Most of my college memories have faded into a fuzzy, frosty haze, but the chaotic mornings I spent rushing to get ready before early lectures remain fresh, fresh, fresh!
The drill was always the same: after rolling out of bed, I’d pull my hair into a ponytail, grab a pair of sunglasses, stuff my makeup bag into my backpack (hoping to get ready in the girl’s bathroom before class), and sprint to catch the bus.
If you foresee a similarly hectic schedule this fall, think about streamlining, and consider adding the Tarte Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duos ($17 each) to your beauty routine.
With a cream shadow base on one end and an eyeshadow rollerball on the other, the nine dual-tipped shimmery shadows work like magic wands in the hurried hands of someone in a rush.
The duos, which have been part of Tarte’s permanent line for a while, make quick work of simple makeup looks because they don’t require a separate brush (the cream shadow ends already have one).
Just apply a thin layer of product with one of the cream shadow ends, blend out the edges with a finger (hurry, because it dries in less than a minute), and set the look using the rollerball end to apply the loose shadow directly on top.
Choose from a nice selection of pigmented, shimmery shades — Amethyst (a shimmery lavender), Bronze (a shimmery bronze), Gunmetal (a shimmery purplish gray), Patina (a shimmery light green), Quartz (a shimmery pale pink), Rose Gold (a shimmery pinkish gold), Slate (a shimmery deep gray), Sandstone (a shimmery nude) and Moss (a shimmery khaki).
NOTE: I spotted Moss, the shade shown at the top of the post, online at sephora.com, but I couldn’t find it on tartecosmetics.com.
I’ve worn Moss off and on for a few weeks, and I think I’ve gotten pretty good at banging out simple looks with it… What I wouldn’t have given to have these in my makeup bag back in the day, le sigh!
On me Moss lasts about 14 hours (I have oily lids), give or take, without noticeably creasing or fading — that’s without a layer of primer worn underneath — and I’ve read reviews on Sephora’s website from gals claiming great wear time with the other shades, too.
Swatches of Moss on NC35 skin from left: cream shadow, powder shadow, cream and powder shadow layered together
Even though I’m not heading back to school this fall, I plan to keep a Lock & Roll close at hand in case I need to get ready in jiffy. They could stand to be a few dollars less than $17 apiece, but they actually are right now thanks to the ongoing Friends and Family Sale. The sale brings them down to $10.20 each after 40% off! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like the Tarte Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duos if…
- You like long-wearing eye makeup that’s a cinch to apply
- You love shimmery shadows
- You don’t have a lot of time to get ready
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,