So let’s talk something different today. Let’s talk mascara. And what better mascara to kickstart this milestone with, than Tarte Cosmetics’ Lights, Camera, Lashes™ mascara.

 

I’ll admit I’m a huge Tarte fan. Not only is their line vegan and cruelty free, but their packaging ALWAYS gets me! I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I picked up Tarte stuff because they looked cute. And how perpetually broke that made me. But it’s okay, at least I have makeup that looks HELLA aesthetic!

 

CLAIM:

WHAT IT IS

A cult classic for over a decade, this best-selling vegan mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes & conditions, acting like a push-up bra for your lashes.
WHAT IT DOES

  • Curls & separates every lash with 360° magniLASH wand
  • Creates a naturally defined & voluminous look
  • Rice bran, olive esters & provitamin B5 help soften & nourish lashes
  • Looking for a waterproof version? Check out lights, camera, splashes™ waterproof mascara

 

Always formulated without: Parabens • Mineral Oil • Phthalates • Triclosan • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate • Gluten

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The first time I got my hands on the Lights, Camera, Lashes was when Tarte had their “Create Your Own Kit” sale (I LOVE THAT PARTICULAR SALE!) I opted for the LCL because by then, it was a bestseller on Tarte’s list and the raving was endless. (much love to the husband for hooking me up with his credit card <3)

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Lights, Camera, Lashes™

The Lights Camera Lashes used to come in a purple hard plastic texture packaging. It now comes in a similar packaging, but is holographic. The wand is pretty even throughout and coats lashes evenly.

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Lights, Camera, Lashes™

My issues with my lashes is that they’re barely non existent! So I’m always on the lookout for a mascara that will not only lengthen and curl my lashes, but also give them volume. And Tarte’s mascara does just that. The LCL also has a waterproof version but I don’t really like waterproof mascaras as they can be a pain to take off, and I hate the feeling of having residual makeup on my face before bed.

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Lights, Camera, Lashes™

My only issue with this mascara is that it always clumps, and I HATE IT. If I’m too careful, it won’t, but it mostly does. Especially if you opt for a second coat. So UGH.

Beware though, this mascara runs like crazy when it comes in contact with water, so don’t wear it if you’re going to be crying. Or on a rainy day.

The mascara retails for $23 and is available on Tarte, Sephora and Ulta websites and in store.

 

PROS:

  1. Vegan, cruelty free
  2. Lengthens, Curls, Volumises, Conditions lashes
  3. Funky packaging
  4. Lasts forever

 

CONS:

  1. Can get clumpy
  2. Unavailable in India

 

RANKING: 3.5/5

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