The Product: Tarte 2012 5-piece LipSurgence Collectors Set
Not too long ago, Tarte came out with their holiday gift sets. One of them was their famous LipSurgence in a 5-piece set. The set includes two lusters, two tints and one matte LipSurgence. Essentially, a LipSurgence is a lip crayon, like the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains or the Clinique Chubby Stick. The kit comes with 5 full size LipSurgence in, as shown above, Escape (luster), Enchanted (tint), Exposed (matte), Sweet (luster) and Elite (tint). The set retails at $34.
**Tarte's website has a promotional code for 15% off. The code is AWT.
Below are swatches of the five.
From left to right: Elite, Escape, Enchanted, Exposed, Sweet.
❤ The lusters have the most shine (of course), while the matte is obviously matte and the tint is in the middle. I like the variety in finishes. I especially like that they included the matte. It is the most neutral color of the five.
❤ The application is smooth and easy.
❤ Although it is a crayon, there is no sharpening required.
✖ Not a lot of color variety. All five are a different shade of pink.
✖ Does not stay on the lips for a very long time. Multiple reapplications required throughout an 8 hour day.
Definitely a good investment. While there is not too much variety, all shades are beautiful and it is a steal, since one costs $24.00 and these 5 full size are $34.00. The pigmentation is great, just make sure to reapply.