I love Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara; you know, the one in the purple tube? So I was excited to get a sample of their newer Lights, Camera, Flashes. This retails for $23 and is described as a statement mascara, meant to add length, curl, and volume (752% increase?!). Did it live up to its claims? Keep reading to find out.
Formula-wise, this is a little on the wetter side, though not too wet for my taste (although I do prefer drier mascaras). Since this is the case, I do feel like my lashes either lose a little curl, or at least do not gain any curl from the formula. This mascara is supposed to be curling though, so maybe once it dries out a bit, I'll be able to tell if it helps curl my lashes. Additionally, this is not waterproof, and I did notice transfer under my eyes when I wore this on my lower lashes.
|Left: Bare lashes, Right: One coat Lights, Camera, Flashes on top and bottom lashes|
Overall, I do like this mascara, but more for everyday than for making a statement (since I don't like wearing two coats). When I want volume on volume, I'll still go to Benefit's They're Real or Clinique's High Impact since I know with those I can get thicker lashes with just one coat. If you do like loading up some mascara though, you might like this one as it doesn't make lashes as spidery as I know some can with multiple coats. But at the end of the day, I wouldn't purchase this mascara over the original Lights, Camera, Lashes.
What do you think of Tarte mascara? What are your favorite "statement" mascaras?