Tarte – lights, camera, splashes waterproof mascara

What it claims: a lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning mascara infused with olive esters to condition, treats and protect lashes, in a waterproof version. 

I decided to try this mascara as it is one of the top selling mascaras in Sephora. After all, my favourite mascara was all used up and I couldn’t find any at the nearby Sasa stores. One store assistant even claims that THAT mascara has been discontinued. 

In order to make a better verdict, I have been using this mascara for the past 2 weeks. Lengthening? My lashes is not exactly short so I can’t really see the lengthening effect even after applying a few coats. Curling? I do use an eyelash curler prior to using the mascara. My lashes doesn’t curl up more after applying though. Volumizing? I don’t really think I’m able to build up a substantial amount of volume after repeated coats, though I noticed a simple swap of the wand gives a nice coat on my lashes.  Conditioning? My lashes feel nice and soft when I remove the mascara with an eye makeup remover. Waterproof? Kind of. I’ve got really watery eyes and not many waterproof mascaras STAYS waterproof throughout the day, though it can be easily removed with a makeup remover. Thus, I do have my doubts that this mascara will stay intact after a dip in the pool. 

The verdict? Tarte’s lights, camera, splashes waterproof mascara is probably a good day-to-day mascara for anyone who wants natural looking lashes yet at the same time treats and condition their lashes. But if you are looking for a mascara that can transform your thin, short lashes into a mass of long fluttery ones for a big night out, it doesn’t make the cut. 

Is it life-changing? Absolutely not.

P.S. I managed to find my favourite mascara at another Sasa. Bought 3 at one shot. Is this mascara life-changing? You bet. Will have a post on it soon.


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