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Product Review: House of Tara H.I.P Eye Shadow and Eye Pencil


House of Tara H.I.P eye shadow in Urua
As you might have guessed HIP stands for High Intensity Pigments. The shade I got is called Urua, the brands shades usually  have a Nigerian theme which I think is cute since Nigerians are her target clients, however I have no idea what Urua means…
Urua is a matte redish-orange shade. It comes in a plastic silver pack, complete with a tiny mirror and applicator . In this pack you get 2.5g of product and it retails at N1050 (approx. 5)
1 swatch
About 3 layers
I’m not overly impressed with the pigmentation. It comes off quite light at first but if you pack on a few layers it gets better. It doesn’t give a smooth application so I’d advice an eye shadow base/primer to help it go on smoother and also to help the color pay off.
As this is a more affordable product, the pigmentation is kind of expected, however for an eye shadow tagged “High Intensity Pigments” I expected a lot more.
This shade and pigmentation works a lot better as blush, so I’ll probably just use for that.
House of Tara Eye Pencil in Adire
I got this pencil as per the recommendation of my dear friend and neighbor Bizree. Adire (pronounced [adirɛ]) is Yoruba for “tie and dye” and refers to a fabric traditionally dyed with an indigo plant.  “Adire” the pencil is a blue shimmery shade. It has a soft almost gel like glide to it that reminds me of the Urban Decay 24/7 pencils. The pencil contains 4.5g of product and retails at N900 (approx. €4.5).
Nice smooth glide with decent pigmentation. The pencil has an almost gel like texture to it that make it great for application on the water liner and also as an eye shadow base. The first time  wore this, it stayed on my waterline all day (about 11 hours).
Definitely worth the money! Good color pay off, easy to apply, all day wear and all at an affordable price, now that’s a good deal.



  • Hazel
    Posted March 12, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Definitely going to look for the pencil. Been on the hunt for this colour for awhiles now and i wasnt sure what brand wld give the desired effect! And its cheapskates too…

  • Stella
    Posted March 28, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    It sure is!

  • Funtosugar
    Posted November 14, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    Hey guys….i am House of Tara beauty rep….Place order for your Tara beauty products.
    Watsapp no: 08130167567. Thanks.

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