Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection Review is turning into my new favorite collection for Summer 2012. I’m a matchy match kinda girl so having a set with blush, lipgloss, and a lip tint all in the same shade, well, that has my name written all over it.
The collection features three full size products in a brand new shade (brand new for many but not so new for QVC junkies as the shade was available before in a gift set) entitled Achiote.
Achiote literally is a reference to the “lipstick tree” as it is a common treat that grows in the tropical regions of South America and is dubbed the lipstick tree due to the natural pigment produced from the seeds it bears. The women of Brazil use this pigment to enhance their natural beauty.
As with most Tarte products the formula is paraben and mineral free.
Gotta love that.
Considering a single blush is $25 and a gloss $21 this is a nice little set that includes three products for $42 that fair outweight the cost per an item.
Let’s take a look!
With girlish packaging, romantically scented formulas, and a perfect combination of practical and pretty, most all of the L’Occitane makeup pieces I’ve collected have become cherished pieces in my rather large makeup stash.
I truly look forward to L’occitane Makeup releases and they have delivered ever Spring since the original launch. I’m actually kinda of happy they don’t readily carry a makeup collection in store. It keeps from overwhelming and boring me. This way, when a release does come along I can get terribly happy and excited about it without saying to myself, “Oh, this again?”
The L’occitane en Provence Pivoine Delicate Collection will be launching shortly and with it three new shades of Pivoine Delicate Lip Shine.
Take a look!
Somehow May won’t feel May without a Pirate movie plus September 19th is ages away so speakin’ like a pirate right now probably wouldn’t be as funny as it would in September…
Although if it was up to me we’d all go around Arrr’ing our way through the day.
May is almost here and no pirate movie this year sadly but I’ll make it a little easier on you and go ahead and review DuWop Seashell Dual and Lip Dual to get you in the spirit of things.
I think one of the most disappointing aspects of drugstore makeup, aside from foundation, would have to be lipgloss. There are so many great choices available but most have short wear times, uncomfortable textures, or lack the pigment to keep a true beauty junkie happy.
What are some of your favorite drugstore glosses?
I think topping my fav chart at the moment are Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss.
Take a look, tell me if you agree!
There’s something to be said for a shade of orange that you can wear on lips easily.
And that my dears, is exactly what Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Orange Pareo is. An easy to wear shade of orange gloss!