$6.25 - $39.99
4 Stores100 Reviews
Pros: Awesome case, lengthens, curls, volumizes, conditions, wears all day, doesn't smudge or flake
I scored a full-sized sample of this mascara free, and what a major score, because this is a great mascara!
~ Product Description
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes! Mascara is formulated as a lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning mascara.
Here's what Tarte has to say: "Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-in-1 Mascara is what we call a push-up bra for your lashes-a 4-in-1 (lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning) dermatologist- and clinically-proven to increase the appearance of lash volume by 424% after applying giving dramatic, thick and sexy lashes. This mascara contains SkinvigoratingTM ingredients like rice bran wax to help lengthen lashes and carnauba wax, an emollient wax that ensures a smooth application. ProVitamin B5 treats and thickens lashes, olive esters condition, treat, and protect lashes, and the mascara also contains mineral pigments known for their soothing and softening properties. Dermatologist-tested."
This mascara does NOT contain any of the following ingredients: Parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals or phthalates.
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes! Mascara comes in this very nifty purple faux-leather encased tube. The "leather" has seams that might make it a little bulky, but on the plus side those seams give you a good secure grip when applying. I LOVE the case!
You get .24 oz. or product for $19. Note this is only available in Rich Black.
~ My Experience
I was just fascinated with the purple leather-encased tube. I've never seen a mascara packaged like this before. It almost seems as if you could slip the tube out of the leather case and reuse it on another mascara, but no, the case is firmly attached to the tube.
This mascara features a fairly ordinary looking brush applicator that is straight, of medium girth, and tapered at the end. It does a good job of getting all the little lashes at the corners.
I've rarely, if ever, gotten a nasty glob on the end of the brush when pulling it out of the tube. It applies smoothly and evenly, with no globs, flakes or smudges. It seems almost to glide on my lashes. I have those yucky straight lashes that are nearly invisible, but this does a good job of curling and holding the curl all day.
This defines and adds volume to my lashes, but I dare say not 424% more volume. It does thicken, but not in a particularly remarkable way. It certainly adds length to my lashes though. It doesn't clump my lashes together, but leaves them "fluffy" and separate. You can get a nice daytime look with one coat, or with an extra coat you can get a more dramatic evening look.
As for wear, this goes all day long with no smudging or flaking, even after a sweaty workout in high humidity, and this is NOT waterproof.
To remove, I simply use my regular cleanser and the mascara comes off just fine.
~ Final Thoughts
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes! Mascara is an excellent mascara that adds definition, length, curl and volume, and is very conditioning to lashes as well. It doesn't clump, smudge or flake, and lasts all day. Truly, this is a good mascara and worth the price. My only criticism is the claim of 424% increase in volume, which didn't happen for me, but still the look from this mascara is fabulous anyway.