March 12, 2013

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer & Brush Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer Spring 2013

I recently realized that Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer and Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer are two different products. How in the world do I let things like this slip me by?

They look so similiar I hadn’t realize it was too different concealers. Duh! Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer was recently released for Spring 2013 in five selections on QVC.

One of the best parts about this launch is the fact that QVC bundles the concealer with an excellent Double-Ended Airbrush Concealer Brush much like my beloved Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush for $23.14. Where can you get a full coverage concealer and a brush for application at that price?

Take a peek!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer & Brush

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer is a super buildable concealer created with Amazon Clay that keeps skin balanced. It works on oily skin the mattify and dry to hydrate. Pretty crazy idea that a single ingredient can perform two very separate functions.

This concealer formula promises a waterproof 12 hour wear with a weightless texture.

They aren’t joking about two things, the long wear and the full coverage.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer & Brush 1

A single drop will conceal most major issues such as dark circles, finer lines, and puffiness. Or if you’re using it on your face acne scarring, dark spots, and redness shouldn’t be an issue to conceal with a formula as richly pigmented as this.

I didn’t personally like the Maracuja Creaseless Concealeras it was a smidge to emollient and thick for me however, it seems that Tarte improved upon that formula with Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer. This is a lighter texture with a hydrating formula but isn’t as emollient as the Maracuja formula. It has a thick almost grease paint texture, I know, sounds rather discouraging but you need to know how to work with it for the best results.

I think aging eyes will be intimidated by such a formula as it does seem like a product you’ll need to tug on to get blended out correctly. The key here is plenty of prep work. Make sure your eyes are hydrated well if you have drier eyes (oily eyes need not worry). Squeeze a small amount, VERY small, onto the back of your hand. Now swipe your brush back and fourth into the concealer several times building color onto the brush but also dispersing with a majority of the concealer. Not slowly brush onto eyes and pat into place with fingers. Use the larger side of the brush to swipe across the area you blended with your finger. This basically gives an airbrushed finish to your blending job.

Double-Ended Airbrush Concealer Brush

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer & Brush 6

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer & Brush 5

Done! Perfect coverage and an airbrushed appearance.

They aren’t kidding when they say this is waterproof with twelve hours of wear. Applied correctly it’ll remain crease-free and will wear through a full eight to ten hour day without fading away or creasing.

Now I think Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer is a challenging product to use which is why it’s great that Tarte provides you with the correct tools to get the most from this concealer. It has a learning curve but once you start applying it correctly I think you’ll be quite happy with the results. The brush is a god sent as I really do think this is what aids the concealer in looking its best and most flawless.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer & Brush Swatches

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer Swatches

Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, Deep

Overall, Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer provides FULL coverage so if you have dark circles you’re struggling with you’ll find that this conceals MAJOR issues such as those.

This is available now at

Anyone own it?

Do share your thoughts on it!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Norwenna

    Thank you for the great and detailed review! I wish so much that Tarte was available here in Germany.

  • beautybabbling

    I ordered this back when the TSV was airing and this was on pre-order. I should be getting it sometime this week. 🙂 Can’t wait to try it!

  • Katmary

    Thank you for the review! Mine is on it’s way, and your description definitely helped. I was curious how it would be different from the Maracuja concealer. I like the Maracuja when rushed since it’s easier to get out (than my other fav IT’s Bye Bye Under Eye), but when I do that it doesn’t cover as well as BBUE. BBUE does best for me with the brush, as I have bad hereditary circles under my eyes (plus have allergies and sleep problems). The description and brush remind me of It’s concealer. The light looks really light to me, I hope I’ll be able to use it! Can’t wait to get this, thank you!

  • Aida

    I really love the maracuja oil concealer, but now I really want to try this :). Thanks for the review and swatches!

  • blue

    u think they might throw this into a kit muse? maybe for summer? i noticed tarte does that with their new products.

  • Danii

    I have good luck with tarte’s Amazonian Clay in Fair matching me perfectly. I so want the foundation (or is it a TM?) but the price kills me. Not friendly at all! Really impressed though, with the fact they have a shade for pale chicks (like me haha)

  • Dory

    This looks promising, I like the formula of the foundation (though the shades aren’t perfect for me) do you think this concealer could be used on blemishes too?

    • the Muse

      it’s really two diff products vail…erase paste isn’t a liquid concealer kinda like comparing apples and oranges 🙂

  • katie

    Dearest muse,

    What is your current HG concealer? I have been having a hard time with concealers creasing. Maybe it is my technique. This tarte one looks great but I might need something more foolproof.

  • Maggie

    I am actually wearing the Tarte Maracuja Concealer :D. I like it though–I apply it with fingertips and it melts into my skin and stays put. I agree with you that it’s too thick for the undereye area so I only use it on the rest of my face for discoloration.

    But seriously?! 12 hour wear?! I might have to give this a try.

    I wish there was a list of ingredients though on the QVC website (just checked and didn’t see it). And how much are you getting in that tube anyway? Agreed that this bundle looks like a great deal.

    • the Muse

      hey maggie this isn’t going ANYWHERE…seriously when it sets it sets ;-D jeepers I tossed the box sorry otherwise would have posted a list of ingreds. I believe it is 1 oz in size but will confirm when I get home to look!

  • Angel

    Thank you for this review Muse. The Maracuja concealer has been my go to concealer for two years now and I just stumbled upon this new one. I really like the Maracuja one as it doesn’t settle in my fine lines. But I may have to give this one a try based on the coverage. Sounds like it may cover my dark circles better. How do you think this compares to the It concealer? Is it that thick? I like the coverage It gives me, but it always looks too thick and mask-like on me. Thanks again, I’m off to the Q to stare at it and ponder 🙂

    • the Muse

      my pleasure angel! I find the it concealer way more creamier and this more emollient, kinda like a grease paint texture. I actually feel the opposite, this seems heavier on me than the It one! 😀

  • Regina

    ahhhhh I was so excited when I heard tarte was releasing this concealer! 😀 hope sephora will carry it soon.

  • Majick

    My HG right now is IT BBUE, I use the medium in the winter (or light and tan mixed) and Tan in the summer.

    I usd to use Tarte Maracuja but it’s just like you described – greasepaint. I can get it to cover but it never really “sets” like the BBUE. I am interested in trying this one and i think would buy it for the brush lone. LL


    I’ll try to come back with my application technique after I find another keyboad to replace this one – i keeps skipping letters.WTF???

  • Cindy Ramirez

    This sounds good, I’d really really like to try it! But I’ve also heard amazing things about the new NARS concealer. I can’t recall if you’ve done a review or not on that. D; A girl can’t have too many concealers can she?

    • the Muse

      vastly different products ame this is thick, emollient versus IT which has a hydrating but less grease paint texture.

  • Mayette

    Thank you, Muse! I love that you’ve reviewed the newest Tarte stuff–I think I’m going to be ordering this concealer and the new Amazonian Clay Powder Foundation after reading your reviews. 🙂

    • the Muse

      yay happy to hear mayette! I’d love to hear your thoughts when you tried ’em :-D! wait until you see Summer 2013, it’s a great selection of goodies!

  • Jackie

    Hey muse! I wanted to know if this duo will be available on sephora anytime soon? It seems like a great deal since its a brand name concealer with a great under eye brush!
    However, I really hate have to pay 1/5th of the price towards shipping, especially if I end up not liking it and have to pay to return it 😐

    I hope you have some kind of inside info that could help me!

    • the Muse

      jackie perhaps june as that’s when the powder is launching at retailers. don’t have an exact date though! Try tweeting Tarte, bet they can give you solid info!

  • Pama

    I have been using this Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer for a week now. I’m 60 years old, so the “aging eye” is definitely in place. This is the first concealer that I’ve tried that covers my dark circles in one application.

    I had to play around a bit with this product before getting it right. Works best with eyes that have been treated with an eye cream and/or Tarte’s 360 eye primer. I like it best with just eye cream.

    “Less is definitely more”. You just need a teeny bit on the smaller end of the brush. I then work it in with the larger end of the brush. I try not to tug or use my finger because of the fragile skin around my eyes.

    This is a keeper for me!

  • Tanya

    Hi Muse, would you say the medium shade of this new concealer is the same as the ( medium ) of the maracuja creaseless concealer ? Thanks!

  • Jackie Nolan

    Hi Muse – My everyday foundation is the foundation from this line in the brown tube. I wear medium. Would you say the consistency of this concealer is the same as the foundation? I have dry skin and the foundation works like a dream on me.

    Also, would you recommend the light shade for the concealer or the medium – I wouldn’t mind a slightly highlighted effect under the eyes, so I’m wondering if I can blend out the light with my foundation as well, or if it is too light of a shade?

    Thanks so much!

  • angelique

    I just purchased this off qvc in the shade medium. I was and still am confused at which shade I am because I am fair skinned but not extremely white. I have more of a blue color under my eyes (veins) so I wasn’t sure if going with the light would hide it. However I like the highlighted look under the eyes, but of course I want coverage. I am shade medium-sand in the the amazonian clay foundation, so I figured maybe medium would fit. Idk im nervous to see what the result will be when I get the product.

  • Mia

    I ordered this twice from QVC and loved it. I ran out of it and went back on their site and its no longer available!! I can’t find this anywhere else. I’m so bummed!