Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Review + Swatches

I’ve sworn by Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer for years but recently I’ve been a little unsure of the coverage. Then when Nars decided to start selling in China I though this was the perfect time to try out something new. I have been lusting after Shape Tape for forever and Tarte had free international shipping a few weeks ago and quite frankly I just couldn’t resist!

Tarte Shape Tape Fair Review swatches

I will admit I was a little bit irritated with how long this took to ship. The Tarte website said my order would be with me 8-10 days from it shipped and I waited 17! I guess that’s just a disadvantage of living in Northern Ireland but I felt it was worth mentioning that you shouldn’t be ordering this from Tarte directly if you need it quickly. Thankfully though, there were no surprise customs fees when it arrived as Tarte give you the option to pay them online in advance!

I’ve read so many reviews of Shape Tape and looked at hundreds of swatches but I was nervous still of buying online. It’s a lot of money to spend on a concealer for it to be too dark! I decided to order the shade ‘fair’ which is the very lightest shade. A lot of people said ‘fair’ is almost white but quite honestly I’m so pale that ‘almost white’ sounds perfect for me!

Tarte Shape Tape Fair Review swatches

The concealer is actually much bigger than I’d realised it was which is definitely a welcome surprise. I love the packaging, it feels really great quality. There’s also a huge doe foot applicator, much bigger than any I’ve ever seen! The shade it’s self is actually perfect for me and almost identical to Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly so if you’re looking for one to swatch as a shade comparison go to your nearest Nars counter! If I’m being really picky the Shape Tape is ever so slightly darker and more yellow toned but it’s so minimal it doesn’t make a difference. (The swatch below is unedited to try and show the shade as best as possible)

Tarte Shape Tape Fair Review swatches

This is very full coverage and a little goes a long way. It smells really good (I didn’t know that was something I was missing in a concealer?!) and has a smooth, matte finish. Honestly I am completely sold. My skin has been a mess recently so this was really put to the test and I was so impressed with the coverage and with how long it lasted. I genuinely regret not buying this sooner. I will definitely be picking up another few of these next time Tarte have free international shipping!

Tarte Shape Tape Fair Review swatches

Tarte products are ofcourse all cruelty free and natural. Have you tried Shape Tape yet? Is it something you’d add to your wish list?
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  1. September 7, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Everyone is talking about this concealer I need to try it once! xx

  2. September 7, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Oh my what a review😍😍 I have wanted to try this for so long although I have around 7/8 concealers on the go so im trying to use up before purchasing even more!! It looks devine and also exciting that its bigger than it looks!!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

  3. September 7, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Oh I so want to try this out! Your review is great and has made me lust after it more than I already way x

  4. September 7, 2017 / 9:56 am

    This is on my wishlist! I see so many people banging on about how good it is, and I adore anything Tarte too. Thanks for a great detailed review, I’m still pining after it 😂 xx

  5. Hannah
    September 7, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I love the Tarte Shape Tape. I have not bought any other concealer since I purchased it, and it’s the only concealer that has covered my dark circle (but I still have to use a peachy color corrector). The NARS concealer didn’t do squat for my dark circles.


  6. September 7, 2017 / 10:37 am

    I’ve never actually tried Tarte products and have always wanted to, and I have been in need of a new concealer for so long, so I definitely think I’ll try this! It’s so good that it’s a pale shade too, because it can be a nightmare to find a shade that suits these days! xo

  7. September 7, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Glad you love it. This baby just become my holy grail concealer, I never expected the hype around this to be true, but I’m glad it is! xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

  8. September 7, 2017 / 11:05 am

    It looks like it has insane coverage! Something I will be trying out. Great post x

  9. September 7, 2017 / 11:16 am

    This makes me even more tempted to try this concealer! I’m definitely getting this when my current concealer runs out 🙂

  10. September 7, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I have wanted to try this, but I didn’t know where to get it in the UK. I don’t want to wait a long time for it.

  11. September 7, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Hi, I had not heard of this brand until reading a previous review of yours. I will need a new concealer soon so perhaps I should give this a try.

  12. September 7, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Yay, I’m so glad you have a new fave!! I’ve never tried anything by Tarte and haven’t used concealer in ages, but with a new baby on the way, I know I’ll be needing to cover under-eye circles soon! So glad you found a shade that matched your skin so well, too!!


  13. September 7, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    I love the Tarte Cosmetics concealer the coverage is impeccable I am so glad you got to enjoy it!

  14. September 7, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I have heard soooo much about this!!! and I would love to try it, but I love my collection perfection concealer! I love the lid though!!!

    Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

  15. September 7, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Ohhhh I’d really like to try this! I’ve been hearing a lot about this concealer recently – I too love the nars concealer but I’m definitely up for trying something new. I wish Tarte was easily available in the UK but I’m sure I’ll pick one of these up when there’s free international delivery next time! x


  16. September 7, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    This looks like a lovely concealer and one that I will definetely be adding to my wishlist. I’ve never tried any products from the brand before either but I really want to! Fab post lovely xx

  17. September 7, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    This concealer has been on my wish list forgever! I’ve heard so many good things about it! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

  18. September 7, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    This is definitely something to add to my wishlist! I don’t know how I feel about the yellow undertone though 🙁 Although admittedly I still do not understand the whole yellow and blue undertone thing!
    Love that you did a comparison swatch with the nars concealer! Because they are no longer cruelty free I’m also switching over to tarte
    Madiha | http://www.mevstheodds.com

  19. September 7, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Sounds like an awesome concealer!! Keen to try it!

  20. September 8, 2017 / 11:16 am

    I’m honestly a complete beauty novice so hadn’t heard of this brand but I’m always looking for good light coloured concealer, shall have to test it out. Thanks for sharing xo

  21. September 8, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I hate this concealer….I’ve tried this 3 times already and with 2 different shades and still hate it….I keep retrying it though because I’m hoping magic will happen >_<

  22. September 9, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I’ve wanted to try this for so long and your review makes me want to try it even more, Rach! ❤️❤️

  23. September 9, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Iv not tried any of the Tarte products, mainly due to the fact that they have to be ordered online. I like to swatch and try everything before I buy. I am however tempted by this as sometimes I feel like I need a little heavier concealing! Thanks for the review x

  24. September 9, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I’ve been wondering about this concealer! I’ve seen so many Ytube videos on it. Almost White sounds perfect to me too!! Maybe I’ll order it next time it’s free shipping to UK. Great review!

  25. September 10, 2017 / 11:46 am

    So desperate to try this concealer! Their foundation sticks also look amazing, wish they were a little cheaper to get in the UK though 😩
    Emma | emmadrury.com

  26. September 12, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I’ve wanted this concealer for so long, I love that you mentioned Tarte let you pay customs online before it’s delivered, I think I’ll be making an order! xx

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