Product: Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara Birthday Edition
Claims: Limited Edition Version of the Mascara | Lengthens, Curls, and Volumizes | 24 Hour Wear | 24 Hour Flake Free | Vegan | Cruelty Free
Size: 7 mL or 0.24 oz.
Price: $23.00 – $34.00
*sigh* So does anyone remember when I reviewed the Tarte Birthday Bae Blush, the Tarte Cue the Confetti Eyeshadow Palette, and the Tarte Cue the Confetti Party Collection? Well the collection also came with a mascara that I didn’t review separately because I figured I had already reviewed it on my blog since I’ve owned MULTIPLES of it already. In a “putting the cart before the horse” move I went back and realized that I in fact had NOT reviewed the Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara on my blog. Keep scrolling to find out my thoughts on this mascara.
About the Tarte Mascara
The full-size Tarte Mascara has 0.24 oz or 7 mL of product, has a natural fiber mascara wand instead of a plastic wand, has short and long bristles, and retails for $23.00. This special edition birthday version can be purchased at Ulta, Tarte, Macy’s, and QVC.
Tarte claims that the Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara has a formula that will lengthen, volumize, and curl the lashes. They also claim that the formula will wear for 24 hours without flaking. The ingredients for the Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara are:
Water/Aqua/Eau, 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)
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara Review
As I stated above, I have owned several of the Lights, Camera, Lashes mascaras in the past. While most of them have been deluxe samples of the regular version I have also had a full-size of the regular, samples of special editions, and full-sizes of special editions. I usually tend to prefer the full-size of the mascara because the packaging isn’t hard plastic, it has a bit of give to it. I don’t know why but after using the softer full-size packaging I tend to prefer it for this particular mascara. This packaging has that softer touch and is very pretty to have.
As for the formula, I actually found this particular Lights, Camera, Lashes to not be as good as the other ones that I have tried. It had that strong, chemical mascara smell that I know you know what I’m talking about. It was also more wet than usual and even after two and a half months still stayed that way. I found that using this when I first opened it and several month later gave me the same result; lashes that had a little extra length, some curl, very slight volume but that never really dried completely so the mascara constantly ran.
Final Thoughts on the Tarte Mascara
Honestly it’s been ages since I’ve used a Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara so this may just be the way the formula is now. If that’s the case then go ahead and purchase this one over the regular. It’s the same size, same price, and prettier limited edition packaging. However, if this is not normal for Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara then I’d say skip this one and if you’re going to purchase one just stick to the regular.
If you regularly use Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, let us know in the comments below if this is their new normal formula.
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