We already know and love Tarte’s gel cheek stains and now we have something new to love from the brand. Last month Tarte finally introduced their new LipSurgence Natural Lip Stains and they are all the rage with me right now. They have permanently moved into my makeup bag and I’m not sharing these with anyone. These new stains come in 6 shades:
- Moody – deep berry
- Amused – bright pink
- Lust – red
- Enchanted – rose
- Charmed – light pink
- Joy – peach
I picked up Charmed, Enchanted and Lust but I think a trip to Sephora is in order for Joy and Moody. I’m like the cookie monster when it comes to lip stains… I need to have them all!
When I first tried these new lip stains, I was surprised by how moisturizing they are. I did not expect them to feel so good on my lips, they didn’t feel like a lip stain at all and that makes me love them even more. Instead, they feel more like a tinted lip balm that you can build layers of color with. Don’t be alarmed by the color you see in the tube though. It goes on lightly and like I said, you can build on it if you want a more intense stain on your lips.
Tarte’s lip stains also give your lips a glossy finish. I don’t know about you but when I wear a stain, I usually add a lip balm or a clear/sheer gloss on top for a little shine and emolliency. I love that I can eliminate this step and keep the color on my lips for longer and the color doesn’t disappear once the moisture does. With that said, the color doesn’t last all day…but it lasts long enough that I can get away with less touch ups.
When you consider the wear and consider the formula, which for me is a plus in comparison to some sticky, bitter tasting formulas, I’m completely OK with the wear given how moisturizing these stains are. What about you? Have you tried these stains? What do you think and which shades have you tried? Let us know all about it in the comments.