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Tarte LipSurgence™ Lip Tint

What it is:A natural, moisturizing lip stain that increases hydration up to six times normal.What it does:After 10 years the wait is finally over. These much-anticipated natural lip stains are an extension to the bestselling and award-winning cheek stains. Just like the iconic cheek stains, each emotive, peppermint-infused shade smoothly glides on lips for a natural flush that will stay all day. So say goodbye to reapplying your lip color throughout the day and say hello to a gorgeous pop of color and hydration that lasts.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petro-Chemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know: The old meets the new with the infusion of our high-performance natural LipSurgence™ technology which increases moisture content. This proprietary blend effectively increases skin's water content for a plumped up appearance leaving lips defined, smoothed, and hydrated. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging. Like the cheek stains, each shade of these natural lip stains will leave a natural hint of tint that will last throughout the day. These shades are great to wear alone or pair with your favorite Tarte lip gloss. This product is free from animal testing, formaldehyde donors, oil, talc, MEA/ DEA/ TEA.
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Questions & Answers for Tarte LipSurgence™ Lip Tint

Question
Color Advice?
I have pale pale skin with pink undertones, blue eyes, and dark brown hair and am looking for a lipstain color. Thanks in advance! ;)
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
emma5453
(Meridian, ID)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
9 answers
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answer 1
Enchanted would look great for a polished everyday lip. I have the same coloring as you, my hair is medium brown & blue eyes & very pale skin.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lulu68
(Burnaby, B.C. Canada)
answer 2
Rose is the color to choose for a natural pop of color on dark hair and pale skin.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
rosser
(laredo, Texas)
answer 3
I have the same coloring and really like the red (Lust). It's sheer and buildable, so you can get anything from a medium pink to red. It's a cool toned red and makes my blue eyes pop.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
emilyknits
(Michigan)
answer 4
Try the tarte joy color
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
rrushi
(Connecticut)
answer 5
I thought Charmed was perfect with my fair complexion. It's a very light pink, with a slight (not overly so) glittery sheen.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
biccag
(Richmond, VA)
answer 6
I'm a very fair-skinned brunette too, and I've tried al the colors of this lipstain. "Joy"--the peach color, looks bad with fair skin and so does "Moody"--the deep berry color. "Amused" is much too bright a pink for fair-skinned people--it made me look like a clown!
Depending on the occasion, I would choose either "Charmed"--a light pink that very well compliments fair skin tones, "Lust"--a classic red that's ideal for special occasions, or "Enchanted"--a rose color that gives you a more natural, earthy look. I hope this helps you!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
answer 7
i personally like Hope in the Tarte natural lip stain line for a pink-ish matte look. and i'm loving Lust for a red, glossy look. I also have fair skin with pink undertones, and i get compliments on both colors!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ej913
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 8
I don't have the product right next to me, but the one I bought is the glossy one and the color of the "pen" is orange: when you put it on it's a natural pink-peachy color, really nice!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
miki8
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 9
A nice brownish pink would suit you well, without looking too harsh or dark. One of the Tarte lipstains (I forget the name!) looks like a plummy color, but when you put it on your skin it appears as a nice rosewood color -- not too dark. Try it. THe Tarte lipstains are REALLY good.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
robinrox
(Dallas, TX)
Question
Break?
Did anyone else's break? The tip of mine broke in the first use, and I barley put any pressure on it. I also got one in the matte and that one broke an inch down inside the tube after 1 week of use. Is this normal?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
DTalksAll
(NJ)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
8 answers
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answer 1
I have 2 of these lip tints, I have never had a problem until low and behold I am using it for my sisters wedding makeup and it broke all the way at the bottom and landed on the floor. It was gross and had pieces of dog hair in it but I had to still use it because I had no time to make it to Sephora to exchange.
answered 2 years ago
prettyaddicition
(Omaha, NE)
answer 2
If you look on the tarte website there is a lot of people who have had that problem. I would try exchanging it through sephora or calling tarte's customer service. I think the "pencil tip" is a little awkward for the lips. It would be better just to have a round tip from the get go and not stick out so much at first. Im always afraid Im going to knock it off accidentally!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
missladygirl
answer 3
I've used mine at least 10 times and have had no problems. Sorry you had a dud. Try again... I love mine
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
mahoganylady
(Shelby, NC)
answer 4
Should not break at all. Mine was too soft and coated the cap when I did not put the cap on perfectly straight.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sam2lauren
(Waterdown, ON)
answer 5
I never had a problem with mine breaking, but my sister decided to try to pull the twist up thing on the bottom, thinking it was a double sided pencil. The whole thing came out, but I was able to just put it right back in and it still works fine. Maybe you should try exchanging it for a new one?
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
hilabean
(Flagstaff, AZ)
answer 6
No. I have used 2 of these & neither of them has broken. I tend to wear the point down to almost flat after I have used them for a while... maybe that makes a difference.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
spbaechle
(Omaha, NE)
answer 7
Mine didn't break, but it does fly out of the tube sometimes when I am removing the cap.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
2mamadoc
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 8
I haven't experienced that problem. I've used the product three or four times thus far.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
pedsnurse
(New York, NY)
Question
tarte lip stains
Can I use this lip stain product on my cheeks? Or will it make me break out? I love the tarte cheek stains but they're bulky in my purse! So, if I am traveling, i would like this lip stain to double as my blush...
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
haewon
(new brunswick, nj)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
7 answers
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answer 1
I tried this out and it did not blend in well and it's just not practical
answered 4 years ago
baat
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I don't think Tarte lip stains will work as a blush. I would recommend getting Stila lip and cheek stain or even the forerunner to all these stains, Benefit's Benetint.
answered 4 years ago
jensi
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Sorry I don't know
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Talulla
answer 4
i have not tried it, but i would guess this product would work well for that purpose. though the tarte cheek things are water-based and this has other "moisturizing" ingredients in it, so i can't guarantee you wouldn't break out. but my guess is that you would be fine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
allistar
(West Hollywood)
answer 5
I've been doubling this product as a cheek stain for several weeks now. I have oily/combination skin and haven't had a problem thus-far. So I don't see why you shouldn't try it!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
DameMaude
(Jamaica, VT)
answer 6
yes! this looks beautiful on cheeks! but it probably won't last all day and i wouldn't apply it over a powder finish. i would only try it natural (without makeup under) or with a thin coat of liquid/cream foundation as a base.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
JoyPrism
(LA, CA)
answer 7
I only use lip productsa on my cheeks when I really really need to =- otherwise, my feeling is why intermingle germs? Lips/our saliva/mouths hold a lot of germs, so personally I would NOT recommned EVERY doing this, with ANY lip stain, even if they have the word "cheek" on the label for dual-purpose...My dermatologish agrees.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
jazzyjudy
(Lexington, MA)
Question
Color??! For blue/grey eyes
I have blue/grey eyes, dark brown hair, and a light complexion. Which color???? Going into fall I'd like something darker:)
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
singerandactress
(Connecticut)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
7 answers
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answer 1
I have similar coloring and got the Lust. A light application is great for daytime.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
emilyknits
(Michigan)
answer 2
I would deffinately go for a rose colour, like enchanted. It will look natural, and won't be too light. You can always layer your application for a darker, evening look. Rose it the way to go for your colouring.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Victoria, BC)
answer 3
I have fair skin, blue/grey eyes and dark reddish brown hair. The "Enchanted" stain is my favorite. It's a little bold when I first put it on, but after settling in a bit, it looks really cute.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sparkletrash
(NJ)
answer 4
I also have blue/grey eyes. I absolutely say go with Joy! It automatically brings attention to my eyes and makes them "pop"
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
rebeccamo
(Denver, CO)
answer 5
Try Moody.
answered 4 years ago
jensi
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
I have dark brown hair, blue or green eyes depending on what color I'm wearing, light skin if no suntan, I only tried the red color it was very pretty & sheer but it didn't stain my lips.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Talulla
answer 7
I suggest Enchanted.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
funi
Question
Does this twist up or do you sharpen it?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
lm13
(Maryland)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
7 answers
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answer 1
You just twist it up for more product (like a normal lipstick or stick lip balm), no sharpening required! The very tip will get flat after use, but the diameter of the balm part is small enough that you don't have to keep it in a point for precise application.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mangothemango
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
twist up
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
megplus4
(slc, utah)
answer 3
No sharpening needed! You just twist it up, so that's really awesome!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
jessicaaa14
answer 4
It does twist up.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mmpotter
(Jacksonville, NC)
answer 5
Yes, they do twist up and down. Be careful though, without even twisting, if you open the MATTE tube upside down or even sideways the whole lip product will fall out
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
critz
(Portland, OR)
answer 6
It twists up, so no sharpener required.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ally271
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 7
Twists. Don't be afraid of the crayon thing - it's fun and the product is AMAZING!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sailorgirlme
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
Hi, I always have trouble picking the right shades. I have dark red hair, green eyes and very fair skin. What would you suggest?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
basilb
(Chicago, IL)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
6 answers
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answer 1
Based on your coloring, I would recommend the Joy color. I think it would look great with your coloring.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Pennsylvania)
answer 2
For your eyes use a plum purple eyeliner then a lighter purple shadow
I feel you so far as light skin ( I'm a shade above white paper) use a very light yet warm pink. and you'll be gourgeous!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
elizabeth101
(Arlington,TX)
answer 3
I have strawberry blonde hair, green eyes and very fair skin and like the LipSurgence Matte shade of Envy - it's a berry color that makes my green eyes pop. You can pair it with gloss to change the shade or add shine.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
carleyjo
answer 4
I have a similar color combination and I have lust, moody and enchanted. They are bold colors on me, but pretty, and the sheerness of the tint makes them very wearable. I have some lighter colors in other finishes as well and like those too.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sbetsy
(USA)
answer 5
sounds like you have amazing color combination. Go for Lust, for a strong, confident appearance.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
georgi
(green bay, wi)
answer 6
i have blonde hair, green eyes, and fair skin and i purchased the lip stain in Lust and i love it. The color is a beautiful red and it complements my skin. The less you put on, the lighter the color is, so for everyday i only swipe a tiny bit on my lips, but for going out to dinner or going out, a little more really makes my lips pop!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
jenna923
(Staten Island, NY)
Question
Okay to carry in purse/backpack?
Is this like a lip pencil, without a cap to protect it? Or is it fine for carrying in a purse without worrying about it getting messy for re-applications (although there may be no need for re-applications since it is a stain)? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
BobbyJ
(Arlington, VA)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
6 answers
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answer 1
This is great for carrying in your purse or keeping in a drawer at work. It's small & it has a cap to protect it. I've actually carried it my pocket when I've gone sans purse....it's great! Also, no sharpening so you're always good to go! This is a MUST have:)
answered 3 years ago
berrycoola
(York, PA)
answer 2
This does have a cap to protect it, I carry mine in my purse all the time. It looks like a pencil but it doesn't need to be sharpened, you just twist the bottom and more comes up, like a chap stick. It is a stain, but I find myself reapplying once in a while. Hope this answers your question!
answered 3 years ago
r8chelk
answer 3
no this has a cap. it's quite soft and silky and glossy and if the cap falls off, ick..but i don't know why it would fall off.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
spike
(beverly hills, ca)
answer 4
Dear tarte product user,

This product absolutely must have the cap on it when carrying it around in a handbag or pocket. Think of it like a lipstick!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tartebeauty
(new york, ny)
answer 5
absolutely, the product is very low maintenance
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
georgi
(green bay, wi)
answer 6
It definitely comes with a protective cap, that's easy to remove but it will stay on...so it's great for a purse. I find that I need to reapply it more than i had initially thought i would have, so you are going to want to carry it around with you.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lipglosslovr4evr
(Kansas City, Kansas)
Question
Which color?
I have black hair, brown eye, brown with golden under tone skin. Which color should I chooes? Thanks
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
moomoo14
(Marina Del Rey, CA)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
6 answers
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answer 1
For work, school, or a more relaxed event, I would use Enchanted to get a natural look (it would also look great with your golden skin tone and brown hair), and for a party or something more casual, I would use Lust to bring out your eyes.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
em311
answer 2
It depends on your eye make-up. If you wear very little on your eye, i would go with a bold dark red lip. If you are heavy on the eye make-up, go with a colour close to your natural lip shade.
answered 3 years ago
palooch
(Hamilton, ON)
answer 3
I bought Enchanted for myself (and loved it) but ended up giving it to my daughter because it looked even better on her. She has similar coloring to you - Very dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, and deep golden skin tone. The color is deep reddish/pink and looks natural and very pretty on her.
answered 3 years ago
r8chelk
answer 4
Like me! I went for Moody. It's a great berry color...but I also liked Enchanted (bright pink) and Joy (peachy color). The others are great too, but more if you like bright lip colors. I went more for an everyday one. I might go back for Joy.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
abrs
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Don't use it - it stains the inside part of your lips where they close together, and the outside part doesn't stain. Looks like you had too much koolaid and wiped just the outer part of your lips. I was very disappointed. I tried it several times with the same results.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
spacergirl
(Tampa, FL)
answer 6
I`d say enchanted complements every skin tone, you`s be safe with that. Or, if you feel adventurous, with your skin and hair colors you could try Joy.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
georgi
(green bay, wi)
Question
for a guy, which stain??
which stain closely matches natural lip color
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Ant123
(CA)
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
6 answers
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answer 1
The closest color to nude lips is probably peaceful, but as with all the colors, it can be darker depending on how many swipes you use, so don't use too much! You might think charmed is close too, but trust me, it doesn't look natural at all...learned that one the hard way(:
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bubblicious160
answer 2
Peaceful!! I think that would be the only one.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
vanityaphair
(Madison, WI)
answer 3
It depends on whether you want it to really show up, or to blend in. Choose a shade close to your natural color to blend in, or go with Moody and go all out!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cinmor
(Greensburg PA)
answer 4
There's a nude color in the matte lipstains.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
thisisannoying
(Monticello, KY)
answer 5
Don't use it - it stains the inside part of your lips where they close together, and the outside part doesn't stain. Looks like you had too much koolaid and wiped just the outer part of your lips. I was very disappointed. I tried it several times with the same results.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
spacergirl
(Tampa, FL)
answer 6
You'll want to get 'Joy'- even the lightest of pinks is a bright pink. Joy will blend in the best by far.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
mccarley
(Reno, NV)
Question
cruelty free?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
winter17
on LipSurgence™ Lip Tint
6 answers
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answer 1
It specifically points out under "What else you need to know:" in the next to the last line, that the product is free from animal testing. So, "cruelty free"! Yay!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cinmor
(Greensburg PA)
answer 2
Tarte is on PETA's friendly list, so yes.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
thisisannoying
(Monticello, KY)
answer 3
yes, all tarte products are cruelty-free.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Left my heart in San Francisco)
answer 4
Dear tarte product users,

tarte products are cruelty free and never tested on animals.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tartebeauty
(new york, ny)
answer 5
Yes. The product is free of animal testing and GMOs. I also read through the ingredients to make sure there weren't any animal by products.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Casey17
(Westport, CT)
answer 6
Doesn't matter - doesn't look good after an hour or two.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
spacergirl
(Tampa, FL)
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