Hello! Sorry for the radio silence! I recently got back from a convention where I was selling some of my crocheted items, and I've spent every waking moment (that I wasn't at work) in the last few weeks preparing for it. The stuff I want to blog about has been piling up so it's time to try and get through it all! Some of these purchases are pretty old and the products and/or deals are no longer available, but I still want to share them with you guys. For posterity's sake.
Normally, I don't purchase much, if anything, from Tarte. It's one of my least favorite brands of makeup (mid/high-end wise, at least); the products themselves aren't bad, but they're not really my style, if that makes sense. I ended up getting this liner, however, because I liked the idea behind it, it comes with a brush, and it was on sale for $12 (it retails for $24).
Overall, this is an interesting product, and I'm glad I'm able to give it a try; the idea is innovative, but it's still a little rough around the edges. The liner itself seems to apply well, though some people do have issues with the wear time, even though Tarte claims it is waterproof/smudgeproof. I would not buy this at the full $24; you don't get very much product and, while the included brush is helpful, especially if you've never used gel liner before and don't already own a liner brush, it doesn't add enough value to make up for the small amount of liner. You'd be better off getting a Fluid Line from MAC ($22 a pot and you get a lot of it) and a liner brush from Real Techniques (I think it retails for around $7). For $12 though, I think it's worth it to buy just to try it out. Hopefully, other companies will start to make this type of gel/liquid eyeliner hybrid with better packaging and price points, since I do really like the idea of this type of product.
Thanks for reading! <3