Hope your 2012 is going well so far!

I just celebrated my great-grandma’s 100th birthday today. It’s so incredible and she is truly inspiring.

Anyway, I have a review for the TARTE emphasEYES Amazonian Clay waterproof liner in Black.

This is a gel/cream liner (in all honesty I don’t know the difference). I wasn’t planning on reviewing this because I didn’t have any expectations for it really, but I LOVE IT.

I’ve tried cream liners in the past and just haven’t been impressed by them, so I didn’t think anything of this at first. However, it shocked me. It is extremely creamy and smooth. It applies amazingly. It literally glides on. I use the ELF small smudge brush to apply it on my upper lash line, and it works really well. And it lasts ALL DAY**.  It doesn’t flake or wear off.

**Okay, this may be an exaggeration.

There is one downside that I can think of though. It’s not a super dark black when you apply it at first. I usually apply it once, curl my lashes, apply mascara, and then retouch my liner. With the second application it becomes a rich black that I’m content with.

I purchased mine in a value set available at ULTA and Sephora, but you can buy the liner separately for $22 and it comes with a brush! You get 2.5 g of product.

Overal rating: 8.5/10