Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara
Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof MascaraLights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara


99 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


Isododecane, aqua, pentaerythriyl hydrogenated rosinate, cyclopentasiloxane, PVP/eicosene copolymer, disteardimonium hectorite, polybutene, cera alba, cera carnauba, alcohol, polyquaternium -10, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, ethylparaben, iron oxides (CI 77499)

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love this mascara! It lengthens my lashes — allowing me to receive plenty of compliments —, it darkens it, holds the curl, thickens it, separates it, and does not smudge! This is a safe choice if you live in a tropical climate because it lasts the entire damn day! This is easily better than better than sex from too faced! Only thing bad about this is the removal process. It takes forever to remove but i guess that’s just a part and parcel of waterproof makeup.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I bought this mascara after becoming obsessed with Lights, Camera, Lashes and definitely had very high hopes as I am a huge fan of Tarte! However, this is by far the worst mascara I have ever used. I will give it props, this mascara did darken my lashes a lot. I see a lot of other reviewers stating their lashes weren’t any darker, so maybe I just got a good/different formula batch. However, this mascara never.dries.down. EVER. It can be 45 minutes after a single application of a light coat, and my hair will move in my face and (gently!) brush up against my lashes and they are all clumped and stuck together, which is very frustrating. This stuff is waterproof, and I think the best removal method is definitely massaging a little of Pond’s original cold cream on just your eye area (it breaks me out anywhere else!) and wiping gently with a cloth. I don’t recommend putting this on your bottom lashes if you know you’re going to be out for a while or if you aren’t wearing any foundation/powder. For some reason, it ALWAYS would transfer and make the area under my eyes look rather dark, but wouldn’t do it when I had a full face of makeup on (daily I just wear mascara, if that) My biggest dealbreaker with this mascara was that it made it absolutely impossible for my lashes to stay curled without heating up the curler (do not recommend!) or using a primer underneath the mascara, which I’ve NEVER had happen in my 9 years of curling my lashes. It made the mascara practically useless to throw in my bag because I had to take all kinds of extra steps to make it perform decently, including tediously separating my lashes. Over. and. over. Overall, I usually recommend people try a product out for themselves to see how it works for them, but with this mascara, I’d skip it entirely. If you really wanna try it, try it’s non-waterproof version. With how many mascaras are out there and the abundance of bad reviews making the same points, I just don’t think it’s even worth it. No shade towards tarte though, still one of my favorite brands!

on 8/19/2017 3:17:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Other, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Awful!! Lashes stick and clump together. The mascara never dries but stays sticky all day. Top lashes stick to bottom lashes. It's not black enough and gives no volume at all. This was a waste of money.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I am a complete Tarte fangirl... but this stuff is awful. I wanted waterproof mascara for the summer rain season, and Lights, Camera, Lashes! Original mascara is the best mascara I have ever used. This seemed like a safe choice. Application: all of my lashes sticking together, yet somehow not any darker at all. It never feels like it fully dries. Now, this is waterproof. But it is also everything else proof. Oil makeup remover, misc water, cream makeup remover, soap. Everything. It usually takes me a couple of days to get my lashes to stop sticking together. Perhaps I just got a bad batch, though.

I'll stick to drugstore waterproof mascara from here on out.

I have found a use for it though- I use it to cover my gray (or should I say, bright silver) hair inbetween coloring when it's getting long. Throw some of this on the part or my temples with my hair pulled back, and I am good. This stuff doesn't budge. Don't judge me, I am an old gal 😜

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on 2/22/2017 7:49:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Black

I have very oily lids and live in a hot, humid place.

I really like this mascara. It holds my curls in place for the whole day and does not smudge throughout the day. It was a little bit wet when I first bought it and at that time it smudge a little, but after a few months (yes I know) it has dried up every so slightly and doesn't smudge anymore!

It also adds a a bit of length to my lashes, but it as good as what I would hope from a mascara of this price. However it is not clumpy and because of that I would repurchase it if I'm looking for a "natural" looking mascara.

Holds curl
Doesn't smudge

Does not lengthen enough
Have to wait a few months for it to be a consistency that I like
Hate the packaging

on 1/3/2017 11:58:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I can't get this to work. I look like I have nothing on. True, it is reliably waterproof, but I'm not sure that matters when you can't see that you're wearing it in the first place.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I was very skeptical at first because the first couple applications I had a very hard time building length or girth. However, on a tropical vacation this is just the thing. Tons of swimming and high humidity replete with rain this is not budging. And it is giving me nice separate lashes with some good length. Not a lot of thickness but I do think this is a successful waterproof mascara. I mark down one star for lack of girth and how many applications it took before I got an results at all. However, it does build nicely for a second application later in the day when Freshening up.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Amazing mascara! I'm only buying waterproof because it holds my curl, and it does exactly that while maintaining volume and length. I marked down one lipstick because it is a very very wet formula but just give it a month to dry than youre all set !!!!

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on 7/3/2016 1:25:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Ok so i dont usually use waterproof mascara. In the past i found it was clumpy and a bitch to remove but in a moment of excitement I decided to research and try again. I also want to go to a pool party and swim and still look beautiful...or at least feel I look beautiful.
The picture that is up looks nothing like the 1 I bought in fact the waterproof tube is the same as the regular.
Anyway, I tested it out tonite in prep for the party tomorrow and i am happy to report it goes on smoothly and without any clumping. It seemed just like the non-waterproof formula also it came off just as easily.
I am very happy with this purchase though it is expensive at $22+

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LOVE this mascara. It is the best. Really makes my lashes look like i am wearing falsies!!! Love how thin the formula is and it doesn't run or smudge. It is easy to get off with Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser. I have gotten so many compliments on my lashes since I got this. Def will repurchase!!! Great job TARTE <3

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