November 14, 2013

Tarte Bow & Go Lipsurgence Lip Creme Pencils Review & Swatches

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

tarte bow & go lipsurgence lip creme pencils

Did you know that with the new Tarte Bow & Go Gift Set you get four full size Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme Pencils in Promise, Wonder, Thoughtful, and Precious?

The Tarte Bow & Go launches this coming Monday (November 18th) on QVC and these along with a great palette and other full size Tarte goodies can be yours.

Take a look!

tarte lipsurgence lip creme pencil

These are labeled as Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Cremes and I can’t say I’ve been privy to the Lip Cremes before. The LipSurgence Lip Tints, the Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tints, and the Lipsurgence Lip Lusters yes but Lip Cremes? No. That could be because the formula is exclusive to QVC as QVC does sell the Lip Cremes in a trio or did at one point.

tarte lipsurgence lip creme pencils

tarte lipsurgence lip creme pencil swatches

Promise, Wonder, Thoughtful, Precious

I’d liken the formula the Matte Lip Tints but with a creamy, pigmented formula and a satin finish. The Lip Cremes are possibly the heaviest and most pigmented formula in the Lipsurgence family. These are a swivel up chubby pencil so no sharpener is required. They have the customary peppermint taste and scent that Lipsurgence pencils typically have.

I personally love the Lipsurgence pencils anyway I can get them but was very impressed with the formula here. The creamy consistency wears nicely for a solid for hours and around hour five shows fading and leaves a staining effect behind. They are a bit thicker and heavier than other Lipsurgence formulas but nothing that’s uncomfortable through the wear. The texture is very creamy and glides onto lips without tugging. And as I mentioned the color pay off is excellent providing full opacity with a single application.

tarte lipsurgence lip creme pencil precious

tarte precious lipsurgence lip creme pencils


lipsurgence lip creme pencil promise

tarte promise lipsurgence lip creme pencils


tarte lipsurgence lip creme pencil thoughtful

tarte thoughtful lipsurgence lip creme pencils


tarte lipsurgence lip creme pencil wonder

tarte wonder lipsurgence lip creme pencils


The value is incredible as well since the Tarte & Go Set will include as well as:

  • Tarte smolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liners in Fig and Matte Brown
  • 2 Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Palette (16 Shades)

I’ll be reviewing the rest of the set soon!

It’ll launch on next week!

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

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  • Kathy

    I love the look of these and can’t wait to get them! It’s been hit or miss with previous kits. The colors look great on you!

  • Victoria

    Super bummed these only come in a set. They look wonderful but I’m allergic to Tarte eyeshadows 🙁

  • Karena

    Oh yay!! I am getting this set primary for the Lip Surgences, and I haven’t been able to find good swatches anywhere. The youtube videos I’ve seen don’t have great lighting. Now that I’ve seen your swatches, I know this kit will be mine!! LOL Thanks, Muse!!

  • Donna

    This set is “new” and available on now for $34 for the 4 of them. I’m not sure how it compares to the QVC set, but thought I’d mention. I’m enjoying them.