Happy hump day guys! I love Wednesdays because they are way closer to Friday than Monday is. Hurry up weekend!
So, over the weekend I of course was in Sephora because I actually NEEDED to buy something: concealer. Normally I use the Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard, but I decided to try something new and I’ve been DYING to try out the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer, mostly because it’s made up of 20% water and is vegan, which are two things I really enjoy about this particular Tarte line.
I also bought the airbrusher double-ended concealer brush that goes with the aquacealer. Originally this brush was not a part of my plan (the Tarte rep at Sephora put in a looot of effort with her demo so I felt bad not buying it after especially since it’s only $29.00, she totally guilt-tripped me into it!) but I’m actually really glad that I got it and here is why:
Normally in the mornings when I have to go to work, I don’t have the patience to get super detailed with my make up (I choose sleep over glam 90% of my week days haha) so I just plaster everything onto my face and use my beauty blender. This tactic is NOT working for me with the aquacealer, I’ll tell you that! The formula is so light-weight that I’m finding it soaks into my beauty blender way too much to actually provide any coverage, and my eye bags are like black when I first get up in the AM so this was problematic for me.
HOWEVER! This morning I did what the Tarte rep actually told me to do:
- Use the applicator and put three dots along my under-eye area.
- Take the small side of the brush and brush the product out
- Take the larger side of the brush and buff it out gently
This method worked WAY better for me and is probably why she was so insistent I get the brush.
I do actually really like the concealer as a whole, it isn’t heavy or super thick which is nice for my day-time work looks, but I think I would stick with Nars or something similar if I was going out on a weekend.
Have you guys used the aquacealer? What’s your take on it? Let me know down below!