THE SKINNY: Truth to tell, the first time I used this eyeliner, I tried to apply it to my upper lid. I was astounded at how badly the eyeliner behaved. The pencil has a flat top, more like a glue stick than a pencil. And even though it glided onto the skin of my hand, it felt like I was applying chalk to my upper lid. No smooth line. In fact, the tip of the eyeliner broke off.
O.M.G., I thought. What a disastrous product.
Then I read the instructions. This is a pencil for the inner rim, not the outer.
Why on earth would you need that? To add the finishing touch to a smokey eye, Tarte says.
So I really have trouble creating the smokey eye, too. It just looks vampish on me. But I tried for this review.
The liner didn't work any better. I could never get the pencil to actually color the inner rim of my eye, and quite honestly I wasn't willing to press down that hard.
Major. Fail. Even if it is operator error. Makeup shouldn't be this hard.
KEEP OR TOSS: Toss. I never really could get the pencil to color my eyelid.
CHECK IT OUT: The emphasEYES eyeliner comes in black and chocolate. Order from the Tarte website and earn points toward free products.
-- Tested by Shay