November 1, 2011

Tarte Lip Service LipSurgence Collection Review, Swatches, Photos

I hate to play favorites but Tarte is pumping out some of my personal favorite sets this Holiday season. It’s the value here! Most of their Holiday sets have full size items at a quarter of the price you’d pay for a single purchase. Who doesn’t love the savings?

Perfect example? The Tarte Lip Service LipSurgence Collection. This includes five full size lip tints for $29. Considering one tint will set you back $24 dollars why not get this set for $5 more….that’s FIVE for the price of nearly one.

Loves it!


This limited edition set includes:

  • Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Dazzled (pearly coral pink luster), Flashy (bright iridescent fuchsia luster), and Glitzy (antique pink luster)
  • Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Perky (soft carnation pink tint) and Swank (light cherry tint)

Swatches from left to right: Swank, Perky, Glitzy, Flashy, and Dazzled.

I happen to prefer the Lip Luster formula over the regular Natural Lip Tint formula since I find them more moisturizing plus they have a delightful hint of shimmer and a shinier finish but either way you splice it you still end up with a fabulous deal here. The Natural Lip Tints offer a moisturizing, balm textured hint of color where as the Lip Lusters have a more shiny finish and a hint of sparkle. Formula is delightful in either of the tints I just happen to like the Lip Lusters more so I’m quite happy they included three in this kit.

Each chubby pencil swivels up and has a minty fresh taste and scent with a formula free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, and phthalates. The pencils have medium pigmentation but build easily for more pop. I’m partial to the warmer shades in the mix here myself like the color Glitzy which is a pretty beige-y antique pink but you’ll also have your choice of red, peaches, and pinks so there isn’t any shortage of variety here in terms of colors.

I’m kinda a big fan of flashing these out for a quickie lip look. If you enjoy a balm-y textured lip tint you’ll probably adore these as they give lips a nice bit of color with a soft, hydrating formula that applies easily in a hurry.

Of course, the value alone speaks for itself here.

Likey very much!

This one is Muse Approved for purchase.

Already hauled it?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Melly

    Ordered these during FF and they finally arrived yesterday (boo to being on the West coast!) and I love them! I already have a few and was happy to add these to my collection. Great price, formula, and color selection. Highly recommend purchasing, esp if someone was interested in trying the pencil but hesitant at the regular price.

  • Therese

    Dagnammit! Tarte really need to either increase their number of stockists or start shippig internationally! it’s crazy that you can’t get them outside of the US…

    *rant over* = )

  • Candee

    Of course I’ve already hauled these. I tried out Glitzy today and loved it. Tarte has been one of my top go to brands for a couple of years now.

  • jenny

    I’ve always wanted to try these but the not-so-clean feeling of trying them on at Sephora has put me off. Are these noticeable on chicks with pigmented lips?

    • the Muse

      mmmm the red would probably show up super nicely jenny but the others might just enhance your already pigmented lips 🙂

  • Lily

    I want this like crazy! But its “not in stock” anymore. Boo sephora boo! Thanks for the swatches Muse, maybe I can get them someday!

  • Biba

    I’ve got it too, I’ve got it too! It came in mail just this morning 😀

    • the Muse

      morning shawn! 🙂 they do indeed. Sweet mint, very pleasant ! Like chewing gum!

  • diane

    i’m obsessed with “perky” from this set- it’s so bright & pretty..what a steal..tarte is killing it this holiday season

    p.s. lets meet up at a manhattan sephora for the VIB promo?

    • the Muse

      wait when is it nov 10th!? maybe I can do that need to check my schedule!

  • kharanya

    I totally adore this set, it was an awesome buy, even the pale beigy looking one didn’t look too bad, and I’m not much of a nude person at all. I like some colour in my nude lip products since I have super pale pink lips with light olive skin (blegh)

    I only had one of these from their Glow your way to gorgeousness kit and adored it but just couldn’t bite the $25/ea bullet for more. So glad they didn’t include any light coloured mattes in this kit since somehow those look hideous on me.

  • Sara

    I love Tarte, I ordered this set initially but it was out of stock so I ordered the matte finishes. I love these!