September 12, 2013

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Review & Swatches

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

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector

You’ll be able to get your hands on the brand new Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Correct Concealer later this month when Tarte launches their Beauty Without Boundaries Set on QVC for the September Today’s Special Value!

I kinda feel like the set is a launching pad for the new Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector as it is a worldwide launch and hasn’t yet been available anywhere else. I’m a concealer junkie as you know so as soon as I heard word on this I immediately wanted to try it out.

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Fall 2013

Take a look!

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector probably shouldn’t be dubbed a concealer as it works both as a corrector and a concealer. Testimony to that would be the darker shade range that Tarte went with. Typically I hear cries of how everything Tarte does in the base world is too light. Well, BB Tinted Undereye Corrector is actually too dark.

I have no worries about this because if you like the product, want to try it, but feel the shades aren’t for you no worries because I truly believe at some point later in Spring 2014 Tarte will likely extend the shade selection on this product. Bad for now if you really crave the Tarte Beauty without Boundaries Set but good if you do want to try the corrector and just aren’t loving the shade selection.

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector 1

I was originally sent the Fair to Light shade however, on QVC’s website there isn’t a Fair and a Light shade. Confusing. I’m unsure if QVC has these mislabeled and I guess we’ll have to wait until the official release to see how it plays out. As soon as I got the shade I thought it was a bit too light and peach for me. I reminded myself that the peach was excellent to diffuse dark circles though so indeed this is where the correcting aspect comes in. I ended up asking for a replacement of a darker shade and got Medium to Tan. Again, little confusing as QVC’s site lists the shades separately as either Medium or Tan. As soon as I understand the shading system I’ll get back to you…!

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Fair to Light

Fair to Light

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Medium to Tan

Medium to Tan

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Deep


Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector Swatches

Fair to Light, Medium to Tan, and Deep

This comes in a tiny bamboo-like flip top compact. It’s tiny, light, and mirror-less. Inside you’ll find a creamy, emollient concealer. I’d liken the texture to a grease paint of sorts as it is extra moisturizing, thick, and quite cream. Typically emollient concealers like this have a very long wear as they adhere well under drier and oily eyes. I do think oily eyes might think the texture is a bit too much but once you set it with powder it has a very strong hold that’s waterproof and crease-proof. You might experience some tugging while blending it out so I recommend applying to the back of your hand, dipping a brush in, swirling it about a bit to warm it up and thin it out, and presto! It’ll blend easily once you’ve “worked” it up.

I was surprised it ran so sheer once I did apply. I expected the thicker texture to yield better color pay off. But again, it acts as a corrector so if you do find it a bit too subtle you might wanna follow up with concealer. I thought the Fair to Light wouldn’t work but once I mixed it with a TINY bit of the Medium to Tan the color was an ok match for me. It definitely eases some of my darker circles and it wore very strongly however, it didn’t quite give me the wide awake, fresher eye look I desire from a concealing/correcting product.

Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector is a bit of a confusing product. The shade range is off, the color pay off isn’t great, and it’s questionable what exactly it works best for, concealing or correcting? The texture will likely not agree with everyone as it is heavier, emollient, and quite thick. I can’t fault the excellent wear as it has a solid eight hours of wear and over without creasing or fading but the actual coverage I question. Overall, Tarte BB Tinted Undereye Corrector quite reminds me of a newer version of Tarte Dark Circle Defense and that’s a product I didn’t really like all that much either.

Update: The QVC shades are listed for the BB Treatment that this set also comes with. So the referenced shades are as with comes with the shade you choose in your BB Cream.

This one disappointed me a bit unfortunately. I expected a far different experience from it. I imagine myself liking it a bit more if it was more pigmented and the color range suited my tone better.

Tried it?

Do share!

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

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  • CC

    I ordered light. You order by the BB. The corrector I got was fair/light. I can wear either fair or light BB but I usually wear light with a tiny bit of fair mixed in. I thought the concealer seemed too dark for me, but it turns out that it really is a good match. It is not as emollient/greasy as benefit Erase Paste, which I can not wear. It has good staying power and does brighten a it.

    • the Muse

      thanks CC was wondering about that πŸ˜€ It’s about the same consistency as erase paste for me just a little less moisturizing πŸ˜€ Unfortunately didn’t have any brightening from it πŸ™ wish I did but the wear is incredible!

  • Stephanie A.

    Oh wow, those are way too dark and I’m a medium/tan type girl. That’s too bad though, I’m fond of Tarte products!

  • diane

    i agree with you on the shades. i ordered my set w/a medium primer and the medium to tan corrector it came with was too dark for me…i do enjoy the formula so that is now used as a wonderful contouring cream (unless i use my extra dark self tanner)…i was able to get a fair to light and that works perfect for my skin. i actually LOVE IT! I agree with you, oily skins might find it a bit too rich for my skin it does the job and it does it well. i feel it covers my circles and red area around my nose really nicely and theres like light reflectors or something in it to make me look bright. =) btw- have you tried their bb shadow wands on qvc? A-MAZ-ING!

    • the Muse

      NO I want those bb shadow wants they look incredible πŸ˜€ are they brightening!? tell me more tell me more ;D

      • diane

        they are so easy to use and i find they brighten my face and are the perfect neutral every day colors =) i’ve been obsessed with my website link on this post-i directed it specifically to my video on them if you wanna see em in action lol<3

  • Becky

    I love the Maracuja concealer and was excited to try this.. I also got the fair to light and was surprised that it ended up working very well for me, it really did neutralize the darkness and brightened things up. Unfortunately it doesn’t stay all day.. By late afternoon I look tired lol I need to tryit with a setting powder, maybe Mally’s under eye powder that comes with the concealer.. Hmmm…. Anyway, I do like it and thank goodness, it’s light enough to throw in my purse for touch ups if needed.

  • JoElla

    They do look dark.

    Sadly for me, Tarte is one of those lines I really want to love..but I just can’t. The only real hit for me has been the oil. Everything else.. meh.
    Yet I still want to try new things from them.

  • Pam

    I would love to try some of the Tarte kits on QVC, but the limited shade choices don’t work for me, they are too yellow. πŸ™

  • Nicole

    I got this corrector in tarte’s TSV which is going to be launching september 24th and I LOVE it. I got the medium TSV which comes with the medium-tan corrector and my sister ordered the light which comes with the fair-light corrector. The shades are so much lighter in person than they look in the photos you posted… but I love it! It’s a corrector so you can put concealer on top but the coverage is so good I don’t need to. The wear is crazy good- like you said. I also love how creamy it is, it blends so nicely.