Tarte for True Blood LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint Delivers Red Lips Without the Bite

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

Vampires aren’t known for their flexibility (their restricted diet, won’t work daytime hours, religious intolerance, etc.), but the new Tarte for True Blood LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint ($24) is. It’s one of the most flexible reds I’ve come across in a really long time.

The crayon/pencil tip makes this medium-coverage, iridescent red a cinch to apply. The color’s easily buildable, too, making it workable in a variety of occasions and looks from demure to dramatic.

I haven’t figured out why Tarte chose to give it a faint minty flavor and scent (um, how does mint relate to vampires?), but I like the way they’re executed; I think both of them are refreshing (again, vampires?) like gum.

Now that I think about it, I can’t think of a more appropriate, better taste and scent… Garlic is certainly out. :)

I the color and concept and love that it lasts for hours on my lips, but I do wish it were a little more hydrating.

PRICE: $24
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online

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  1. Nina says:

    oohhhh that is a gorgeous liptint — looks great on you! :)

  2. Chris25 says:

    This is good for that “I just drank fruit punch” look. Maybe vamps need the minty smell to cover up the blood breath? LOL.

  3. Mary says:

    Haha, your first sentence made me laugh! I love your sense of humour! 😀
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  4. Cassy says:

    Pretty! I think the mint had something to do with breath freshening. I don’t know if they still advertise it on their lip tints, but when I got mine (back when they were stains and not just tints) that’s what they said

  5. Andrea says:

    Like the gloss, still in love with the Cheek Stain :)

  6. Jessi says:

    I have been looking for a red lippie that won’t look clownish against my pale skin. Do you think this one would work Karen?
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  7. Eesha says:

    Looks nice, has a nice shine too. The swatch looks more sheerer than it looks on your lips. You, as always, look awesome :)
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  8. Oh my goodness, it’s much prettier than I expected. I love the LipSurgence formula and am glad this red is sheer. You just produced a lemming for me. I recently bought Le Metier de Beaute in Ken’s Coral and it has too scared to even try it!
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  9. bisbee says:

    I have this – it’s very pretty, but unlike the other colors I have in this product, it’s a bit drying. A little disappointing, but a pretty color, nonetheless.

  10. gio says:

    That’s a gorgeous shade!

  11. Marian says:

    That’s really pretty! I might have to pick this one up!

  12. Kim says:

    This is a beauty! It looks really great on you. :) Maybe, maybe on a dare I’d wear a red lipstick (and not spend all night covering my mouth with my hand) and if I did, I think this one would be the winner. :) It’s a shame about the lack of hydration, though. That’s a must for me for a regular lip product.

  13. Annie says:

    That color looks so great on you! I think I might want to buy this >_<

  14. Tiffany says:

    The color looks beautiful on you. I’m so getting this… :-)

  15. Shannon says:

    I love this color but the lipsurgence tints only feel moisturizing for a few minutes and then my lips feel so dry. I think it’s kind of ironic that they are marketed as increasing moisture by 6000% but they’re practically the only gloss that makes my lips feel parched. But it is sooo pretty…

  16. Advah says:

    Super pretty! This colour looks great on you!

  17. Sylvie says:

    If they had come up with that red colour on the pair of lips that appears during the opening credits on True Blood, the one blowing out smoke in reverse, I would buy up every single one of it.

  18. Maria says:

    I am SO happy I found your blog!! First of all, I love True Blood (which is how I ended up finding you, searching for reviews on the tarte for True Blood collection) and second of all, I’ve been searching forever for a beauty guru with my tan coloring so I can see what products will actually look like on me. Thank you so much for doing this!!!

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