Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Review

If there’s one thing I can never leave the house without, it’s mascara. Curling your lashes and adding a few coats of mascara can work wonders in making you look more awake. There’s just one problem with this huge addiction that I have: I need longer lashes! If they were just twice as long and as full as they are, it’d be perfect! I know lash extensions are totally the thing right now, it’s just totally not my thing. Which means I need a mascara that can work some serious magic!

The Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint mascara has claims that almost all mascaras do, plus a little bit extra. This is supposed to be a jet-black, vegan mascara that will coat even the smallest lashes with its molded brush, leaving you with 2700% more volume. Yes, 2700%! How they even measured that, I have no idea. But we’ll just have to see about that.

It also says that it will strengthen and condition the lashes with “good-for-you” ingredients, including mineral pigments that will nourish and soften the skin around the lashline, rice bran wax that helps lengthen lashes, carnauba wax which ensures a smooth application, and cellulose which is a plant-derived thickening agent.
It does have rubber bristles, which is what I prefer to work with. Although, as with other Tarte mascaras that I’ve tried, there is a lot of excess product that can come out with the brush. However, it’s a more gel-like formula and only has an excess amount at the end of the wand, so it’s nothing that’s too difficult to manage. And since it’s a high-end product, the packaging is going to feel more sturdy with more weight.
In the picture above, you can see the application process. I started with bare lashes, curled them twice with a lash curler, and then applied three coats of mascara. You can see how my lashes are almost invisible to begin with, and how much a dramatic change just curling them makes. I can’t stress enough the importance of curling your lashes!!

You can gradually start to see both the length and volume begin to build with each coat. For the most part, this mascara is pretty easy to build on itself. I’ve never had any clumps with this formula, only the occasional sticking together of multiple lashes. When that happens, I just comb through with a metal lash comb and everything’s fine. If you’d like to know more about my specific application technique, you can read my mascara routine here. Below is a side by side before and after picture that’s easier to compare the difference.
Overall, I do think this is a really good mascara. I’ve tried so many different formulas in the past and this is definitely one of the best. Although I will have to disagree with the 2700% more volume claim just because that’s kinda crazy, I do appreciate the way it makes my lashes look. I love how easy it is to work with and that it doesn’t weigh too heavy on the lashes or flake off throughout the day. I’ve even received multiple compliments from my husband when I wear this, and he has zero idea about anything involving makeup!

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~Mani Monday~
This week’s nail polish inspiration is actually a little funny, it came from a purse I saw at Target. It was a beautiful lavender colored crossbody purse with gold accents. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it, so those are the two colors I chose for my nails. The purple is called So What from the Essence Gel polish line and the gold is Big Money by Sally Hansen. I love Essence polishes and this is definitely one that is opaque enough that you could easily get away with just one coat!
What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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