A pretty gloss that’s good for your lips and free of nasty chemicals
Spring just seems to call for a new lipgloss, doesn’t it? It you are on the prowl for a new lippie, make sure to check out the new tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss. The latest addition to the LipSurgence line is a lovely lip gloss that offers a nice balance of natural tint and hydration, as well as some good for you lips ingredients.
These ready for spring glosses are packed with healthy anti-oxidants and tons of shine, plus they are paraben-free. The formula includes Vitamin E as an emollient and a natural preservative, and Jojoba oil to smooth and soothe lips.
The gorgeous tarte LipSurgence Lip Glosses ($19) plumps up lips ever so slightly, but without the sting and burn that some other glosses have. They also help fight the signs of aging by smoothing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while hydrating dry lips.
The formula is just right – not too sticky, and not too slick – which means it has about average staying power on my lips. The applicator is oversized and at 0.27oz, the $19 price tag is reasonable. They’re marketed as having a vanilla scent, but it’s faint.
tarte LipSurgence glosses are available in nine different shades (tarte’s color description is in parentheses below, which honestly, are mostly off! ~stef)
Blushing Bride (mauve pink) – flushed mauve pink
Flush (berry rose) – bright, creamy pink
Natural Beauty (sheer shimmering red) – sheer wash of red with gold glimmer
Blissful (warm peach) – light creamy apricot
Exposed (nude rose) – sheer yet dark pinky nude
Fearless (shimmering pink coral) – reddish coral with golden glitter
True Love (watermelon) – sheer cherry red
Tipsy (sheer coral) – very sheer light pinkish coral
Park Ave. Princess (shimmering golden nude) – warm medium nude with gold glitter
I love the variety, and the glosses are slightly buildable too. Let’s take a look at the four I tried out in action!
I liked all four hues, but I think Natural Beauty is my favorite. Tipsy gives a translucent slightly milky glossy look to my lips. I didn’t detect much coral on my lips, even though it appears that way in the tube.
I found all these shades to just be so wearable! There’s really something for anyone looking for just a bit of color and maybe a little shimmer. Their versatility makes these good staples to have on hand, whether you’re at work or out with the girls.
Compared to the Maracuja Lipglosses, which come as a clickpen with brush applicator, these LipSurgence glosses are easier to use and offer more ounces of product for your money. Additionally, the LipSurgence glosses are less sticky and have slightly more pigmentation than the Maracuja glosses (but varies by shade).
Overall, I think these are great basic glosses for everyday wear, which is exactly what tarte was going for!
Readers – Do you always purchase a new lip gloss in the springtime?
photos: Stef and Marilyn for we heart this
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.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: oily, acne-prone
favorite beauty product: eyeshadow