Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Review & Swatches

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss1

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss is a newly launched, permanent lipgloss that Tarte originally launched with their Color Your World Collection which was a QVC Today’s Special Value. The set came with a full size Tarte Lipsurgence in the shade True Love which is now a permanent color available in the Tarte general catalog.

For Summer 2014, Tarte relaunches Lipsurgence Lipgloss in eight permanent shades.

Take a look!

In a prior review I did I mentioned we’d likely see an entire range of colors in Spring 2015 but Tarte surprised me and snuck these out to us for Summer 2014. Well, at least half my prediction was right!

If you signed up for QVC Auto Delivery you’ll likely will own or will own three shades as with each new shipment of the Color Your World Collection you’ll get a new shade of Lipsurgence Lipgloss so beware prior to indulging in these shades as you may have new shades coming to you in both June and October with your next Color Your World Shipment!

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Swatches

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Swatches (Left to Right: Natural Beauty, Tipsy, True Love)

Swatches Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Swatches (Left to Right: Exposed, Fearless, Flush)

For those who didn’t purchase the QVC set this is a brand new product to try from Tarte!

Originally when I tried Tarte True Love Lipsurgence it had a vanilla flavor but the flavor seems a little fainter now for those sensitive to flavor/fragrance in their glosses. There’s been variations on the Lipsurgence formula that Tarte has included with many of their gift sets over the years. For example, the more recent Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set and the Tarte Crown Jewels Lipgloss Set all had Lipsurgence Lipglosses. However, this new formulation has a longer wear and better pigmentation in my opinion!

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Tipsy

Tarte Tipsy Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Tipsy Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Exposed Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Exposed

Tarte Exposed Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Fearless Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Fearless

Tarte Fearless Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Flush Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Flush

Tarte Flush Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss Natural Beauty

Tarte Natural Beauty Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Natural Beauty Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte True Love Lipsurgence Lipgloss1

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss True Love

Tarte True Love Lipsurgence Lipgloss

I find this formula slightly tacky which but lightweight. The finish is very comfortable and wears for a solid four hours providing a hint of glossy shine with nice sparkling color. They aren’t completely opaque but they do have enough pigment to drench lips in color while giving them a hint of shine.

One of the nicest benefits of the gloss is it keeps lips quite nicely softened and moist through the wear. I feel like I’m wearing my favorite lip balm when I wear these and well after they wear away my lips feel soft.

Overall, it’s nice to see Tarte offering more of a MAC Lipglass-like formula. There lipgloss category is a little lacking so these new Lipsurgence Lipglosses are a welcome addition to their permanent range in my opinion!

Tried them?

Do share your thoughts.

They are available now in stores as well as online at sephora.com and tartecosmetics.com.


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  • 2/3/14 20:35 Ruth:

    I’m looking forward to these, the color looks gorgeous on you !


    • 2/4/14 10:30 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks ruth <3!


  • 2/3/14 22:54 Lucy:

    Are these at all like NYX’s Butter Gloss?


  • 2/4/14 6:28 Amber:

    I love the gloss too! I can’t wait to get the other a-d’s!


  • 4/24/14 17:56 Mary:

    I really like these too! I loved the one that came with the QVC TSV so I was looking forward to getting a few more. The only one I was a little disappointed in was Tipsy. It is such a pretty peach shade in the tube but I can hardly see it when I apply it. :(


    • 4/25/14 14:39 Isabella Muse:

      I had a little problem with tipsy too you aren’t alone Mary! I have pigmented lips and it was coming across very sheer on me!


  • 4/24/14 18:06 Diane:

    They look pretty on you! Great minds think alike- i just took my pics and recorded my video i need to upload on these today too! LOL;)


    • 4/25/14 14:38 Isabella Muse:

      I’ll be there to watch when it goes live actually should check now maybe it is already :-D thank YOU!


  • 4/26/14 10:41 Chelsea:

    I have Tipsy and I love it! It’s nice and very subtle on its own, but I really like pairing it with the Blissful “Power Pigment.”


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