Tarte Lock And Roll Duos

Hautelook was having a sale on Tarte Cosmetics recently, and I got my hands on the Lock and Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duos as well as the Be Good To Your Mother Natural Lip Sheers, which I’ll review later. For this article, I want to focus on the Eyeshadow duos that I’m extremely happy with. I purchased two of these duos: Rosegold and Gunmetal, which actually compliment each other very well.

The Lock and Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duos are dual sided eyeshadows, one side being a cream shadow with a tapered applicator, and the other being a loose roll-on shadow – both with some nice shimmer.

I made some swatches, but it’s a little blurry on the left side and the lighting isn’t great either. Cream shadows are on the inside, and loose shadows are on the outside. The square swatches on the top right were taken from the Sephora website, and as you can see they’re a little off. Gunmetal (on the right of both swatches), while dark grey in the official swatch, has more of a dark bronzey tone. Rosegold is a lot brighter too, and less pink then the official swatch. Against the skin, I’d say it’s sort of the color of a shiny new penny.

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Since Tarte boasts that the cream shadows are water and crease proof, I tried using it without applying my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion as I usually would. Two hours later, and my makeup remains creaseless! The cream shadows act as a great base to put the loose shadows over. I was able to create two different looks, as you can see below. The right side is a bit more minimilistic and day-time appropriate; the left is more of a night-time look.

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For both looks, I used the Rosegold cream shadow all over my top eyelid and then rolled the loose shadow over it, as well as on the inner corner of my bottom lid. Then, I applied the Gunmetal loose powder to the outer corners of my top and bottom eyelids. I also applied black shadow as my eyeliner, and my MAC Dazzle Lash mascara. The only real difference between the two looks is that I used more eyeliner and mascara on the right, as well as applied the shadow a bit more intensely.

I have to say, the shadow has some amazing staying power! It took a bit of effort to rub the cream shadow off the back of my hand from the swatches. I was a Tarte Cosmetics virgin before today, but I’ll definitely be buying more products from them in the future!

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  • stela

    August 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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    This sounds good. I will have to try it out sometime. I like the collor and how you use it for daytime look. Very […] Read MoreThis sounds good. I will have to try it out sometime. I like the collor and how you use it for daytime look. Very lovely. :D Read Less

  • rosa

    August 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm
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    i love tarte. i use their blush/bronzer sticks. ps. that eyeshadow looks gorgeous on u!

  • Malee

    September 17, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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    I like their primer too..

  • Christina Pham

    October 15, 2011 at 2:56 am
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    I started using these again after two years, and the cream shadow was completely dried out when I opened it. However, the roll-on shadow was […] Read MoreI started using these again after two years, and the cream shadow was completely dried out when I opened it. However, the roll-on shadow was still great. I wore it all day and still didn't get any creasing! Read Less

  • Christina Pham

    October 15, 2011 at 2:56 am
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    I started using these again after two years, and the cream shadow was completely dried out when I opened it. However, the roll-on shadow was […] Read MoreI started using these again after two years, and the cream shadow was completely dried out when I opened it. However, the roll-on shadow was still great. I wore it all day and still didn't get any creasing! Read Less

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