|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
NOT WATERPROOF. I put a bit on today (not much, it is Sunday and I'm just hanging around) and all day I've been having to wipe it with a Q-Tip off the top of my eyelids where it is transferring. I'm NOT sweating or working out (movie on the couch followed by an hour of grocery shopping) and it is not hot out. I purchased these in 3 colors since the girl at Sephora was raving about them. These are going back tomorrow! Ugh!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I got this pencil in Charcoal and it came as a duo with Just Deserts eyeshadow (Sephora was having a big sale on Tarte). I absolutely love the packaging and the shade of this eye pencil. Even though the shade is suppose to be charcoal (dark gray??), this one comes off a tiny bit dark plum/purple/indigo. It's gorgeous.
The reason I gave this product 4 lippies is because it began to crumble on my eyes as soon as I began applying! There were many flakes present underneath the eye, which never happens with my other eye liners. I am not sure if others experienced the same thing, or maybe mine is already passed its "best used until..." point, since it is natural and all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
NOT WATERPROOF as it claims! it didn't hold up to my eye drops
:'( i got the 'skinny pencil' version
its a nice rich pigment though
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I thought I had copied my review (which I'd put in the "eyeshadow" category) into the eyeliner section as well but - DUH - I put it in the eyeshadow category TWICE! Anyway, here goes:
I'm not sure whether to categorize this set as "eye liners" or "eye shadows", so I'll put this review in both places.
This review is for the newest release of Tarte's SmolderEYES collection for Xmas 2012. The set includes 5 jumbo pencils (not 4) with smudgers on the ends. These can be used as liners or as shadows. The colours are: Gold (just what it sounds like, though a bit on the bronze/copper side of gold), Champagne (think Sin or Kitten in a pencil), Gunmetal (actually more of a taupe shade and one of my two favourites in this set where every pencil is a winner), Ash Violet and - the pencil for which I bought this whole set, as it's not available singly, Rainforest Black, which is really more a deep blue/green shade along the lines of MAC's Moonlight Night Pigment but so much more user friendly. It is the most beautiful colour and it's unique - I don't have any pencils or pencil shadows that even come close to this colour. This set also includes a skinny black liner, which I haven't actually tried yet, but if the quality is anything at all like the chubby pencil/shadows, I won't be disappointed.
I used to be a fan of the UD 24/7 eyeshadow pencils (the chubby ones) but the problem with those is that they are very difficult to blend. Once you "crayon" them onto your lids, you have little to no time to blend them and if you can, it involves a fair but of pulling on the skin of the lids. These Tarte pencils are FABULOUS. They are so creamy and blend so easily, without any tugging, but when they set, they really SET, so they are great as all-over-the lid/anywhere-you-wanna-use-them shadows. On me, they are crease-proof all day long. They are also terrific bases for any of your powder shadows. And they work perfectly well as liners too. I cannot think of a single negative to any of these pencils.
This set is an insane $51 in Canada, (but I had a 20 dollar off voucher from the nice people at Sephora, who know a will-power-lacking sucker when they have one in their clutches) - unjustifiably more expensive than in the US. And while I lashed out on this set just for the sake of the one pencil, it has been a good purchase, since every shadow-pencil is of the same excellent quality and all are shades I will use again and again. GET THIS or ask for it for Xmas, Hanukkah, your birthday - any reason you can think of. It's a real winner! It's surprising to me that this product has such a low "repurchase" rating. Obviously Tarte must have improved their product a whole lot since earlier releases because, as I keep saying, these pencils are downright amazing and about as perfect as you can get.
EDIT: I've since tried the skinny eye liner pencil - the colour is Onyx and, man, is it EVER black. Anyone who is looking for an intense black liner and who's been disappointed by UD's 24/7 pencils, give this one a spin. It is so soft and creamy when applied but, amazingly, it doesn't smear or smudge. I've worn it all day for several days now and even dashed out to a yoga class last night - a restorative class that uses "eye pillows" - and this did not transfer to my under-eye area at all. My only complaint is that it really is INTENSELY BLACK - a bit too black for daytime wear for me, even once I've smudged it out. Also, I finally took apart the packaging and there is a pencil sharpener included in the kit. It's only for the chubby pencils and I'm not sure how good it is - it says "made in Korea" and I prefer those sharpeners like UD's Grindhouse or even Lise Watier that have blades made in Germany so I don't know that I'll use this, since I've got a few pretty decent sharpeners already but it was still good that they included this since not everyone has a sharpener for jumbo pencils.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Brown
This is a review for the LE smoldereye pencil set at sephora for holiday season (39 dollars for 4 pencils and 1 inner rim pencil--AWESOME value).
I literally could NOT pass up the value! These are chubby eye liners that double as all over eye shadows and have smudge stick on one end to blend. The colors are gorgeous, the gold and platinum are my favorite for everyday and the green is GORGEOUS! Alone they are good, but under an eyeshadow they are PHENOMENAL, when layered they literally last 24 hours (until I take it off with eye makeup remover). Alone as a shadow pencil it would last about 6 hours or so before showing wear.
The kit also comes with a jumbo sharpener which is nice that you don't have to buy seperately. I have one of these pencils in every makeup bag. The neutral taupe is great for touching up any eye makeup throughout the day. I fly a lot and this is great to freshen up right when i land.
I wasn't sure how often I would use these, but I purchased in october and am considering buying a second set before they sell out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love eyeliner and am always trying new types.
Didn't like this one. I thought that even though it was fat, that I could sharpen it and hold it a certain way to get a moderately precise line.
No, it was way too fat and hard to control in my small eye area. The brown was a nice shade, but I soon put this in my 'donation bag'.
Overpriced and not useful to me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I am happy I purchased this set as soon as I saw it at a local Sephora store because it sold out quickly and was obviously limited edition. Considering one individual SmolderEyes liner sells for $25 plus tax on retail, this set was a considerable steal at $39 plux tax if my memory is correct. It came with a sharpener, and though I admit that sharpening the product creates unnecessary waste, I still think this product and set are amazing. I don't use this on a daily basis because I have so many eyeliners and eye makeup that I am trying to alternate and make use of, but anytime I use any liner from this set, I am impressed at the staying power and vibrancy of color. The smudger at the other end comes in handy. My favorite color is Espresso - a dark rich brown. I've been continually impressed with the latest from Tarte. I hope they come out with more limited editions sets like this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this kit after falling in love with the bronzed color I received. It is such a great deal to get all these colors. They stay on your eyes with out smudging thoughout the day which is the main thing that concerns me. They have a shimmer to them but it isn't over dramatic or kidish. Great kit!
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Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
Too glittery for me :( Colors are intense and glide on beautifully but they need to make this in matte shades!! I ended up with glitter bits all over my eye area- grrrr. Messy looking, distracting and not a good look! Would buy it if they came out with matte colors.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I Am in love with this eyeliners, they are so smooth, and easy to apply. I like the colors and the price was awesome ( had a discount at tarte website). There's some glitter but I like glitter, it's not so bad.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Soft, easy to apply color with the convenience of pencil form. The colors are Silver Black (black with silver micro glitter), Espresso, Golden Beige (coppery), Moss, Violet, and Smoke. They have micro glitter which gives teensy sparkles. Looks more metallic than glittery and catches the light in a good way.
These are the same full-size pencils sold year round for $25 each. The colors are slightly different with different names.
Comes with a pencil sharpener.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Very disappointing. I love the green shade, and I like the blendability, which I think is good for a shadow pencil (compared to 4 other brands I own), but the staying power is terrible. After just a few hours it had almost disappeared. Even my Annabelle (cheap) shadow pencil lasts longer than that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have been interested in trying the new Tarte eyeliners for a bit, and when I saw this deal, I decided to give them a shot since the price per eyeliner was ridiculously lower in this set than the cost of buying an individual one. I love the black, the gray and the brown colors, they stay on forever and are dark enough to be actual liners. I don't mind the sparkles in the black, I just use primer and don't use these on the waterlines. I love how you can smudge them for a smokey look. The green is my next favorite, but I prefer to use it as a shadow stick with black or dark brown liner. I like the purple, but it is bright and I haven't had occasion to wear it. The beige is too glittery for me, and would also be used as a shadow stick, but I'd rather just use powder eyeshadow. So I use and like four of the colors, so overall I would say this set is worth it for me!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
So disappointed. Just bought these from QVC and I HATE them...I have lost the receipt so I don't even know if I can return these. They are WAY too metallic and glittery. Smudging or buffing is impossible as they dry way too fast. So unhappy with these.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
These are amazing! Like all Tarte product that I own (a lot...) this raises the bar or cosmetics! These are so creamy, they glide on eyes like a dream and deliver rich color fast! The liners STAY PUT! The only downside is that they dry so fast and so well that it's hard to blend them so you have to be quick! The colors are fantastic, especially moss, espresso and violet! Smoke is better than I thought it would be as a liner, a little bit on the light side but it's a good alternative to traditional colors! Golden beige works exceptionally well as an inner corner brightener but can be a little bit glittery. Silver black is so great but is too sparkly for work. The sparkly shades are golden beige, silver black, and violet, one thing to note about these is that i you smudge them the sparkles are more intense. Violet has purple micro glitter so it's not as apparent as the silver glitter in the other two shades. I can live with glitter, i'm 22 so it doesn't bother me one bit!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I ordered this set online as it was sold out in stores. I did swatch the testers in the store though, and fell in love with the Violet shade. It's the prettiest bright, vibrant, pigmented purple color I've ever seen in cosmetics! (Note that it does have glitter). I was bummed that shade was not available individually, only as part of the set. I think that is true for all or most of the shades in the set. It's a fantastic value as its real value would be $150! They are very long-wearing but not a pain to remove like some waterproof makeup can be. Even though I just got it for the Violet shade, the others are very nice too, especially Moss and Black Silver. The champagne shade is very useful for brightening the inner corners of the eyes. Very impressed with this kit. It's my first Tarte purchase and I may have to look into their other products.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I didn't find these pigmented at all. The colors are not as intense on your eyes as the swatches on arms indicate. You can only get a fat line with these, and that fat line is not very smudgeable. If you do manage to smudge it, it makes the color even weaker. Tried it as a cream eyeshadow, it was just "okay". Since I have plenty of e/s that I actually like, these will go back to Sephora. Bummed, was so happy to get these, but not everything can be a homerun in m/u land!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
A combo of thick pencil and creamy consistency didn't work for me. I tried to line my upper lids and it ended up smudging immediately (and not in a good way.)
On the plus side, they seem to have great staying power--one it's on, it's on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
These were disappointing. I DID love all of the colors, I just hated pretty much everything else about them! I had hoped to be able to use them like shadow pencils, but it turns out they have almost no use what so ever.
1. Very hard to blend evenly (It left patches of color when I tried to use it as a shadow; not attractive!)
2. So filled with glitter that they feel like sandpaper on my eyelids (And it got IN my eye! OW!)
3. Not as long lasting as I had hoped (they sometimes smudge onto my upper eyelid after a few hours)
I do LOVE the green pencil, but I will probably return these regardless. $39 is too much for one pencil.
I will, however, admit that I had very high expectations for these. Try these out if you intend to use them as a liner, but dont expect to be able to smudge them very much.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am a little gutted that I don't like these as much as I do. Firstly, these are a tremendous deal, as they are full sized and buying one of these on their own runs $25, but you can buy this set of 6 for $39. Awesome deal. But, ends up I really only like one of these a lot anyway. The champagne and black are loaded with glitter specs. I was hoping it wouldn't be as much glitter as I feared, but it is. Putting the champagne as a base on my eyelid had glitter spackled all over the lid. Bummer. The violet has glitter but I wasn't planning to use it anyway. The silver (smoke?) shade is not as dark as I had hoped, it's really just a silver color, kind of blah. I'd prefer it to be more of a gunmetal shade. The Moss is alright, but again I wish it had more 'umph' to the color, I wish it was a tad darker. It's just a medium olive shade. The Espresso is nice, I like it. Then again, it wears just like the UD liners. I don't get as much smudging factor out of these as I had hoped. I really wanted to be able to 'smoke' up my eyes with these pencils, but I am not achieving that affect, and frankly I'm having to tug on my eyelids a little more than I had hoped to get a decent affect at all. So, I'll probably keep these for now, but won't rebuy. :( Sadly!!!!