My beauty wish list is as long as my arm (OK, maybe several arms) and it sometimes takes me quite a while to tick everything off it. This might explain why I’ve never properly tried anything out from tarte, a high-end and natural based brand who I really should be raving about constantly. To remedy this, I finally picked up their much loved Lights, Camera Lashes mascara to have a play with and to see for myself what all the fuss was about.
When you think of tarte, you probably immediately think of their 12-hour Amazonian Clay blush, which I have been lusting over for a long time. But for a change, I decided that I really didn’t need any more blushers in my immediate collection, so instead opted to try out tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara because I’ve heard so many positive things about it. I purchased a travel size version from a US seller as QVC were temporarily out of stock when I wanted to buy it, and I love how perfectly formed it is. The packaging is really cool with a textured animal print all over the tube, and it features a traditional brush style wand.
Aesthetics aside, I was drawn in by this mascara because it claims to be a 4 in 1 multi-tasker, in that it promises to lengthen, curl, volumize and condition the lashes whilst you wear it. I’ve put these all to the test and can say the following:
- It absolutely lengthens my lashes like a dream! They look so much longer that I had a friend ask if I’d gotten lash extensions when she saw me.
- It holds a curl beautifully and does so all day until you want to take it off.
- It volumizes really well, though I’d say I see a more noticeable lengthening effect happening with my lashes as opposed to seeing mega volume (but it’s certainly still there).
- It does make your lashes feel like they’ve been conditioned thanks to the added olive ester extracts in the formula – they look more glossy to me when I take this off.
All in all, I seriously love this mascara right now and I feel like it’s in my personal top 5 best mascaras ever. It does all the above and it doesn’t smudge, flake or apply in clumps either. So happy that I finally gave it a go!
Have you tried anything from tarte?
What are your favourite products from them?
Available from tartecosmetics.com