Tarte SmoulderEYES Liner Review

Hubby’s travelling again and I’m always in a bad mood when he’s away. Add to that the terrible Bombay heat, the traffic and you have a sure shot combination for a volcano eruption. The molten lava was bubbling just under the surface when I returned home after picking up sonny boy from his nursery and what I saw waiting for me totally transformed my mood…..


There’s this blog I love reading, Best Things in Beauty. It’s about, what else, the best (and most of the times, most expensive) things in beauty. She manages to pick out such beautiful gems from the plethora of beauty, skincare, fragrance products available in the market!

This was a limited edition set that was launched during Christmas 2012 and has five full size smoulderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liners in Champagne (a pale rose gold), Gold (more of a bronze colour), Gunmetal (a pewterish brown), Ash Violet (purple) and Rainforest Black (dark green). It also has a full size skinny smoulderEYES in Onyx (dark black). All the infers have a smudge tip on the other end to help in creating smokey eyes. This set also comes with a sharpener to sharpen these thick liners.

The liners are intensely pigmented and the swatches you see here, are just one swipe! And they set really fast too. In a matter of seconds, the liner sets, the pigment adheres to your skin and then refuses to budge.


I have the swatches on my hand since afternoon and they are STILL there intact even as I’m writing this! This last picture is of the liner swatches as they are after 7 hours of being on my arm. The only reason why the colours look so faded is coz I have been intermittently rubbing the swatch to see if the liner gets smudged or wiped off after 3/4/5/6 hours of wear. Yes, the colours fade but only after so much rubbing. And I don’t think I’m going to be rubbing my eyes so much.

Its going to be fun trying all these out. The champagne will look lovely on the waterline with winged liner and red lips…what say? And all the colours are so pretty, I can’t decide which one I like the most.

Which colour did you like the most?

And hey, which of you Bombay bloggers am I going to meet at the Soulflower blogger meet on Sunday?

20 Replies to “Tarte SmoulderEYES Liner Review”

  1. wow! these are awesome and Ive read so much tarte products..pity we dont get any of these here in bbay

    1. They are awesome! And they last all through the day on my eyelids without smudging and fading.

  2. All these are shiny. good products

  3. Congratulations on your 100th post Dollie. :)The liners are so pretty, I love the gold, champagne and ash purple shade. They be very pretty!

    And I didn’t get invited for the Soulflower event!! :'( :'( Sniff! Sniff!

    Priyanka (The Purplenista)

    1. Check the soulflower fb page. Email them at the email add given and see if you can join too. Would be gr8 to meet u 🙂

    2. Done. 🙂 let’s see if I can come too! I would love to meet you all too!


  4. Loving 4th from left. And congrats on winning and on your 100th post 🙂

  5. Sunshine Beauty says: Reply

    wowww, these eyeliners look great !

    1. They really are 😉

  6. Kumkum Jain says: Reply

    wow congos for both of your achievements dear 🙂

    1. Thanks Kumkum 🙂

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! And I will try to make it to the meet on Sunday dear. Hope I get to meet you 🙂

    1. Looking forward to meeting you 🙂

  8. I love the violet and green! And hey, Congratulations! Have a happy weekend!

    1. Thanks Maneeta. Hope u have a gr8 weekend too 🙂

  9. Shikha and Dimpy says: Reply


    Congo on winning these look awesome…And I think ur idea wud look real good….

    Love the peacock color…2nd from right….my absolute fav!!!

    1. Thanks…will try them out over the weekend 😉

  10. Wow great gift ! And congratulations on your 100th post !!

    Much Love
    The Heiress Blog

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