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Opening Act Lash Primer

Tarte

Opening Act Lash Primer

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It's time to prime your red carpet-ready stare with Tarte's Opening Act Lash Primer, formulated to increase lash volume by a dramatic 952%. The ophthalmologist tested formula is infused with naturally-derived lash volumizing and conditioning agents and Tarte's groundbreaking 360 degree magniLASH Brush glides through lashes to help prime, volumize, lengthen, separate, curl and condition. Best of all, opening act comes perfectly paired with its best-selling co-star - a free deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara - so you can create a dramatic, bombshell look in just two simple steps. It's as easy as prime & define!

(Primer 0.24 fl. oz.) (Mascara 0.10 fl. oz.)
Apply primer before mascara, wedging 360 magniLASH brush at the base of lashes and combing upward to the tip. For the perfect grand finale, finish with two coats of included deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara.
Primer: Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/VA Copolymer, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D'abeille, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Stearyl Esters, Nylon-12, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Hydrated Silica, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara: 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, Triethanolamine, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Acacia Senegal Gum, Panthenol, VP/VA Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Aminomethylpropanediol, Chlorphenesin, Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

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TarteOpening Act Lash Primer
 
4.6

(based on 310 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (204)
  • Long lasting (155)
  • Easy removal (128)
  • Smooth look (90)
  • Blends well (38)

Cons

  • Clumps (21)
  • Smudges (9)
  • Difficult to apply (6)
  • Difficult removal (5)
  • Fades (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (206)
  • Going out (101)
  • Sensitive eyes (64)
  • Anytime (37)
  • Travel (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (121), Natural style (110), Trendy style (24), Brand buyer (14), Budget shopper (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (11), 10 minutes (8), 1+ hour (3)

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2.0

Nope won't buy again

By Hskyler

from Washington

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Clumps
  • Difficult Removal
  • Smudges

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

Very clumpy and had to recurl lashes multiple times through the evening to keep the look. I dont kniw if it was the primer or mascara that came with it but it seemed a little better with another brand of mascara but not enough difference to keep buying it.

 
3.0

Returning This Soon

By Melusine13

from Burbank CA

Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

I wanted to try a lash primer to reduce clumping so I bought this one because Tarte is a cruelty-free brand. It made my clumping so much worse! Also, it made my eyes very irritated (it was the only new product I was wearing). I had to wipe my eyes so much they became raw and red. I'm returning it today.

 
5.0

I will go bankrupt buying this product!

By Amanda

from Knoxville, TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Fullness amplified
  • Length addition
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

    This product is amazing! ❤️ I like long full lashes and this product delivers. I get asked constantly if my lashes are real. I've found the secrect to this product is to layer and to compliment it with a waterproof mascara. It lasts all day and hold the curl to your lashes from curling them!

     
    5.0

    Can't live without this

    By Nancy

    from Texas

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Removal
    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

      I've used the primer for years and have no eyelashes without it - even with mascara. Sometimes it seems to dry / run out quickly but I just run the tube under hot water for a short while and it's ready to use again. Have tried others but always come back to this one.

       
      4.0

      Love it!!

      By None

      from Fox Lake,Il

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Smooth Look

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

        I will buy again

         
        1.0

        Dry and clumpy

        By Heather

        from Omaha

        Pros

          Cons

          • Clumps

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

            I didn't like this and am returning it soon. By the time I get done applying the primer and get my regular mascara ready to use, the primer has dried and made my lashes look dry, thin and clumpy. It made it very difficult to apply my mascara. My lashes look better without the primer.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again!

            By Angela

            from Mercer, PA

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy Removal
            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Colors
            • Good Variety of Colors
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth Look

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

              I love this mascara primer! I was using L'oreal mascara primer but it always seemed to clump up and would go on clumpy. But this primer comes out on the brush NOT clumpy! and once I add the Tarte mascara it really makes my eye lashes look so long!!!

               
              5.0

              Absolutely amazing!

              By Jo

              from Kerman, CA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Colors
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth Look

              Cons

              • Smudges

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

              Its really great and I have small eyelashes but with this mascara they make them look big.

               
              5.0

              Love this!

              By Lacey

              from NY

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Removal
              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth Look

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

                Love it!

                 
                3.0

                Eh, it gets the job done

                By Jbootybb

                from Annapolis, MD

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Clumps

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer:

                gives my sad lashes a tiny little boost, but can easily look very clumpy

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                • Q:

                  Does this primer have ingredients that will help your lashes grow?
                  Asked on 4/3/2018 by Erin from Georgia

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    No, this isn't a lash growing product.

                    Answered on 4/4/2018 by Official Answer from Tarte from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Hi, I have used this a few times and find it is clumping after mascara application. Can you offer any tips to reduce this? I notice when I put the primer on, white clumps already forming even before the application of the mascara! help!
                  Asked on 1/19/2018 by ozbeauty from Melbourne, Australia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We suggest only doing one application of the lash primer and wiping the top of the product if any gets on the sides when pulling it out.

                    Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                • Q:

                  Does this lash primer go on and dry white?
                  Asked on 6/9/2016 by Caitlin from New England

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product is white but disappears after you apply mascara. Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 6/10/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Will this product reduce the transferring of mascara to the brow bone and under eye area?
                  Asked on 4/21/2016 by Harley from New York, NY

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product volumizes and conditions lashes, while making your mascara last without drying out or flaking. It shouldn't transfer above or below the eye and to ensure it doesn't, you can apply with a waterproof mascara. Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 4/25/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Can this primer also be used with different brands of mascara?
                  Asked on 4/10/2016 by Chicken Little from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, you can pair this primer with any mascara. We paired it with a free deluxe size of our lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara so you can get the best in volume, length & curl, along with lash conditioning benefits.

                    Answered on 4/11/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                • Q:

                  What type of mascara/mascara brush size is best to use with this primer?
                  Asked on 3/26/2016 by Paige from Newark, DE

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This lash primer comes with a deluxe size of our lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara but it works well with any tarte mascaras, whether that's travel size or full size since they both have the same brush. Hope that helps!

                    Answered on 3/29/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Hi, is the primer supposed to dry before applying the mascara, or should the mascara be applied immediately? thanks!
                  Asked on 11/13/2015 by MJ

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend allowing a few seconds for the lash primer to dry prior to mascara application for best results!

                    Answered on 11/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  I must curl my stick straight lashes and immediately put waterproof mascara on to hold the curl. Or my lashes just pop right down again.
                  How well does this hold a curl when it dries?
                  Asked on 10/1/2015 by beautyjunky from memphis, tn

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    The specially formulated opening act lash primer has quickly become a fan favorite! It's infused with naturally-derived ingredients to condition lashes to help volumize, lengthen, and curl for that dramatic, bombshell look thanks to the 360° magniLASH brush. Make sure to wedge the wand at the base of your lashes and zig zag from the base to the tip to coat every lash before applying your mascara. Tarteistry tip! Always curl lashes before applying mascara for best results. We recommend the picture perfect™ eyelash curler or the shine bright statement lash essentials to add a little bling to your lash wardrobe this holidaze.

                    Answered on 10/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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