December 10, 2014

Review: Ladies who Lash Limited-edition Picture Perfect™ Eyelash Curler

I’ve been eyeing Tarte's eyelash curler for years. The reason I didn’t pick it up? I had my Shiseido eyelash curler which has since been accidentally destroyed and trashed. When I saw this limited edition eye lash curler from the Tarte Holiday Collection 2014 (released September 2014), I had to pick it up. 

This curler retails for $19 USD and is sold at Macy’s, Ulta(sold out online!), Sephora, and TarteTarte is currently running their Annual Friends & Family Sale which is 30% off everything through tomorrow, 12/11*Along with the curler, you receive one replacement pad and a deluxe sample of the Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara. It is the limited-edition holiday version of Tarte’s Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler that is part of the permanent collection which retails for $17 USD and comes with the same deluxe sample of the Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara. So, keep in mind that you are paying $2 extra for the pearl handles.

I do have asian eyes, which has always caused me to hesitate deviating from non-asian companies with lash curlers since they don’t tend to be almond shaped that fit my eye shape. However, I love this curler. Not only does it look pretty sitting on a vanity, it curls fairly well with a curl that lasts all day and doesn’t pinch your eyes. The other worry that I had was that the pearl handles might have been a little uncomfortable to hold but it is smooth and fits in your grip very well.

As for the mascara, I haven’t experienced any clumping, flaking, or smudging despite the non-waterproof formula and it really adds length and keeps my lashes curled. I've always been curious about Tarte's mascaras and glad that this came with a deluxe sample of it! It isn't as dramatic as some mascaras so it's good for when you want to have a simple makeup look and is also very easy to remove. I find that the wand has a lot of bristles which facilitates grabbing all your lashes. The formula is wet, which I initially didn’t think I liked, but this mascara has really changed my mind. I will probably be purchasing the full size.
Lashes curled; no mascara

 One thin coat of Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara

 2 thin coats of Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara

From Tarte’s website:
A limited-edition picture perfect™ eyelash curler draped in an opulent pearl design and perfectly paired with a deluxe best-selling lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara.  The limited-edition set features: • limited-edition pearl picture perfect™ eyelash curler • deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara *Please note, this item is not eligible for discounts/promotions.

Product Performance: Give the gift of curl and pearl to every lashionista on your list with this collector’s edition, pearl-draped picture perfect™ eyelash curler. The adorable yet functional ergonomic curler includes easy grip handles and a gentle, silicon pad to deliver the optimal amount of pressure and curl, minus the pinching or crimping. For a gorgeous bombshell stare, complete your “ladies who lash” look with the included deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara for a 330% increase in lash volume instantly.

Powered By: rice bran wax: natural wax that helps lengthen lashes carnauba wax: natural emollient that ensures a smooth application provitamin B5: vitamin B derivative that helps treat and thicken lashes olive esters: condition, treat and protect lashes"

*Only valid on Must enter promo code at checkout. Cannot be combined with any other promo codes/offers/discounts. Offer valid only on in-stock items, no rain checks. Offer not valid on previous purchases. Not valid for cash or credit. Offer subject to change at any time and without notice. E-gift cards are excluded from any discounts/promo codes. Tarte can only process and ship orders within the US and PR and Canada. Free shipping only applies to FedEx Ground shipping. Within the US and PR: Free shipping valid on orders of $40 USD and up after any discounts have been applied. Within Canada: Free shipping valid on orders of $75 CAD and up after any discounts have been applied. Additional fees for tax and/or shipping may apply. Tarte has the right to cancel any orders due to unauthorized use of our website or violation of our Terms of Use. Samples may vary. Free samples only apply to orders placed on Tarte has the right to change samples at any time and without notice. Offer begins on December 8, 2014 and expires on December 11, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.