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I really love the tarte Lipsurgence lip tints. Normally I don’t go for natural looking lippies, but these have somehow won me over. I’m not sure exactly how, as I don’t tend to like lip stains. I have an awful habit of biting my lips, so I often avoid lip stains. However, these don’t emphasize my lips (bitten or not) in a negative fashion. The colors stick around, likely because I’ve got mostly the matte shades.

Fiery – red
Envy – mauve berry
Exposed – nude
Lucky – light pink
Sweet – golden pink (this one is a luster formula)

The Website Claims:
Each of the matte shades boasts the high-pigment concentration we love from matte lipsticks, but unlike drying lipsticks, these stains are infused with a High-Performance Natural™ LipSurgence™ technology, which is clinically proven to increase moisture content by an astonishing 6000% after 28 days. Earth engineered from a proprietary blend of plant bio-nutrients, the LipSurgence™ technology quickly absorbs into the skin to deliver a surge of moisture on a cellular level, while boosting peptides stimulate skin’s own regenerative system and assist in the formation of collagen. This proprietary blend effectively increases skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging.

Octyldodecanol, Candelilla Cera, Silica, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cera Carnauba, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzophenone-3, Sorbitan Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Saccharin, Castor Oil Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Esters, Retinyl Palmitate, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Dimethy Isosorbide, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Mica, Tin Oxide. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake(CI 45410), Red 33 Lake, Red (CI 17200) 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

$24 for .1 oz

Does it live up to its claims?
Well, I do think that the lip tints are nicely pigmented. They manage to meld with my lips in such a way that they look like sort of like my own lips, only better. These are definitely a my lips but better product to me. They aren’t drying, the way many lip stains are. They also don’t emphasize my lines or if my lips are chapped. I’d say that they do somehow feel comfortable on the lips.

Would I purchase again?
Yes! I have several and I really do love them. Two were given to me as gifts, and I’ve purchased several too. I’ll probably continue to collect the matte formula, as its my favorite. I was actually given Lively, a hot pink, as a Christmas gift. I do like these for layering, as well. They look great with complex glosses layered on top.

Do you like the tarte lipsurgence lip tints? If so, what are your favorite shades?

Some products purchased by me. Others were gifts. All opinions are my own.