Rated 3.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My new holy grail!
I'm not a mascara person or much of a reviews person. I read them, but I don't really write them unless I find something worth writing about. I usually stick to either Lancome's waterproof formula (if I need that) or Better Than Sex/Perversion (Too Faced/Urban Decay) for mascara. I tend to use high-end mascaras because the drug store ones are more clumpy. I have very thin, medium-blonde colored lashes. They practically disappear. I also have tiny eyes so I sometimes find that brushes that are too big/bulky are harder to use or get everywhere in the process. I got a trial size of this from Tarte's website when I ordered the Unleashed palette and just threw it on - honestly because the package was hot pink and I thought why not. I was BLOWN AWAY. It has done for my lashes what no other mascara has. One coat, top to bottom, the big fluffy brush took over every last. They're separated, look fuller and longer. I can't wear fake lashes but I feel like without that messy tubing mascara this is the closest thing to false lashes I've ever used and I LOVE IT. It's seriously my new holy grail. I'm only writing this review because I was about to purchase the full size from Ulta and saw some negative comments so wanted to throw in my two cents because I am sorry it didn't work out for those that it didn't work for but for me it's absolutely beyond amazing.
Most Helpful Critical Review Big Ego is Really All Its Got
This mascara is appropriately named because it thinks it's a lot better than it is. Took three coats to do the job other mascaras at this price point do in one. I seriously couldn't believe it's advertised as a "big lash" mascara. Lengthened only a tiny bit and did very much volume. And four hours after application, it had pulled all the curl from my lashes. And the brush is so big at the tip, you can't get it into the corners to do small lashes. I'm giving it to my daughter because she barely wears any makeup and this light formula MIGHT work for her. And I'm not sure about that. For this performance, don't waste your money. Maybelline Great Lash will do the exact same thing for six bucks - probably better.
Reviewed by 403 customers love this!!!
victoria from arizona
I received this mascara in a boxy charm last year and have been repurchasing since. I love that it spread my lashes out so nicely and doesn't look clumpy at all. I use it in combo with my big monsieur lancôme mascara and it's my favorite and holy grail combo it makes my lashes look like falsies
Not a fan
Whitney from New York
I was super disappointed in this mascara. I really don't like anything about it and won't use it.
Jo Dee from Az
So far it's been good. I just hope it last at least a month seems like it could dry out.
Better at drugstore
Harley7 from Georgia
It's fine. It's lightweight and makes lashes fluffy but not how it looks on the box. It's a very natural look. Not super volumizing. I use it in combination with another mascara to get it where I want it. No I won't repurchase there is better out there for cheaper. I haven't noticed the smudging that I'm seeing in other comments or flaking but overall it's just average. I'll use it up.
ashlynn from Indiana
I've used so many brands and types of mascara, and this is easily the worst "prestige brand" mascara I've tried. It looked okay at the beginning of the day, but the formula is so dry that it flakes and there is so much fallout by the end of the day that it looks like you have awful dark circles (I even used setting spray). I love tarte and use so many of their products, but this is not up to par with the rest of their stuff. The tube also dried up very quickly. Definitely would not recommend, and I won't buy it again.
I love this mascara, I've seen a little growth in my lashes
Big al from MO
I use this when I want a dramatic full lash,I'd don't have anything bad to say about this mascara.wish it was cheaper but that is all
I've used better
Blondie from TN
I like it but have used better. Tends to clump at opening.
ali from michigan
i got this in a boxycharm, and i have loved it ever since!!
AS from Broomfield CO
I love tarte mascara but like the one in the purple container bedt
Absolutely great for my lashes
Drea from Chesapeake va
It gives my lashes instant length I absolutely love it !!
Liv from Ma
I was so disappointed when I used this. My eyelashes would not separate, and it left a black raccoon eye ring after only and hour of wearing it. I do not recommend. Definitely better options out there. The L'Oréal voluminous mascara is so much better. I recommend that product instead
I would not buy this again
DJ from Granbury, TX
This does not thicken or extend like I wanted it to.
Was not a fan of this mascara at all
Jennifer from Ponchatoula, Louisiana
No matter how you apply this mascara it leaves mascara marks on the top of your eyelids. The volume doesnt hold long and it doesnt hold up the full day of wearing it. It starts to run a little bit and leave black marks under your eyes
Bad, gives you a raccoon eye
EmilLech from Concord, CA
Overall every single time I've worn this, it starts running and it makes you look like a raccoon, also it clumps up. I have to carry qtips with me just so I don't look as if I've been crying for hours.
Sleepypup from San Jacinto, CA.
There are better mascaras, for half the price.
MNJ from TN
Comparable spoolie to Better Than Sex but the formula feels better on the lashes. It's great for length and some lift, definitely needs to be more popular than it is!
Lo from MA
This is a great mascara, I got it on sale which is a plus. I have little tiny lashes and this makes them look twice the size and lasts 24 hours. Its great.
Lisa from Boston
I tried this after using Better than Sex for a few years and i really like Big Ego. It lengthens nicely with no clumping (Better than Sex clumped a lot for me...) this is my third purchase... i guess i'm a fan!
Sarah from Knoxville, TN
I was so disappointed in this mascara. I usually get the lights,camera,lashes but they were out so I tried this. Hated it. Took it back the next day. It flaked everywhere. And I'm not sure what's up with Tartes mascaras but they seem empty right when you buy them.
Lashes for days
KRuss from Charlotte, NC
I am blessed with long lashes but that doesn't stop me from being picky about mascara. My go to used to be L'Oréal Voluminous Collagen mascara for years. I also enjoy L'Oréal Paradise and The OG Too Faced Better Than Sex. I've been trying to go toward all cruelty free so I tried this. I absolutely LOVE it! I get tons of compliments on my eyelashes. A lot of people ask if they're real. The one con I will agree with is it can flake but it seems pretty rare. I love this stuff and I've bought it multiple times already.
Fina from Pocatello
I use this mascara for quick everyday use. It's a good color and applies evenly. It doesn't appear to lengthen much and adds little volume, kinda like cheaper drug store mascaras. I'd buy it again if it didn't cost so much.
Oil Nerd from North Canton, Ohio
There is nothing BIG about it
Yes. Great mascara
Stace from Moore, OK
I like this product a lot.
NikkiStixx from California
I love tarte mascaras!! This one is definitely at the top of my list. When I first tried it, it had lifted and made my lashes look more full and curled them as well. Definitely recommend.
PartlyCloudy from NJ
I am very glad that I didn't pay for this. it was given to me as a sample at a department store. I found it in my kit today and thought to myself, why is this buried did I try this and not like it? so I used it today, the things it claims Lengthening + volumizing + curling - it does NOTHING of that. it separated my lashes nicely but zero volume and with absolutely no curl, my lashes did not appear lengthened. also the brush is weird and more difficult than it has to be to work. into the trash it goes.