tarte’s Amazonian clay favorites go waterproof!
As a California girl I’m used to easy breezy weather all year round. And when summer officially hits and the temperature rises over 90 degrees, I start my search for sunscreen, shorts and makeup that won’t melt.
I woke up the next morning eager to try my new waterproof lovelies. First, I dove into the waterproof shadow ($22). At 0.1oz (ouch) the product looked a little small. But, they say good things come in small packages, right?
I received Slate, which is a beautiful bronze taupe colored cream shadow. This shadow was creamy; it glided easily and smoothly over my lids. I must say, Slate looked rather silky, ooh-la-la.
These QVC exclusive shadows give a sheer wash of color that can be layered for a little bit more pigment. The Amazonian Clay in the shadow helps reduce the oil on your lids and not only keeps the shadow in place but leaves the lids hydrated. So whether you have oily or dry lids, you’re sure to still get that smooth application, and extended waterproof wear time.
The clay also gives the shadow a richer and more appealing look. There’s nothing worse than a dry, cakey shadow slathered across your lid.
Despite a slight crease I encountered around hour 7 or 8, Slate stayed put and didn’t fade. I fixed the little crease and went about my day, I was impressed.
Confession: I haven’t left the house without eyeliner since the 90’s, and I am not about to start now. This is where tarte’s Amazonian clay waterproof liner ($22) comes into play.
Available in six shades, I tested the classic liner shade, black. The same botanical waterproofing agent in the shadows is also used in the liner, and this blend of natural plant waxes protect against sweat, creasing, rain, and tears.
I was in love with the velvet consistency the moment my brush hit the pot. The liner applies like butter and the black color is rich with a good amount of pigmentation.
For me, when it comes to waterproof liners the burning question is always: does it stay put and not smudge? Yes, the liner lasted all day, but after about 5 hours I do notice a slight smudging.
Oh eyeliner smudges, why must you be the bane of my existence?
The product transfers from my lid to the inner corner of my eyes more when paired with a cream shadow, when worn over a powder shadow the smudges are lessened to almost nothing. Regardless of those pesky smudges the liner always looks good; it doesn’t look like you’ve been wearing the same makeup for 10 hours straight.
• wonderful consistency
• color doesn’t fade
• the Amazonian Clay minimizes oil and hydrates skin
• paraben free
• liner smudges slightly
• eye shadow pot is a little small
The tarte Amazonian clay waterproof shadows and liners are hard workers. They will put in a good 8 hour work day, make it through happy hour, and even rummage through your cabinets for a pre-dinner snack.
We might all be nearly melting at this point in summer, but at your makeup can still be on point. Readers and Testers – have tarte’s EmphasEYES Amazonian clay shadows and liners helped see you through summer?[ratings]
Diane is self-proclaimed beauty fanatic; she is always on the lookout for the newest products to make her black hair shinier, her pink lips pinker, and her pale skin flawless. She believes every woman deserves a cold cocktail after a long day. When she’s not writing on her own makeup blog, Orange 2 LA, you can catch her waiting in line with her husband at one of LA’s top music venues.
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