You may or may not know this about me, but I am obsessed with my eyelashes. Not obsessed as in, “oh, I have such pretty eyelashes…” but rather, obsessed with making them look as long and luscious as possible, as they need all the help they can get. For a while I was doing the whole extensions thing, but it got really expensive. When you are spending more on your eyelashes than your hair, you know you have a problem.
Anyway, I’m still on the hunt for a less expensive place to get extensions, but in the meantime have basically tried every mascara known to mankind. Seriously… it’s scary how many mascaras I have tried.
I have been loyal to Benefit’s They’re Real for ages (and still love it) but have been trying to find a natural brand that actually works. And hen I tried tarte lights, camera, splashes™ 4-in-1 waterproof mascara. I was blown away by how good my eyelashes looked. Longer, thicker, separated, defined… perfect. My boyfriend noticed. My friends noticed. This stuff is magical.. and it’s all-natural, too! It will change your life, seriously.
My only gripe is that it’s a little hard to get off… which now has me on the hunt for a good (natural) eye makeup remover. Got any recs?
Try removing with a bit of almond oil! It worked on the most resistant makeup for me so far. I soak rose petals in it to make it smell really good.
Ohhh, I love Benefit’s mascara, so if this is similar, I know I’ll love this too. Tarte’s products are great!
I have read (though haven’t tried) using coconut oil as an eye makeup remover. It is natural and has a plethora of uses.
Now I have to try this Tarts mascara as well. I’ve been loyal to Chanel Inimitables Intense for a while, but want to branch out! Thanks for the review!
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of course… is there anything that coconut oil CAN’T do? 😉
I use witch hazel and argan oil. Both all natural and both super reasonable and both work amazing well at removing all my make up. I ordered both right off amazon. Hope this helps!
p.s. we went to bentley together and ran x country! jackie sousa told me about your blog! love it! great job!
Oh my gosh Erin, so funny! I remember you! Hopey ou are doing well (and thanks for the tip.)
I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, so I might just have to give this a try on that alone! But in terms of a good makeup remover, I’ve been using Neutrogena’s Natural Fresh Cleaning and Makeup Remover for awhile now, and I love it! It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight and dry like other removers do.
I’ve worn the non-waterproof version by Tarte and was a big fan! To get waterproof mascara off I really love Mary Kay’s eye makeup remover!
DHC Olive oil cleanser!
Oh god— I must try this! I am also obsessed with my eyelashes and even though they are long already, I still use latisse daily 🙂 I guess you could say that I am greedy.
Thanks for this review! I adore Tarte & I’m excited to try a new product since it came so highly recommended. 🙂
I also just switched to this mascara (OK, not the waterproof one, but the regular one) from Benefit’s They’re Real! I couldn’t agree more. This is, by far, the best mascara I’ve ever used. I’ve had so many compliments on how great my eyelashes look! I found They’re Real difficult to get off… as in it would smear all over my face when I washed it at night. It was awful.
gah! must try this. i have a similar lash obsession and trust all your beauty recos 🙂
You are my lash guru – I must try this! I let my extensions fall out last month b/c it was getting expensive as well but am trying latisse now. It seems to be working but its a slow process!
I have an obsession with long, voluminous lashes too! You should try the Earth Science, Camomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover from Wholefoods! It’s natural and works great for me 🙂
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I used to use it and had the same problem! When I would take it off at night, it would BURN like crazy if I got any in my eye. Now I’m using Benefit, which I like a lot, but I’m still on the hunt for the perfect mascara.
I am so loyal to Benefit’s They’re Real as well – and have also seriously tried everything from the drugstore brands to the Diors…but now you’ve got me intrigued…! Also I see it mentioned above but was also going to say that dang coconut oil just does everything – I ran out a month ago and just hadn’t picked up a new jar so was using lotions and regular products – and just a couple days after going back to the c oil I am reminded of how amazing it is!
And CONGRATS on the big exciting upcoming collab girly – that’s amazing!