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This set of six silky-smooth and waterproof shadows last all day and can take you from day to night! More than meets the eye, these smart shadow sticks neutralize and balance lids for smooth application and budge-proof wear. Oily lids? Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Dry lids? This nourishing clay hydrates skin naturally to restore moisture and keep product from flaking off. Whether your lids are oily or dry, Amazonian clay ensures silky-smooth application, and extended waterproof wear.
This review is for Tarte’s limited-edition Eye Candy Amazonian Clay Shadow Stick Collection. This set includes 6 shades: Charcoal, Champagne, Bronze, Moss, Taupe, and Plum.
Charcoal is a dark steel grey with blue-silver shimmer. Champagne is a medium champagne color with a sheen finish. Bronze is a chocolate brown with silver glitters. Moss is a medium khaki green with a sheen finish. Taupe is, unlike its name, a light sepia color with a golden sheen finish. Plum is a medium purple with an almost-matte finish.
If you would like to see live swatches, there is a video overview available.
These shadows come in plastic pencil-shaped tubes that twist to reveal more product. The caps snap on tightly and securely.
All of the colors are intensely pigmented and have sheen or glittery finishes, with Plum being the least shimmery.
The formula is unbelievably creamy, applying evenly and smoothly.
The shadow also lives up to Tarte’s claims. These are, by all practical accounts, waterproof. As you can see in the last photo, below, the product stays put, even after trying to rub it off with a makeup wipe. The formula is also pretty much crease-proof once you let it set, which takes 1-2 minutes.
Ease of Use: 9.8/10
These glide on effortlessly without any tugging at the skin. You don’t even need to layer the product because the color payoff is great with only a single swipe.
The only negative in using this product is the difficulty you’ll encounter removing it. Use an oil-based makeup remover to reduce the need for scrubbing at the skin on your lids.
For $29.50, you get 6 shadow sticks, each containing 1.64 grams (0.05 ounces) of product. MAC’s Shadesticks cost $17.50 and each contain 1.5 grams (0.05 ounces) of product. Given that you get 6-times more product with the Eye Candy collection, you get a tremendous value.