We review the latest gloss from tarte
That’s what the thought bubble above my head was saying when when I first laid eyes on the latest offerings from tarte, the Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss. To be honest, I get a little nervous about things I can’t pronounce, and even more so when I have no idea what they are. Fortunately, the internet has answers!
Maracuja (mare-ah-koo-zha or mer-a-ku-ʒa) is absolutely legal. It’s the Portuguese word for passion fruit, and it’s really fun to say. But the delightful phonetic qualities of maracuja are only the beginning! Pure maracuja oil is becoming popular in the beauty industry because of its soothing qualities and ability to be easily absorbed.
Tarte uses these properties to create yet another amazing product – their new Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss ($21). The wht posse is already in love with tarte as a company; we love their commitment to high quality, eco-friendly and cruelty-free makeup that’s fun and on-trend. And these Divine Shine Lip Glosses are a fabulous addition to the tarte collection.
The packaging is fun and unique; the floral pattern is adorable, and the click-button dispensing method is something you’ll either love or hate. The soft brush on the other end is just the right size for easily applying the gloss, even without a mirror.
In addition to maracuja oil, they also contain sunflower seed oil, which is rich in vitamins A and E. I find that these ingredients really moisturize my lips for a long time. The sticky texture and sweet minty scent are much different from the previous thin and fruity Tarte glosses, and I love the change. The Divine Shine Lip Gloss leaves my lips feeling full and plump, with a very slight cool tingle to them.
These beauties come in 10 gorgeous shades and the team got a peak at 9 of them:
Dollface – light milky pink with sparkle
Glisten – light peachy nude with sparkle
Tipsy – warm apricot/peach with sparkle
Amused – bright bubble gum pink creme
Natural Beauty – cherry red creme
Blissful – dark coral creme
Blushing Bride – creamy plum rose
Flush – magenta berry with silver and purple shimmer
Charmed – medium pink with subtle shimmer
I was lucky enough to try out two shades, Blissful and Flush. Both of these colors are gorgeous, and although Blissful is a warm coral creme, and Flush is a slightly cool toned berry with a bit of shimmer, both were flattering.
The color is nicely buildable – you can wear it very sheer, or apply a bit more for more color and shine. The sparkle is miniscule and very subtle, so it can easily be worn for work or out for happy hour.
• Gorgeous colors can be sheered out or built up
• Smells deliciously minty
• Paraben and Phthalate free
• Click-pen style is fun
• Price per ounce is on the higher end
• Packaging about 2x larger than the amount of product
I feel like these glosses are fairly unique and quite impressive. I love it when a product can surprise me, and tarte has done just that.
Readers – have tarte’s Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Glosses refueled your lip product addition?
Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
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