Product Review: Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment In Flush

by Gio

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Name: Lipsurgence Power Pigment in Flush
Brand: Tarte
Size: 0.04oz
Price: $24.00

From Tarte’s website:
A burst of moisture hydrates lips while imparting rich, highly-pigmented color in new, skin brightening, vibrant shades, and the antioxidant formula with just a hint of refreshing peppermint nourishes and invigorates lips for a more plumed up appearance.

What I liked:
– excellent colour payoff
– creamy texture, glides smoothly on the lips
– good staying power
– slim size allows for a more precise application
– cute packaging

What I didn’t like:
– drying
– if you don’t like lip products infused with peppermint, this is not for you

Pigment or hydration?

What’s more important to you in a lip pencil? Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment in Flush hopes you’ll go for the pigment. Despite its promise to deliver both, its slightly shiny, creamy texture feels quite drying on the lips.

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Especially if you don’t do some prep work beforehand. A swipe of lip balm is necessary to keep your lips hydrated while you have Flush on. You’d want to apply that first. If you apply it after, some of the pigment will end up on the lip balm bullet, tinting it. How annoying!

If you can put up with the dryness (and the extra work to prevent it), Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment in Flush has a lot to recommend it. The pigmentation can’t be faulted. Its creamy formula glides smoothly on the lips, leaving behind an opaque coat of colour. One layer is more than enough, unless you’re into seriously crazy bright colours (just go easy as it contains peppermint; a hint is refreshing but more can sting).

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Flush is bright too, but wearable. It’s a pretty, medium berry that makes your lips look like they are, well… flushing. But not in a sick, patchy sort of way. Flush brightens up the rest of the face, giving it a healthy look.

Perfect for spring, Flush is a great way to add a pop of colour to your look without going over the top. It complements both pastel and natural eye looks very well, and wouldn’t look out of place at the office. Unless you work in a super conservative environment where anything but the no makeup makeup look is frowned upon.

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You don’t even have to worry about touchups. Not much anyway. A light snack, like a cup of tea with a couple of biscuits, is not enough to make Flush disappear. It hangs on tightly to my lips, although a bit more faded. A full meal, instead, proves a bit too much for Flush.

If you don’t eat, drink, or kiss at all, then you can expect about 4 hours of wear. Then, it needs a quick touch up, which is very easy to do. Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment pencils are quite slim, which allows for a more precise application, especially in a pinch. The slim size also makes it easier to carry it around with you in your bag or store it a home (I love chubby pencils, but they take up so much space, don’t they?).

Very pigmented, Tarte Lipsurgence Power Pigment in Flush has a creamy texture that glides smoothly on the lips and lasts for hours. But it is also drying.

Rating: 3.5/5

Disclosure: this item was in a gift set my friend Janessa sent me for Christmas. In addition, the review contains an affiliate link. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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Allison April 28, 2015 - 2:46 am

That shade, Flush, is spectacular on you! I love it. Unfortunately, I can’t wear any of the Tarte Lipsurgence products because of the peppermint oil. I’m sorry that you are finding it somewhat drying too because Flush really suits you.

Gio April 28, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Allison, thanks. I love the shade too but it is so drying I rarely wear it. It’s a shame it contains peppermint oil too, isn’t it? I wish brands stopped using it so much as it can really sting lips if you apply a bit too much.


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