Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint Swatch/review- Joy

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint is a natural gel lip tint that is engineered to quickly absorb moisture into the skin. It's infused with peppermint oil to give lips a plumped up appearance without the irritation or stinging.
It has jojoba seed oil, peppermint oil, vitamin c, and vitamin e.
It doe not have mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and is cruelty free.  

I received the shade Joy in my March Birchbox.
Joy is described as a peach shade.
It looks straight up orange in the tube.
*sorry I didn't take a pic*
But it sheers out on the skin.

As a reference, I'm NC20-25 in Mac.

I was hesitant to try this out since it's considered a lip plumper. I've had some bad experiences with them, I think I'm allergic. 
This has peppermint oil in it and I know I'm not allergic to that and I didn't have a bad reaction. Whew. 
This does plump up your lips and makes them flush, but it does not sting or burn like described.
It did make my lips feel moisturized and left a nice stain, but you can definitely tell it pinks up your lips behind the stain. 
*sorry, I didn't take lip swatch pics*

Overall I really like this Lip tint.
It's $24 and can be purchased at stores like Sephora.

Have you tried Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tints before? What shades do you like?


  1. That's a great shade! Definitely a color I would grab for :)

  2. I'm going to try this. I love the shade and just like you I've had super bad experience with lip plumpers stinging me. HAHAHA Thanks for sharing.