Review: Tarte Eye Candy Waterproof Cream Shadow Holiday 2011 Collection

 While I usually prefer my ‘eye candy’ in the form of Ryan Gosling or Jude Law, I’m smitten with Tarte’s Eye Candy Waterproof Cream Shadow Collection, a limited edition QVC exclusive. For less than $27 (current QVC price) you get six full size Amazonian clay waterproof eye shadow sticks.

Shades include:

  • Charcoal
  • Champagne
  • Bronze
  • Moss
  • Taupe
  • Plum

The shadows are housed in a twist up stick with a rounded shape so no need to sharpen. I’ve used them both as eye shadow and eye liners and am pleased with the results of both. These little gems are creaseproof, smudgeproof, waterproof (haven’t tested that yet) and they last longer than your BFF’s birthing video. These set really fast so work quickly and don’t attempt when hungover.

Above Left to Right: Charcoal, Champagne, Bronze, Moss, Taupe, Purple


Left to Right: Purple, Moss, Taupe, Champagne, Bronze, Charcoal

Charcoal, bronze and moss have glitter in them but strangely it doesn’t bother this glitter-phobe, I guess because there’s no fallout. Champagne and taupe have shimmer, purple is matte. I love slapping these on when I’m short on time in the morning or when I want easy no-brainer weekend look. Originally I liked bronze and taupe best, but I’m wearing charcoal today as a shadow with purple as a liner and I quite like this combination too.

With pretty glitter packaging, a  great price point, ($26.84), wearable colors, and excellent durability, the Tarte Eye Candy Waterproof Cream Shadow Collection makes a terrific gift for every girl on your gift list. Available at, but I’m sure at this price they won’t last long!

Prime Beauty Grade: A+

P.S.- I HAVE to mention my favorite beauty gift for 2011 is also from Tarte! The Tarte LipSurgence Collection— a limited edition set of 5 full size lipsticks/glosses for only $29!!

  • MarciaF

    This is such a bargain. Everyone should jump on this. These are fabulous. I love them as eyeshadows more than as liners even.

  • Christina (@luvsong4mygloss)

    ahaha love the BFF birthing video reference 😛

  • Christy

    They are just gorgeous. It’s a shame we don’t get many overseas brands here in Australia. They remind me of the Stila waterproof eyeliners which retail here at $42 each! Cray-cray! … I still bought two though!!! xxx

    • cindy

      That is a shame–Tarte is a great brand. You need a friend in the US to send you some goodies!

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  • jing shem

    very nice shade. but the brand is very difficult to find. :(

    • cindy

      It’s on QVC!!