Getting Lippy: Tarte LipSurgence natural lip luster

Tarte Lipsurgence natural lip luster in pouty

Some days I feel a bit more girly than other, I like to call those are my “Pink” days. You know those days when you love something extra frilly, pink or over the top glam. S if you’ve ever felt that way then you’ll probably relate to Pouty by Tarte. Pouty is a shade from Tarte’s Lipsurgence lip tint line.

While shopping for a new lippy I tested a few of the Tarte Lipsurgence pencils and Pouty just had me at hello! It’s a shimmery berry tint that delivers a sheer wash of color with ingredients designed to moisturize. This lip tint has peppermint oil, soybean oil, canuba wax and beeswax to keep lips moisturized. If you get dry lips an application of lip balm before application couldn’t hurt, I like to moisturize prior to using any lip color.

Tarte Lipsurgence natural lip luster swatch in Pouty

After playing with the pencil I liked wearing it both as a gloss and as a stain. For a matte lip, simply blot your lips and you’ll still have a nice yet much more sheer tint that’s very fresh and natural looking. For a more intense look you can “build” color and have a more intense shine. The taste of peppermint is faint and it does give the lips a nice sensation. The pencil itself it pretty easy to use and features twist-up bottom so you never need a sharpener – I love this. The only downside about this pencil is that the color tends to fade quickly and is completely gone after eating.

Tarte Lipsurgence natural lip luster, $24.00

Have you tried any of the Tarte Lipsurgence lip products?

MAC Cosmetics Art Supplies review + swatches

I stopped by the MAC store to check out their latest line of limited edition cosmetics called Art Supplies. MAC has incorporated the look and feel of artists tools and translated it into makeup, and being that I was a Fine Arts major in college this really appealed to me. One of the first items that I looked at was the Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker, this lipstain has a felt tip just like a marker would. I liked that it’s long wearing as I can’t always refresh my lipstick after eating a quick bite. The formula dries to a matte finish so I also purchased a Lipglass Lip Gloss to add some shine to it. The color that I chose was Modern Mocha, which is a light brown shade, there are a total of 9 shades available in this collection. The Lipstain Marker retails for $16.00 and the Lipglass Lip Gloss retails for $14.00.

MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker
MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker

MAC Lipstain Marker Swatch
Modern Mocha Swatch

MAC Lipglass Lip Gloss
MAC Lipglass Lip Gloss

Another limited edition product from the Art Supplies Collection was the Greasepaint Stick. The pencil is thick and the colors are edgy, this collection of eyeliners can also be used as eye shadow. I couldn’t decide on just one color so I got two! The colors were so fun that I opted for something other than a basic black or brown liner. I picked up Zinc Zone, a dark metallic shade and Charred Mauve, a funky metallic purple shade. There are a total of eight shades available and each Greasepaint Stick retails for $17.50.

MAC Greasepaint Sticks
MAC Greasepaint Sticks
MAC Greasepaint Swatches
MAC Greasepaint Swatches - Charred Mauve (l), Zinc Zone (r)

The only item that I did not get was the Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner. The colors were pretty and had shimmer to them but I felt that I would be able to use the Greasepaint stick for eyeliner. There are six shades in this collection and each one retails for $14.50 and is also available for a limited time.

Of course while I was there I thought that I should pick up some foundation and powder, hey you can never have too much of a good thing right? Here’s a pic of my total purchases:

MAC Cosmetics Art Supples
MAC Cosmetics purchases

Visit your favorite MAC Cosmetics store to purchase these beauties or order here online.