I was shocked to see this set back in Sephora store’s and just had to grab it!
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.
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.
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.
Here is a look at this 5-piece Collector’s Set swatched on my hand:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let me know if you have this set already and what you think of it!
Thanks for reading!