‘Tis the season and let’s roll out the Christmas gift sets! There’s something just so scrumptious and decadent about getting a sampler of products for a fraction of the individual price. And speaking of price, this kit is a serious saver! Retailing in Canada at a reasonable $41 you get FIVE FULL SIZE LipSurgence crayons! Individually these beauties retail for $29 apiece! So seriously people, this is a deal.
I got acquainted with this product from other Sephora kits and ‘purchasing’ mini versions with my Sephora points. Each formulation of this line has blown me away. I’ve been waiting MONTHS for Tarte to release a LipSurgence kit so I could have more!
Obviously I got my Christmas wish answered early – and so help me I snapped it up before Sephora could sell out of it! 😡
Now let’s get down to the kit! Tarte is really embracing the ‘art deco’ packaging. So if you were a big fan of the Great Gatsby movie and the fashion of that era, then the packaging might make you swoon (and it’s shiny!). I was actually taken aback by how large a full size tint is! This set is positively decadent in its size! I really like that it comes in two finishes – matte and glaze. Best of all, there doesn’t seem to be a ‘trash’ color in the bunch! The colors are all very wearable and follow current fashion matte and satin lip trends. As a personal bonus, I find the colours all compliment my fair skin.
Now let’s get down to the formulation! The lip tints seem to be a wax based formula which allows it to boast “three-in-one benefits of a lipstick, lip gloss, and decadent balm”. I would completely support Tarte in this claim. I find the condition of my lips improve with the application of this product. These tints give you the color payoff of a lipstick, the lightness of a gloss, and the moisturizing benefits of a balm – all in one swipe!
Lipsurgences are also so easy to put on! The pencil shape makes them a cinch to apply and you don’t even need to use a lip primer! I’ve done some swatches for you below. If you notice any feathering it was because I wasn’t being careful with removing the product before applying the next color (my daughter only takes short naps and I wanted to get these swatches done ASAP!)
I’m considering taking all five of these beauties on my next trip! Who needs lip balm when you have these rock star lippies?!