A month or so ago Sephora had a special deal on a Tarte Mascara called 4 Day Stay Lash Stain. It was only $6 and I needed (ha!) a new mascara so I figured why not. Consequently they raised the price back up to $18 but that’s OK. I got 2…just in case I LOVED it and I needed a back up.
According to Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain is a
“...stain that keeps lashes looking naturally full for four days without reapplying. Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain is a revolutionary product that envelops lashes in long-lasting pigment while keeping them soft and flexible. It's formulated with PolyFlex™ technology: Cross-polymers are blended with mineral pigments and then treated with ProVitamin B5 to create a binding tint. So whether you're hitting the pool or hitting the shower this gentle lash stain will keep lashes looking fresh, and won't fade or flake.”Humm. 4 days? ORLY? Yeah. I realized that was really not going to be the case when the fine print said “* To remove product simply use an oil-based makeup remover on lashes.” OK. So I guess my Shu Uemura Cleansing oil is gonna take this Tarte 4 day stay lash stain off in a few seconds. Well I’m not going to sacrifice my skin for my lashes. The cleansing oil stays. The lash stain will just have to act like a regular mascara.
So I used this mascara for one week. Sadly I did not get to test the claims of 4 days of wear, but I can attest to the fact that this mascara did not smudge or flake on me. It lasted well throughout the day and didn’t fade. HOWEVER the claim of full looking lashes is kinda far fetched. I noticed no significant increase in the volume of my lashes. I will say that by the end of the day my lashes were soft and flexible, I’ll give them that.
Here are my lashes without and with the Tarte lash stain. Now please note that my lashes are very light and adding any color to them can make a dramatic change. So don’t take the fact that my lashes have a darker color to mean that the Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain is “remarkable”. It’s simply gust OK. It’s a good waterproof type mascara. But nothing more.
Do you need this? Not for $18 you don’t! This is merely a decent waterproof mascara. It adds some length but no volume. You can find a comparable waterproof mascara at a drug store for less money.
You can try to win a Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain here!
Remember that back up I purchased? Well I’ll be giving it away to one randomly chosen reader that enters in the contest widget below! A winner will be announced on November 13th! This contest is open to all readers in all parts of the world. Good Luck!