October 3, 2013

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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Love Tarte smolderEYES? Me too! That’s why this Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set for Holiday 2013 should be yours! You get six full size eye products and a deluxe Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara! What more could a girl want for Christmas?

Last year Tarte Eye Catchers SmolderEYES and Skinny SmolderEYES Collector’s Set absolutely thrilled me! I adored that set and kid you not that all the SmolderEYES Pencils are down to tiny nubs at this point especially the Gold one!

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set ($39) is a new variation of last year’s set with more variety, new shades, and some fun extras. Last year’s set included six full size smolderEyes Pencils but this year they spiced things up by including two of them along with three Skinny smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners and a deluxe size Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara!

Tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners included with this set come in two new shades of Taupe and Rose Gold (as seen below on my eyes). These double ended pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that can be used all over the lid or applied on the lash line and smudged out with the tip of the tiny sponge smudger located on the opposite end of the pencil. I love how creamy these are. They apply like butter on my lids and blend out to a picture perfect finish with a quick set time that doesn’t crease or fade as the day progresses.

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Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set Taupe

Taupe

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set Rose Gold

Rose Gold

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Swatches

Rose Gold and Taupe

Tarte Skinny smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners included are Onyx and new shades Purple Garnet and Azurite Green. These have an equally creamy formula that glides across my lash line easily with an easy to smudge formula. These pencils are so incredibly pigmented and creamy, applying without tugging or skipping! I love the glossy, lacquered finished of these liners. They have a strong wear especially on the waterline where I can get at least five to six hours of wear without it fading or losing intensity.

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set Azurite Green

Azurite Green

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set Onyx

Onyx

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set Purple Garnet

Purple Garnet

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash Set Swatches

Onyx, Azurite Green, Purple Garnet

I’ve reviewed Lights, Camera, and Flashes before in a prior review but for those who haven’t read it here’s a brief recap. This has a spiky larger application which enables it to pull lashes up and outwards. It doesn’t produce major curl but does a fairly good job of pulling lashes out and adding nice length and volume. It wears well on my dry eyes without smudging or flaking. I enjoy the regular Lights, Camera, Lashes formula a bit better but on a whole Lights, Camera, Flashes brings some fairly good volume and length to lashes and adds a nice touch of drama to lashes.

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This set is a complete value considering a purchase of just the liners alone, individually, would run you $57. You get the extra mascara as well so that isn’t counting the cost of that…!

You can break it up the set to stuff stockings but chances are since there are some new shades here you’ll want to keep it for yourself and that’s quite ok, I can understand completely 🙂

Tarte Stop & Stare smolderEYES Liner & Lash FOTD

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Wearing Rose Gold on lids and Onyx on the upper and lower waterline (sorry, I did a poor job blending here so you’ll see a bit of creasing towards my mid eye area, I was rushing this morning during application EEP!)

It’s available now at tartecosmetics.com and Sephora.com and will launch in stores later this month!

Will you be indulging?

Did you get and love last year’s set?

Do share!

Muse Approved!

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Stephanie C.

    I was going to hold off on this set since I also LOVE the looks of “Off The Cuff” (but need to limit myself!)…. I don’t know if I can! This is now so tempting, dangit.

  • CC

    Muse, do you think this rosé Gold is the same color as last years Gold Smolder Eye? Can you compare? Thank you!

  • Sweta

    I was so waiting for your review on this one…I was donna pick this up if you would have muse approved it..yay..so i know i need this one..I too love their staying power on my waterline..thanks a lot Muse..love ya 🙂

    • the Muse

      love back sweta 😀 did you get last year’s set? if not you’re for a treat these are SO lovely 😀

      • Sweta

        ya Muse I had got the last years set..i loveeee onyx totally..love the staying power….yea i m sure to get this now 🙂

        • the Muse

          awesome!!!!!!!!!! that set was increds 😀 I’m sure you’re going to love this set too!

  • kimmyyy

    Oh my GOSH, these are gorgeous! I know you have drier skin, but how do you think these will fare with us oilier skinned girls? I’m afraid to indulge just to have them smear all over my face. ;(