I shop in the petites section, I collect mini perfumes, and I have a reoccurring dream where I’m opening my front door, and there on the ground before me is a basket of baby munchkin kittens looking for a nice lady to adopt them.
I guess what I’m trying to say is this: I do believe that good things come in small packages.
Like these sleek LipSurgence Power Pigment pencils by Tarte. They’re new for spring, streamlined and skinny (unlike my favorite tabby), and being added to the permanent line.
Compared to Tarte’s existing 0.10-ounce LipSurgence pencils, these diminutive 0.04-ounce ones, which are supposed to be more pigmented, are so petite that I almost mistook them for travel minis. The bigger versions look downright gargantuan by comparison!
What’s the skinny on Tarte’s tiny LipSurgence Power Pigments?
- They’re available in eight vibrant, look-brightening shades.
- The antioxidant-rich formula has a refreshing hint o’ peppermint (both flavor and scent).
- According to Tarte, the tiny tubes make precise application easier, while minimizing waste and the size of your carbon footprint (uh…).
- They also contain vitamin E, an antioxidant, as well as a natural anti-inflammatory and preservative; shea butter, which is supposed to help skin maintain its elasticity; and carnauba wax for smoooove application.
Each of the eight shades is also designed to perfectly pair with one of Tarte’s new recently repackaged Cheek Stains (review coming soon).
These remind me of NARS Satin Lip Pencils, only slightly sheerer and with a waxier feel.
As for wear time, well, in food-based terms (because I’m hungry right now, and that’s how my mind works), after chugging two huge bottles of water in two hours, I can still see Tipsy (the coral) on my lips, but when I was wearing Blissful the other day and the sudden urge to eat a TJ’s granola bar struck (it happens), I had to reapply right after.
Sooo, I’d expect to have to reapply 2-4 times per day, depending on the intensity of your snack schedule.
The smaller pencils will definitely lighten my load, which is always a good thing when you’re a lip product nomad who travels with a minimum of six glosses and lipsticks, but I’m scratching my head over the $24 price.
These new 0.04-ounce pencils are the same price as their older 0.10-ounce pencil cousins.
I do love Tarte and all, and I like these Power Pigments, but that’s a bummer.
PRICE: $24 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Sephora and Ulta stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,