Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara
Lights, Camera, Flashes is a decent mascara that doesn't do anything to set itself apart from the very crowded pack. While this adds a good amount of length, volume, and a small amount of curl, it also clumps from the first coat.
This mascara also feels heavy on the lashes, like they're being weighed down by the formula. Add to that the fact that this mascara smudges after a few hours, even though Tarte says it's longwearing and "won't budge," and you have a mascara that just isn't worth the price tag.
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- Adds a good amount of length and volume to lashes.
- Adds some curl.
- Clumps easily.
- Feels heavy on lashes.
- Begins to smudge after a few hours, despite claims that it's longwearing.
Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance
Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that would prove that glamour can be good for you. This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.
This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulassilicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, well forgive them that as whats ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.
However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundationsnoted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.
For more information about Tarte Cosmetics visit www.tartecosmetics.com.
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