March 7, 2013

Tarte Graceful Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Tarte Graceful Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick 1

I bet you didn’t know that Tarte had a new shade of Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick entitled Graceful. Surprised? It released for Spring 2013 but it was a sneaky little release you might not have known about.


Am I tell you something you didn’t know about?

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance Lipstick Graceful

If you love shades like Lipstick Queen’s Jean Queen you’ll ADORE Graceful!

Graceful is a warm, dusty rose shade. I always think of shades like these as really pretty but bright MLBBs (my lips but better).

Tarte Graceful Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick

Tarte Graceful Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick Swatches

Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance Lipstick was introduced Fall 2012 and is a cream finish lipstick with a full color pay off and a hydrating formula. The texture quite reminds me of Revlon’s Ultimate Suede Lipsticks but aren’t as drying. They have an easy glide across lips with a soft, velvety semi-matte finish. They don’t quite last twelve hours on me but I can get five in with an extra few hours due to the fact they stain after wearing away. The formula is gorgeous at first application but does go a bit drier as wear progresses so I prefer topping with clear gloss (this is the case in the Winter anyway when my lips are drier). Pigment is amazing on Graceful with a single strike yielding full color coverage.

Tarte Graceful Glamazon Pure Performance 12 Hour Lipstick FOTD

If you love dusty berry rose shades I’d highly suggest checking out Graceful! The color is stunning!

It’s available now at Sephora and

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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.

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  • Diane

    Oh this color is so pretty!! On the wishlist it goes. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Agata

    That looks gorgeous on you Muse. Can you gve any hint about that new Tarte product, please? Is it for eyes, face, lips? Anything! I am so curious!

    • the Muse

      agata I can’t 🙂 I’m sorry! Tarte asked me not to discuss it until March 15 when it launches but I promise to have a review up with swatches/etc as soon as I can tell you 🙂

  • AmandaM

    Ooo, pretty! On to my wishlist it goes! Thanks for the review!

  • Barb

    This colour looks pretty on you.. I might have to check it out myself! I love these lipsticks!! I’ve been wearing “Inspired”.. it’s pink and pretty. They’re creamy… lasting.. and don’t bleed. There’s no nasty flavour or scent either. Some people complain about the large case but I think it’s fun. Barb Approved 🙂

  • devon

    i always was hesitant to try these lipsticks because the colors were not ones i would usually go for; but this one is just gorg! i’m feeling a sephora trip in my future :] thanks muse!

  • blueraccoon

    Again, just started a no-buy, pretty. So very, very pretty, and right up my alley. *sigh*

  • Cindy Ramirez

    Oh this color seriously is lovey! This is one of those shades I’d see in the tube and go ‘Meh, looks kinda like a hundred other colors I have.” But now I neeeeeeeeeeed it.

    ALSO I just noticed the Recent Comments section. Look at you getting all fancy smancy! I’m fully hoping for a live twitter-esque feed next time. 😛

    • the Muse

      LOL you like!? 😀 Oh I was thinking of doing that too but the things we tweet back and fourth to each other would be on full display of the site LOL!