Review and swatches: Tarte Lipsurgence lipstains

What are they?

Highly moisturizing tinted lip stain that promises to last all day.

They describe them as:

The old meets the new with the infusion of our high-performance natural LipSurgence™ technology which is clinically proven to increase moisture content by an astonishing 6000%. This proprietary blend effectively increases skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance leaving lips defined, smoothed, and hydrated. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging.


  • Product: 3 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Quality: 4 out of 5
  • Overall:   4 out of 5
  • Would I buy again?  Maybe, if I would need something natural looking for my lips.
  • Price: $24.00

Where to Buy:  Sephora


  • Natural “bitten” result
  • Moisturizing
  • Refreshing peppermint scent (and taste!)
  • No tingling on lips
  • Easy to use
  • Natural formula


  • Price

Overall Opinion:

I would have loved these, if their would have been a bit more opaque.  As you might know by now, I love bright colors, both in eyeshadow and lip colors.
These are GREAT for natural looking lips, and they feel good on the lips too.
I love the peppermint oil, scent is really refeshing and it gives nice cooling effect.
I got one from the arte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain collection (Exposed) and that seems much more opaque than the others, and that Exposed has actually come one of my favourite lip products lately!

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First swatches on hand:



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Posted in Lip Products, Product Reviews, Swatches on (last modified: September 30, 2012)