MultiplEYE Lash Enhancer
Last Updated:08.14.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This product is essentially being sold as a non-prescription alternative to Latisse, the prescription-only product from Allergan that contains an active ingredient that really does make lashes longer, thicker, and darker. MultiplEYE Lash Enhancer from Tarte, on the other hand, doesn't contain anything that can help grow lashes—it's really that simple—which makes this product not worth your money or time. The company claims they're including a proprietary plant peptide to make lashes 152% longer (which would result in preposterously long lashes if it were true), but they're actually including one of the same peptides (myristoyl pentpeptide-17) that Jan Marini includes in her expensive Marini Lash product, which also doesn't work. The other ingredients in Tarte's product, such as soy protein and vitamin C, don't stand a chance of growing lashes either. There's no research proving any ingredient in this product works to grow lashes, so unless the company is using a drug ingredient and not identifying it, this isn't a product you can rely on for the kind of results that Latisse provides.

Brand Overview

Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Strengths: Excellent foundations; great cheek stain and powder blushes; superior pressed powder and eyelining pencils; good mascaras; unique, innovative, beautiful packaging; complete ingredient lists on the company's Web site.

Weaknesses: Can be pricey.

Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that “would prove that glamour can be good for you.” This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.

This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulas—silicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, we’ll forgive them that as what’s ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.

However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundations—noted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.

For more information about Tarte Cosmetics call 855-968-2783 or visit www.tartecosmetics.com.

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longer, but not necessarily stronger

in general, i'm very skeptical of lash-growth treatments, so i was very surprised to see any effect at all from this after about 2 weeks. nonetheless, i was pleased to notice that my lashes did seem to be growing quicker and longer...more so than i have with other treatments excepting perhaps NeuLash (which was slower but ultimately about equivalent in length of growth). unfortunately my lashes did not grow thicker or more densely so ultimately i may still treat my lash loss issues with Latisse

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