January 30, 2013

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara Review

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara

Tarte’s new QVC Today’s Special Value is coming at you next week (February 5th) and includes Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara.

I love the original Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara and it’s become an HG (holy grail) for me and it seems like Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara is becoming a VERY quick favorite as well. If for nothing else you should indulge in the Journey to Natural Beauty Collection on QVC just to get it.

I’m unsure when Tarte will release Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara outside of this set so if you do want to try it after this review you’ll have to log into QVC on February and steal the six piece Tarte Collection!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara 6

The mascara has a very similiar brush to the original Lights, Camera, Lashes! however, it has finer points versus thinner bristles which have a knack for grasping lashes and pulling them outwards creating some very nice length. My close up shots don’t do the mascara justice however, as you can see in my close up shots my lashes look fuller, longer, and just overall more dramatic.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara

The formula has a little bit of a crunchy factor on dry down but isn’t heavy so it manages to keep curl should you use a curler prior to application (it doesn’t produce curl but will hold it without leaving lashes droopy towards the end of the day). The blacker than black pigment of the mascara gives a certain drama to lashes and the length and volume it produces (a rarity to get both in one mascara) is excellent on a whole.

It removes easily but still manages to not smudge or flake on my drier eyes through the wear.

If you love Lights, Camera, and Lashes! Mascara I think you’ll ADORE Lights, Camera, Flashes! It’s a great mascara that produces a very bold, dramatic lash look that will compliment many eye looks especially smoky ones.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara Before After

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara Spring 2013

Adore this!

Muse Approved for purchase.

It’ll be available in the QVC Today’s Special Value from Tarte on February 5th (a full review and more details about the set is coming soon).

Already have the Tarte set?

How did you like this mascara?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Rachel

    I gt the TSV a while ago but had just opened a new tube of mascara, so I’m waiting to try this. Your review has me excited about it, though!

    • the Muse

      it’s great rachel looking forward to hearing what you think when you try!

  • diane

    i am passing on the TSV but my friend gave me the mascara from her set & i am in love. Regular LCL was good for me, but i liked the amazonian clay one better This new mascara blew them both out of the part!! My lashes look fake! Usually it takes me 3 different mascaras and a whole lot of coats to do with this did in just 2 coats. I hope they release it alone sooner rather than later =)

  • Icequeen81

    like , it looks gorgeous on you like how the glitter spark on your eye shadow stunning

  • Chrisstine

    Unfortunately, Tarte’s or any other high end mascaras don’t work for me. I’ve tried Benefit and Christian Dior, too. I have pretty straight lashes so I need to curl them. For some reason, those mascaras pull the curl right out. πŸ™ I heard so many rave reviews about Lights, Camera, Flashes! I was excited to try it. When I got it in one of the sets I bought, I quickly tried it on. Boom, flat lashes. Maybelline’s Lash Stilleto (waterproof) and Falsies (the Flared waterproof version)work wonderfully for me. I hope they never discontinue either!

  • beautybabbling

    Sadly, this one smudges on me! I was really liking it too. If I get just a touch too warm, I end up with mascara smudged on my browbone. πŸ™

  • fea

    what a beautiful product, i wish i could get one of them

    btw, i just started my beauty blog because of your great blog inspires me XD

  • Joan

    I have to say that I like the original Lights Camera Lashes much better. I find that the new one smudges on my upper eyelids and doesn’t remove as well. I still like it and wouldn’t get rid of it, but I don’t think I’d buy one when available by itself. I really love Lights Camera Lashes and the Amazonian Clay mascara. After trying many many mascaras looking for a really great mascara (and I still have a number of other mascaras), these are the two that I go to every day. Finally found mascara that I love. BTW, Muse, any word on new shades in Amazonian Clay powder blush coming out for the spring??

  • anareczynski

    Hi Muse….is this brush a mixture of plastic bristles and I guess hair bristles..I know its not hair im drawing a blank right now…lol…looks awesome on your lashes by the way πŸ™‚

  • Jen

    That looks so beautiful on you! I’ve been testing Lights, Camera, Splashes, the waterproof sister to the other two, and it’s really good but a little bit wetter than I like. (Even though I prefer a dry formula, I’ll put up with a wet one if it looks good enough… can’t decide if this one does.) But Lights, Camera, Lashes is one of the best mascaras out there, so I may have to try Flashes.

  • Majick

    Just got the kit – haven’t gotten my mascara on yet but I’m trying this one today.

    I thought the brow product in the kit was very nice. THe concealer part of it I thought would be dumb but it actually makes my brows look smoother underneath and the pencil itself was a great color. Can’t miss with a spooly on the end – love all in one brow pencils.

    WHat was your take on the brush? I think the bag and brush are really pretty but I’m concerned that the handle of the brush is going to get really grody, really fast.

    THought the blush and lippie were very pretty and the foundation is by far one of my favorites. (although I’m testing It Oxygen liquid one now and it’s really nice too.)

  • Nicole

    Do you have the item # yet for the set that this mascara will be part of?thanks!

  • Danii

    Looks great on you but I’m so hesitant to try any other mascara! Avon Super Shock MAX gave me false lashes look. Then I bought FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen (I DON’T CARE WHAT ANYONE ELSE SAYS ABOUT IT SUCKING! It works for me!), it lengthens and thickens up my already kinda thick, pretty long lashes. I got a sample of Urban Decay’s Super Curl. It’s nice and it works, but it also annoys me. I have never tried a tarte mascara, but I’ll get to try They’re REAL! by Benefit in May, since I’m a beauty insider ‘n all ;D

  • Lacy

    I know this is an old post but wanted to see if anyone had any input. I picked up this mascara maybe about a month ago, and love it. Well I’ve been really sick with the flu and in bed for almost the past week so it’s just sat in my beauty drawer for 4 days unused. We had company over last night for the Eagles game and when I went to put this on it was all funked up. It was all over the brush and didn’t pull the excess off like mascaras normally do when you pulled the wand out. It was if I dipped in it a giant thing of black chocolate mousse and I have no idea what happened to it. It was fine prior to that and I can’t imagine it was because it laid sideways in my designated mascara spot in my beauty drawer organizer as it lays that way on a daily basis anyway. But I’m mad and don’t know how to fix it! Has anyone else experienced this?