Tarte LipSurgence Collector’s Set in It’s a Wonderful Life is a QVC Exclusive Set for Holiday 2012. No worries if you love this set and dislike shopping QVC as Tarte has a few renditions of it available at a variety of locations such as Sephora and Ulta.
This set features five full size Tarte Lip Surgence Natural Lip Tints in a variety of shades for $34. It’s quite a deal considering all of the tints are full size and should you buy one it would set you back $24. So for an extra $10 you can get four more tints!
Shipping isn’t too bad on this at $4.47 cents and I actually like this set more than the one sold at Sephora I recently reviewed for you. Why? I like the colors a little more in this set.
Now there isn’t a ton of difference here actually.
Both the set available from Tarte and Sephora have the shades Escape, Sweet, and Elite. This set however, leaves out the matte shade Exposed (which I wasn’t fond of anyway) and Enchanted and replaces it with shades Buff and Exotic. I’d say It’s a Wonderful Life is a nice combination set of peaches, pinks, and berries.
You get four Lip Lusters in this set and one lip tint. The lip tint formula is a hydrating, balmy texture where as the Lusters have a shiny, glossy, shimmery finish. Both give lips a touch of tint with a nice sheen. Color builds easily on these for more pop and leave lips pleasantly moisturized through the wear with a comfortable feel. If you really like the Lip Luster formula you’ll be quite excited about this set as it brings more of the formula than any of the other sets Tarte is offering for the Holidays.
I always feel like most of the Lipsurgences give my lips a MLBB finish (my lips but better) with sheer to medium color pay off (when you build them up). The pencil itself is a swivel up design so no sharpener is needed.
Overall, even after factoring in shipping, this is a bargain! It’ll make an excellent gift for a makeup lover but if I’m honest I just love it for myself. As I mentioned above I actually like this set a lot more than the Statement Lip Collection due to the lack of mattes here and also the color variety. So far I believe that Tarte is offering three total sets of Lipsurgences for the Holiday season so if not this set, you’re bound to find one of the others to love!
Muse Approved for purchase.
Available now exclusively at QVC.com