Today I am reviewing the shade Precious from the Tarte LipSurgence gift set. This is the third lipstick from the set. I have already reviewed a beautiful berry pink shade Promise here and a rusty brown Thoughtful 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
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Mica, Triisostearin, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de Candelilla, Paraffin, Aroma/Flavor, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77499).
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 Precious is a pastel pink shade with tiny silver micro shimmers that applies in a satin finish. The shimmers are infused in the formula without appearing gritty or chunky. Unlike shade Thoughtful where the shimmer is slightly obvious, it is not very discernible in the shade Precious. The pigmentation is average giving opaque coverage in about 3 swipes. Precious being a lighter color would predominantly suit very fair to fair skin tones only. It would wash out medium and deeper skin tones. It lasts about 2 hours on the lips with minimal food intake. It leaves behind a light pink barely-there stain. It fades evenly without appearing patchy. Because of the creamy texture, it transfers quite a bit.
Overall, I am not a big fan of Precious owing to the color factor. The color payoff doesn’t hold much credence either. All said, the shade is really pretty and would definitely look beautiful on fairer skin tones.
- Satin finish
- Applies evenly and smoothly
- Wide shade range
- Minty fragrance
- Cooling sensation might be off putting
- Prone to transfer
- Average pigmentation & staying power
- Would wash out medium to deeper skin tones
I wouldn’t recommend this shade predominantly because of the pigmentation & pay off. The shade is too light to compliment indian skin tones. I would pass this shade up unless it works for your coloring.