A shade of the dramatic, where different is all there is.

Tarte’s LipSurgence Collector’s Set (complete set of indoor and outdoor swatches)

I was shocked to see this set back in Sephora store’s and just had to grab it!

tarte 5 piece LipSurgence collector's set

This 5-piece LipSurgence Collector’s Set from Tarte called “Statement Lips” sold out earlier in the season and I was lucky enough that they replenished those empty shelves!  I was wandering through Sephora and when I saw it, I was just plain thrilled. 🙂  I was actually in store returning the Cinderella Moonlit Kiss Lipstick Set and was stoked to be able to replace them with a product I know isn’t drying and always feels great on my lips.

Tarte 5 piece LipSurgence set for holidays 2012

This set is made up of a variety of LipSurgence types and all of them are full size products (which retail for $31 CAD individually or $24US).  It has one matte (“exposed”), two lip lusters (“escape” and “sweet”) and two lip tints (“enchanted” and “elite”).  This Statement Lips set of 5 LipSurgence products by tarte retails for $44 CAD or $34US.

tarte 2012 christmas value lip set

Although you can’t find this on-line any more, be sure to check your local Sephora for stock, mine still had a bunch of them when I picked this one up.

And remember, no need to sharpen these babies, they are twist-up’s so there is no fuss and no mess.

tarte LipSurgence Collector's Set, swatches and review

Here is a look at this 5-piece Collector’s Set swatched on my hand:

swatches of tarte LipSurgence set 2012

I thought these swatches didn’t really fully encompass these shades, so I wanted to be sure to do full lip swatches as well, both outdoors in natural light and indoors with flash.  Hope you find these helpful when deciding if this set is right for you, or perhaps the perfect gift!

escape LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster

“escape” is a shimmering pink and reminded me of “My Moment” from the Cinderella set I recently returned.  This one just has slightly less glitter, but a far better formula.   So for those of you that were in love with that shade, this is a good alternative….and won’t require the layering of clear gloss around it to make it bearable.

"escape" lipsurgence natural lip tint review and swatch

"escape" tarte lip swatch

enchanted LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint

“enchanted” is a sheer rose shade and what is particularly awesome about the sheer tints, is because they are sheer, they really play off the colour of your natural lips, so they will look different on everyone and compliment everyone.

"enchanted" by tarte, review and swatches

"enchanted" lip swatch by tarte

exposed LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint

“exposed” is described as the perfect nude.  It really is a gorgeous lipstick and I’m SO glad it was in this collection.  I wasn’t sure at first if it would be too dark for me, but I actually love that it has a darker pigmentation than I am used to with my nude lipsticks.  Instead of washing me out, it defines my lips in a natural way.  Definitely one of my favourites from this tarte collector’s set.  

exposed matte lip tint by tarte, review and swatches

"exposed" lip swatch by tarte

sweet LipSurgence Lip Luster

“sweet” is a shimmering peachy pink.  It’s not as glittery as you might expect from tarte’s line of lip lusters, but it has a very pretty gloss-like finish that isn’t over the top.  I see myself getting a lot of use out of this shade, because it is subtle, yet soft and pretty.

sweet lip luster by tarte, review and swatches

"sweet" lip swatch on lips, tarte LipSurgence set

elite LipSurgence Lip Tint

“elite” is the other sheer one in the collection, described best as a sheer melon shade.  This is my other favourite from this set.  It is sheer, so will again play off of your natural lip colour, but for me, I found the amount of pigmentation just right.  I also have a lot of “rose” shades already, so to have something with a slightly more tropical feel is awesome.  I’m very happy to have added this one to my collection.  I see it getting steady use year round, but especially in Spring.

"elite" lip tint review and swatches

"elite" lip swatch on lips, tarte's statement lips set

I personally can’t wait for next year’s 5-piece set of Tarte LipSurgence products!  Every year they change the colours and these sets are such fantastic value!  I hope you are able to get one before the 2012 stock is sold out.

Statement Lips set of LipSurgence by tarte (Christmas 2012)

Let me know if you have this set already and what you think of it!

Thanks for reading!



13 responses

  1. These look amazing! I have never seen them before!!!!

    December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    • They are such an amazing product! I’ve gotten a few of them in value packs and with Sephora’s 500 point perk last year….but this is the first time I’ve gone out and bought just these. I’m so happy with this set though and can’t get enough of them. Hopefully you can find them in store before they are sold out there too! Good luck!

      December 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  2. Amazing colors. I think most of us could easily pull off each of these colors, since they are so easy to wear. Don’t you think so??

    December 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    • I couldn’t agree more, they are super versatile and wearable!!

      December 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

  3. Holly J

    I have one of these and I love it!!

    December 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    • They are amazing! These tarte tints are one of the few products I actually have on my “need to replace” list when I run out. Can’t be without these! 🙂 They have such a fantastic shade range too and a nice mix or matte or luster, they really do have something for everyone.

      December 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm

  4. These looks so amazing! It’s too bad our Sephora stores don’t carry Tarte products. Hopefully they’ll bring it in soon!

    December 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    • I hope they expand over there too, I’m sure they would do well! They are fantastic products. I’ll cross my fingers for you!!

      December 20, 2012 at 11:45 pm

  5. What amazing colours! I haven’t tried tarte before! 🙂

    I tagged you in my Holly Jolly Holiday Tag 2! Click the link for details 🙂 http://propersweetie.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/holly-jolly-holiday-tag-2/
    Brooke xoxo

    December 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    • You definitely need to try tarte out, everything I’ve tried from them is so fantastic!

      Thanks for the tag – super cute post! ❤

      December 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      • I really want to try tarte! 🙂 Your Welcome! 🙂 x

        December 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

  6. i love these! i have exposed and have been savoring the last millimeter that is left in the tube. and i know have to have enchanted and elite! do you know if those colors are apart of the permanent line?

    December 23, 2012 at 12:05 am

    • “exposed” is amazing, I absolutely love it! I can already tell it is going to be one that I will need to replace when I run out. You can get “enchanted” on its own but I can’t find “elite” available for individual sale, must either be limited edition or have been discontinued.

      December 23, 2012 at 1:42 am

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