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Tarte spoiled what could have been a good lipstick by adding an unnecessary irritant to the mix. The peppermint oil used in this formula can irritate lips and lead to chapping and other problems.

Otherwise, this is an attractive creamy lipstick with a satin shine finish. Shades include flattering hues of pink, rose, mauve, red, and coral. Although this proved disappointing, you can check out our list of Best Lipsticks for creamy formulas that had us smiling!

  • Pretty, satin shine finish.
  • Flattering shades of pink, rose, mauve, red, and coral.
  • The peppermint oil used in this formula is likely to irritate lips, potentially worsening chapping and dryness.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that would prove that glamour can be good for you. This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.

This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulassilicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, well forgive them that as whats ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.

However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundationsnoted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.

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