I'd never tried Tarte makeup before so when Jill had an extra Tarte Stop & Stare SmolderEYES Liner and Lash gift set, I happily took it off her hands. The Stop & Stare SmolderEYES Liner and Lash gift set contains three Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners, two SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners, and a sample size of their Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara. Since the gift set was a limited edition set for the 2013 holiday season, I opted to review the items in it separately.
In this post I'll take a look at the two SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners - Rose Gold and Taupe. These are larger version of the Skinny SmolderEYES Liners (see my review of Onyx, Purple Garnet and Azurite here) and they come with a built-in sponge tip for smudging.
Here's what the Tarte website has to say about the SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners:
A versatile waterproof liner powered by Amazonian clay for soft or smoldering eyes.
Create smoldering, sexy eyes that won't budge with these waterproof liners. With this one liner, you can go from simple to sultry in an instant. Create a defined line by gliding along the upper and lower lash line or use the built-in smudger to soften. For a sultry, smoky eye, use the liner as a shadow by applying a thicker line along upper lashes and blending toward the crease.
Both Rose Gold and Taupe are limited edition. SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners are 0.056 oz and cost $22.00 US.
First let's take a look at Rose Gold. Rose Gold is a very hot colour in the makeup world right now. It's a very flattering, pretty shade of pink-gold and can be found in a varying range of shades. This one is almost bronzey with it's warm red-brown metallic sheen. It goes on incredibly smoothly and softly and sets fairly quickly so be quick with your blending. It's easily blended with fingers, the built-in sponge tip smudger or a brush. It can be used as a base for powder eyeshadow or worn on it's own for a soft, shimmery effect, regardless of your skin tone.
This is the Taupe SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner and just like the Rose Gold one, it glides onto the skin with incredible ease. It's not as metallic as Rose Gold and is a grayish brown that reads slightly purple. It's incredible soft and smudgeable, but you have to work quickly because once it sets it's not going anywhere without makeup remover or a cleansing oil. You don't have to wear a primer, even if your eyelids are oily with both of these - that's how waterproof they are.
They also both wear beautifully all day, without fading or creasing. Since the pencils are so soft, you will need to sharpen them more than other pencils to keep that rounded point.
Stunning, shimmery, easy-to-wear shades in a beautiful, soft formula that lasts all day. Despite the fact that these two shades may not be available, I highly recommend checking out the SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners.
Reviews for the other pieces in the Tarte Stop & Stare SmolderEYES Liner and Lash Set are: