Review & Swatches: tarte Statement Lips 5-piece LipSurgence Collector’s Set


Baby, it’s bold outside!

Known for being very emollient and naturally beautiful on the lips, tarte offers a set of five LipSurgence lippies in a cute and affordable collector’s set for holiday gifting; the Statement Lips set. Shaped like chubby pencils, these self-propel when the base is twisted, which is perfect since sharpening pencils (especially chubby ones) can be kind of a pain! Here’s a closer look…

What’s inside…

  • 2 LipSurgence lip tints (the original formula, for a natural flush): in elite (sheer melon) & enchanted (sheer rose)
  • 2 LipSurgence lip lusters (for a high dose of glossy color and shine): in sweet (shimmering peachy pink) & escape (shimmering pink)
  • 1 LipSurgence matte lip tint (for a rich matte finish): in exposed (nude)

I really dig the formula of LipSurgence because it’s slightly minty, glides across my lips, and keeps them hydrated and healthy with essential oils and vitamins. If there was one thing I could change though, perhaps I’d make them just a little softer. Generally, I’d rather have my lippies a little bit stiffer than a soft and smooshy mess, but I think these could be a tad softer without affecting the integrity of the product.

In terms of value, Statement Lips is excellent. These are all full size, at $34 for five. An individual LipSurgence costs $24—see what I mean? And when it comes to picking favorites, I adore the matte shade, Exposed. It reminds me slightly of a “my lips but better” shade. I also like Sweet, because it’s just the perfect, simple everyday color with a hint of flattering shimmer.

Swatches…

Escape, Enchanted, Exposed, Sweet, Elite

Escape LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster

Escape LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster

Sweet LipSurgence Lip Luster

Sweet LipSurgence Lip Luster

Exposed LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint

Exposed LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint

Elite LipSurgence Lip Tint

Elite LipSurgence Lip Tint

Enchanted LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint

Enchanted LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint

Bottom Line…

LipSurgence is a nice, hydrating treat for the lips! This gift set is probably best for natural beauties who like to keep things subtle.

Price & Availability…

$34, tartecosmetics.com

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509473139 Celine Anne

    Wow! That is a great value for how many you get comparing to how much just one is. I’m a fan of Clinique chubby sticks, so I should try one of these out.

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    I like the Clinique Chubby Sticks too, but if I had to choose, I’d probably pick the tarte lippies because they feel more soothing to me!

  • http://www.clumpsofmascara.com Brittany

    I just adore your pout. These are look great on you but I looooove Enchanted.

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Aww, thanks, doll!

  • Joanna

    Love Exposed. Very cute!

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  • http://twitter.com/Julie_Park jpark0718

    Elite looks great on you!!! Not bad for $34. I still love my Revlon balm stains hehe :)

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    I know what you mean! The Revlon ones are great!