I guess it was a good thing I slicked Tarte’s $24 Energy LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint on my lips before Tabs and I left the house for his morning walk; otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have been able to keep up with him!
Yeah, I have no idea what got into your nephew this morning… Instead of casually strolling along like he usually does, stopping and starting to nibble on shoots of grass and inspect behind tires, he straight-up trotted like a show dog! — with his twitchy tail up, his head held high and proud, and his low-hanging tum swaying back and forth as he galloped around the circle.
I was smiling from ear to ear like a proud stage mom as he pulled me along.
And it was quite a workout, too. The big cup of coffee I had first thing this morning probably helped me keep up with him, but I also think the soft shine of Tarte’s $24 Energy LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint put an extra spring in my step.
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, caprylic/caprictriglyceride, vegetable oil/Olus/Huile vÃ©gÃ©tale, candelilla cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, cera alba/Beeswax/Cire dâ€™abeille, hydrogenated vegetable oil, castor oil bis-hydroxypropyl dimethicone esters, ozokerite, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, dimethyl isosorbide, stevioside, salicornia herbacea extract, limonene, palmitoyl hexapeptide-14, linalool, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil. (+/-): titanium dioxide (CI 77891), red 28 lake (CI 45410), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), red 27 (CI 45410).
New for spring, this latest member of Tarte’s lightweight, non-sticky family of twist-up LipSurgence pencils is one of those products that changes colors like a mood ring on your lips.
According to Tarte, the Skintuitive formula responds to your personal pH balance and your “energy,” resulting in a personalized shade of pink all your own.
It’s a gimmick, sure, but it’s one of those gimmicks I like, because it takes some of the work out picking a matching lip color, in that you can’t really control what color you’re gonna get. With energy, it is what it is, ya know? Your color is your color, and that’s that.
When Energy touches my lips, BAM! It goes from being a sheer baby pink to a medium rose petal pink in just a few blinks of an eye.
It also tastes and smells lightly of peppermint, aahhhhhhh… So refreshing when I slip it on, like cold iced tea with a sprig of mint on a scorching summer day.
Wear time’s about two hours, and it’s moisturizing, to boot.
When I want a casual lip look that’s a step up from a sheer balm, but less intense than a full-on gloss, like when I’m taking Tabs out for his morning jog/walk, Energy hits the spot.
PRICE: $24 for a 0.10-ounce stick
AVAILABILITY: Available now on Tarte counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (I only wish it lasted a little longer)
While we’re on the subject of cat lady things…
Check out these $4.99 cat food and water bowls I spotted at Petco last Saturday.
Aren’t they adorbs!?
If Tabs didn’t already own an extensive collection of fine feline china, I would have brought home the one with the colorful kitties…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Tabs Tarte.