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What’s the Actual Difference Between the Tarte and NARS Under-Eye Concealers?

A good concealer is essential for faking flawless, well-rested skin. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, on the market, which can make it difficult for even the most advanced beauty aficionado to choose. Last year, in a hunt for the perfect medium-to-full coverage concealer to hide my serial-killer under eyes — and my hormonal breakouts — I found that two names popped up again and again over the internet. The first was the NARS radiant creamy concealer, a cult classic beloved by celebrities and makeup artists. The other was Tarte’s Shape Tape, a relatively new concealer that quickly became a Holy Grail for basically every YouTube beauty guru I follow.

Both had great stats to back them up: NARS Radiant Creamy is Sephora’s top-selling concealer, and Tarte claims that a tube of Shape Tape is bought every 12 seconds. To find the actual difference, I put the two beloved products head to head: applying Tarte Shape Tape on one side of my face and NARS Radiant Creamy on the other. I hate making my friends (Tarte and NARS) fight, but it’s worth it to help you figure out which product will best suit your skin.

P.S.: In case you’re wondering where I got the earrings, you can find them here.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
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Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water

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What’s the Difference Between Tarte and NARS Concealers?