Review: Tarte’s SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Gunmetal


Eyeliners are a staple in any makeup lover’s kit. They come in different sizes, colours, finishes and textures these days. Being a liner addict, I’m always trying out different eyeliners on a week to week basis. Tarte is one of my favourite makeup brands ever. In fact, this brand was the first ever brand I had purchased my first ever makeup from. Tarte’s SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof liners are versatile. You can use them as liners, as shadows, and/or a base. They are the jumbo size pencils that have the liner on one side and a smudger on the other side. It’s created with Amazonian clay, which works to nourish your lids and reduce any surface oil. According to Tarte, these liners are super waterproof, pigment packed and easy to use. The shade Gunmetal is a brownish grey with sheen. This liner is also vegan.

My Verdict?

This has to be one of Tarte’s greatest creations. I absolutely love this liner to pieces. Firstly, it’s so versatile. This one liner can do so much. You can use it as a normal eyeliner to line your lower and upper lash line. You can use it as a base to make other eye shadow colours pop. You can use it to create the ultimate smoky/sultry eye look by using the smudger end of the liner to soften the lines you’ve created. Secondly, the longevity of this product wear is insane! It did not budge, move or even smudge until I used makeup remover to remove it. It lasted pretty much all night long. It’s waterproof, which is the main thing I look for in an eyeliner. Thirdly, the formula and texture of this product is phenomenal. The texture is buttery smooth but still firm enough to get a good strong line on your eyes. You can soften the lines easily without it looking messy. The formula is so great that the liner just glides on your lids. The inclusion of Amazonian clay in its ingredients is a plus point. Every claim made is true. My eyelids didn’t feel dry or oily. Lastly, I love this colour. It’s the perfect brownish gunmetal colour. It looks great by itself and paired with other colours. This particular colour gives you the perfect smoldering eyes. All in all, this is a fantastic product that I think everyone should own and I can’t wait to purchase some of the other colours in this range. At $26 (CDN), it is a hefty price but think of it as an investment. You can purchase this at any Tarte retailer or online!

Happy Shopping Dolls! x


  • Waterproof, smudge proof, sweat proof
  • Glides on perfectly, amazing buttery smooth texture
  • Double sided, smudger on one side and liner on the other side
  • Beautiful colour
  • Great longevity, doesn’t come off unless you use makeup remover


  • Price can be an issue for some

Rating: 9.5/10 (One of the best jumbo liners I have ever tried and I recommend this product to everyone who’s a liner junkie!)

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