Tarte: Lights, Camera, Lashes

Tarte is a Vegan and Cruelty-free company best known for its bland, neutral eyeshadow palettes, iconic Shape Tape concealer, and cute packaging.  This little beauty retails at Sephora for $30.  That will give you 7ml/0.24oz of product. This is one of those super splurge products that you would seriously need to apply four times a day for me to say that it was a reasonable price.  So, I understand right up front that this is very expensive.

I wanted to try this product, and I got it as part of a Sephora bundle.  See my review of that bundle here.   This product has no smell and is truly unique.  I love the wand, it does a fabulous job of getting all of my super tiny lashes and supersizing them to beautiful lengths.   If you are looking for a mascara that will give you length without volume, this is your go-to.   Only available in black, this product is seriously dramatic, and it does last all day without moving.  Even when I was overheating at work, it still remained in perfect place.  I experienced no flaking, no smearing, no smudging.

The downside is that I didn’t have excellent luck using it with a primer.  I found that the combination of the two made my lashes clump together and turned them into a sticky, flaky mess.  On its own, this mascara is pretty freaking awesome.  If you are questioning how awesome, it held up in 26C temperatures with 70% humidity while I was lifting 100+ pound weights repeatedly in layers, while wearing safety glasses that were so fogged up I couldn’t see after a while. I would totally recommend it.

As described on the Sephora website:

What it is:
A bestselling, vegan mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions.

What it does:
This Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara curls and separates every lash with a 360-degree magniLASH wand.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested, safe for contact lens wearers, hypoallergenic, vegan, and formulated without mineral oil, triclosan, and gluten.

Looking for a waterproof version? Check out Lights, Camera, Splashes™ Waterproof Mascara.


-Olive Esters: Condition, treat, and protect lashes.
-Rice Bran Wax: Helps lengthen lashes.
-Carnauba wax: An emollient wax that ensures a smooth application.
-ProVitamin B: Treats and thickens lashes.
-Mineral Pigments: Soothe and soften skin around the lash line.
-Vitamin C: An antioxidant that helps fight free radicals.

Water, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax/Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Cera, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Stearyl Esters, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Alcohol Denat., Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Triethanolamine, Acacia Senegal Gum, Panthenol, VP/VA Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Chlorphenesin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • If you don’t want to spend so much on a mascara


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