December 14, 2011

Tarte Maracuja Lip Scrub & Maracuja Lip Whips Review, Swatches, Photos

Torrid is having a buy 1, get 1 50% Off sale today and they just listed two incredible Betseyville Purses/Totes. I normally find her bags obnoxious but I couldn’t resist ordering these two! They’d make a cute gift for someone if you’re stilling look for something for a friend.

Speaking of great deals…

My new favorite gift set, Tarte Maracuja Lip Scrub and Maracuja Lip Whips! So delicious for my dry winter lips.

You need it!

This five piece collection contains one lip scrub and four lip “whips” infused with Maracuja Oil that soften and hydrate lips and offers a hint of tint.

The set includes:

  • Tarte Maracuja Lip Whip in Champagne (nude)
  • Tarte Maracuja Lip Whip in Peony (sheer peach)
  • Tarte Maracuja Lip Whip in Pink (sheer pink)
  • Tarte Maracuja Lip Whip in Red (sheer red)
  • Tarte Amazonian Maracuja Lip Scrub

These are so delightful! The formula feels like a jelly mold…it’s firm but it has just the right jiggle when you touch it! It melts on contact with your lips and glides on leaving behind beautiful shine, moisture, and just the right amount of tint. The cool, fresh minty taste is very pleasant as well and the formula is free from parabens and mineral oils.

I can’t say enough good things about the formula here. They have such a soothing texture and the hint of tint is perfect for natural, no makeup days.

Also included in the set is a lip scrub. Loving on the finely grained lip scrub that tastes like super sweet peppermint. I’ve tried alot of lip scrubs in my day but this was one of the nicer ones I’ve come across recently. The smaller grains gently buff away dry skin and the maracuja oil infused in the formula moisturize lips as you exfoliate.

The only downside is the packaging. These came in tiny tins so they aren’t exactly travel friendly since I’m not really keen on dipping into product while I’m out and about, bacteria…Ahhhh! They might melt easily as well in a warmer makeup bag or purse. Also the tins prove a little difficult to open. The first four I tried were fine but I got to the fifth and had to get out a screw driver to jiggle it loose (you can see in the photo that the tin bent after I fiddled with it to get it open).

Overall, this is a lovely little set and a nice bargain and a great last minute gift for $38. Loved the formula! Some minor problems with packaging but nothing I’m not willing to overlook thanks to a superior formula.

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  • Sarah S.

    I strongly hate potted lip products (grubby fingers, ewwwww) but those Betseyville bags are sooo cute <3 <3

    • the Muse

      I had to order them both ;-D SO cute! I normally hate her stuff but these I <3'ed hard!

  • Marina

    *gasp* Obnoxious?! You did not just say that, Muse!
    Just kidding. However, I DO love Betsey. I stalk Marshalls for anything Betsey. I have a makeup bag, a purse, socks, underwear, jewelry……I just love her, ha ha!

    • the Muse

      mmm some of the designs are an ickle too bold for me Marina ;-D I’m sorry *bows head* ;-D

  • Kaitlyn S

    Are these anything like Smith’s Rosebud Balm? They look like they might be similar.

  • Courtney

    That Tarte set looks amazing! I have just one question before I order: do any of the products contain beeswax? I’m allergic and I don’t wanna have to deal with the whole return process. Thanks!!

    • the Muse

      i’m NOT sure Courtney I tossed the box. But if you ask on the q forum someone is bound to know.

  • Ana

    even though tins are a little impractical for travel i tend to like them a lot – especially if they’re as pretty as the tarte ones up there! 😀

  • diane

    i tried that maracuja scrub at the fashion night out qvc event and it was AMAZING. i hope they sell it seperate…

    the pots are cute but i am more of a stick fan, and i also have those maracuja lip oils and don’t think they can be super duper different in formula.

  • Musebeliever

    Talking about that Muse ! I finished my lovely jelly pong pong lip cushion. DO you know any alternative that would be available in Europe ? I’ve tried the Body shop lip balm and I’m not at all convinced.
    These look amazing but again, impossible to find them over here.