5.04.2012

Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection Review and Swatches

Tarte's gorgeous Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection ($42) takes its name from a Brazilian fruit tree that bears honeysuckle-pink seeds.

According to the product description, Brazilian women use seeds from the Achiote tree to tint their lips and cheeks. This beauty secret is the inspiration for the Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Collection, which incorporates pigments from the "lipstick tree" in each product in the golden pink trio.

Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection
Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection -
Maracuja Lip Gloss, LipSurgence, Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Collection includes Achiote-pink versions of Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss, LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster, and Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush. The Achiote shade is exclusive to this set.

Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote
Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Color Collection
Amazonian Clay Blush, Maracuja Lip Gloss, LipSurgence
Swatched on Arm

And what a lovely shade it is! 

Instead of being identical in color, the Amazonian Clay Blush, Maracuja Gloss, and LipSurgence are all variations on warm pink. They complement each other nicely and make for a great look that isn't overly matchy-matchy.

Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote
Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote

At first glance, Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote looks like it has too much beige in it. But to my surprise, it comes off as a totally sweet, doll pink when applied. It's sheer, but not so sheer that you need layers and layers for it to show up.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Achiote
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote

As for wear time, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Achiote did not last 12 hours on me. I think I went about 4 - 5 hours before I noticed some fading, and the blush was basically gone after 9 hours. I don't think that the wear time is particularly bad, but it just doesn't meet the 12-hour claim. Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Tweak lasts longer on me.

Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree LipSurgence in Achiote
Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree
LipSurgence in Achiote

Tarte's LipSurgences are some of their most popular products. The moisturizing lip pencils provide sheer color, a glossy finish, and a subtle plumping effect. Tarte LipSurgence in Achiote also has a minty tingle that I enjoyed.

The color of Tarte LipSurgence in Achiote is a definite winner - medium pink with just a touch of warmth.

Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Achiote
Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Achiote

Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote contains healthy skin ingredients like Vitamin C to brighten, fatty acids to repair, and Vitamin E to moisturize and reduce inflammation.

Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote is housed in a click-pen tube with a brush tip. You have to press the button at the base of the tube quite a few times to get it started, but it flows easily after that.

Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss Achiote
Tarte Gifts From the Lipstick Tree
Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote

Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote is a sheer light-medium pink with shimmer. It is somewhat thick and provides quite a bit of pigmentation. Like LipSurgence, Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss has a minty tingle when applied.


Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote
Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote 

Both the LipSurgence and Maracuja Lip Gloss are versatile and could be worn with a variety of other lipsticks and glosses. You also get a great look by layering the Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote over the LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Achiote. Color + shine = perfection!

Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote over LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Achiote
Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote
Over LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Achiote

Bottom Line:  Tarte has put together a gorgeous group of pretty-in-pink products for the Gifts From the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection. The Amazonian Clay Blush and LipSurgence in Achiote are particular standouts. And considering a single Amazonian Clay Blush is $25, the set makes for a pretty good steal as well!


3 comments:

  1. I think these shades look great on you! Nice score!

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    1. Thanks! I thought it might come off too "sweet" but I think the colors are working pretty well.

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  2. Great post Nicole. I really love the shade of this and I have really fair skin and this blush looks like it would be a perfect shade!

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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