If you know anything about me and my blog, you know that I looooooove tarte. Yes, I’m a Tartelette; I heart tarte. But, I don’t think that makes me an impartial judge of their products. As a woman of color, it’s a given that every single product is not going to work for me, but with tarte, I have found that just about everything does. And that my friends is one of the many reason why I’m such a fan of tarte cosmetics.
I just received a few new things to review and I’m thrilled. I don’t use eyeshadow often personally, but I do for my clients, and have found a few eye primers that are okay. But now I have Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick and it’s fabulous!
What it is:
A 12-hour wear, universal eye primer infused with lid-nourishing and color-correcting colored clay.
What it does:
Tarte’s innovative, waterproof CC eye primer stick works on all skin types to color-correct the skin around eyes. Infused with color-correcting and skin-nourishing colored clay, this smoothing eye primer absorbs excess oil on the lids, offering a neutral base for the perfect eye shadow application. The lightweight formula addresses appearance of redness and discoloration, balancing the skin and instantly brightening the delicate eyelid area. This easy-glide, neutral pencil tip preps lids prior to makeup application for better wear and truer shadow payoff that can last for up to 12 hours.
What else you need to know:
This product is vegan-friendly and dermatologist-tested.
I first used the primer when I was testing some new eyeshadows. I put the shadows on and they were barely visible, so off they came. Then I applied Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick over my entire lid and POW, that shadow showed up like nobody’s business.
Back to the primer…
What I love most is that upon application, this eye primer totally evens out the eyelid. I love using this for my clients who want clean fresh makeup without lots of shadows. It also creates a very subtle highlight under the brow bone on me. It’s perfect for getting that “awake” look, as it brightens the eye area as well.
I wore my shadow for over 12 hours without creasing, streaking or fading. My eyelids looked as fresh as when I first applied the shadow. I’m a complete and total fan of this eye primer and recommend it. See my photos below:
Pro: Brightens eyelid, makes shadows pop, absorbs oil, prevents creasing and fading
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings Love the chubby pencil design
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredient: Colored clay
Cruelty Free: Yes
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