Today I am reviewing the shade Thoughtful from the Tarte LipSurgence gift set. This is the second lipstick from the set. I have already reviewed a beautiful berry pink shade Promise here. Tarte LipSurgence Lip Cremes are packed in chubby stick form. This range claims to be infused with invigorating ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and mineral pigments that would make lips stay soft and nourished with intense lasting color payoff.
Price $36 (Approx 2350 INR)
Full size product is priced at $24 each.
- 0.10-oz LipSurgence Lip Creme in Precious
- 0.10-oz LipSurgence Lip Creme in Promise
- 0.10-oz LipSurgence Lip Creme in Thoughtful
- 0.10-oz LipSurgence Lip Creme in Wonder
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Triisostearin, Polybutene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Mica, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de Candelilla, Paraffin, Aroma/Flavor, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).
What I think
The Tarte Lip Surgence lip creme comes housed in a twist up crayon packaging. It has the same color as the lipcolor shade which makes it quite handy to locate shades. The cap fits tight and is gold in color which is quite attractive. I absolutely love the twist up mechanism that prevents so much of product wastage. As opposed to the generic idea of lip crèmes being liquid-y creamy, the twist up crayon formula is creamy enough in the solid form to glide on smoothly without any tugging and is adequately hydrating on the lips. The lipstick smells of fresh mint. Similar to the Revlon Matte balms, this leaves a cooling sensation on application which tends to disappear after a few minutes.
The shade Thoughtful is a rusty nude-ish brown shade with tiny silver micro shimmers that applies in a satin finish. The shimmers are infused in the formula without appearing gritty or chunky. The pigmentation is good giving opaque coverage in 2 swipes. It’s a beautiful shade that would suit fair medium and deeper skin tones well. It doesn’t fare as well on the staying factor as the shade Promise. It lasts about 2-3 hours with minimal food intake. There is minimal staining. It fades evenly without appearing patchy. Because of the creamy texture, it transfers quite a bit.
Overall, it is a beautiful lip color with comfortable formula but I wish it lasted a bit more as the pigmentation is good.
- Satin finish
- Applies evenly and smoothly
- Good pigmentation
- Suits all skin tones
- Wide shade range
- Minty fragrance
- Cooling sensation might be off putting
- Prone to transfer
- Average staying power
For $24, I wouldn’t recommend this shade but as part of a set, it is worth a try. I would have favored it more had it lasted a bit longer.