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Push-up bra for your lashes! Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara volumizes, lengthens, curls & conditions lashes.
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Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
This is one of my favorite mascaras. Sometimes I run out and rely more on one of my other mascaras (hey, I need to have options!). Then I run into Ulta and spot this and forget why I quit using it. The mascara isn't water proof (but they offer waterproof mascaras), but it lasts all day on me for an average day. Some of my days end up being more than just an 8 hour work day - it recently lasted 9 hours of work, plus a quick dinner out, then 3 hours of a training. I expected it to smudge a little, but no problems! I never have issues with smudging for me, unless I rub my eyes a ton or my allergies are in full force.
My skin (and eyes) are somewhat sensitive - not the most sensitive out there, but more so than most of my friends. I have no issues with this mascara, and have been using it on and off for several years now. I love that one quick coat can give a better than natural look, or you can build it up. If you do build it up (which I always do), I love that it doesn't get stiff or flaky. It rarely clumps for me, but when it does, a quick brush through with a lash brush fixes it (this happens if I apply a ton, and again, not often).
Even though it lasts all day on me, it easily washes off with my normal face cleanser (Boscia's Makeup Breakup or an Amore Pacific face wash). I also like that Tarte is a brand with more natural ingredients - okay, it's not all natural and it's not saving the world, but it's a good move if you're looking to start getting into more natural ingredients (also worth noting that natural doesn't necessarily mean better, more effective, or free of irritants!). I know that you're supposed to trash your mascara after 3 months, but since I don't use the same one every day, I never do. If I did use this every day, I think it would last a little over 3 months (I gave a friend a travel size tube I got in a gift set and she has been using it for at least 2 months - she's a blonde and I don't think that the black is too harsh on her at all).
Lights, Camera, Lashes works really well with Tarte's primer but also works well without it (I just find that the primer gives a little more oomph!). It holds a curl nicely, and thickens without huge clumps and adds length. The length isn't very dramatic, but again, you can build it up if you like. My lashes are decently long, and if I build it up too much without letting it dry, I end up with smudges on my glasses and occasionally under my eye brows.
I have tested several different mascaras this week. My goal is to find a gluten-free,paraben free mascara that performs as well as Blinc mascara (Blinc is awesome, but contains parabens, so it's time to move it out of my makeup bag). So, among those I tried from the Tarte line were Lights, Camera, Flashes AND Lights, Camera, Lashes. I am sorry to say that both were unacceptably clumpy and flaky. The newer "Flashes" version turned out to be even clumpier/flakier than the "Lashes" version. A positive was that both mascaras definitely stayed put and didn't smudge. That's very good news for those of us with oily eyes. However, the clumpiness and flakiness are show stoppers for me. I tried using a lash primer (Clinique) but it didn't help. I even purchased a metal lash comb and tried combing out the clumps, but that wasn't effective either. To be extra sure before making a final judgment, I tried both of these products for two days each, and got the same result each time. These are fresh, right-off-the-shelf from Ulta, so I don't expect they'd get any better with age. I will be returning both mascaras. I have moved on to Too-Faced Lash Injection, and have had much better results.
Mari from Kentucky
After using for the third time, it immediately started clumping.
Allison from Arkansas
I bought the mini on a whim by the register with little expectations. This is now my favorite mascara. It adds length AND thickness and does not clump or smudge. I'm ordering the full size right now.
Djb from Louisville, KY
Gives thickening and length. Can use on bottom lashes with no Raccoon eyes.
Lisa D from Torrance, California
I received a free trial size of this mascara. I was really excited to try it on as I love Tarte products. Sadly, this one was virtually unnoticeable on my eye lashes. It honestly looks like I am not even wearing any mascara, even after multiple applications. I paired it w/ lash primer and then had to put on 3 coats to even cover the lash primer. I most definitely would not recommend buying this product. It doesn't lengthen, volumize, color my lashes... nothing. I can only tell that there is product on my lashes when I use eye make-up remover and see black on the pad I was using to remove it. Very disappointing from this brand.
Regina from Alaska
I've been trying to find a good mascara so randomly grabbed this… and Like other people said, this product seriously weighed my lashes down. Made them clumpy. Lengthened a bit but not a ton. Not worth it. I like the Lancôme idole and the benefit lift and curling mascara way more
Katty from Brighton
I tried this mascara in the past and it was my favorite. Coming back to it after trying other formulas, the mascara feels hard to work with. It's an extremely wet formula which makes it easy to smear around the eyes. Whenever I apply this, it leaves a streak of mascara by my lash line, no matter how careful I am. I also find it was hard to make it not clumpy. And, because of the wet formula, it seemed to weigh down my lashes and not hold a curl as much as others have. If curl/volume and separation are important to you, I would probably go with something else. Maybe would be better when the tube got dryer, but sadly it's not my favorite now.
Candle from Minnesota
This has been one of my favorites. I get very dry eyes and this was helpful for not contributing to that. It works very well and did what it's supposed to do.
jmolina87 from Texas
I was a little disappointed in this mascara. Didn't do anything for my eyelashes. I am glad that I got it on sale.
njr from AK
The mascara is super flakey and weighed my lashes down. So disappointing
JTucci from Mars, PA
This is my favorite mascara. It applies easily without clumping and stays put all day. It's jet black and defines your lashes intensely.
j7 from los Angeles
Limp Wimpy doesn't last not worth the $
Shannon from CT
Realy like the brush and the mascara. My current fave
Jenny from Norwalk, IA
I've tried a lot of different mascara for my short eyelashes, and this one is by far the best!! I love it!!!
KB from Florida
Express application, but lashes will be thick quickly. Was easy to remove with soap and water.
Inthe801 from Salt Lake City Utah
I purchased this for the first time and loved it, but the second purchase I noticed the purple cover was different (matte instead of glittery like the first one and in the how to video) I don't care at all about the cover, but now I don't think that's all they changed because it burns and makes my eyes sting ALL THE TIME. It also doesn't go on as well and is very hard to not get clumpy.
I never had issues with my eyes stinging or the clumping from this mascara before. I really loved this mascara the first time I bought it. Something is definitely different about it now. So disappointed.
Ash from Salem, Oregon
I love this mascara. I've tried a lot of mascaras and this is top of the line. It lengthens and doesn't clump or flake on me. Usually non-waterproof irritates my eyes and smudges, but not this! I wear contacts all day and this doesn't burn my eyes.
Baycyd from Washington
I bought this based on all the great reviews, but found formula clumped and flaked badly. At the price point, I was going to use it anyway, until the outside case broke off the underlying plastic case, rendering it completely unusable.
KK Magee from Monroe, Louisiana
I've tried many many other mascaras, and for me, this one is my favorite. The main reason I say that is how doe-like it makes my eyes. I feel pretty wearing this one! I will say, it's pretty clumpy coming out of the tube & it kinda takes a minute to dry and set on your lashes, so you have to be careful not to smudge. But once it sets, it stays on well through the day. Another thing I appreciate (which may sound silly) is that the end of the brush is such that it doesn't collect mascara on it. My previous mascara had this problem & I was constantly staving the gunk off the end of it. So anyways, overall I think I'll keep coming back to this one.
Jannettee from Prescott Valley Az
Tarte makes great mascara but normally put a large brush in them. This one has a small brush and it makes it easy to apply to lower and upper lashes
Meh from Farmington
M from MN
I've tried plenty of brands & types of mascara in my lifetime & I was excited to try this one since it had high stars, but it is horrible! all it did to my lashes was make them clumpy immediately after the first swipe! I always make sure I don't have too much product on the brush & I know how to apply mascara but no matter what I did this mascara always clumped! Very disappointed & wish I didn't waste my money
Max from Los Angeles
This mascara is horrible, please be aware that it can burn your eyes.
Lucky from Ohio
I have had a long love of this mascara. I have fairly long lashes and I like a full look, and I find that this does the trick. Great for lengthening and for volume, and lasts but easily comes off at the end of the day. Feels comfortable, I cannot stand sticky feeling.
MCM from Rhode Island, USA
I was really pleased with how my lashes looked when I first applied the mascara, but saw smudged raccoon eyes when I looked in the mirror an hour later. Tried again to see if it was a fluke. It wasn't.
Claire 89 from PA
Please make a fragrance free version or at least cut out more of it. Every time I wear this I get bad headaches by the end of the day, and I'm pretty sure it's from having perfume so close to my eyes! Other than that, besides being a little flaky this does do very well in regards to lengthening, thickening and curling my lashes. Just please stop with the perfume!