Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment Review & Swatches
Although having a larger Spring 2014 launch, Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment Pencils aren’t actually a new product and you might already own a shade or two from the Tarte Beauty without Boundaries QVC Set that launched a few months ago.
December’s shipment of this beauty set already went out and another will make an appearance in March so that means you already own two of these new Tarte Power Pigment Pencils with a third on the way and might already have some thoughts about them.
If so I’d love to hear your mini review!
Let’s take a look at them!
Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment are a slimmer Lipsurgence Pencil that weights in at 0.04 oz in size. Each swivels up for easy application and no sharpener is needed.
Although I’m an absolutely a glutton for chubby pencils I do like the slimmer size on these as they store easier. And props to Tarte for the new whimsical packaging! Each pencil has a different decorative wrap giving them a very pretty new set of clothes that the original Lipsurgence’s lack.
These have the same mint taste as the original formula however, I find the formula completely different compared to prior formulations. The only comparable aspect to any formula would be these have the intense pigment of the Lipsurgence Lip Creme Pencils. Aside from this the formula stands alone.
These have shea butter but the semi-matte satiny finish makes them a bit drier than your standard Lipsurgence pencil and they lack the balminess of the original. These pack very nice pigment with full opaque color on a single application and more intense pay off when built up. At first they feel fairly nice however, as they settle down you’ll find the formula gets a bit drier. I got a solid five hours of wear from them but through that time they weren’t terribly hydrating unfortunately. The creamy formula applies easily without tugging. Oddly enough the first hour I felt like I was lacking moisture in my lips but as the time progressed I did get used to the formula and I felt comfortable with it on and barely noticed it. But I think if you’re prone to drier lips or your lips are always flaky and chapped these need some prepping before hand for the best wear. When I tried the shade I got with the Beauty Without Boundaries Set I felt like the formula was a bit more moist so perhaps it changed slightly with these!
Shades are all inspired and based off of Tarte Amazonian Blush shades so you can match up your lip pencil with your blush shade.
Blissful, Blushing Bride, Exposed, Fearless
Flush, Natural Beauty, Tipsy, True Love
All in all if you can forgive the dryness Power Pigments have more color pay off in the long run as well as a longer wearing formula. They might prove a better fit for Summer wearing as I’m not as prone to drier lips in the Summer as I am in the Winter. The dryness will likely be a deal breaker for those who have chronic dry lips and rely on more hydrating lip products. I have to admit and plead guilty to really loving how some of these shades look on my lips though!
Do share your thoughts!
They are available now at Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta, Ulta.com, and directly on Tarte’s website.
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