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Beauty product of the week: Tarte So Fine Micro Liner

Posted: 12 October 2018 11:06 am

This super-fine liner is the solution to so many eyeliner problems.

Why we love this product

Do you have hooded eyes? Unsteady hands? Oily eyelids? This eyeliner is the solution to all those perceived problems and more. I personally happen to be a victim of the trifecta. Horribly wobbly hands, oily eyelids that few eyeshadows hold onto and hooded eyes with a very heavy upper lid. If you understand even one of these issues, you'll know why I just don't bother with eyeliner most of the time. If I do, I just end up smudged and very, very late to wherever I'm heading out to.

But Tarte's So Fine Micro Liner has given me new hope. It's part of the Rainforest of the Sea collection, which is full of interesting and innovative products. To be clear, I actually bought this product – it didn't come in a press kit. I hadn't heard anything about it, I was just stocking up on a few Tarte bits and pieces and decided to throw that in my cart too – how serendipitous!

When Tarte says "Micro Liner" they do mean it. The very tip of this liner is about the width of a hair. If you barely touch and glide the liner on your skin, it will produce the finest of fine lines. If you press harder the line will get thicker, if that's what you prefer. I've tried "fine" eyeliners before but this is genuinely the thinnest one I've seen. So it's perfect for unsteady hands. If you make a mistake, it's so small that it's easily covered with eyeshadow.

This also makes it an excellent option for those with hooded eyes like myself. When my eyes are open I only have the tiniest strip of visible lid, so if I'm going to try wearing eyeliner, the line needs to be really, really thin. And this liner is definitely thin enough that I can just get away with wearing liner on the top of my eyes. It's also great for crafting the ideal flick. I don't start my flick until after the crease of my lids (a little hooded eyes trick!) because the crease will eat your flick if you don't. And this technique is made so much less challenging by Tarte's liner.

The other amazing feature is that once this liner is on, it doesn't move. You have to see it to believe it. When testing it out, I drew a couple of lines on my hands and once they were dry, no amount of rubbing smudged that liner. As I write this, I'm currently trying to rub more test lines off my hand with no success. This is another godsend for hooded eyes and oily eyelids. You can safely apply this, have it stay all day and not worry that the liner has transferred or smudged onto your upper lid.

In short, Tarte's So Fine Micro Liner is the solution to all other liner problems. You won't regret buying it.


Tarte's Micro Liner is priced at $30. This is probably a bit more expensive than products you'll find in a pharmacy, but this is a fairly standard price for eyeliners at most department stores.

So when and where can you buy it?

You can shop the range of Tarte Cosmetics products at Sephora or you can jump online to the Tarte Cosmetics website and shop there – make sure to check out all our current Tarte discounts first!

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Image: tartecosmetics.com

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