January 24, 2015

Product Review: Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes™ Statement Mascara






Product Description & Claims: (From Sephora's Website)

  • What it is: An amped up, ultra-black mascara that lengthens, curls and magnifies lashes for an intensified look, while instantly increasing lash volume by up to 752 percent. 
  • What it does: Powered by tarte’s proprietary triple black complex, this long-wearing, vitamin-infused formula emphasizes length and volume while conditioning lashes for a dramatic look that won’t dry out, flake, or budge. The custom-engineered, dual-molded brush boosts even the skinniest lashes for an exaggerated, voluminous look. First, the shorter, denser side of the brush delivers the optimal amount of mascara to volumize and coat each lash perfectly. Then the longer, firmer side lengthens and separates for maximum volume without clumping. 
  • What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
- Parabens   
- Phthalates 
  • What else you need to know: Provitamin B5, a vitamin B derivative, helps treat and thicken the appearance of lashes, while beeswax forms a protective barrier between the  skin and the environment that supports natural collagen production, and mineral pigments soothe and soften lashes. This product is formulated without mineral oil, sodium lauryl sulfates, and gluten. It is ophthalmologist tested and proven to increase lash volume by up to 752 percent.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes™ Statement Mascara

My Experience:I hauled this mini during the Sephora VIB sale waaaay back for $19. It was part of a limited edition "Strike a Pose" set that included a eyelash curler ....which is amazing. But back to the mascara! Initially, I loved it! With two coats, I felt like I didn't need fake lashes. It took 2-3 tries for me to get the application right but once I got it down, I didn't have any issues with clumpy. This was able to lengthen and volumize my lashes without looking clumpy. Paired with the curler - I think the two open up my eyes and make me look awake. However, at the end of the day - this had a tendency to smudge near my lower lash line and was difficult to remove. I hate rubbing and pulling at my eyes  so I'll steer clear of this. 




2 coats of Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes™ Statement Mascara

Packaging: Overall, it looks luxe. The outer packaging seems to be a plastic container covered in a gold snake patterned foil. The wand is plastic with mixture of shorter and longer bristles.


Price: $19.00


Amount of Product: 0.16 fl. oz.


Where to buy: UltaSephora, and Tarte


Vegan: No


Cruelty Free: 


Would I Repurchase?  No. It smudges and requires a lot of tugging and pulling around my eye area to remove. 


Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes™ Statement Mascara Pros and Cons

Ratings:****



Ingredients:
lights, camera flashes Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, acrylates copolymer,  Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, glyceryl stearate,  Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, candelilla cera/euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/Cire de candelilla, stearic acid, paraffin, butylene glycol, acacia Senegal gum, aminomethyl propanol,  Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, polybutene, caprylyl glycol, 1,2 hexanediol, tropolone, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium dehydroacetate, iron oxides (CI 77499).
Made in Italy. 
formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without synthetic fragrances, formulated without gluten 


32 comments:

  1. Great Review... Thanks for sharing.. It is always a no-no for me when the product smudges, so it just goes off my list instantly. GIGLove

    Heena
    www.icynosure.in

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    1. Yes, I have to agree with. This is sadly a no-no for me.

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  2. Nice mascala.. I hope I can try this product, too! giglove http://cre8tonebabe.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kylie for stopping by. If you do get to try this, I hope it works for you!

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  3. Great mascara. Look good on your eyes. Thanks for sharing this product.

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment!

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  4. . If the products smudges, then its totally NO! thanks for the review..

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    1. No problem hun. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I've tried a different Tarte mascara and I have to say that one was impressive. Sad this one smudged.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. It did look impressive when first I put it one but not so much at the at end of the day.

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  6. Aww... too bad it smudges and difficult to remove. So far I've only found one brand that does the job for me.

    GIG

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    1. Really? Let me know the name. I'm still on the market for HG mascara :)

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  7. Thank for sharing.I hate smudge mascara, That why, I rarely don't Mascara will outing
    MISS IKA'S BLOG

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  8. i love mascara reviews, all looking for a great new mascara, thanks for sharing!! GIG Love!
    xoxo Francy @ http://www.fancy-francy.com

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  9. difficult to remove yet smudges? sounds like the worst combination ever! but then again, the packaging is pretty pretty!
    giglove

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  10. Such a shame that this doesn't live up from all the hypes I've seen from other bloggers. I'm still on the lookout for the best mascara that doesn't include any harsh chemicals. Have you tried Honeybee Gardens line?

    xx Donah

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  11. I've never tried Tarte mascaras. Too bad that this one smudges.

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  12. The packaging is just so pretty!!! I've never tried tarte's product before, hope this is a good product =)

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  13. Awww, it smudges and dries out pretty fast? I never tried it though. giglove www.claudineimelda.com

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  14. I really love the packaging, I've never heard of Tarte mascara before. It wouldn't be for me as I like a longer fuller lash look than what this gives. It is a shame it smudges and difficult to remove.

    GIG LOVE | The Life of Leeshastarr

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  15. this looks amazing and it looked natural but its a shame that it smudges

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  16. Thats a shame you didnt like the product....it has a really nice design though

    GIG Love
    STYLE WITHOUT LIMITS

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  17. is this mascara waterproof? because mostly waterproof mascara is difficulty to remove and clean..

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  18. I am a total mascara junkie - And I LOVE Tarte Cosmetics. This sounds like a great one - I'll add it to my next Sephora shopping basket. <3 GIGlove

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  19. Lovely review and very detail too! I hate when mascara is hard to remove and smudge! haha.
    Packaging was luxe!!

    Giglove
    Snowman1314

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  20. I've been looking for a good mascara, thanks for the review!!!

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  21. It looks very cute but such a shame about all cons. I personally don't like mascaras which are hard to remove.

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  22. ooh I like the packaging!I like the way you've presented the pros and cons as well, very cool! x
    | Life as a Petite || Fashion, Crafts & Lifestyle Blog |

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  23. The mascara looks very classy. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I'm kinda in love with that packaging! I swear, packaging is everything for me. haha. Great post!

    xoxo giglove
    Andréa Christine | My Hair Story

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  25. I cannot take my eyes off its packaging. I would but it just to flaunt it :P Great review dear. GIG love

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  26. My experience so far with mascaras that really make your lashes look almost like you're wearing falsies is that they smudge. What a shame! But at least it looks lovely!

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