Waterproof Wednesday: Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner in Black/Bronze

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner Black Bronze

The new Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner in Black/Bronze ($28), available now exclusively at Sephora

I originally intended to test the waterproof-ness of Tarte’s new limited edition Amazonian Clay Dual Liner ($28) by doing cannonballs at the pool today, but check it — that is not happening.


It’s drizzling and overcast outside and kinda cold actually, which is very unusual for us this time of year.


Even so, in the interest of science (goooooo, science!), I did perform an improv waterproof experiment this morning while I exercised instead.

I popped the shimmery bronze shade on one eye and the matte black on the other…and then ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes like I was chasing Ryan Gosling. 🙂

Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner Black Bronze

Interestingly, this liner has a cream formula of the kind I’d typically use for softer, more diffused lines, but because of how pigmented and smooth it is, the edges turn out extremely sharp, and about as defined as the crisp lines I’d expect from a liquid liner.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner Black Bronze

And the velvety finish, while not as shiny as most liquid liners, has more oomph than a flat matte. I like to wear it with a shimmery eyeshadow on my lids because I love the way the two contrast — the velvety finish of the liner and the shiny eyeshadow.

Just adds another interesting visual element to yo’ makeup. 🙂

Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner Black Bronze

As Tabs is fond of pointing out, Tarte is a cruelty-free line, and they have mad love for Amazonian clay. It’s often up in the mix with their products, as it is in this liner.

The purpose is twofold. First, they say it makes for richer pigments that are intense enough to draw an opaque line in a single pass. Second, it’s supposed to be good for your skin by absorbing oil and smoothing out the texture.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner Black Bronze

When it comes to these smooth liners and their rich pigments, I’m sold. They’re dark, easy to apply, and so incredibly smooth that the edges of my liner always look clean and crisp. Whether the formula is also good for my skin, hard to say. It definitely doesn’t seem bad.

“But what about the waterproofness, Karen?!” you might be wondering. “I need to know because I plan to cry buckets when Eva Mendez pops out Ryan’s child!”

Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner in Black/Bronze swatches

Answer: yeah. These are extremely waterproof. A botanical blend of plant waxes renders these bad boys (bad girls?) totally sweat-, water- and tear-proof, and when I hopped off the treadmill this morning, both the bronze and black liners I’d applied on my lash lines beforehand still looked rich and intense, albeit slightly lived in, and they hadn’t migrated up into my creases.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner Black Bronze

I also jumped in the shower afterwards, and in that 10-minute span, during which time I washed my face, sang show tunes (“Tonight I will be Miss Saigon…tonight you’ll be miss jumped upon!”), de-fuzzed, etc., when I hopped out, both of the liners were still hanging tough.


Tarte Amazonian Clay Dual Liner Black Bronze

They’d faded a tad more…which is to be expected after three sweaty miles and a deluge of water. But still, they held up.

I’d say these are pretty darned great, and — hello, bonus! — you can even use them as eyeshadow bases, haaaay!

PRICE: $28
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available exclusively at Sephora stores and sephora.com

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Alison M says:

    I love the waterproof liners Tarte makes! I have their black because it’s sooo good for staying put. I’ve never tried the other colors. A 2-in-1 pot of liner is a totally new thing for me. Interesting idea!
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  2. Claudia Fox says:

    This sounds like a fab product! I hope they bring it over to QVC UK 🙂
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  3. Agata says:

    These look interesting. I have never tried Tarte eyeliners but this brown looks really gorgeous.
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  4. These sound so promising! I love eyeliners that actually stay put and don’t budge.
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  5. Sylvia says:

    How neat to have two liners in one. I’m wondering how a mix of them would look? Especially as the two individual shades become less prominent with more use.
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  6. This liner sounds crazy.. 1st it is best to get both the basic shades of brown n black in a single pot and 2nd the buttery smooth formula with a super -duper pigmentation.. st $28.. this could be a best purchase.. 🙂

    loved the Tarte packaging too.. <3
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  7. Sylirael says:

    The shimmer in the brown is so pretty! I also really like the idea of having two staple eyeliner shades on one pot! 😀
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  8. Lena says:

    i LOOOVE tarte’s pencil eyeliner (the chubby and skinny stick/whacthamacallits. doubtless this is as good, and the two colors in one pot idea is awesome!
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  9. fancie says:

    Wow this is nice! I love the bronze color and the formula sounds perfect for me. I need it!
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  10. Natalye says:

    I really like that it’s a duo
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  11. Chelsea says:

    The bronze is gorgeous! And the double shades are very practical (except I don’t wear black eyeliner, but for other people, it’s great!)

  12. Phyrra says:

    I love that it’s a duo liner! Cool!
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  13. Trude says:

    Love that it’s a twofer! I’m really fair so I usually only do black for weekend nights out, but I do want it in my stash. I would imagine this would be super great for travel too, for those of us who like options. 🙂

  14. Danielle Sweet-Reyes says:

    Hey girl how would you say the bronze shade compares to that dual ended bronzey/purple liner from Becca that was LE. I loved it when you reviewed it! Never found it though and am still searching for a dupe

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