Eye Catchers 6-piece SmolderEYES set by tarte
I am really excited about this post today! When one of my girlfriend’s was visiting from Montreal we decided to go shopping…and of course wandered into our closest Sephora. With all of the new holiday sets and palettes out, we spent quite a while exploring and trying to track down our best options and narrow down what we “needed”. This set however, is something that neither of us could resist and we both ended up purchasing it. I hope she is loving it as much as I am!!
This Eye Catcher 6-piece SmolderEYES set by tarte is limited edition, for the holiday season. This 2012 collection contains 5 SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners (complete with sharpener) and 1 Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Onyx (a very intense, deep, true black).
The 5 Jumbo shades are currently not available for purchase outside of this set.
- Ash Violet is a sultry metallic purple
- Rainforest Black is a nice deep dark teal
- Champagne is a lovely shimmery highlight
- Gunmetal is a dark grey/silver with purple undertones (like a shimmery mauve)
- Gold is a true metallic gold shade
This SmolderEYES set is available at Sephora, as well as online through tarte’s website. To me, this set just screamed value. This line of waterproof pencils sell for $33.00 CAD/each or $25.00 US/each (slightly less for the skinny). This entire set retails for $51.00 CAD (a $187.00 value) or $39.00 US (a $144.00 value). So really, if two of the colours are something you want, then it really pays for itself quickly. (I know, I know, this sounds like a makeup addicts logic!)
I love tarte products and always find them to be high quality. They have great pigmentation and this set in particular offers a nice variety of very unique shades. These SmolderEYES waterproof pencils are especially awesome because of their versatility. You can use them as either a liner, an eyeshadow, or simply an all over base for your shadow. They have built in smudgers so you can really use this set however you like. You can blend the shades together, or use them on their own. You really do have a tonne of options with a set like this.
The swatches above are a couple generous strokes with each colour, but if you want to use a lighter hand, you can get yourself a thinner line, which will work well if you want to slightly smudge them out for a softer look like I have below:
Because these waterproof eye liners are made with Amazonian Clay they are good for the delicate skin around your eyes as they are both nourishing and hydrating. You don’t have to worry if you have oily eyelids either. Their waterproof formula means they won’t budge or smear and will last all day. But, this also means, when you first apply them you don’t have very long to smudge them out, so hurry!
My favourite part about these is actually how super creamy the formula is. They glide on very gently and easily, almost melting onto your skin. This means you won’t need to tug at your skin to get a smooth clean line.
Here is a 5-minute face I did for work using Rainforest Black on the top lash line and Ash Violet on the bottom:
At just $8.50 a pencil (or $6.50 for you readers south of the border) I really see this set as a great deal and think it would make a perfect gift for that makeup lover on your list or a perfect addition to your own collection.
What holiday sets are you most excited for this year? What ones already made you cave?
This entry was posted on November 16, 2012 by Shannon @ Eyemasq. It was filed under All Other Swatches, Makeup, Reviews and was tagged with 5 minute face, Amazonian Clay cosmetics, Ash Violet SmolderEYES swatch, Champagne SmolderEYES swatch, Gold SmolderEYES swatch, Gunmetal SmolderEYES swatch, Ingredient List for tarte SmolderEYES liners, Look using Ash Violet SmolderEYES pencil, Look using Rainforest Black SmolderEYES pencil, Onyx skinny SmolderEYES swatch, Rainforest Black smoldereyes swatch, SmolderEYES liners, smudged swatches of the smoldereyes holiday 2012 collection by tarte, tarte 2012 holiday colletions, tarte holiday gift sets, tarte SmolderEYES review, tarte SmolderEYES swatches.