If Guerlain's Liu palette is my pick for makeup palette, this tarte eyeliner set gets my vote for the best value among all the holiday 2012 sets came out this year.
tarte eye catchers smolderEYES set is a great standout both in the color selection and the quality.
(Have I mentioned this is an awesome deal?? Six full sized eye pencils for only $39! The chubby ones usually go for $25 each.)
tarte eye catcher set
The set comes with six smolderEyes all in new colors including skinny smolderEYES in Onyx color.
A pencil sharpener for chubby pencils is included, too.
Onyx, Ash Violet, Rainforest Black, Champagne, Gold, Gunmetal
Ash Violet - Gorgeous Smoky Deep Violet
Rainforest Black - Dark Forest Green
Champagne - Light Shimmery Beige
Gunmetal - Shimmery Dark Taupe
Gold - Medium Gold
Onyx - Intense Jet Black
They glide on smoothly like butter and the colors are just so gorgeous, I thought I was going to cry. ;p
Once set, they would not budge, but the formula still allows me to smudge and work with it nicely.
I just know they would make great eyeshadow base and I am so excited about the possible looks I can create with them.
The skinny pencil in Onyx is one of the best black waterproof eyeliners I have used. The black color is intense and almost wet looking, and it just glides on without tugging or pulling. Love it!
*Edited* I also did some comparison swatches. :)
top - tarte smolderEYES in Champagne
bottom - stila smudgepot in Kitten
They are almost identical!
top - tarte smolderEYES in Gold
stila smudgestick eyeliner in Koi
tarte Gold has more brown and stila Koi is more metallic with a bit of green undertone.
They feel similar in terms of application and color payoffs.
tarte is offering other great sets in LipSurgence and Amazonian Clay blush, but I passed up on those since I already got a holiday LipSurgence set from last year and the blush colors were not that appealing to me.
Have you tried these eyeliners?
Are you planning to buy any holiday value set?
Thanks for looking. :)