Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tarte LipSurgence Holiday 2012 Collector's Set Swatches, Photos & Review

Before the Sephora VIB sale ends I wanted to share with you all two of the Tarte holiday sets that I picked up. This post will be about the LipSurgences and the next one will be the blush set. I picked up this limited edition set last year at Sephora and really fell in love with it. It's just too good of a deal to pass up. One LipSurgence sells for $24. In this set you get 5 for $34 which comes to $6.8 for each month and even less with the 20% off. These have in them Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Peppermint Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil which really is great for your lips. They are free of ParabensSulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs, and Triclosan. 

Tarte LipSurgence Collector's Set Swatches, Photos & Review

I like these lip pencils from Tarte because they are easy to use and don't dry out my lips. It's also nice that you do not need to sharpen these which makes them super easy to use on the go and just throw in your bag. These feel very light on the lips and aren't sticky. Even if you only love two of the colors in the set its still really worth the price. You can give these as a gift and they would make a great stocking stuffer. I do feel like the colors in this set are a bit similar so that would be a small compliant of mine but I still really am glad that I purchased it. 

Tarte LipSurgence Collector's Set Swatches, Photos & Review
Left to Right: Enchanted, Elite, Escape, Sweet, Exposed

Tarte LipSurgence Collector's Set Swatches, Photos & Review
Left to Right: Enchanted, Elite, Escape, Sweet, Exposed
The LipSurgences come in three finishes of which are either a tint, matte, or luster. A tint means it is a sheer non-shimmery color, mattes are more opaque and more pigmented, and a luster is also sheer but much more shimmery. I prefer the tints and mattes the best and I don't like shimmer or glitter in my lip products.

Enchanted- This is a sheer rose color. I love this color a lot for Fall. This is my other favorite one next to sweet. This is a tint finish. This color is super wearable and great if you are looking for a rosey/berry lip for fall. It feels super light on the lips too.
Elite- This is a sheer melon color. This is definitly a warmer orange lip color. I do find it wearable but not one of my favorites. This is a tint finish.
Escape-This is a very sheer baby pink color with shimmer in it. This is like sweet but only lighter and more pink. This is also a luster finish and barely shows up at all on my lips. This is my least favorite color of the set.
Sweet-A sheer light pink color with definite shimmer in it. It comes across almost slightly frosty on the lips. This has a bit more of a peach undertone to it. It's the second most sheer color. This is a luster finish.
Exposed-Is very similar to the exposed blush but for you lips. It's a rosey nude color with a matte finish. It's looks natural on the lips and would probably look amazing with Exposed blush. I wore this color today and really enjoyed it.

Escape: 
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Isostearyl Isostearate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Castor Oil Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Esters, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil), Dimethyl Isosorbide, Stevioside, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Limonene, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Linalool, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). 

Enchanted: 
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceide, Vegetable Oil, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Castor Oil Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Esters, Ozokerite, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Stevioside, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Red 27 (CI 45410). (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). 

Exposed: 
Octyldodecanol, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Nylon -12, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax /Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Benzophenone-3, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Saccharin, Castor Oil Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Esters, Retinyl Palmitate, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Tin Oxide, Mica. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 Lake & Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). 

Sweet: 
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Isostearyl Isostearate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Castor Oil Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Esters, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil), Dimethyl Isosorbide, Stevioside, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Limonene, Tin Oxide, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Linalool, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Mica. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850). 

Elite: 
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olus/Vegetable Oil/Huile Végétale, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Castor Oil Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Esters, Ozokerite, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil), Dimethyl Isosorbide, Stevioside, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Limonene, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Linalool, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77499).


I took some photos of the swatches in different lights so hopefully you get a better sense of the colors this way. All photos were taken outdoors.

Left to Right: Enchanted, Elite, Escape, Sweet, Exposed

Left to Right: Enchanted, Elite, Escape, Sweet, Exposed
Left to Right: Enchanted, Elite, Escape, Sweet, Exposed
To read more about my review of my previous collection post on my other Tarte LipSurgences click here. I will do an updated post at some point as I have a feeling I'm going to be picking up some more mattes in the near future. I really enjoy that finish the best. They last the longest but don't dry out my lips too bad. I recently also picked up Lively which I will need to do a review on. I saw Lauren Conrad wearing it and contacted her makeup artist to find out the color and have fallen in love with it.

Overall I recommend checking out this set if you have a small collection and are looking to grow it, if you love pinks, if you love Tarte, or if you just like a good deal. I'm happy with 3 of the 5 colors but could do without the luster finishes. I'm just not into the sheer and frosty look. I would be curious to hear what you all think of this set if you picked it up? Do you think its worth it?

xx
Meredith

7 comments:

  1. Those all look so pretty! I want! But I already over extended myself during the sale. I do want to go back and get the dior hydra life bb cream, it's amazing. Tarte blushes are amazing too

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    1. The Dior BB cream is too dark for me but people seem to really love it.

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  2. I am not into frosty lips either. I still like the balm in a pen concept, so the set is a good value if the texture and colors work for you! I got the blush set, love the blushes!

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    1. I like the blushes so much more than the lip pencils. I keep debating on if I should keep the lip set. I go back and forth because I like two of the colors so its kind of worth it if I like the 2 colors. I may try and sell some of the rest on my blog sale.

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  3. Wow, these look beautiful. Thanks for the swatches! I bought the Tarte eyeliner holiday set and can't wait to try them out :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I debated so much on the eyeliner set. I decided to pass on that but may regret it later on. I'm very happy with the blushes though.

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