This may sound a little selfish, but I sure hope Tarte adds their new emphasEYES Aqua Gel Eyeliner in Shimmering Indigo to their permanent line, because I love the way it looks with brown eyes.
The pigmented purplish blue gel liner, a QVC exclusive shade (you get not one, but TWO for $25), comes in a twist-up pencil, making it more convenient than most gel liners.
According to Tarte, half of the product consists of water — with minerals, as well as vitamin E, cucumber and aloe suspended within it — and judging by how creamy and moist the liner feels along my lash line, I believe it.
It also shimmers on my eyes in a way that makes it look to me like late afternoon light reflecting on the surface of a pond, ah…
I’ve worn a few of Tarte’s other emphasEYES Aqua Gel Eyeliners (regularly $18 apiece), but I remember my eyes tearing up when I wore them on my water line. Bizarrely, I haven’t had that problem with this shade at all.
My biggest concern is how quickly I think I’ll go through this pencil because, like the other colors I’ve tried, it’s so incredibly soft. But I guess that makes QVC’s two-for-$25 deal look even better.
Tabs wanted me to congratulate Tarte for making the product cruelty free, but I’m torn on account of cruel they were in making the formula so deliciously soft that it probably won’t be long before I’ve worn it down to a nub.
And even if you don’t have brown eyes but feel like taking a break from your basic black liner with a top-notch tinted shade, Tarte’s Shimmering Indigo might be a neat treat.
AVAILABILITY: Exclusively at QVC.com.
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Victory! Friday at Last!
Good morning and happy almost-weekend, friend. How’d you sleep? I hope you got in some good shut-eye.
It’s mornings like these when I wish we lived closer together and could grab a coffee and gab about our weekend plans. Drop in when you can and let me know how you’re doing on this fine Friday mornin’.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,