from more brands I’ll be reviewing soon, so make sure you sign up for my blog updates so you know when a new post is up and also bookmark my concealer category.

tarte Creaseless Under Eye Concealer has a tacky consistency to it which made me feel like “oh snaaaap, this mess is about to snatch my life!!!” But the color wasn’t warm enough to truly cover the discoloration under my eyes (and none of the other shades offered would work—they’d either be too light or too dark). I’m looking for a concealer to cover the discoloration under my eyes—not to highlight, just to conceal. Something like that would be close to my complexion and be warmer in undertone to cancel out the darkness. For darker skin, concealers that cover discoloration, which tends to be dark brown/black/dark purple on us, a concealer with orange or red undertones works best (the intensity of the orange or red will depend on your skin tone—lighter oranges for lighter skin, deeper oranges for deeper skin, and redder tones for very dark skin).

So the concealer still wound up creasing around my fine lines (even with using setting powder) so that coupled with the color not being the best gets a no-go for me. You use a different color concealer depending on what you’re covering and where. If I needed to cover discoloration say on my chin or on my forehead, that would be a different color and undertone than what I’d use on my under eye area. From this lineup, I don’t have a ton of choices. This might be better suited for those who want to highlight under the eyes but not necessarily correct any discoloration (bless you if you fall into this category…lol). But this product is specifically marketed as an under eye concealer so I would assume there would be more “correcting” shades.

Video Demo: tarte Creaseless Under Eye Concealer

(there’s no sound on this video, so feel free to watch from almost anywhere)

tarte Creaseless Under Eye Concealer 57S Rich Sand (Dark Skin) from Danielle Gray on Vimeo.

(Stay tuned for quick reviews on the other concealers swatched here)

Price and where to buy: $26 at Sephora (get at least 4% cash back when you use eBates), ULTA, tartecosmetics.com, Macy’s, etc.

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Allure.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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