Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner Review
Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner ($17.00) is a soft pencil eyeliner available in thirteen colorful shades. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Tarina Tarantino’s makeup line, but these two eyeliners are the first products from her line that I’ve tried, and I am pleasantly surprised! They are soft but not super soft — think firmer than Urban Decay 24/7 Pencils but softer than Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes — and apply very smoothly. The color range seems fun, even if I’ve only seen two, I’m interested in checking out a few more shades (like Spark of Envy!).
- Glamorous Thief is a brightened medium blue with silver spairkle and a soft sheen.
- Amethyst Android is a blue-based violet purple with a soft sheen but no real noticeable shimmer.
I found these liners stayed put on my lower lash line (I didn’t wear on my water line, since I wasn’t sure if these were waterline safe or not) without budging, smudging, or migrating during the day. The liner itself applies intensely without work, and it glides on without tugging on the lash line, too. I really like the level of softness, because it’s not so soft it’s easy to break, but it’s not so hard that it tugs or drags on the lash line either.
The eyeliners are also very simply packaged–colored end followed by a silver strip, and then the majority of the pencil is a pink all topped off with a silver cap. They’re the same price as both Urban Decay and Make Up For Ever’s eyeliners–and just as good. I’d say the color range may differ here and there, though Tarina Tarantino’s closer to Urban Decay’s. In fact, Glamorous Thief is incredibly similar to Deviant, while Amethyst Android to Lust. (If you have those, I’d pass on both these shades.) On me, all three wear about the same, with Make Up For Ever doing the best on the water line, and then Tarina Tarantino and Urban Decay doing just slightly under Make Up For Ever (but I personally prefer the color range and softness of Urban Decay).
Have you tried Tarina Tarantino’s Hyperliner yet? Any must-have shades?
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- Product: 28/30
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
Recommendation: If you’re either an eyeliner fiend or you don’t have too many Urban Decay/Make Up For Ever eyeliners, then Tarina Tarantino is a nice line to try if you’re looking for a pop of color in your eyeliner. I don’t think the shade range is as standout when the market has so much that is similar, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that these work well and are high quality eyeliners. If you own all of Urban Decay’s liners, you may find these too similar to own both–the only shade that looks different from anything Urban Decay has is Broken Doll (light pink).