Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara ($23) is the a new jet black lash mascara that promises to increase lash volume by 2700%. Damn, that’s a lot. As a fond fan girl of Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, I’m always on board to try anything and everything new they decide to create in the mascara world.
I try many, many different mascara both budget friendly and higher end and I ALWAYS come back to Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara! It’s one of my favorite mascaras that adds volume and excellent length to my lashes. I just love it.
So, when Tarte creates a new formula of mascara, I listen!
Sad news, kids. Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara is not going to take the place of my beloved Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara. Sorry! It’s quite nice but it won’t take the place of my beloved fav. Them be the breaks!
They call it paint for a reason as this was created with triple-black, painted mineral pigments to create a really blacker than black look with a glossy finish. If you have fairer lashes and you want a maraca that’s pigmented this here is a great pick.
The mascara features a sculpted brush that has tiny, grabby little spikes which promise to lift out even the tiniest lashes. It does do a fairly good job grasping lashes but it did struggle with my inner corner lashes a bit. The formula is fairly lightweight so it didn’t leave my lashes stiff or crunchy and there is a certain glossiness to the black finish. It removes easily enough with an oil based eye makeup remover as well and I experienced no issues with smearing or flaking through the wear.
I got two different looks from this depending how many layers I applied. The first layer I get wispy, longer lashes and with two applications my outer lashes have a more winged out appearance and look longer. I think one layer seems to work best for me as the curl seems to go out of my lashes when I apply more. There is a bit of clumpiness and my lashes seem to tangle up if I build too much. I would highly suggest curling your lashes prior to use to avoid any clumps if you plan on building a few layers.
Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara provides some nice length but I wasn’t terribly impressed overall with the formula. I wouldn’t say my lashes looked all that much fuller! Sorry, but I’ll stick with my beloved Lights, Camera, Lashes!
Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara is available now at ulta.com, tarte.com, sephora.com, or get the Sephora Lashstash To Go ($28) that includes a deluxe size of Lash Paint as well as 4 other mascara at Sephora.com.