Spring has sprung at tarte, and today I have many exciting products to show you from their Spring line. I’m going to show you their cheek stains and the new power pigment lipsurgence! Tarte just gave their award-winning cult favorite cheek stains a makeover by repackaging them and introducing a new shade, Blushing Bride. Each cheek stain has a matching Power Pigment Lipsurgence and a matching Amazonian clay 12-hour blush. You can check out all the different shades here.
These are so nice and I have had so much fun reviewing them and testing out the different combinations. My favorite part is that each cheek stain has a matching Lipsurgence, so you can truly have a matching and cohesive look every day, and with eight combinations you will never get bored! Obviously you can mix and match as well.
I felt like all four of these Cheek Stains were pretty pigmented, even Exposed, which is the lightest of the bunch. It only took a pass or two to get some nice pigment out of the shade, which was a nice surprise. I didn’t think that one would even show up on me! I’d be curious to see how beautiful some of these colors would look on the skin with a tan this summer. Exposed might disappear on my skin if I was a few shades darker!
All in all, I think these are really high quality products. The Lipsurgence are $24 apiece which is pretty steep, especially considering the skinny packaging. I noticed that when I wore them, they wore best when my lips had been exfoliated and were moisturized. If I didn’t take proper care of my lips, I felt they looked a little flaky under the Lipsurgence. The texture of the formula felt a little waxy and balmy to me but I think the texture lent itself to a slightly longer staying power than I’ve seen from Lipsurgence before, which is great. Just keep your lips moisturized well when you’re going to wear these so you can get the best look possible! I think they did a great job formulating brighter, pigmented, lip shades that are also very wearable for every day. There isn’t a single color in the range that seemed shocking to me and that I wouldn’t wear to a professional job.
The Cheek Stains are $30 each which is also not cheap, but they are really high quality. They have a somewhat dewy finish, and I think they set the best over a liquid or cream foundation. Some of the shades are pretty pigmented in a swipe or two (all of my swatches show two swipes) and some of them are a bit lighter. I like the fact that each Lipsurgence has a matching Cheek Stain, which takes the guess work out of getting ready. Especially when I wear a nude lip color like Exposed, I am often stumped on what shade I should wear on my cheeks, so this definitely takes the guess work out!
These are great products and I hope you try some! Let me know if you plan on picking any of these up. I’m having a blast playing with the different color combinations!