31. 08. 2011

Last day of August! Cannot believe how fast this month has gone by. I also cannot believe how little I use lipgloss anymore. I have become super sensitive to anything that is sticky. I plain won’t put it on my lips. I have been opting, instead, for lipstick/lipgloss hybrids. You’ve seen my post on the amazing drugstore hybrid lipsticks from the UK, and I’ve also tried out the Rouge Coco Shines from Chanel. But, always in search of something different and unique, I found the Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Lusters. Now, the first one I discovered in a kit I purchased from QVC and after that…it was love.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Lusters

If you aren’t familiar with these, they are the quintessential lipstick/lipgloss hybrid…and their packaging makes them much easier to apply than others I have tried. They are jumbo pencils, so they easily draw on. They twist up at the bottom and are color coded to easily identify the shade you are reaching for. They have a minty scent, but no flavor. They aren’t “plumping” so no need to worry about tingly or burning sensations here (as frequently happens to me when I use the so-called plumpers). There are three different formulas of the LipSurgence line (Tint and Matte are the other two) but Luster is my favorite. They have a glossiness built in as well as a multi-dimensional shimmer. I like my glosses with shimmer so it’s no surprise I was attracted to this line. I do have one of the Tint formulations, and I like that as well for more of a natural, moisturizing stain. The Matte ones I don’t care for as much…mainly because I am not a huge fan of matte lipsticks in general. You can find these on Tarte’s website, Ulta, Sephora and QVC.

Lip swatches are so helpful to me when I am looking at lip products, so I thought I would do lip swatches of all the shades I own:

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Glisten

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Pouty


Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Frisky


Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Sweet


Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Fever


Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Buff


Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Adored

They are not as sheer as some of the glossy lipsticks like YSL’s Volupte Sheer Candy line, but definitely not as pigmented as say, the Burberry Lip Mists.  They aren’t the least bit sticky and they glide on with ease. They have average wear time on me of about 3-4 hours; some of the glossiness wears off to reveal more of a shimmery lip stain.

It’s hard to choose favorites here because they are all really lovely…but if I could only have 3 I would choose Sweet, Adored and Frisky….but Glisten is really starting to win me over as well. I cannot wait for the next QVC Auto-Delivery Set of the Glow Your Way to Gorgeous in October because another new shade will be coming in that kit. 🙂

And, just in case lip swatches aren’t your thing, here are the swatches on my skin as well:

L-R: Glisten, Pouty, Frisky, Sweet, Fever, Buff, Adored

These have solidified a place in my purse and my travel makeup bag. If you are a fan of gloss without the stickiness, you really need to give these a go.

What are your favorite glossy lipsticks? Do you prefer ones that are sheer or more pigmented?

*This post contains items that were sent for review and consideration only by PR*

23 responses to “Shine.Glow.Happy.”

  1. stephanie says:

    these are so pretty! i just made a huge nyx haul I cant wait to try those…

    tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

  2. G A B Y says:

    Wow, they all look gorgeous! I especially like Frisky (:

  3. Arianne says:

    Oh my goodness these are all so pretty! I like the look of “Sweet” and “Buff”. Goooorgeous. Need. Why do I read your blog again? 😛

  4. Jessica says:

    *GHASP* I love them all! Glisten and Sweet are particularly wonderful … why weren’t these on my radar before? Must order some when I’m home!

    ♥ Jessica

  5. pout, sweet, buff, and fever are my faves! they are awesome on you, looks good 🙂

    Vonnie of Socialitedreams.com

  6. But… they just all look so pretty! D: I mean, I don’t even like wearing lip products with shimmer or glitter most of the time, but you just – you’ve gone and made them all look so lovely!

    /flails helplessly

  7. Kelly says:

    glisten and buff are my favorites!

  8. I love them all! Sigh… 🙂

  9. Holly says:

    oh I love lipstick/lip-gloss hybrids! Have you ever tried Covergirl’s NayureLuxe Gloss Balms? They are amaZING! I am loving Tarte’s Pouty shade. Please follow me on my new beauty blog: ultaismycandystore.blogspot.com


  10. lilladylife says:

    i CANT DECIDE which one to get!!!!!! but i know, Im getting one!!

  11. Ebru says:

    Whoaaa am I in a dream??? These look gorgeous, stunning and fantastic!!! I want them all, right now 🙂 I remember seeing these at Ulta and Sephora and was never interested in swatching them for some reason. So mad at myself right for not doing so! Thanks for your amazing lip swatches Danielle, they definitely convinced me to get a couple (or all!) 🙂

  12. Ashley says:

    This is the first time I’ve wanted and liked all the shades of one lip collection. Why are they so pretty?!

  13. diane says:

    they all spell PERFECTION to me.they all look GORGEOUS. i want every single one of them.Arggghh i hate this feeling.lol. nice lip swatches by the way.They’re definitely my thing.Skin? not so much.hahaha.

  14. Summer says:

    AMAZING COLOURS! I am so in love x

  15. Jenn says:

    Great swatches!!

  16. Oh wow, the shimmer in these is breathtaking *____* especially Sweet.

  17. Laisa says:

    I want them ALL! Gorgeous!!!

  18. Jen W says:

    I think I might have said this before, but HOW AMAZING ARE YOUR LIPS??

    The Tarte Lipsurgence lip lusters are beautiful, especially Buff, Glisten , and Pouty

  19. Laura says:

    Thanks for the amazing swatches! Best lip swatches I’ve seen of these yet. I love the original Lipsurgence tints and am totally stoked to try these next!

  20. Amber says:

    Hi, I love all these colors, and you did a great job swatching them 🙂 I was just wondering what this set you got was called and how much money it was? Sorry if you already had it on the post, I didn’t see it. 😀

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