Saturday, December 22, 2012

Blogmas Day 22: Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer.

For Blogmas Day 22 I decided to to a review on the concealer I'm currently using. For those of you that haven't read my skin story here, I had really bad acne. That caused lots of hyper pigmentation, which can be very hard to cover up. My skin is much better now thanks to my current skin care routine most of which is from the Liz Earle Range. My scarring even seems to be going away, slowly but it's still disappearing.

Since it's still not completely gone, and when you factor in the random blemish that everyone gets, I still need a concealer. So when I ran out of my Chanel one, I decided to try something new since that one was oxidizing on my face. I think it was reacting with my Urban Decay setting spray, but as nice as the Chanel concealer was, I can't use powder, so the setting spray is all I have to set my makeup. So I went to Sephora and found the one guy that works there and asked him for his help.

Side note: I prefer the guys that work at Sephora because they always seem more helpful.

He recommended the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof  Concealer, so I bought it. After being color matched and seeing it's coverage that is.


I've used it for a little over a month now and I adore it. I've hardly used any of the product, but a little bit goes a long way.

 I've taken some before and after shots of freckles on my arm to show you it's coverage. I know it doesn't match on my arm but it does exactly on my face.

Before:

 You can see two freckles next to each other, and then

After:
One of them has disappeared!









 This concealer doesn't bother my skin either. It actually seems to help clear it up any blemishes I have, which I've heard is a benefit of Amazonian Clay.


I think the proof is in the pictures though so I'm going to leave it at that. I definitely recommend this concealer though if you're in the market for a new one.