Friday, September 13, 2013

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Mascara and Inner Rim Liner

Do you have one eye that always seems to come out better when you put on makeup? For me, my right eye is always easier. I’m right-handed so maybe that has something to do with it? Anyway, speaking of eyes, the TARTE COSMETICS line just came out with two new items for eyes as part of their Fall 2013 CollectionLights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara in Black and Lights, Camera, Flashes! Waterproof 12-Hr Inner Rim Liner in Black. Let’s get a closer look at both, shall we? 

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Tarte-Lights-Camera-Flashes-Statement-Mascara-wand-up-closeLights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara in Black ($32 @ ulta.comsephora.com) has a new kind of mascara wand for them, called a dual-sided molded brush. The purple side is longer bristles to get all those small lashes and the black side has smaller, stubbier ones to help get an even coat over all the lashes.

The formula is infused with ProVitamin B5 and claims to increase lash volume by 752%! Wait, what? 752? If that was true, my lashes would be bigger than the false ones drag queens (and me once in a while) wear. How can they make this claim? Anyway, in my real life results, my lashes were longer and it did seem to amp up the volume but I wouldn’t say they increased by what they say. Maybe 50% more than my lashes in a normal state but that’s it.

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The other product I was very curious about when I first saw it was the Lights, Camera, Flashes! Waterproof 12-Hr Inner Rim Liner in Black ($20 @ ulta.com). I’ve always liked using an liner on both my upper and lower waterlines but so far, none have been able to last past 1 hour or so. This one also makes big claims – 12 hours of continuous wear. So what did I find in the real world? I got a full 6 hours of wear before it started to wear off in the corners. Love!! This is totally my go-to now when I need to line the upper and bottom inner rims!

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Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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