When I think of Tarte lip products- I never thought of lipsticks. If you’re familiar with the brand then you probably own a Tarte LipSurgence- or 12. But there’s a newer product in town & I decided to check them out! Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks are right on trend- I’m seriously seeing “butter” more in makeup than in food these days! Keep reading to check out my thoughts on this new-to-me range from Tarte & the amazing value in this kit!
Overall I’m really liking these lipsticks & I am honestly so into the butter lip craze. Comfortable lip colors- what’s not to like? All of the shades in this line have a minty scent & flavor which I personally do like although I know some people don’t. They are on the same level as the Tarte LipSurgence pencils. Sadly with the lip comfort comes a shorter wear time- only about 1-2 hours. I find that they reapply really easily & layer great- these are really handy to reapply quickly because you don’t need gloss or liner. I did find that the darker shades stained my lips which I personally enjoy.
These shades are all very luxe to apply & very creamy. I love the texture but then again i tend to have dry-leaning lips. The shades are pigmented & even the two with shimmer I really enjoy. I don’t find them gritty but I also need to pay attention as they wear off or else I get left with glitter lips. No one needs that! Each shade retails for $16 but since I bought them in this amazing set from ULTA for only $33.00 I find that a steal. These were cheaper than the drugstore!
The packaging is a bit different though- cardboard? That’s odd. But they feel sturdy & look quite nice. I was completely ready to give the packaging a thumbs-down but they have held up in my purse…which is brutal.
Swatches left to right Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks in Sweet Peach, Angelic Nude, Merry Berry, Pink Poinsettia, & Candy Red.
Left to right Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks in Sweet Peach, Angelic Nude, & Merry Berry.
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Sweet Peach- This is such a happy peachy pink shade. There is fine gold shimmer but I don’t feel it on my lips & I think it just gives the overall color more of a shine- not glittery.
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Angelic Nude- A creamy nude that isn’t too matte or too shiny- just comfortable & creamy. I am really digging this because nudes aren’t always the easiest to rock on my fair skin.
Left to right Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks in Merry Berry, Pink Poinsettia, & Candy Red.
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Merry Berry- You can see this pulls a bit brown on me because I’m so fair but I think it looks more berry in real life. This is kind of warm but the addition of blue shimmer makes it look cool toned. I find it looked really balanced tone-wise.
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Pink Poinsettia- This is kind of a deeper watermelon shade which makes it easier to wear all year. I don’t think this pulls too winter/fall or spring/summer. Again looks nice & creamy.
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Candy Red- This is a creamy candy red & I love it! It has those pink tones to it so that makes it easier for me to pull off when I have heavy eye makeup on. I like shades like this when I don’t want a full-on red. Another one I think I can pull out all year.
For me personally I don’t know if I would splurge on these singularly but the set is a steal. These are hardcore moisturizing or opaque or my favorite packaging- that’s just my opinion. I’m all about the splurge here & there when something really knocks my socks off. So what makes these worth the buy? I love these shades, I think they look really pretty on my lips, & the positives are really positive. I reach the most for Angelic Nude (which is shocking!) because it is such an easy to wear nude & Sweet Peach because I just love peach shades this time of year. I’ll likely reach for the other shades more in cooler weather since I’m just not reaching for reds & berries as much in this hot weather.
I’m pretty sure once this set sells out it will be gone since these aren’t permanent shades- so check out the Tarte Online Only Kiss and Makeup 5 Pc Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set from Ulta for $33.00 here. You can also check out these lipsticks singularly at Sephora, ULTA, & wherever Tarte products are sold.
Have you tried any Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks? Are you going to pick this set up? Which “butter” type lip products are your favorites?