Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-hour Smoothing Eye Primer
Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-hour Smoothing Eye Primer means well but causes more problems than it solves. The biggest negative is that it sets to an ashy white cast that will leave your eyelids looking more like a dirty chalkboard than a “clean slate”. As for the 12-hour creaseless wear claim, expect closer to four or five hours of worry-free wear—if worn with a powder eyeshadow (a cream eyeshadow causes this primer to crease and smudge). The amount of film-forming agent and dry-finish ingredients can also feel uncomfortable around the eyes. There are definitely less drying and more effective eye primers available for a lower price, or you can eliminate the need for this type of product by prepping your eyelid area with a liquid concealer that has a matte finish.
- Prevents eyeshadow creasing and fading for several hours (just not 12 hours as claimed).
- Sets to an ashy white cast.
- The finish can feel drying and the amount of film-forming agent is potentially irritating when used so close to the eye.
Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance
Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that would prove that glamour can be good for you. This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.
This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulassilicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, well forgive them that as whats ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.
However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundationsnoted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.
For more information about Tarte Cosmetics visit www.tartecosmetics.com.
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