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Back to Sephora’s Lash guide

August 30, 2009

Just came back from my Sephora trip. I figured since I have to return the mascara there anyway, I might as well exchange it for another. I asked a sales associate who — expectedly — led me right back to Sephora’s wall o’ mascaras.

My handy camera pic of Sephora's Lash Guide. Yes, I got weird looks.

My handy camera pic of Sephora's Lash Guide. Yes, I got weird looks.

She suggested I try Tarte’s Light’s, Camera, Lashes! ($18). Since I now had two recommendations for that (counting Missy’s on my last mascara post), I thought I should go for it. I wanted to give in and just get my go-to, Dior’s Diorshow Blackout ($24), which is amazinggg, but figured that would contradict my experimenting mood.

Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara

Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara

For those of you who don’t know, Tarte is a very green brand, concentrating on natural ingredients and recyclable packaging. The Tarte mascara is derm-tested and said to lengthen by 430%. The clincher for me is that (just like everything else in the Tarte line), it’s paraben-free, and seems like everything-else-bad-free ingredients.

I brought it home to try, and I actually really love it. It’s not as intense as Dior’s Blackout, but it gives a clean sweep that doesn’t build on the end of the lashes (like I complained Sephora’s Atomic mascara to).

Other pros:

  • It has no sythentics, sulfates, chemicals, oils, or dyes, which serves my sensitive eyes well
  • The actual Tarte applicator is encased in a pretty purple leather
  • Curls, volumizes, lenghthens, and conditions
  • Doesn’t clump
  • Washes off easily
  • Contains mineral pigments known for their softening properties
  • Cons:

  • Not as intense as my favorite Blackout, but serves the purpose
  • Who it’s good for: If you want curl, volume, and long lashes without clumping; also good if you have sensitive eyes.

    So yes, mascara search over for now.

    Thanks for the help :)


    15 thoughts on “Back to Sephora’s Lash guide

    1. shiny922

      yay! :)
      I really want to try the mascara now (I have a thing against tarte’s packaging so I have never tried anything of theirs yet…)

    2. sidrah

      i’m glad you found a mascara but i still think you should try out maybelline colossal and some other drugstore brands. especially because a lot of the stores always have buy 1 get 1 free promos, so that’s like getting a mascara for 3-4 bucks each. its worth it for experimenting sake & then you can become a mascara connoisseur.

    3. priya

      nice. i use tarte’s cream blush. as for mascara, sometimes plain vaseline on lashes looks awesome. ever try it?

    4. jumana

      yo last time i went to sephora and started taking pictures of cool things and they yelled at me. (cuz youre not allowed to do that i know, but howd you get this picture in)

    5. Sabrina

      Dude, I totally blogged about mascara today! I will for sure check out what Sephora has to offer. Thanks for the tip!

      P.S. How do you pronounce your name?

    6. jumana

      oh who got you the iphone? ALSO. i dont know how to navigate your blog. i went to like entries that were from last month and started commenting for some reason. hahaha. FML.

    7. Nabila

      I’d also recommend Givenchy mascara with the spiky round applicator. Works great for everyday. Apparently the formula has curl-enhancers built in.

      I also 2nd DiorShow Blackout… but more for special occasions.

    8. Sabrina Siddiqui

      Who is the other ‘Sabrina’?


      I definitely want to try this out. I was just thinking the other day that I need new mascara. I’ve tried a couple of the regular department store brands…Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, etc. They all get the job done, but most of them spell some form of clumping or the other. I also have absurdly long lashes and need to figure out how to tame them.

    9. Nicole

      Thanks for the review. I’ve been lookin for a really good mascara. All the drugstore mascara ads are always false-advertising(literally.)

      Thanks Shyema.


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