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All the tint shades go on semi-sheer, and you can layer on several coats for buildable color.

tarte LipSurgence™ lip tint

0.08 fl. oz.



Birchbox Breakdown

It took us a while to learn how to draw inside the lines, but our childhood addiction to coloring books is finally paying off. These user-friendly chubby lip pencils are a goofproof way to lasting, moisturizing color. A cross between a stain and a gloss, each gel-based tint goes on sheer yet stays true for hours. The wearable shades include peaceful, a beige-toned neutral tint; lucky, a soft pink matte tint; and joy, a juicy peach tint. Naturally, our favorite is amused, a bright fuchsia tint.

How to Use

Glide the blunt pencil over your lips (no need to fret about being too precise). When you want to release more pigment, just twist the base counterclockwise—no pencil sharpener necessary.

Ingredients for Peaceful, Joy, and Amused:

Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceide, vegetable oil, candelilla cera, cera alba, 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, alumina, palmitoyl hexapeptide-14, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), red 27 (CI 45410). (+/-): Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 22 lake (CI 45380), red 28 lake (CI 45410), red 6 (CI 15850), red 7 lake (CI 15850), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985).

Ingredients for Lucky:

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).

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Great lip product!

I loved the smell and feel of this lip stick. It's a matte color but applies smoothly and stays on. I really liked it but the shade wasn't right for me. Either way I still enjoy trying it on.

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I love everything about this lip tint - the saturated color, the moisturizing qualities, how long it lasts, how easy it goes on. Everything! It's my go-to when I need a punchy magenta that lasts all night and it's super shiny.

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Tons of color

LOVE this! have repurchased several times - lots of color, easy to apply, doesn't try out your lips. For people who don't like the pressure reapplying lipstick perfectly but want more color than a gloss!

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too dry looking

I really wanted to like this lip tint in lucky, but it's too difficult for me to wear. Maybe another color would have been better for me, but the soft pink of lucky looks completely unnatural, like pepto-bismol pink, and settles in the creases of my lips and makes them look super dry (not like matte dry, like peeling lips dry). I have tried exfoliating my lips before using this and wearing it over and under balm, but I still end up with my lips looking so dry with weird pink creases around them. I had to toss it, which is sad because I normally really like tarte products.

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great color payoff

i don't usually like matte lipsticks but this one didn't feel drying on my lips, although it was definitely matte. the color stayed on for hours and left a strong stain so that i did not have to re-apply. i'm definitely going to buy more now.

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