Monday, April 23, 2012

Product Review - Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Waterproof Concealer

TARTE SMOOTH OPERATOR AMAZONIAN CLAY WATERPROOF CONCEALER (Sephora, 0.07 oz., $22.00)

Now I know that I'm a makeup addict - I just can't seem to be satisfied with any product even if I think that I've found my HG product!! Well, here we go again with yet another concealer...

I purchased this concealer in the color Medium (which by the way is one of the more popular shades as every time I went to Sephora and looked at this product, Medium was always sold out).  The formulation of this product is very creamy and easy to blend with your fingers or with a blending brush.  The coverage is medium to full coverage and I didn't notice a lot of creasing over the course of the day.  I absolutely love the workability of this concealer - easy to apply, easy to blend, and long wearing.  Sephora carries this concealer in 4 shades - Fair, Medium, Tan and Deep.  According to the write up on the Sephora site, "this waterproof, full-coverage concealer combines the calming properties of vitamins A and E and the soothing quality of Amazonian clay to nourish while completely masking discolorations and imperfections for better looking skin. Amazonian clay acts as a total skin balancer by reducing dryness and flakiness while improving the appearance and texture of skin for longer, waterproof wear! The buildable full-coverage formula is rich in pigments for truer color without a heavy or tacky texture, making it ideal for hiding any and all imperfections from dark circles to blemishes to redness. Designed for brush-free application, blending this creamy concealer with your finger allows the formula to melt into the skin for an easy application and opaque airbrushed effect."

As I've mentioned in other posts, I love that the Tarte lines formulates all of their products without parabens, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes and phthalates.

Their write up also boasts that "Skinvigorating™ benefits come from: Amazonian clay, a nutrient-rich, multitasking and total-skin-balancing clay that reduces dryness and flakiness, improves skin clarity, elasticity, firmness, and texture while removing oil from the skin's surface for smooth application and wear; Vitamin E, a natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage; and mineral pigments known to soothe and soften the skin."

I really like this concealer and would recommend this to anyone looking for a creamy, rich pigmented and long-wearing product to conceal dark circles under their eyes or for anyone who has dry under eye skin that is in need of serious moisturizing and concealing.  This is yet another great product coming from the Tarte line.
Tarte has definitely become a brand that many women have turned to when looking for natural and healthy makeup to use on their skin.  I know that a lot of women are looking to not only clean up what they put into their body but also what they put on their body or rather their skin.  Keep your eyes and ears open for new products coming from this makeup line...must haves for any gorgeous and healthy woman's makeup collection.