Tarte Eye Opening Holiday Amazonian Clay Eyeliners Set Review & Swatches
The Tarte Eye Opening Holiday Amazonian Clay Eyeliners Set ($45) is an exclusive Holiday 2013 Eyeliner Set from Tarte that recently launched exclusively at QVC.com.
This set includes 12 (0.043 oz each) Amazonian Clay Eyeliners, a sharpener, and a pretty golden bow makeup roll for stashing all your new pretty pencils.
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Eyeliner sets are huge around the Holidays as you already know, hello, Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2! And of course, sets like the Tarte Eye Opening Holiday Collection are cause for instant excitement. It’s kinda that same feeling you used to have as a kid when your mum brought you a shiny new box of crayons. God, I cherish those moments! Nothing like the smell of a box of crayons! Plus the little sharpener that used to be located in the back of the box but by the way never really worked that great! I used to take them all out of the box and arrange them and rearrange them into different color selections. Needless to say no real coloring took place but hours and hours were spent on the arrangement of the shades in the box.
The same goes for eyeliners I guess….! I have tons! Literally enough to line a small nations eyes but I still love that wonderful feeling of getting my hands on a set of Holiday Eyeliners! It’s like a new box of crayons all over again.
Tarte Eye Opening Holiday Amazonian Clay Eyeliners Set is a twelve piece selection of fairly wearable, essential shades of eyeliner. Don’t get me wrong I love bright aqua eyeliner as much as the next guy or girl but I do use shades like brown, black, etc more daily than I do aqua. This set has wearable colors you’ll likely use daily!
- Hunter Green
- Golden Plum
- Antique Gold
- Golden Green
The set comes with a really cute brush roll done up in gold. There’s a spot inside the roll for each liner and it rolls up and snaps closed for secure travel with a decorative little bow. It’s really quite small so it doesn’t take a ton of space in your purse or tote if you’re looking to travel with an array of eyeliner shades in one small space!
So I own, love, and use a variety of Tarte eyeliners! They have improved greatly on the Amazonian Clay Eyeliner formula since I first tried it. It’s creamy, pigmented, and quite long wearing. Mmmmm the eyeliners in this set aren’t QUITE the normal Amazonian Clay Eyeliner formula. Some of the shades are very pigmented and creamy but others I felt were a little on the drier side. Typically I get a certain glossy creaminess from Tarte’s eyeliner formula but some of these colors had a more drier texture. Thankfully the dryness doesn’t translate during application so I can easily apply without tugging or skipping across my lash line. Colors are all very vibrant and pigmented on a single stroke.
Wear time is a little iffy as typically I can get a full five or six hours from Tarte eyeliners on my lower waterline but some of the shades I only saw about three hours of wear before they faded. I noticed on the QVC boards they were some reviews that said they smeared and smudged but on my drier eyes I had absolutely no problems with them lasting all day. They didn’t migrate, didn’t smear, nor did I look like a raccoon at the end of a long day.
Bronze, Antique Gold, Plum, Black, Jungle Green, Navy
Nude, Hunter Green, Charcoal, Brown, Chocolate, Golden Plum
Overall, you have to prepare yourself for a slightly different formula when purchasing the Tarte Eye Opening Holiday Amazonian Clay Eyeliners Set. I don’t think these are quite the same consistency, texture, or formulation that Tarte uses in their permanent eyeliner collection. There were some minor hiccups here but nothing that made the set completely bad however, it deserves to be mentioned prior to your purchase that you might feel this formula isn’t quite the same as Tarte’s permanent range of eyeliners!
It’s available now at QVC.com
Are you (or did you) indulging?