Sultry, but subtle. Essentials for day that can take you into night. Tarte Cosmetics has a beautiful new LE collection for fall, and today I have reviews and swatches of the primers and concealers they sent us. I previously reviewed the stunning Rainforest After Dark Palette HERE, be sure to check it out. Tomorrow I will review five more products from the awesome Fall 2014 collection.
First up – primers.
1. clean slate timeless smoothing primer ($39) This is part of the new collection, although thankfully it’s a permanent product. The clean slate timeless smoothing primer is a thick and creamy silicone-based primer that comes in a glass jar. It leaves skin super smooth, filling in all those wrinkles and smoothing pores for flawless makeup application. It keeps makeup vibrant and fresh and is an excellent choice for people who like silicone-based primers.
2. colored clay cc eye primer stick ($21) This is a color correcting eye primer that brightens the eyelid, primes it for eyeshadow application, and keeps eyeshadow from fading and creasing. I have oily lids and this takes care of that issue stat. I also like it as a base color all by itself. My eyelids have an uneven color and some redness, and this primer stick does a great job of evening and creating a neutral base. Another plus – it doesn’t need sharpening, just twist up from the bottom for more product.
The Fall 2014 collection features one color corrector and one concealer:
1. colored clay cc undereye corrector ($24) is a CC cream that color corrects and brightens the under eye area. It comes in two shades: light-medium and medium-tan. The shade I have swatched is light-medium. This creamy color corrector has a tiny bit of shimmer that reflects light and camouflages darkness under the eyes. It is a color corrector, not a concealer, so using this under concealer really helps to brighten and make eyes look younger. Definitely PAT this under the eye for the best effect – rubbing or even buffing it with a brush will diminish the effect. Follow your patting with tarte maracuja creaseless concealer and it takes years off your look.
2. maracuja creaseless concealer ($22) is one of the best concealers ever. It is a very thick, creamy concealer that covers like crazy. You don’t need much, a small amount gives creaseless coverage that lasts all day long. If you have dark circles, you want this concealer. It is a must-have.
Stayed tuned for the rest of the collection tomorrow, including the best in faux lash extending fibers, colored clay tinted brow gel, lipsurgence lip gloss in Envy, Amazonian clay dual liner duo gel liner, and the be charmed limited-edition picture perfect eyelash curler. – Lisa
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