Review: tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner



An innovative, waterproof cream eyeliner with a unique blending tip that is inspired by an artist’s palette. Think outside the lines when you define eyes like a pro with tarte’s clay paint liner. Inspired by the ease of an artist’s palette, this one-of-a-kind, squeezable cream liner offers a seamless, no-budge application —simply squeeze, line, and define. The unique formula features fewer waxes, cushioned pigments, and a special development process that allows for the creamiest texture and smoothest application. The tube was created with an innovative artistic delivery system, a tapered tip, and a flat blending stage so you can simply pick up the ideal amount of product and blend for foolproof perfection. The sketcher-angled bamboo liner brush easily glides the plush, triple-black, formula along the contours of the eyelid. Featuring the same waterproof, 12-hour wear as tarte’s signature clay pot liners, this next-generation liner has cushion slide technology that lets you custom create your own signature lines without ever pulling or transferring. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens – Phthalates

What else you need to know:This product is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested.


I love the packaging on this product, the idea of eyeliner in a squeeze tube is very intriguing to me. I love the functionality of it. The tip is in a small bowl shape called a “blending stage” where you pick up and blend the product with the small angled brush that’s included.

Suggested Usage:
-Gently squeeze a small amount of product onto a “blending stage” surface.
-Pick up the liner by fully coating the bristles of the sketcher angled bamboo liner brush.
-Paint on your perfect masterpiece by gliding brush along the upper and lower lash line.

The product is thin enough to squeeze, but thick enough to prevent you from squeezing too much. The “blending stage” is perfectly sized for apply the product to the brush, and I was surprised to find it worked very well.

The product is AMAZING, and is probably the best eyeliner I’ve used to date. Its texture is between a gel and a liquid, and is so smooth that it glides (I can’t stress “glides” enough) on with ZERO tugging and feels like you’re not applying anything at all. Its smugable while applying, but dries down and doesn’t budge. It has a lovely matte finish that’s extremely long wearing while still easily removed with a makeup wipe. Its creamy texture makes it very comfortable for waterline wear.


Applied above on my sister, is my first use of this product. Application was about 2 minutes and she reports having felt the brush, but it felt like nothing was on it. She wore it all night, slept in it (tisk, tisk sister), cried in it the next day and when I saw her it still looked amazing.

This is a must try for ladies with mature eye skin, who like to wear this type of liner, but dislike the tugging involved.

The brush is rather small, and I wasn’t a fan at first. Having used it a few times I find the smaller, dainty size keeps me from being too heavy-handed, which helps with my liner application. It’s small size, partnered with packaging of the liner are perfect for a smaller makeup bags (ipsy bags for instance), making this a very purse friendly item.

This product is priced very well in my opinion, at $24 for just under 6 grams (and a brush) it’s a great deal cheaper than the Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner (click here for review), which is $24 for 1 and 1/10th of a gram of product. It’s spectacularly cheaper than the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon (click here for review) which is $25 for 1/3 of a gram.

Will you be giving this liner a try? Comment below!
Available at Sephora
5.9 grams

Isodecane, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Barium Sulfate, Poly(Glycol Adipate)/Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Kaolin, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

9 thoughts on “Review: tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner

  1. This looks awesome and I have been noticing my eye skin is looking more “mature” lately. Pair that with my hooded eyes and I think this product will work well for me. Your sister has gorgeous eyes btw!

    1. Yes, I have heavy eyelids and wrinkly lids from rubbing them. This stuff blew me away, it’s soooo smooth. You should try this, and my sister says “awwww”.

  2. Great review and info! I very rarely read anything about aa consumer brand that makes me want to shop for it right away. I get a lot of freebies as a makeup artist/educator, but this makes me want to go get it.. now! 🙂 Great packaging innovation, no more half pots of dried eyeliner. Thank you!

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