I suspected Tarte Colored Clay Concealer and Finishing Powder is a retake on Tarte Dark Circle Defense and even though I disliked Dark Circle Defense I decided why not give this new formula a try out.
I’m a concealer h0r anyway so it’s most necessary for me to try any and all concealers! It’s my mission in life haha…
Let’s take a look!
Tarte Colored Clay Concealer and Finishing Powder is actually quite handy as it includes not only the Colored Clay Concealer but a finishing powder as well a la Laura Mercier Undercover Pot! Not only do you get the concealer but it also comes with a full size Double-Ended Brush.
My main issue with Dark Circle Defense was the formula was a touch to thick and it kept creasing into my finer lines. I’d say Colored Clay Concealer is a touch different…the texture is thick, creamy yes, but it also has almost a clay-like feel to it. It’s not terribly emollient but it blends very well under eyes with tugging or being to try. I wouldn’t call it moisturizing but I wouldn’t call it dry either. It offers sheer to medium coverage depending how much you apply and creates a good flawless finish under eyes particularly when set with the powder.
Unfortunately it wears rather shortly for me. As the day progressed it creased into my finer lines…I was at around hour four before I noticed the creasing. You can gently tap under your eyes to clear up the creasing however, it also fades…at around hour six I felt like I wasn’t wearing concealer at all.
I loved the brush they included. Typically I wouldn’t use such a larger brush for concealer work but the slanted side has nice bushy bristles that blend the concealer to a picture perfect finish. Where as the other side is a smaller almost blush-size brush you can use to sweep the powder under your eyes. The powder is a simple transparent silica much like Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder which just sets the concealer and also brightens as well. Just be careful with the powder as it can easily be overdone.
Mmm so I’m kinda on the fence with this formula. It’s most definitely not the same formula as Dark Circle Defense so if you disliked that product no reason NOT to try this one as they are different. However, for me the shorter wear and creasing was a bit of a deal breaker.
It’s available at QVC.com.
Love to hear your thoughts on it!