Recently I have been trying to conquer the feline flick, no not some jazzy cat inspired dance move but the ever elusive perfectly lined eye. I have come to the conclusion for me the best eye liner formulation is gel - khol pencils are perfect for my waterline but are too soft to create a sharp outline on my lids and liquid liner, well basically we are no longer on speaking terms. It smudges, it runs and generally is just a faff I can live without by process of elimination that leaves gel liner and my newest additions are the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners.
Yes the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners are rather dinky but then again so are most gel liners, as long as you have a small eye liner brush you won't experience any problems. Each Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners comes with it's own double ended brush which creates wonderfully fine lines and is perfect for precision. I have expressed my love for Tarte brushes numerous times, they really are great and I hope QVC expands the line here within the UK.
The Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners come in three shades: Black which is your typical matte black gel liner that has great colour pay off, Bronze which is a shimmering deep brown metallic and Plum which again is metallic but a deep royal purple hue. I like how the brand has one standard shade that the majority of us will gravitate towards combined with two fun shades. In the US there is also green, indigo and brown shades to choose from which we could well see hit the UK soil in the months to come.
At £20 each the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners are far from cheap so the formula has to be on point - I mean cult favourite Bobbi Brown Gel Liner is £3-£4 cheaper. Is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners fantastic? No but it is good, the price point lets it down. In my opinion had this been priced at around £10 more of us would be inclined to purchase but at £20 it does seem a little bog standard. Now don't get me wrong the formula glides on with ease, it doesn't flake, to an extent it is waterproof (the black shade survived a little rain), it wears well (around 9 hours of wear on my oily lids) and there is no issues with the colour pay off. I simply can not see the majority of beauty lovers forking over £20 for a liner that has so little press when you can pop into any beauty hall and get a product of similar quality for less pocket change.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners £20 each via QVC - link
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