First Impressions of the (Fab) Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner and Lash Paint Mascara

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I’ve worn eyeliner nearly every day of my life since I started wearing makeup, and I consider myself an experienced liner lady (like, if eyeliners were cats, that’s me!). When I find a great product, I usually don’t stray from it, and I’ve been faithful to my current favorites until now.


Will the new Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner ($24) and Lash Paint Mascara ($23) from Tarte dethone my tried and trues?

Let’s find out!

Tarteist double take eyeliner lash paint mascara

Before I apply my eyeliner and mascara!

Before I apply my eyeliner and mascara!

By the way, in this look I’m also wearing Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Makeup Geek Eyeshadows, L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer, Tarteist Clay Blush Palette, and Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in “Miami Fever” (by KathleenLights). And yes, I am forcing myself to use a different lipstick every day and have fallen in love with this color, again.

Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner

Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner--my new favorite thing

Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner — my NEW favorite thing

Tarteist double take eyeliner

The two different tips…

Tarteist double take eyeliner

Using the pencil eyeliner…

Tarteist double take eyeliner

Using the liquid liner…

We have just reached holy grail status. 🙂 From the first swipe of Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner ($24), I can see that it’s a good one. After a full day of work and errands and exercise, it still looks impeccable, and I don’t say things like this very often, but I’ve tried just about every bad, good, and “just OK” eyeliner out there.

(BTW, if you’re on a budget, try patting a black eyeshadow on top of your liquid eyeliner. It will last much longer and fixes the patchiness.)

Anyways, my favorite eyeliner is Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, and this feels like a slightly thicker and pigmented version. The Tarte tip feels like a super soft marker, which helps the pigment quickly catch onto the lids.

I still love Kat’s Tattoo Liner for its super-thin brush tip, but the Tarte one performs a tiny bit better for my style.

On top of that, there’s a pencil eyeliner on the other end just to, like…I guess…make things way more convenient.

Stop, I feel officially spoiled.

Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

Tarteist lash paint mascara

Tarteist lash paint mascara

Tarteist lash paint mascara

Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara on my lids

Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara ($23) is an appropriately named jet-black mascara with an inky, thick formula, and I’m impressed by how dramatic it makes my straight, thick lashes look.

A mascara has to do a LOT for me to remember to apply it every morning…and this one’s doing great things in the volume department.

I bet it’ll work magic if you have thin or long lashes, but because of its intensity and weight, it has a tendency to flatten out my lashes post-curling. But that hasn’t stopped me from reaching for it. But that’s just something to think about. If this mascara is supposed to be the mascara equivalent of the liquid eyeliner, it nails it.




If you’ve been following my posts here on Makeup and Beauty Blog, you know that I’ve been really into Tarte’s Tarteist releases. I love the trendier updates while also committing to the “natural” aspect of the brand. If there are any other Tarte products you think I should check out, please let me know!

See you in the next,


Anna Oh

Anna is an illustrator and designer from Atlanta, GA. Her work focuses on fashion, beauty, and awesome women. A former tomboy, Anna now happily embraces all things pink, glittery, and floral scented. You can see her illustration work at and on Instagram.


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  1. Feather says:

    What lipstick are you wearing?

  2. Erin says:

    Hmm if it’s heavy it might not work for me. I have a sample so we shall see.
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  3. Becky says:

    This is a really beautiful look on you. And your eyeliner skills, girl! Huge love!

    I’m a KVD liner lover normally but if this is a relatively similar formula I’m definitely going to give it a try! KVD is so hard to get hold of in the UK!

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  4. Lulle says:

    Your liner is so perfect! I sometimes struggle with black liquid liner because my lids are textured, and some formula just won’t trace a crisp line on me.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Lulle,

      I’ve had that same problem too. One thing I like to do after I apply liquid liner is take an angled brush loaded with gel liner and run it along the edges of the liquid liner. It helps smooth out the line so that it’s nice and crisp along the edges.

  5. Teresa Luong says:

    “Liner lady” yeeeees!!! You exemplify my liner goals. I’ve been getting into makeup for awhile now and I was having trouble with eyeliner with my hooded eyes. Reading MBB for awhile I was excited to see an Asian intern come. I am Asian and I have similar eyes to yours. When I saw your first article with your face it was eyeliner love at first sight! I absolutely love your eyeliner, and also your eyeshadow with it. I’m still practicing but must say that your pictures, though not specifically eyeliner tutorials, really have helped me a lot! Getting the shape down and where to angle the tail, all that I can get with your pictures as a guide. Thank you so much! Now if I could just get your eyeshadow looks down… 😉

    • Karen says:

      Hi Teresa,

      Some quick liner tips that I’ve found helpful…

      1) Keep your eyes open and look ahead into a mirror when you’re applying your wing.
      2) Tightline your upper lash line, and then start your upper lash liner from the middle of the lash line (instead of going all the way across from inner to outer corner).
      3) Build out the liner by layering products — first use a black shadow, then layer a gel liner on top, then a liquid liner. This helps you to get the shape first, and it also helps the liner last longer.
      4) If you need to correct the angle of your wings, wet an angled brush with makeup remover and run it along the edges to clean them up.


      • Teresa Luong says:

        Awh thanks Karen! Hope you and baby are doing well, I love seeing your posts with her!!

        • Anna Oh says:

          Teresa!!! What a sweet and wonderful comment 🙂 And I’m so happy that the content has been helpful for your eye shape. I feel like I am always looking at great inspiration, but none of it really transfers to my eye shape or my makeup style!

          Take lots of time to experiment and see what looks the best on you. My eyes are pretty round and close together, so I like to elongate them. So that means my eyeshadow and liner always emphasize the edges of my eyes. I love a medium taupy eyeshadow ALL over the lid + a slightly deeper brown right on the edges blended into the eyeliner line 🙂

  6. Your eyeliner skills are on POINT! Looks fantastic.
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  7. Fellow liner lady over here! But I have to say, your liner skills are amazing, such a gorgeous wing. I don’t really wear pencil liner very often, so I am not sure if I would get a lot of use out of that side.
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  8. Indya says:

    I LOVE this Anna, and the lipstick looks wonderful on you. I’ll have to try that eyeliner!
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  9. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    I’m a Tarte fan, too. I love their tinted moisturizer, gel liners and the lip sculptor lipstick & lipgloss duos (sooo nice!).

    Your liner in these pics is killer, by the way!

    • Anna Oh says:

      Thank you Karen! For the recos AND the liner compliment ^_~ I’ve heard their tinted moisturizers are great but they discontinue a lot of products quickly!

  10. Rachel R. says:

    Both products look great. Your liner is always flawless. Jealous!

    If you haven’t tried these Tarte goodies yet: I love Tarte blushes. Exposed is a cult favorite for a reason. It’s the perfect matte everyday nude. I really like the Tartelette (best all-matte palette ever), Tartelette in Bloom, and Tartelette Tease palettes. The Clay Pot Liners are amazing. I’m really enjoying the color Mint(LE) this season. Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara is my favorite mascara.

    • Anna Oh says:

      Thank you for the recos Rachel!

      I have NOT tried Exposed, but am aware its the perfect blush, ever. I was able to try out the formula with the Tarteist Blush Palette and I love that thing!

      I have had my eye on Mint too. That is a hard color to come by.
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      • Rachel R. says:

        I’m glad you’re loving the Tarteist palette. I think it’s formula feels creamier than the other Tarte palettes and singles I have, but they’re all really nice.

        I think you’d look lovely in the Mint eyeliner. Mint eyeliner is so on trend this summer, too. I keep seeing it pop up on YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Jacklyn Hill did a really pretty warm brown eye with the Tarte Mint winged out.

        • Anna Oh says:

          I love Jaclyn but missed that tutorial, weird. I’m gonna go check it out now!

          I’ve heard some girls say the earlier Tarte blushes weren’t as “creamy” as the current iteration. But who knows it’s all speculation and different color formulas as well.

          • Rachel R. says:

            I don’t know. Tarte got bought out a year or two ago, and I think there has been some dinking around with the formulas. Still good stuff, regardless.

  11. Anna Oh says:

    I love Jaclyn but missed that tutorial, weird. I’m gonna go check it out now!

    I’ve heard some girls say the earlier Tarte blushes weren’t as “creamy” as the current iteration. But who knows!

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