For lids so smooth that people might think you sold your soul AND your cat to a sketchy character in a shady back-alley deal, there’s Tarte’s new cruelty-free Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick ($21).
I swear, this primer makes my lids, which are usually a hotbed of fine line action, look 10 years younger.
As it is in several of Tarte’s new fall products, Colored Clay is the star ingredient. It’s supposed to color correct itself on the skin, absorb oil, smooth the skin and, over time, reduce redness.
When I apply eyeshadows on top of it, I get about 8-10 hours of wear with very little creasing, and whatever I layer on top looks great — smooth, elegant, refined, and not heavy at all.
I just draw a bit of the creamy pinkish beige on my lids (twist up the pencil, and swipe directly on your skin), blend it out with a finger from lash line to brow bone, and that’s it. Products layered on top look exceptionally smooth, and I really do think my lids look younger.
Of course, my fine lines don’t completely disappear… Like the Kardashians, they’re bound and determined to eventually take over, and this is a primer stick, ya know? Not a Christmas miracle.
The only drawback I can see is that the primer does tone down the intensity and shimmer of the shadows I layer on top.
Not too crazy about that… I like my primers to turn things up! I want my eyeshadows swinging from the chandeliers!
AVAILABILITY: Available now in the permanent collection at Tarte counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Euphoric moments with cake…
Cake. I’ve been thinking about it, and craving it, and talking about it all week long. Almost obsessively (well, more than almost).
El Hub, sweet soul that he is, noticed this and surprised me last night with a slice of chocolate fudge cake from Safeway.
I’m not kidding, babe, when I finished eating that cake, I danced a dance of joy. I seriously felt like dancing, and I did. It was THAT good.
Your friendly neighborhood cake addict,