I bought the Tarte Smolder Eyes set from last year and loved it, so when I saw a new set of colors this year I was all over it! I ordered mine from QVC, which they still have in-stock btw!
First of all I love the holiday packaging! I'm a sucker for anything that looks pretty or cute!
Last years holiday Smolder Eyes set came with 6 chunky Smolder Eyes, but this year it came with 5 and one Skinny Smolder Eyes, which is a standard eyeliner size.
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Ash Violet, Rain Forest Black, Champagne, Gunmetal, Gold, and Onyx.
Ok can we talk about how gorgeous these colors are?!?! I have to say this set is definitely more wearable than last years. The shades themselves are more neutral and definitely less frosty/sparkly. I'm in love with all of them!
Ash Violet is such a gorgeous grayed purple.
Rainforest Black is my favorite! I mainly ordered this set for this color! I love any shade of green on brown eyes and this one is just stunning! Gorgeous forest green! You can wear this as a liner, all over the lid, or smudged on the lower lash line....AwwwMazing!
Champagne is a great everyday lid color. You can wear it on it's own or as a base for other shadows. You can also use it to highlight your inner corners. Great multipurpose color.
Gunmetal is a pretty taupe/grey. This is great for a classic smokey eye! Love it!
Gold is another great neutral that you can wear on the lid, on it's own, or as a base for other colors.
Onyx skinny Smolder eyes is one of the best black pencil eyeliners I've used in awhile! It is so dark and glides on like butter! It's just perfect!
As for the lasting ability, these will not budge!! I swatched these and could not remove them! I rubbed my hand hard and they did not smear one bit! I even showed my husband and he was impressed. You have a few seconds of smudge time when you apply, but once it sets, it's going to be there till you remove it with eye makeup remover.
I definitely recommend you check this set out! It would be a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It's a must have in my book!
Do you have this set or any Tarte Smolder Eyes pencils? What are your thoughts?