I am back with a product from my favorite brand, Tarte. Recently, I picked up two eyeliners from their Skinny SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner range. Today, I am going to review the shade ‘Onyx’. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Price: 1424 INR for 1.2 g
What it is: A follow up to tarte’s best-selling smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liner, these are the trimmed down skinny version.
What it does: Creates smoldering & sultry eyes in your color of choice. tarte offers a wide range of gorgeous Amazonian clay infused shades to choose. Simply glide along the upper & lower lash line for smooth rich color definition. Use the built-in smudger to soften the look for better, longer, truer wear.
Cyclopentasiloxane, polybutene, synthetic wax, isododecane, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, hydrogenated cottonseed oil, ceresin, ozokerite, kaolin, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcristalline, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, silk powder/serica/poudre de soie, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, phenoxyethanol, mica, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
My Experience with Tarte Skinny SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Onyx:
Tarte Skinny SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Onyx comes as a dual-ended sharpenable pencil with the actual pencil on one end and the other end has a smudger tool. The pencil’s body has the actual kohl shade with gold leaf designs. The combination of gold on the pencil makes it look very pretty and eye-catching; actually, this is the only kohl pencil in my stash with such an attractive design. The pencil also has an outer dark blue cardboard box with a window which shows the actual product.
There are around 5 shades in this line which includes a black, grey, green, brown and a metallic bronze. Onyx is a dark black eyeliner pencil with a semi-matte finish. The black is pretty intense, but I won’t claim it to be a jet black, it is more of a dark black shade.
This pencil has great pigmentation; one swipe gives you good opacity and deposits the desired color on the eyes. This product can be used on the lashline and also as an eyeliner. The texture of the pencil is super soft and smooth and glides on the eyes with ease. The pencil is creamy but that doesn’t make it easily breakable.
This product looks good on the eyes but once you put it on the lashline, it smudges a bit and gives a smolder eye look after some time. Though the smudging part is a bit off, I think this pencil is mainly designed for creating a smokey eye look. That’s why they have provided a smudger tool in the product itself. The smudger tool is very soft and smudges the liner easily without straining the eyes. The pencil creates a perfect smokey eye look and stays put on the eyes for a good five hours.
This has become my go-to pencil for smokey eyes and smudged look, I like the sultry finish it gives to my eyes. So, if you are looking for a good smokey eye pencil that is easy to smudge, you can try this, but if you are after an on the point non-moving pencil, then this is not for you.
Pros of Tarte Skinny SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Onyx:
• Pretty packaging
• Creamy and soft
• Dark black color
• Comes with a smudger tool
• Applies well
• Smudges easily to create smokey eyes
• Decent wear time
Cons of Tarte Skinny SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Onyx:
• Does not come with a sharpener
• The liner smudges even when you don’t use the smudger tool
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Tarte Skinny SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Onyx?
This will last longer. I may try other shades. You can give this a try if you are looking for a good smokey eye pencil.
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