Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tarte Statement Lips 5-piece LipSurgence Collector's Set

(Note - just a friendly reminder that there's plenty of time to enter my giveaway for the Balm Shady Lady Palette Vol. 2.  You can find all the info here. And a big thank you to everyone who's entered already!)

You're probably starting to realize that I have very little willpower when it comes to holiday sets, palettes and kits.

It is a serious weakness of mine.

I justify it by focusing on the fact that they're such good values - because seriously, it's hard to beat them.

I am a big fan of the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tints - and at this point, it's tradition for me to pick up the holiday set.

And you can't break tradition, right?

The Statement Lips Collector's Set includes five full size LipSurgence Lip Tints. Normally, you'd pay $24 for a single Lip Tint.  This entire kit is $34.

To make it clear, you're paying $34 for five full size products that would normally retail for $120.

I bet you understand why I couldn't pass this set up. 

The LipSurgence line has three types of products - lip tints, lip lusters and matte lip tints.  The Statement Lips set has two lip tints, Enchanted and Elite; two lip lusters, Escape and Sweet; and one matte lip tint, Exposed.

Two of the shades, Enchanted and Exposed, are available on their own, but the others appear to be exclusive to the set.

The lip tints in the kit are the same exact formula as those that you'd buy individually.  The lip tint offer sheer, shiny color; the lip lusters offer sheer, shimmery color; and the matte lip tints offer fairly opaque matte color.

The formula is fairly moisturizing too, so these feel really comfortable on the lips.  With the exception of the matte lip tints, they don't last particularly long but they feel so nice that I don't mind reapplying.

Escape is a shimmery light pink.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip  Luster in Escape

Tarte LipSurgence Lip  Luster in Escape

Enchanted is a rosy, blue toned pink.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Enchanted

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Enchanted

Exposed is a matte rosy nude (similar to the Amazonian Clay Blush shade of the same name).

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Exposed

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Exposed

Sweet is a shimmery peachy pink.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Sweet

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Sweet  

Elite is a melon-y pink.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Elite

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Elite

I really find it impossible not to recommend this set - the value is astonishing, the lip tints are easy and comfortable to wear, and the shades included would flatter a variety of skin tones.

What's not to like?

You can buy the set at Tarte and Sephora.

Are you a fan of the Tarte LipSurgences? Are you going to treat yourself or someone else to this set?


  1. I completely agree! I recently got this set I absolutely LOVE it! The colours are all so wearable and you can't beat the price! I also got it using my VIB 20% off, bonus!!!

    1. I used my VIB discount too - it was a serious steal! What's your favorite shade? I'm loving Sweet - it's that gorgeous peachy pink shade that I just love. :)


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