Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set-Review, Photos, Swatches

Company/Brand Claim: A hybrid between a stain, a gloss and a rich balm. LipSurgence™ lip tint delivers nondrying, sheer color while keeping lips hydrated and refreshed. Our award-winning tint is goofproof—it goes on like a lip gloss, stays on like a stain and hydrates like a dreamy balm.

For Skin Type: All

Packaging: Thick twist up colored matte and glossy pencils.

Product Coverage: Sheer

Formulation: Matte and Glossy

Texture and Feel: The matte ones wear on dry and take a bit of effort but the glossy ones are moisturizing.


Mattes: Generous: A deep nude, Destined: Deep berry pink, Glee: Candy pink, Cheerful: Deep nude pink.

Glossy: Grateful: Basic nude, Lovely: Sheer sorbet pink, Believe: Light fuchsia, Enamored: Sheer sorbet red.  
Fragrance: Minty

Application: Can be applied like a regular lip tint and you can build up color by applying more.

Result: First of all I love the packaging and the colors. They come in a printed cardboard box which makes a perfect present for someone special (especially Valentines Day). Doesn't matter what skin tone you are, there's a shade that is exactly made for you. Colors range from nudes to pinks and a red too, which in my opinion is a treat. The mattes however are drying, when applied and after they set, they enhance fine lines and dehydrate the lips. As much as I love the colors, my extra dry lips literally need a chap stick underneath. If you do not have naturally dry lips, then there's nothing to worry about.
As for the glossy ones, they are rather sheer but very moisturizing but do not stay on for long. They'll transfer onto glass and food easily. All colors are wearable for everyday and casual events. If you're looking for longer stay then opt in for a lipstick as tints will neither offer enough coverage or longevity.

Staying Power: 2-3 hours

Times Tested: Each worn 3-4 times
Cons: Expensive

Anything Else: Only available through custom order.

Made In: USA

Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set contains 8 lip tints each weighing 1.75 grams.

Rating: 4/5

Take it:

You're looking for lip tints
You prefer sheer coverage
You want a matte finish and moisturization
You like to play with different colors
You prefer high end brands

Leave it:

You prefer medium-full coverage
You find the mattes too drying
You find it difficult to apply
You have very dry lips
You find it expensive

Price: Rs. 4650/- 
Available at: I got mine through Rouge from Facebook. Internationally it can be purchased from Sephora.

Conclusion: They are expensive but not a bad deal if you're looking for variety and don't want to spend a lot on just one. If you're waiting to try out Tarte, this one is a must have. Recommended? Yes (will make a beautiful Valentine's Day present as well).

Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set
Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set
Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set
Top: Lovely, Glee, Believe, Generous
Bottom: Cheerful, Grateful, Destined, Enamored

Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set
Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set
Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set
Tarte Pure Delights LipSurgence Lip Set

Left to Right: Lovely, Glee, Believe, Generous, Cheerful, Grateful, Destined, Enamored-Natural Light, Without Flash

Kiran Imtiaz Author

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  1. Wow, love all shade, these are so pretty shades! I want all shades ...haha

  2. wow........nice review dear.....they are cute but expensive also....xoxoxo...:)

  3. I love lip crayons.....And these are sooo cuteee... Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love how honest your review is - thank you - I ran into your blog by chance and because of your honesty I will come back! Like you, my lips are normally dry and I need Vaseline on them 24/ much as I like the colors, when I put these on they show every crack and line in my lips and after a few hours my lips become even you said, may not be a problem for someone with naturally dewy lips but many would find them drying. (BTW you have beautiful lips!)

    1. Thank you Ginan :). I'm glad you found my post helpful. I didn't expect them to dry my lips that bad. I'm going to be careful with mattes now. Thank you for the compliment :)