Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Tarte Lip Surgence Collection

If you're anything like me, makeup is always something fun to try out. Especially lip products. I've never tried a lip stain, but I think I am now addicted. (this is NOT a sponsored post or review.) I picked up this Tarte 5 Piece Lip Surgence Collector's Set a few weekends ago, and I've now tried every shade. I love it. at $34, it's such a steal. One of these goes for $24 alone, which is way too pricy, considering the Revlon options that are supposed to be wonderful. Here is my review on each shade.

Escape: Pretty sheer but shimmery, lasted a fairly long time. My least favorite.
Enchanted: My favorite. So great, lasted me over 5 hours, and fading appeared to be even.
Exposed: A great nude, easy to layer. A good basic.
Sweet: Fun and well, sweet. Lasted about 5 hours and is pretty sheer.
Elite: Another one of my favorites. So fun and bright, again lasted 6 hours.

This is a good steal, if you think you might be interested in at least two of these, you're saving 
$12 by purchasing this set. Overall, so happy with these! Also, I must say they are moisturizing, but I don't know about 6000% because I don't even know what that would feel like.

Have or will you try this? Let us know!


  1. I wish they had included more brights and darks, because that's honestly what I want to use stains for, you know? That's why I'm still on the fence. I just can't see myself using a super light lipstain.
    I've been wanting to try the YSL Glossy stains and compare them to the Maybelline glossy stains but the YSL ones are really pricy so I'll probably save buying one for a special occasion.

  2. I want to try these forever but I'm not a huge fan of stains and staining balms. They don't do much for my ever chapped lips. Glad you enjoyed them, Tarte has a cult following with these!

  3. I'm right there with Hannah. I think I would pick up a set of these if they were brighter and darker and probably matte. I'm a huge fan of matte lips right now. I'm glad you reviewed these though because I might just have to pick up the set for the value. :)

    xx - Danielle