Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint Trio

Somewhere along the way, I purchased a trio of Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tints. I decided that today would be a good time to show them to you since a set of five is this week's giveaway contest.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint ($24) is a hybrid between a stain, a gloss, and a rich balm. LipSurgence Lip Tint delivers nondrying, sheer color while keeping the lips hydrated and refreshed. This award-winning tint is goof-proof - it goes on like a lip gloss, stays on like a stain, and hydrates like a dreamy balm.

The proprietary formula effectively increases the skin’s water content for a plumped appearance and a refreshing hint of mint. The result?  Naturally fuller, rich lips without any irritation or stinging. The easy-to-use twist-up container eliminates the need for sharpeners.

There was a momentary break in today's cloud cover, and I was ready. The Lip Tints were in my pocket, and my only challenge was to keep the tubes from blowing around in the wind. Success! The photo above shows Charmed, Enchanted, and Joy from left to right.

I was able to snap a few swatch photos before the clouds ruined my sun spots. I applied the lip tints straight from their handy, colored tubes.

Charmed is shown at the top or my arm. It's a pretty pink with enough color to show on my lips. The rose Enchanted is my favorite. It's one of those "my lips but better" shades.

Joy is orange. Tarte calls it peach. Normally, it wouldn't catch my eye, but today I tried applying it over Enchanted, and the result was a color better than either of them alone! Joy deepens the rose, adding a touch of warmth. I had one of those "wow" moments!

These lovely LipSurgence Lip Tints feel great on my lips. The hydrating feel lasts. It's not a momentary flash - what I find with some lip colors marketed as hydrating. The minty taste is light and goes away quickly. That's why I'm OK with it, even though I'm not fond of flavor in my lip products. As I'm sure you know, Tarte products are cruelty-free and contain no nasty stuff to ingest. I think my next purchase will be Moody, a deep berry shade.

You can find Tarte's LipSurgence Lip Tints at Tarte, Sephora, and Ulta. Each retailer seems to have a different set of shades. These three are available at Tarte, although I don't see the trio special anymore.

Remember that little star magnolia bud I showed you last week? It's still struggling to open, but the snow and cold weather have keep it safely protected. Nature will not be denied, and I noticed today that it's starting to open. I snapped a photo under cloud cover. It closes this feature below. Why? Because makeup reminds me of nature's beauty.

Photos by Best Things in Beauty


Mamavalveeta03 said...

I'm crazy about Tarte's lip tints. I use a gloss over it if I'm not quite crazy about the color. That usually works quite well (makeup artists can never just leave a color alone!)

Meredith said...

Such a pretty Star Magnolia bud. I love the delicate orchid color. Nature is wonderful, soothing and re-newing. Thank you for this picture.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi MamaVal,

That's what I would normally do, but I had never tried mixing them. Worked beautifully!

Charlestongirl said...

Thanks, Meredith. I'm hoping to get a photo in the sun tomorrow morning.

angusmum1 said...

After hearing how good the Tarte blushes are and then this review and the Aqualilly collection I am really wanting to try the products. The palette looks great and these lip products seem as though they are different from others. Had been thinking of a coral as have pinks etc but few in peachy tones. After seeing the swatches I see that my impression of Joy was different, thanks for being there good timing. Happy Easter