Tarte's viral Shape Tape Concealer is finally available in Canada — and I put it to the test

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Tarte's top-rated Shape Tape Concealer is finally available in Canada. Image courtesy of Sephora.
Tarte's top-rated Shape Tape Concealer is finally available in Canada. Image courtesy of Sephora.

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Beauty lovers, the wait is over! Tarte’s iconic Shape Tape Concealer is finally available to shop in Canada, and you’re not going to want to miss out on the launch.

Retailing for $38 at Sephora, Canadians will now be able to get their hands on the number one concealer brand in the United States — in fact, Shape Tape is so popular that one tube is sold every 12 seconds.

Shape Tape offers 35 shades of vegan, full coverage, flawless matte concealer, and it’s also formulated with Tarte’s exclusive tape technology, which is made up of smoothing ingredients to give skin a firmer, lifted, more youthful look. Its waterproof formula also features plant butters to smooth and hydrate, plus licorice root extract to brighten dull skin and dark circles. 

Shape Tape Concealer

Shape Tape Concealer. Image via Sephora.
Shape Tape Concealer. Image via Sephora.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $38

Why shoppers love it

Thanks to its full coverage finish and lightweight feel, it’s no wonder that Shape Tape has become a staple of beauty bloggers and influencers alike. Backed by more than 21,000 customer reviews on the Tarte website, the brand’s Shape Tape Concealer has racked up an incredible 4.8 star rating.

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“I’ve been using this concealer ever since it came out and I cannot seem to use anything else. It doesn’t crease and no need to set it with powder, which is amazing since I don’t like powder products on my skin,” shared one five-star reviewer.

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“I first tried Shape Tape to see what the hype was, but quickly fell in love and now it is a staple in my makeup routine. Shape Tape is so lightweight and my go-to concealer. Sometimes, I just put it on my t-zone and under my eyes and call it a day. It can cover up any little blemishes or 'maskne.' I also love using a little dab of it as an eyeshadow primer. And the most amazing thing is that it lasts all day and feels as if it's not even there,” shared another.

Videos of Shape Tape covering up tattoos have even gone viral on TikTok, in case you needed more proof of its flawless concealing finish.

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Shape Tape IRL

Ahead of its Canadian launch, I had a chance to put the cult classic concealer to the test, and it’s safe to say that it lives up to its hype.

I struggle with dark under-eye circles due to genetics, and found that just a few dabs of Shape Tape were enough to fake a full eight hours of beauty sleep. Like the reviews said, it feels incredibly light on the skin, but I wasn’t one of the lucky few who didn’t experience any creasing.

Before and after applying Tarte Shape Tape in shade 29N. Images courtesy of Kate Mendonca.
Before and after applying Tarte Shape Tape in shade 29N. Images courtesy of Kate Mendonca.

Simply due to the shape of my features and the more matte finish of the concealer, I did find that it creased under my eyes, but a primer did help slightly with the end result. It also lasted throughout the day, even after getting trapped in the rain while walking my dog.

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Since I'm still working from home and opting for lighter makeup in my daily routine, I probably won't be reaching for Shape Tape every day. That said, it's definitely worth investing in if you're someone who is still rocking a full face of makeup — something I'm looking forward to doing for my next special event.

In addition to the top-rated Shape Tape Concealer, Canadians will also be able to shop a whole family of long-wear products packed with good-for-you ingredients. Shop them below!

Shape Tape Glow Wand

Shape Tape Glow Wand. Image via Sephora.
Shape Tape Glow Wand. Image via Sephora.

This sheer liquid brightener delivers a natural glow and can be used over Shape Tape Concealer for a brightening effect, or on the high points of the face for subtle radiance. 

SHOP IT: Sephora, $35

Shape Tape Glow Powder

Shape Tape Glow Powder. Image via Sephora.
Shape Tape Glow Powder. Image via Sephora.

Available in three shimmering shades, this radiant baked finishing powder reflects light to neutralize dull skin and discolouration.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $38

Base Tape Hydrating Primer

Base Tape Hydrating Primer. Image via Sephora.
Base Tape Hydrating Primer. Image via Sephora.

A hydrating skincare priming serum that acts like a makeup magnet to improve foundation application and wear.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $39

Shape Tape Setting Powder

Shape Tape Setting Powder. Image via Sephora.
Shape Tape Setting Powder. Image via Sephora.

Blur, bake and set your makeup with this vegan translucent setting powder that also comes in a deep tan shade. 

SHOP IT: Sephora, $41

Stay Spray Setting Spray

Stay Spray Setting Spray. Image via Sephora.
Stay Spray Setting Spray. Image via Sephora.

This weightless, micro-fine setting spray instantly locks makeup in place for up to 16 hours, making your look water, sweat and transfer-proof.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $30

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