Tarte • LE - SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection • Eyeliner

rated 3.3(27 reviews)

Average Rating.3.3
Would buy this product again.44%

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rated 1 of 5 marisaew1 on 12/23/2013 1:16:00 PM more reviews by marisaew1

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

This review is for the Amazonian clay waterproof liner - gold plum, which I purchased on Hautelook. This eyeliner is a nice color, but that's about it. Within thirty minutes, it was under my eyes, creeping into wrinkles. No thanks. On a side note, I've found the Stila Smudge Crayon in Umber is a similar color and stays put all day, even on the bottom lash line. Although I try to be all "green" with my makeup, the Stila liner is worth the sacrifice.

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rated 2 of 5 x3rjessikers on 12/19/2013 3:11:00 PM more reviews by x3rjessikers

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I like them, but I don't like them. I don't really use cream eyeshadows (which these are in stick form) so i figured they would be great as a lower eye liner. Completely wrong. I wear contact lenses and the formula of the pencils is too waxy. The product ends up transferring onto my contact lenses and my eyes would be irritated really quick. You can physically see a film over my lenses and my eyes just would not have it. The colors are definitely pretty and they look nice but if I can't continue using it if I can't see while wearing my contacts. They are definitely not waterproof or smudgeproof. You can wear it for a few hours before it smudges a little or wipes away completely. I tried using it as a eyebase but I had the same issue with the transfer into my eyes. It sucks cuz I actually did like the product until I pinpointed it was these products that transferred into my eyes. I would not repurchase this (bc it was limited edition) but I would not purchase anything else similar to these either from tarte. I haven't tried the skinny black liner but I feel I would run into the same issue.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* alina08 on 9/2/2013 12:28:00 PM more reviews by alina08

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Green    

I have this eyeliner in the shade champagne. It is a perfect pick-me-up in the morning. I look bright-eyed and refreshed. It does not smear or wind up under my eye after a long day. For this I am very happy. A +

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rated 5 of 5 Caseyyy24 on 8/18/2013 9:28:00 PM more reviews by Caseyyy24

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

I have this eye liner in deep amethyst and it is gorgeous! It is a deep purple so it really brings out the green in my eyes without looking TOO purple. It last all day and does not smudge, like at all and It is even cry proof! I prefer this over the MAC PowerPoint eyeliner I used before this. Definitely would recommend this eyeliner to anyone

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rated 1 of 5 Shopaholica82 on 8/1/2013 2:22:00 PM more reviews by Shopaholica82

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    


Pros: Nice colour (got the dark brown one)
Cons: hard to apply, didn`t glide on easily so it tugged at my eyelids and was actually quite painful. It flaked AND smudged throughout the day, I could not wear this for a full work day without me looking like a racoon. Expensive. Pencil actually broke as well.


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rated 2 of 5 cairn_chick on 6/8/2013 11:04:00 PM more reviews by cairn_chick

Age: 56 & Over   Skin: Sensitive, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

This does not go on smoothly. A disappointment. Won't repurchase.

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rated 1 of 5 AnnieNYC on 4/21/2013 3:01:00 PM more reviews by AnnieNYC

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!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* PianoGirl1985 on 4/20/2013 8:11:00 PM more reviews by PianoGirl1985

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.

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rated 2 of 5 cerecita on 4/9/2013 3:06:00 PM more reviews by cerecita

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

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* mariella99 on 12/30/2012 8:34:00 AM more reviews by mariella99

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.

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