Tarte Gifted Mascara Review

Announcement; a sad one actually…

I’m killing LuxePaint.

Image Courtesy of imgflip.

Image Courtesy of imgflip.

The poor thing is so devoid of traffic so I decided I’d euthanise it and let it die in peace.

Posts there won’t be in vain though. I’ll transfer them to FiercePaint. 😀

Do excuse the LuxePaint watermark though.

I may end up re-shooting some pictures that are blurry which, if I do, will have the FiercePaint watermark instead.

The next seven posts will be from LuxePaint.

On to the review, Sephora Malaysia has samples of this mascara which I picked it up a while ago and have been using for about 2-3 months before I wrote this review.

Tarte is one of those brands for the environmentally conscious and the animal lovers; they’re vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens, sulphates and all those harmful stuff.

I featured this in my 10th product empties post (link here). This is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara.


The box container.

Side view.

Side view.

Description on the side of the box.

Description on the side of the box.

The product.

The product.

The wand.

The wand.

Bristles. Pretty standard.

Bristles. Pretty standard.


Standard natural bristles mascara. Non-waterproof. Comes in 0.16 fl oz (approximately 4.7 grams/5ml) for the sample size whereas full sized ones are 0.24 fl oz (approximately 7 grams/7.1 ml).

Where to buy: Sephora outlets nationwide (full sized ones are available online).

Price: MYR 34 (sample size) & MYR 85 (full size).


Bare lashes.

Bare lashes.

One coat.

One coat.

Two coats.

Two coats.



Bristles and wand are pretty standard and easy to work with.

Nice separation and curling.

Good volume on second coat application.

Although not waterproof, it hasn’t caused me the dreaded panda eyes (I need to mention here that mascara rarely smudges or crumbles on me).

The whole environmentally friendly, cruelty-free thing gets an extra point from me.



Pricey (duh high end!).

Not really lengthening.

Doesn’t really hold curl.



The non-waterproof aspect can be a pro or a con depending on the individual. So user prerogative is encouraged.




I love this mascara but I’d only ever purchase the sample size ones. Hey, spoiler alert, I am a cheapskate!

16 thoughts on “Tarte Gifted Mascara Review

  1. Aww it’s hard to maintain more than 1 blog. Keep it all together! 🙂
    Or merge your name: Luxe Fierce Paint. Or Fierce Luxe Paint. 😉
    I need to get my hands on a sample of this. I’m cheap too. 😛

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  2. Hey, that’s some pretty good volume! Though, I’m with you on the price. I feel like an ass, but I didn’t realize you had another blog. More content for this one though! You can be fierce and luxe over here ;-P

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