LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint
This lip stain comes in a unique, chunky lip pencil form, and offers highly saturated color. We were impressed by this product’s staying power, ease of use, and uniform application. So why the Poor rating? Following in the footsteps of its sister LipSurgence products, this matte version contains the problematic ingredient peppermint oil, which encourages dryness and irritation. What a pity considering this would have been a fabulous option otherwise!
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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