The new Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick ($26) have recently launched with the Tarte Fall 2012 Collection in a range of eight shades.
These are a cream finish lipstick with a vivid full color pay off that has a hydrating feel. I’m not a cream girl but I gave these a try and was quite impressed with the texture.
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Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick hmmm I have to think on the name there. 12 hour wear they do not have however, they do produce a staining effect so this may or may not tack on a few extra hours of wear depending how you look at it.
Each lipstick is housed in a bamboo tube with a twist up design. The tubes are rather long, longer than your average lipstick. I didn’t like the packaging because something appeared a little loose in the bottom of the tube. I also worry at some point the lipstick might snap off if I press too hard. The product just seems very delicate to me particularly because the formula is so soft and moisturizing. I suggest not swiveling it up too much during application to avoid any problems. Although they look big they actually only have 0.07 lipstick inside so the price is kinda high here at $26.
Playful and Bold
The formula is incredible. It has an amazing creamy glide across lips and a single swipe results in full color pay off. It’s a gorgeous formula that truly is worthy of the higher price tag. The pigmentation is excellent, obviously, producing rich, vivid color on a single swipe. It’s quite hydrating with a softer semi-matte finish however it does have the potential to look less than smooth on drier lips. The finish will emphasize flaky areas if you have chapped or drying lips. They seem to remain hydrating throughout the entire wear for me. I don’t have problems with it flaking, smudging, migrating, feathering, or sucking moisture from my lips. Even through a few cups of tea it wears quite well.
I don’t get the 12 hour wear out of it in all honesty. It fades at around 4 to 5 hours in and leaves behind a stain which will last a good two hours after.
Overall, Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick is a little pricy and a little limited in the shade department (more shades please Tarte). But it does have a hell of a color pay off and a cream formula that’s comfortable to wear. I’m not keen on cream finishes so I didn’t like these too much if I wasn’t wearing them with gloss on top. If you feel the same way you might want to indulge anyway and just put some clear gloss on them like I did.
Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com