Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection Review and Swatches

Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection

Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection ($39.00, 6 x 0.056 oz., Sephora) is a set of six full-sized jumbo pencil-type shadow pencil/eyeliners with attached smudgers. A sharpener for the liners is included. SmolderEYES liners retail for $25.00 each. This limited edition set comes in at a value of $150.00; $446.43/oz. individually and $116.07/oz. as a set).

Golden Beige is a warm frosty peach champagne with fine silver glitter. When blended, the base color sheers out a lot, leaving the silver glitter looking extremely stark against the skin. If the glitter was just shimmer or even just the base color alone, I'd love this.

Moss is just that--a warm mossy green with a soft frost finish. As a lover of all green eye makeup, this is my favorite of the bunch.

Violet is an extremely beautiful true purple (slightly warm, mostly neutral) with gorgeous small fuchsia glitter. It was impossible to accurately capture the complexity of this shade!

Espresso is a neutral medium-dark brown with a small dose of superfine shimmer throughout. The base color has a satin finish. I find that most brands carry warm brown liners, so this was a welcome addition.

Smoke is a dark charcoal gray with a soft frost finish. Something strange about this particular shade is that it splotches streaks of black and lighter gray, even after a few uses. It can be easily fixed, but still something to note.

Silver Black is a neutral black with silver glitter. As a liner, I love it. But when it comes to black bases, I prefer them to be glitter-free.

They are all equally creamy, smooth, and glide on wonderfully. From a single pass these liners produce opaque color--very richly pigmented. I found that once applied, the smudger works well to sheer out color where the bulk of the product is; I did not find that it was particularly helpful in blending out the edges. Maybe that would be different if the product wasn't so fast to dry--you have to work quickly!

Tarte is not kidding about describing these as waterproof. Even with my (oil-free) makeup remover, I had to scrub and scrub and scrub for the product to be completely removed. These will be especially handy for long-wearing days! I didn't experience any creasing even though the product has a very creamy consistency with a fair amount of slip. Remember, these are limited edition so pick these up at the following retailers while you still can: Sephora, Tarte, and QVC.

Golden Beige, Moss, Violet, Espresso, Smoke, Silver Black

The mentioned product(s) was/were purchased by me.

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