November 3, 2012
Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner - Bronze
This too was part of the Holiday set mentioned here. This too is full size!! The color is BRONZE and is absolutely Stunning. It is very different from all the other "brown" or "non-black" gel liners I have.
I have never tried liner from this brand, so I cannot comment on the quality or application of this one. Didn't want to open it now as I already have many gel liners in use. Didn't want it to dry on me. Also it reminded me of Benefit's Creaseless cream shadow/Liner in Busy Signal (which I forgot to swatch)
Below are a few liner swatches for comparison.
Comparison of Gel Liners (Kat Von D 'Romantic' is a Liquid Liner -discontinued)
This Full size dual ended brush was the sole reason for me picking the kit. I always prefer to have multiple eyeliner brushes.
The liner tip is pretty good and the application was easy. It picked good amount of color and the liner was neat and precise.
The other end of the brush is perfect for smuding some eye shadow under the lower lash line and the size is just right for my eye shape and size.
The set also included a deluxe size Mascara, which I didn't open for the same reason as liner. I have currently multiple mascaras in use and it makes no sense to open the new ones and then toss them after three months without using,
In a nutshell, this particular set by TARTE is a very awesome deal and should not be passed. 2 full size products, One full size double ended brush and a deluxe size mascara. What more can one ask for $25! (mine was $20 because I got 20% off during Ulta sale). Good way to try the brand if you have not tried and great value for money! Would make a great gift for the coming holidays!
Did you pick any sets for the Holidays? Do you have any great picks you would want to share? Please let me know in the comments, so that I can buy them too!