Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Review: Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in "Frisky"

Hello Lovelies!

I have to admit something. Whenever I buy something from Sephora, I WANT to fall in love with it. Because Sephora goodies are treats. And I want to love my treat! So when I find something and purchase it from the magical Sephoraland and up loathing it? Well, that very rarely happens. But it finally did. I WANTED to love it. I really did, but I just can't.

I've been wanting to try new brands and everyone raves about Tarte's lipstains so I thought I'd give them a go. But then I saw in the Tarte section, their new shimmery-glittery lip lusters. OH YES. Note how I didn't say stain?


Yup, that's how this review begins. Despite looking almost exactly like their lipstains, these, my loves, are far from it. I was blown away by the beautiful color when I swatched and figured it would be epic.

It only lasted an hour on my lips. But for that hour it slightly plumped my lips, and left them feeling peppermint-tingly. So I reapplied and hour after application I decided to drink from my water bottle. It looked like a halo of gold glitter around the nozzle. Stain? Nope.


And then today, about 2 hours after applying, I had a chicken wrap and I took a bite and BAM, that beautiful color on my lips was now on my whole wheat wrap. Uhm, no. And I later went to the bathroom to see that the glitter transfered.

(This photo doesn't capture the shimmery-glittery goodness!)

It looked like I had a gold glittery soul patch and a like I just snorted some freaking pixie dust (not the illicit drug but the magical dust of the fairies, I suppose). And had some gold glittery residue on my lips.


So lovelies, while this product was tempting and beautiful. I've gotta say, I was disappointed. But I do plan on trying Tarte's regular lip STAINs not LUSTERS. Since those seem to be the real deal.

The color I bought was "Frisky", a bright pink with peach undertones and goldish shimmer/glitter (but not gritty glitter!). Think Benefit's "Bella Bamba" blush but a tad more pink!

Have you tried any Tarte lipstains? Any recommendations?

♥ Chelsea


  1. I haven't but this sure is a pretty shade.:D

    Thanks for the review and pictures!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. oh my no matter how disappointing they are, that swatch is amazing!