Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Those Tarte Liners Work As Shadows Too

As if the Tarte 6-piece SmolderEYES holiday set wasn't already a steal, I find another way to use it. While the pencils are originally eye liners, their crayon-like tips and buttery textures make them perfect for shadow work as well. Observe:

1. Apply on lid
2. Blend with crease brush
3+4. Adjust shape accordingly by applying more toward the crease and blending out

That itself could be a complete eye look, but I took it further by applying and blending out champagne at the inner corners of my eyes, lining the top lash line with onyx and the bottom lash line with gunmetal.

And since these liners are waterproof, they're budge and crease proof as well. That deserves a happyface for sure! (People with oily lids should still use primers, but I'm sure you already do, right?)

All the colors mentioned in this post are a part of the Tarte Holiday 2012 Eye Catchers 6-Piece SmolderEYES™ And Skinny SmolderEYES™ Collector's Set, which retails for $39 and is available at Sephora.

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Products Used:
Face -
Chantecaille 'Future Skin' Foundation in Camomile
RMS Beauty "Un" Cover Up #22
Paul & Joe Face Powder 001 (from the Holiday Make Up Collection 2012 001 Set)
Korres Cheek Butter in Eros Coral

Eyes -
Tarte SmolderEYES in Gold, Champagne, Gunmetal, and Onyx (from the 6-piece set)
Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara in Brilliant Black
Shu Uemura Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown
Le Métier de Beauté Eye Crease Brush

Lips-
Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Raspberry

PS: Thank you everyone for the well-wishes in regards to Hurricane Sandy. I am extremely fortunate to be living in a neighborhood that was unscathed by the storm, but there are plenty of New Yorkers who need help. For those who would like to give aid, you can donate $10 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or visiting redcross.org directly.
The products in this post was sent by the company for editorial consideration

25 comments:

  1. *jumps up and down, up and down*

    That's totally what I plan to use them for!!! The colors are SO fab and I'm glad to hear they hold up well :)

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    1. Hahaha that image is adorable, Sunny!

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  2. See, now we're talking. EYE SHADOWS. But I always find that these things set too quickly or I'm too slow, or something. *grumbles* I need to find some nice cream shadows, that's what I need to do.

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    1. This is not too bad, Larie! I did this with the NARS ones before. Those set in under a second >< almost gouged my eyes out

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  3. I love this look and I can't wait to try it out. SmolderEyes is on its way to me! What are you wearing on your lips?

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    1. I updated the post to show the full product list!

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  4. As an older woman I like Tarte alot. For a younger person I think it is one of the great and affordable lines. I am buying several Tarte sets for holiday gifts. Especially for my son's lovely and treasured girl friend. NOT that she needs a thing, she is breathtaking, but who does not like to play with makeup!!! I save and ask stores for samples and I am always thrilled to send them to her. Thank for your ideas and, has anyone told you lately how absolutely beautiful you are? Because you are!

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    1. Judith, thank you for the nicest words :) Your son has a lucky girlfriend!

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  5. Gorgeous! What's on your lips? It's lovely, too!

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    1. Korres Raspberry Lip Butter Glaze!

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  6. Gahhh is there ANYTHING that DOESN'T look good on you as a creepily STARE in awe. :)

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  7. This is a very very pretty look on you; your hair has now officially become Yours (it has made itself "at home" on your head and with your face.) I am glad that you survived Sandy- so many New Yorkers went through hell from it. What a town and what people that can endure what NYC has this past eleven years !! I cannot get over it. Thank you for the donation info- I will be very glad to help out. xoxo Beth in Pgh ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Beth! My hair was amazing that day, but so quickly it's growing out again

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  8. OMG, stop tempting me with these. That shade is perfection!

    (Also: loving all the blog tweaks!)

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    1. That shade rocks my world. I didn't know I could pull off anything named "gold"

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  9. Glad to know you are safe and sound. I looked at these Tarte eyeliners, and told myself I didn't need them. NOW, I think I REALLY need them. Thanks for all your makeup inspirations! It's been a total pleasure reading your blog (:

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  10. Wow, beautiful look! I think I like that shade even more as an eye color than as a liner! And glad to hear that you are safe and sound.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Yeah I probably would use it more as an eye color than liner :)

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  11. What blending brush is this? Looks so niiiiice

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    1. Updated the post with full product list!

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  12. You are far too gorgeous Xiao! You make me want to chop off my hair, but I haven't got the face for it like you do. Love! xx

    oh my gilded

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  13. Love your new pixie hair, it looks great on you!

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  14. Love your new pixie hair, it looks great on you!

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