Today I’m testing out tarte cosmetics’ lights, cameras, splashes 4-in-1 waterproof mascara, $19. I got it a few days ago at Sephora and I’ve been excited to try it out. I’ll admit, I’m not much of a mascara connoisseur. I’m generally happy with most (unless they are unusually clumpy). Because of that, I don’t tend to spend a lot of money on mascaras – I’m usually good with the $4 version at the drugstore. That said, I was super impressed with this mascara from tarte.
Here are some before and after pictures so you can see how it went on:
It went on smoothly and wasn’t clumpy at all. I saw some commenters on the tarte website saying it clumped a bit for them but it didn’t for me. I always pump the mascara wand a few times before I actually apply and I think that helps mix in and freshen any potential clumping. Also, I’m writing this post 6 hours later and the mascara is still on my eyelashes and going strong. I haven’t gone swimming or anything but it seems to be waterproof and long-lasting for sure. Overall feelings: this is a high-quality mascara that’s certainly worth $19!
Some other non-mascara favorite tarte products of mine include the Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage Foundation and SPF 15 Sunscreen ($38). I use this product regularly in the winter as my foundation. I like how it’s thick and it rubs in really nicely. You can pick from a big selection of skin tones and I can personally attest to be it very long-lasting. This foundation literally does not come off until I use a makeup remover at the end of the night. There’s an Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush too for $26! It has rave reviews and I want to try this soon.
Lastly, another favorite of mine is this tarte maracuja C-brighter eye treatment, $38. I have serious purple bags under my eyes and I use this tarte product on the nights I remember and I do see that it helps. It reduces the dark circles but also does some great moisturizing! I know it looks like a small jar for $38 but I literally take a tiny dollop of it with my pinky and it goes a loooooong way. I’ve had this product for almost a year and not had to replace it yet.