Review: Tarte CC Eye Primer, Lancôme Artliner,and Nars Larger Than Life Long-wear Eyeliner

I’ve decided to start an ongoing inventory of products I’ve used, with mini reviews of each of them. Not all of them will be new products or fun releases but it will be my personal opinion of products that are still on the shelves when I write the review. Each post will have a couple products in them, but they will all focus on one area of the face. This is not only for you guys but also I think I fun way to help me organize all the products I’ve tried!

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So I had this in my make up drawer for months now, this is Tarte’s CC Eye Primer, and have finally decided to try it out for the last month. I’m torn on how I feel about this product. On the one hand, the colour is really nice and does help to even the lid, and I even use it under my eyes to help with the little bit of darkness there. It’s super creamy and glides on easily and blends beautifully. However, the down sides are that it’s too creamy, it never fully sets so it causes the same problem putting concealers on your lids does, it creases. Half way thru the day I find the shadow starts to get a little muddy and the crease line starts appearing. So I will continue to use and enjoy the product, but wouldn’t trust it on a make up I want to be perfect all day, and will not repurchase.

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Second up is Lancôme’s Artliner. Now to start off, I am not a fan of liquid dip type liners, so my opinion might be a little bias, but I am trying to be open-minded. Okay lets start with my pro’s, I found that it dried fast, wasn’t too difficult to get a nice wing, was generally pretty thin and not too much product was on the brush when dipping it. Okay, and now for my issues with the liner. Well first off you have to keep dipping it to get more product, but it’s not just that you have to dip it but that you also have to screw it on and shake it sometimes to get more product. I also find the pigmentation a little patchy and watery. When applying I also find I have to go over the same place a couple times to get a really nice opaque look and even then its not ideal. I does last quite a while, but regardless I will not be repurchasing.

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Okay, well, I have been a negative Nancy so far, so here is a product that I love, and will definitely be repurchasing! This is Nars’s Larger Than Life Long-wear Eyeliner. Although I find that my eyes water, and transfer a lot I don’t find it transfer or smudge even though this isn’t a waterproof formula. It isn’t too creamy but can smudge, and it’s not so hard that it tugs at the eye, it glides quite nicely. I wouldn’t consider it a heavy duty long last, swim in the ocean, and come out looking fab type of liner but it’s great for everyday use. It also comes off easily but last the entire day. All in all a very nice everyday liner!

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