Now that the weather is heating up (finally!), it’s the perfect time to put these Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadows from Tarte to the test. These richly pigmented cream shadows contain a botanical waterproofing agent, along with Tarte’s proprietary blend of skinvigorating™ ingredients for a high performance product with natural benefits. Let’s take a look and see how well they did!
Each shade is sold individually and comes with a nice application brush. These babies are a little on the small side, at just .1 oz. each. I don’t think that’s terrible, as they are pretty pigmented and a little on your brush or ring finger is ample for coverage—but where I wish there was an improvement is in the packaging itself. The jar is small and the opening is narrow, so if you have a long fingernail and wish to use your finger for application (like I do), it might be a little troublesome. In that case, you’ll definitely be relying on your brush and that may make or break it for you. I think if the jar were flatter and wider, that issue would be eliminated altogether, but I digress.
The shade selection is pretty gorgeous on the other hand, there’s Beach Bronze, Moss, Slate, and Seashell Pink. If you’re on the fence about color, I think that either Slate or Seashell Pink are great places to start!
In terms of performance, these do last several hours—unless I rub my eyes, which I stop myself from doing ALL the time! These claim to be waterproof, but to be honest—I find them to be more water-resistant. Don’t get me wrong, these are long-wearing and perform well! It’s in the 90’s here today and my Beach Bronze is still going strong. I wouldn’t exactly call these bulletproof however (in comparison to some super waterproof eyeshadows out there on the market today). But for something that contains naturally-derived ingredients, that’s paraben-free, with mineral pigments—I think these are pretty stellar at what they do accomplish. Which is providing an easy-to-apply cream eyeshadow color that lasts longer than most, in universally flattering shades, with ingredients that are good for your skin.
My fave was Beach Bronze, and you can see me rockin’ it below! Have you tried any of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadows? What did you think?
Price & Availability: $25 ($22.80 at press time); QVC & qvc.com