A tube of Tarte’s regular Shape Tape concealer is sold every 12 seconds, according to the company. It’s rated extremely highly among influencers and beauty bloggers for its flawless coverage and even has its own menu on the Tarte website’s navigation bar.
We’re currently in the process of putting the original Shape Tape to the test, to see if it makes the cut for our best concealer page (spoiler alert: it’s good!), and we’ll update you once we have a final verdict. In the meantime, the company has launched a version of Shape Tape for your body.
That’s right, Shape Tape Body concealer can be used to get rid of varicose veins, spider veins, dark spots, uneven skin tone, scars and birthmarks, blemishes, and more. Tarte even claims it can cover tattoos effectively. It’s not cheap, with a £33 RRP, but that’s cheaper and less painful than surgery we guess…!
We honestly believe every body is beautiful with or without these marks but we’re also about boosting confidence, so we’re pleased to see a product that gives people more options. However they feel about their bodies!
Inspired by the original concealer’s formula, Shape Tape Body is water-resistant and promises full coverage. It contains nourishing maracuja, Vitamin E and antioxidants to actually treat and brighten skin while you wear it.
Tarte’s Shape Tape Body is sold with a soft mitt that helps you easily apply the concealer to a large area. This mitt is similar to the kind of mitts that are used for self-tanning, which makes sense as Shape Tape Body can be seen as a form of temporary self-tan that you can wash off at any time.
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To apply, use the mitt to apply to the areas you want to conceal and blend. It’s absolutely key that you match the Shape Tape Body concealer to your skin tone – or as close as possible – and you *may* need to conceal your entire lower leg, for instance, to get even skin tone. Depending on what you’re covering up. It comes in six shades – Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Deep – and you can read more on how to determine your skin tone in our foundation match article.
Shape Tape Body comes in a relatively small tube (125ml) so we’d assume – hope – that a little goes a long way. For some reason (and we’ve asked the company for more information), Shape Tape Body isn’t available via the UK version of the Tarte website but it is on sale via QVC in the UK. It does appear on both sites in the US.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget