Rated 4.22 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Holy Grail of Liquid Liner!
I've NEVER left a review on makeup before, but that is just how much I love this stuff. I have very deep set eyes with chubby eyelids. Now, many of you probably don't know the pain that it is having chubby eyelids - but the bottom line is that NOTHING will stay put. Pencil liner feathers out into a halo of "ick" within minutes, liquid liner lasts a bit longer at an hour or two, gel liner just fades into the universe. Trust me, I've had any and everyone tell me they have the perfect solution to getting my liner to stay put, but to no avail. Believe you me when I say: if a DRAG QUEEN can't get your eyeliner to stay put, then you'd best resign yourself to a life lived in the bathroom while you fix the feathering around your eyes.
I saw this stuff on the shelf and thought "why the F not?" It wasn't the most efficient way to put eyeliner on - I mean you squeeze this little tube and pray to the makeup gods that you don't squeeze too much out - but it goes on smoothly, dark, and (the best part) matte. I didn't have high hopes for it, my go to was Stila that tapped out at four-ish hours, so what chance did this little tube of tree hugger amazonian clay have?
TEN GLORIOUS HOURS. Maybe it goes longer than that, but I usually take my makeup off at that time, and haven't really tested it. Even if it only made it for eight hours - f it, SIX - I'd have been turning cartwheels. I mean I have never had an eyeliner stay put (and yes, I prime my eyelids religiously). This stuff is the Chuck Norris of the eyeliner world.
Yes, maybe it's got a weird little container that makes you freak you're going to waste product. Maybe it isn't the type of consistency that you're used to. Maybe you just hate being AWESOME. Buy this stuff and bask in the glory that only comes with a perfectly lined eye.
Most Helpful Critical Review I will never buy tarte product again
Very upset with the markers of tarte. This is a very expensive eyeliner but not enough product inside the tube. This was my second time purchasing this eyeliner the first time that I bought it and I opened it it was the same not enough product inside the tube so I went back to the store and returned it for A new one came home used it once and it was the same thing hardly any product inside the tube I will no longer be purchasing any tarte cosmetics or recommending them to any of my friends
Reviewed by 923 customers Favorite
My go to from Colorado
It's my favorite, just took time to learn to use the brush.
Great product but spotty packaging...
Cori from Lathrop
This is my holy grail eyeliner. But my god that packaging is just horrible. Every single time I buy it, I have to squeeze so hard after opening until all of the air comes out and a quarter of it squeezes out of the tube and it's gone to waste. If they had different packaging this would easily be a 5 star product.
This is so good
Catherine de Valois from Naples Fl
It is the best matte black liner I've ever used and easy to apply. If I could marry it, I would. New fav!
Lis from Anaheim
If you have oily eyelids this is a must for you . It's so good . Doesn't crease on my eyelids at all j
New favorite eyeliner! But...
DD from South Florida
This is my new favorite eyeliner! I have oily skin and this eyeliner still stays crisp all day.
The packaging is cute and functional, but my tube full of air when I bought it. It was hard to squeeze out any product until one day the tube just exploded. I was only halfway through the tube. :(
I just hope it doesn't happen again the next time I buy. I love the product but I also don't want to waste my money on half of a tube. It's not cheap...
Good pigment shotty applicator brush
Hooded Eyed Emily from Iowa
Great pigment but almost instantly smudged and transferred to my eyelid. I love a thin cat eye but I just wasn't able to make it happen 😕 even with multiple attempts it just ended up being thick- very Amy Winehouse which was a look for her but not for me personally. It went on crazy smooth though! Additionally it was a bit of a pain to remove so it's likely pretty durable for wear. Maybe my hooded eyes are the problem- good luck to you!
Juliecarat from Mission, TX
I definitely recommend this eyeliner. Love it!
Isabel from Bismarck
I've bought three of these tubes! I love how I can guide the brush to the thin or thick line I want, it's so pigmented and long lasting. I never have issues with this transferring into my eyelids and I have oily skin. Love this product!
It is ok
Cakies from Victorville,ca
I like how easy it is to apply. But I could not get the fine points that I love. Could be me. It was also advertised as waterproof and 12 hour tart power. It smudged right away, and by the end of work the it had smudge under my bottom lash line . I didnt swim with it so I cannot attest to the water proof.
Always a favorite
Sara from Plano, texas
Love this eyeliner.i have tried tons of others but nothing can compare to the depth of color. Easy application and it stays put and never ends up on my eyelids instead of my lashline.
Contact wearers beware
Lori from IL
Applied liner and allowed to dry before inserting my contacts. Within two hours half of this liner had worn off and had clouded up both my contacts and my emergency backup pair of contacts. I had to leave work to switch to my glasses before it was unsafe for me to drive. If you wear contacts and like to line your inner eye rim, I would not recommend this liner. At all.
Best eyeliner I've ever used
Jenn from Vacaville, CA
I used Tarte's cream eyeliner in a jar prior to this and while it had its cons, it was still my favorite. I was reluctant to try this, but read the reviews and gave it a shot. It by far is the best eyeliner I have ever used. It goes on smoothly to create a perfect line. It dries as if I used a marker, full of pigment without dried chunks of product. The waterproof does stay on but wipes off with makeup remover. I love it!
Won't buy again
Retired mom from Sacramento CA
Goes on nicely however it flakes and turns into a mess
Nothing in tube
Nan from New Jersey
A little upset with all of the pressure I applied to get the smallest amount out. Brush wasn't the best but product is great with Your own that your hand is use to
I would absolutely buy this again!
Chloe from MA
I really like! I'm gonna buy it again the only thing is you aren't use to putting eye liner with a brush it takes practice to get better!
Bad package makes it hard to apply
CatherinefromNZ from Phoenix, AZ
The squeeze tube is a bad design for a product of this texture. The tube has a small opening to squeeze out the product, and then a flat surface to pick it up using your brush. Great at the start, but the liner quickly starts to dry out and you have to squeeze the tube hard to get any product out, and then it explodes out and you end up wasting a ton.
The included brush has long soft bristles that are not a good fit for a liner of this texture. The application always turns out messy. I use a brush with shorter stiffer bristles to get more control when I apply.
Product smears terribly. Cool concept but not practical.
Gaby from Texas
I thought this product seemed interesting but once received it smears terribly and the application is only easy the first time. The brush seemed to deteriorate after the first use. Would not recommend. unless you want to look like a raccoon after the first hour of use.
Minne from Weslaco, Texas
Long lasting and easy to apply.
Good if you have trouble with oily lids
DTink from Caldwell, ID
This is one of the only eyeliners I can use that doesn't transfer to my top eyelid. It also doesn't gunk up or dry out quickly like most felt tip liners, and the color is very pigmented and stays deep black even applied over bright eyeshadows. Only down side is slight fading by the end of the day, but even removing this liner takes a good makeup remover so it's reliable
This is an amazing eyeliner.
Natka from Minneapolis MN
This was my second time buying this, it holds through the day. The bottle ended up splitting and stained my makeup bag but the liner its self great!
Glides on so smooth!
Frantic Spaghetti from Washington
I've been using this for about 2 years. I love the brush and it applies smoothly. I have hooded eyes and wrinkles I have never had an issue with it.
This is the best eye liner ever!
Scarlet from GA
Best eye liner ever! Glides right on and stays put. Love it!
Great but tube broke
Patty from GA
I enjoyed using this liner when I did. It was opaque but it would get in my tear duct sometimes it if wasn't careful. My biggest issue is that the tube started to split where the cap screws on so when I go to give it a gentle squeeze, it comes out the side instead of the top. It's been so long that I can't even return it now which is upsetting because of how much I wasted on this eyeliner.
Not as great as I have hoped.
Katie from California/ Guam
This product is so black and easy to put on, but I have oily lids and it flakes on me really bad. I get the idea of the packaging but I don't like that either because as I was squeezing for product I had a air bubble and it exploded product all over my counter and sink. I have used this product during dry hot days and humid days and the product flakes the same no matter what.
Packaging is NOT functional
Marki from Salt Lake City
This product is awesome but the packaging doesn't work for it. I have purchased 2x and both times the tube has broken and product comes out the wrong end. As a makeup artist I have been embarrassed trying to get to the product as it as oozed onto my hands and clothing from the wrong end of the tube. I'm very disappointed.