Thursday, May 8, 2008

REVIEW: Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Mascara

4 Day Stay Lash Stain

Part of Tarte's Health Couture line, the 4 Day Stay Lash Mascara is marketed as a revolutionary product that envelopes lashes in long-lasting pigment while keeping them soft and flexible. The technology is called PolyFlex™ - cross-polymers are blended with mineral pigment and then treated with ProVitamin B5 to create a binding tint.

The claim:
A stain that keeps lashes looking naturally full for four days without reapplying.

What I liked:
  • Mineral pigment in a mascara (fairly new stuff)
  • Is synthetic dye-, mineral oil-, petro-chemical-, phthalate-, sulfate-, and fragrance-free
  • Did stay on for a full day without re-applying and without fading
  • No clumps
  • Loved the curve of the brush applicator

What I didn't like:
  • First - I have to say, that I even have points to make in this category is disappointing because I adore Tarte as a cosmetic company (but I must)
  • Definitely NOT smudge/smear-proof - had trouble with it smearing under eyes all throughout the day
  • The lengthening and volumizing factor is only so-so
  • The price seems a bit steep ($18 a tube) - which is ok if it's a great mascara, but ..... it's not
  • Passed the one-day stay test but I had to apply new mascara next morning

Overall: If I was rating on a five star scale (five being best), I'd give it 2 stars.

Now, I may just be spoiled, 'cuz I've been using Mirenesse Secret Weapon and Blinc Kiss Me mascaras so long (they tube around lashes and DO NOT come off till you wash it off) that nothing else really compares to them. I wanted to like this for the mineral pigment and "health" benefit, but I'm gonna have to stick with what works best for me.

info and to purchase: Sephora


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  2. Ready to Wear makes a fantastic product. Like a lash extension, it goes on between 2 coats of mascara and lengthens like you wouldn't belieeeve.

  3. Sounds interesting ... I've not tried anything from Ready to Wear, will have to take a look-see! Thanks for sharing the info ... xo


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