Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tarte "Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence™ Collection"

Another portion of my birthday gift to myself from Sephora last month was a set of Tarte LipSurgence lip colors. It's a Limited Edition Set and for $29 you get 5 really nice lip colors in those chubby pencils that seem to be everywhere right now. I personally love the chubby pencil concept b/c it's really easy to apply accurately.  
In the set they give you 3 highly moisturizing "Natural Lip Luster" pencils plus 2 "Natural Lip Tint" pencils that are meant to act kind of like a stain and give you long-wearing color. I found the tints to be nice and moisturizing, too. And all of the colors are just sheer enough to look good on any skin tone. The color that you get will depend on the color of your actual lips b/c they are a bit sheer. But I really like that b/c it keeps it looking pretty natural.
 Keep reading after the jump for complete swatches of each color! 

This is the first Tarte item I've ever purchased, and I'm really pleased with it. All the colors are really flattering. Some are more pigmented than others and they all have a nice minty zing to them which reminds me of Burts Bee's lip balm (one of my favorites). They are made in the USA and are free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, and phthalates.

Below, for your blog-reading pleasure, are swatches of each shade:

Perky & Swank are the two "Lip Tints" that are long-wearing color. The other three (Glitzy, Flashy, and Dazzled) are "Lip Lusters" that have a bit of shimmer and are highly moisturizing.







  1. I really like the lip lusters better. How long do they last? And, is there more of a range of colors? I kind of like the duskier ones - either browner or purpler. (Can you say 'purpler'?)

  2. They last quite a while, although not all the way through a meal. It's not as stain-y as some other stains, like the Revlon Bitten collection or more "marker"-types of stains. I like them for the moisture factor.
    There is a larger range of colors for both the lusters and for the tints. Here are the colors available for lusters: