Tarte Gifted Mascara Review

Announcement; a sad one actually…

I’m killing LuxePaint.

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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. đŸ˜€

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!


Products Empties #10

This is a first. All makeup items this time around (I’m considering makeup remover as makeup too đŸ˜› )!



This is the Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water. I have already reviewed it (post here). I wouldn’t repurchase this because I do prefer my Biore Cleansing Water.


This is a liquid to matte lipstick from Elianto which I put into a Product Regret post (here). This shade in that range, I absolutely hated but I did love another shade because the formulation was somewhat different. The product isn’t finished but it has kinda dried out, so, bye. Of course I ain’t purchasing this, it made my regrets post for God’s sake!


5 months is as long as a sample size mascara can stretch I guess. I did review this over at LuxePaint (post here). I wouldn’t repurchase this only because I do have many more mascaras to go through.


This is called an eye cream because it is used for sticking double eyelid tape. It can also be used as false eyelash adhesive. I have already reviewed this (post here). It has actually dried out so, adios! I did actually repurchase this because it is very affordable.


 This is the Elianto loose powder. I have reviewed this (post here). I used a lot of this up for my stage acting performance. It is finally done. I need a loose powder but I don’t know if I am going to purchase this one in particular.

So I finally announced my giveaway winner over at Facebook and the winner is Hani Baharom.

Hani is actually a beauty blogger as well. Her blog is called State of Grace. Link here.