This mascara isn't anything special, though the packaging is super cute. I agree with a number of other reviewers- it's a very wet formula that doesn't add much volume or length. It'll give you a natural look with a nice dark color. I'd compare it to Maybelline's Full n Soft... however, Maybelline's Full n Soft is $15 less.
The main reason why I love this mascara so much is because of how waterproof it is. The smudging that I got from other mascaras - even waterproof ones - was too much. I decided to go to Sephora and pick this up... it's 25$ in Canada. It really gives me the look that I want and it's very waterproof, it stays on for the whole day and sometimes it even stays when I go in the shower, which may or may not be something you like. Someone has asked me if I was wearing fake eyelashes while wearing this. If you find yourself going to the drugstore to buy new mascaras all the time like I was definitely invest in this.
This mascara is VERY waterproof and sweat proof. This lasts all day at school and through hours of sports after. It holds a curl very well, even overnight. It's a little bit hard to get off with a makeup wipe so coconut oil works for me. It doesn't give any volume at all but it lengthens pretty well. If you are any type of an athlete or if you live in a humid climate, I would highly recommend this.
This is just so-so. As others have mentioned, it doesn't offer much oomph in terms of length or volume but it is decent for natural-but-polished lash look. It doesn't flake, which is my mascara deal-breaker (being that I wear contacts) but does smudge a small amount toward the end of the day.
I was a little disappointed in this mascara. It's a very wet formula, normally waterproof mascaras are a little on the dry side. It did hold up well on my lower lashes though, no running or smudging. I bought this to put over my Tarte Lights Camera Lashes non-waterproof mascara to lock in the curl and not smudge. Since this formula is rather wet it just wilts my lashes curl. I'll finish this tube but won't repurchase the waterproof version.
I was really disappointed in this mascara. I wanted a waterproof mascara and I love Tarte's products so I decided to try it. It makes my lashes stick together and doesn't seem to lengthen them or give them any volume. I love the design of the tube but the actual product falls flat and is definitely not worth the money. Maybe I will try their non waterproof version and see if it works my better.
I loved the original Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes mascara so I figured I'd give the waterproof formula a go. This turned out to be a bad idea.
The formula consistency is very wet and and takes at least 10 minutes to fully dry. I was left with smudges and marks all over my eyelid before I even put on setting spray. It was also difficult to separate lashes if they clumped together.
It does make lashes nice & dark, and I didn't notice flaking throughout the day, but the prep work just to apply it was too much to make me love it.
I always have mascara flake or smudge on me during the summer so I purchased this waterproof mascara. It really works! I use this over Tarte's lash primer to give me volume otherwise this mascara on its own gives a very natural look. I also find it removes easily with my MAC cleansing oil. A summer must have!
SO I usually don't write reviews but this mascara is truly amazballs. Totally does everything it says it will... it took me a bit of time to get it off but it didn't really pull out any lashes or anything, which I was concerned about with buying a waterproof mascara. It takes a bit to dry, but that was okay with me, because it definitely held the curl in my straight lashes all day. No flaking or smudging either!
I think the most impressive thing was that when I got them soaking wet in the sink, they didn't stick together and look all scary on me; I just ran my finger over them and POOF, back to awesome. I did this several times and to my shock, they remained perfect.
I'm definitely wearing this for my wedding and taking it with me to the sauna that is coastal South Carolina for my honeymoon. This mascara is HG status! I'm in love. <3
This is my new HG mascara. I have very thin, pale lashes and I need waterproof mascara because my eyes tear and I have oily lids. One coat is all you need for dark, full, long lashes for every day. Two coats is va va va voom. The brush grabs on to each lash and coats them well with dark black color and instant thickness and length without clumping. I don't know if others have experienced this, but my lashes actually seem healthier since I've been using this mascara and the lashes that broke off on my right eye due to my crunchy previous mascara have grown back. I bought this during the VIB sale at Sephora and now I can't live without it. It's expensive, but well worth it. I remove it with creamy eye makeup remover for waterproof makeup (Estee Lauder Take it Away) and it comes off easily with no tugging.