Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara Review

Assalamu wa Alaykum/ Hi,

Today I'm going to be reviewing the second mascara in the Sephora Lash Stash to go box. This mascara is Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 mascara. This mascara is another popular one. The first mascara that I reviewed was Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara.

The description on the Lash Stash box for this mascara is: lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions lashes.

This mascara retails for $20. Which is a decent price. It's 3 dollars less than the Better Than Sex mascara and the They're Real mascara. On the Tarte website the product is described as: a lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara infused with olive esters to condition, treat, and protect lashes.

The product claims are:
  • clinically proven to increase lash volume by 330%
  • dermatologist tested 
  • ophthalmologist tested
Tarte didn't create a lot of drama around this mascara like Benefit and Too Faced did with theirs. They tell you everything you need to know and that's it.I kind of like that. They let the mascara speak for it's self. They don't hype it up. 

I've heard some people described this mascara as wet. However, I have to disagree. I find this mascara to be on the dryer side and I appreciate that. It means that I can layer it and I won't have to worry about it clumping on me.


The wand on this mascara is not made out of plastic like the They're Real mascara. It's a classic mascara wand. It looks like nothing special but it's really good as separating and defining lashes.

With one layer my lashes look very natural and defined.


With a second layer my lashes look much more dramatic.


I was curious of what my lashes would look like if I layered this over a coat of the Better Than Sex mascara:


I probably wouldn't layer those two mascaras unless I need a dramatic eye look. I know some girls would wear their mascara like this on a regular basis. However, it's not my cup of tea. I want my lashes to look more noticeable, volumized, and lengthened while still looking natural. When layered those two mascara it looked like I was wearing mascara. It didn't look bad. I just don't prefer it unless it's a special occasion.

I like the idea of a mascara that conditions because a lot of times when I remove my eye makeup a lash or two will come off. No matter how gentle I try to be. I haven't seen any effects of the conditioning aspects of this mascara. 

I think the first time I put on this mascara it flaked a little. I don't know if that is because it was my first time using. It hasn't flaked since then.

Bottom Line: It's a good mascara. It's worth a try if you're curious but it's not my favorite out of the Lash Stash box.

So, That's it.
Have you tried this mascara? Did you like it?

Until Next Time,

Aleema :)