Riddle me this: how do lashes go green without actually going green? Answer: by wearing Tarte’s Lash Hugger ($18). Billed as an eco-friendly mascara, Lash Hugger looks like a step in the right direction. Tarte skipped many of the chemicals commonly found in mascaras, like paraben, propylene glycol, and synthetic dyes and fragrances, and, to reduce environmental waste, they used recycled aluminum for the tube. Lash Hugger scores on the environmental front, but how does it perform?
The first thing I noticed about the product was the brush. I hoped the long bristles would give my lashes a nice mix of length, thickness and curl.
Before Lash Hugger
After two coats
Right away, I noticed how smoothly the mascara applied with the brush from root to lash tip. It results in very little clumping. One coat delivers healthy separation and length. The separation was most apparent toward the tips of my lashes. Still, I wanted a bit more thickness than I saw from a single coat, so I applied a second. The difference between one and two coats was subtle, and I got the feeling that even with additional coats, the product wouldn’t completely satisfy my lust for thick lashes.
As the day wore on, Lash Hugger proved to be a pretty good performer. Even after hours of wear, she kept the lash curl and never flaked or smudged — big pluses in my book.
Tarte Lash Hugger Mascara
Use: To lengthen, separate and curl lashes
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Lash Hugger may not pump up the volume, but I think it’s still a good performer — and really excellent when you consider its eco-friendly nature. It delivers longer lashes, won’t clump and keeps a curl for hours. If you’re looking for an environmentally responsible mascara, look for its purty purple tube on your next trip to Sephora.
Well, we made it to hump day! Right now I’m trying to decide what to wear on my eyes. Can I get your opinion? What do you think of a combination of Dior Earth Tones and colors from the Iridescent Leather Palettes for some brown/green/shimmer action?
What are you wearing on your eyes today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,