Beauty Finds: Tarte Maneater Mascara Review

Welcome to Beauty Finds! This edition features Tarte Maneater Mascara.

Every now and then I get fed up of my go to mascara Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer and see what’s out there, if there’s a better natural clean ingredient mascara new on the market. It is hard to find a mascara that isn’t full of crap. I’ve learnt Sephora is the best place to look for good cruelty free mascaras. I’ve tried drugstore mascaras but they just don’t seem to have the same effect slightly more expensive mascaras. I also know that Tarte does not use petroleum or mineral oil in any of their mascaras. It’s surprising how many mascaras use paraffin wax. From my Beauty Finds requirements below, petroleum from which paraffin wax is derived from is a big no for me. Many mascaras also contain parabens and pvc or vinyl. Pvc is also petroleum derived in plastic form. Skip a paragraph or read on for my Beauty Finds requirements. 

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Beauty Finds: Tarte Cosmetics Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara Review

Welcome back to another edition of Beauty Finds! This edition features Tarte Cosmetics SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara. 

Skip a paragraph for the review: I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….

I think this is a replacement mascara for Tarte Cosmetics Lifted Sweatproof Mascara. I loved that mascara as was disappointed when this discontinued it. It didn’t budge working out, running, swimming (it just clumped together and dried with lashes separated!). It was more of a dark brown than black. I was willing to pay the shipping costs for it! I started to notice something was up when they started selling at 2 for 1 then email when back in stock. It vanished from the site to be replaced with:

SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara

What it is: An effortless, lash-lifting lifestyle mascara that delivers sweatproof, weightless volume to clean up your lash game. 

Highlighted Ingredients: 

– Algae Extract: Soothes irritated skin with anti-aging antioxidants.

– Vitamin E: Natural preservative that also acts as an emollient and antioxidant.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This vegan mascara delivers natural and nurturing volume while conditioning lashes. The tapered bristle brush coats each lash from root to tip to deliver wave of curl. The sweatproof, flake-free, and smudge-proof formula is also formulated with plant waxes, algae, and vitamin E to lift and condition lashes.

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It’s listed on both and on their Clean Beauty range which was a selling point. Initially I wasn’t going to try it out as it’s expensive around €25 depending on which site and country looking at. However I was on holiday pre covid in the USA, surrounded by brands and products I can’t get back home, so this girl tired it out! 

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