Tarte Lip Surgence in Moody

IMG_4051After yesterdays rave this is a bit of a flop. Not all chubby stick stains were created equal and although I’ve heard good things about these tarte lip stains this particular colour is just not doing it for me. It’s very patchy, not all over opaque, not all over sheer.. just annoying to try and apply as you can’t really build it up. This particular shade just makes me looks like my lips are chapped and I’m sure that’s clouding my judgement a little but I just don’t like this.

IMG_4057IMG_4058The Lip Surgence Stains aren’t readily available in the UK yet (no great loss if you ask me, sorry Tarte) but in the US they retail for $24, for comparison the Too Faced Melted is $21 and the Hourglass I mentioned yesterday is $28 full price I would prefer either of those over this. I’d prefer Revlons offering over this!! I’d love to heard from you if you’ve tried these as perhaps it’s just one of those things that just doesn’t work for me but other people live but unfortunately.. this ones a miss.

Available online here (Sephora now ship to the UK for a fairly reasonable cost)

Miss BB



  1. 20 November, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    I think Tarte is now available in the UK, I can’t remember through which website but it is! It’s a shame though that it isn’t that good.
    Wing me a dream

  2. 20 November, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    i think this is a bad shade maybe, although the packaging on them isn’t ideal (the caps apparently crack quite easily) there are some nice shades out there!

  3. 20 November, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    That’s a shame because I really like the colour and the look of the packaging and I would have probably brought this product if I saw it. Thanks for the warning, I wont just buy lip products based on their packaging now haha xxx


  4. 20 November, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    See I love the sheen, and the shade is beautiful, if only it weren’t so patchy!

  5. Lavanya
    20 November, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Tarte retail on QVC in the uk- shame it’s not as good as the hype! It looks lot like a Revlon Chubby stick( forget the name but that was a dupe of MAC’s plumful)?

    • missbudgetbeauty
      20 November, 2014 / 8:24 pm

      similar but the revlon is WAY better

      • Lavanya
        24 November, 2014 / 9:25 am

        Oh good-:) because I bought the revlon one based solely on your review:) I agree I love it!
        once the dark wash of colour wears a bit- it leaves a lovely stain!

  6. 20 November, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    There are different finishes to these lip pencils and I find that the matte ones are better than the lip tints

  7. India
    20 November, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    they sell on QVC uk 🙂 !!!

  8. 20 November, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    Thanks for doing this! I was really hoping to see what this color looked like applied and, thanks to you, I know it probably won’t work for me too well. I do like the matte tints Tarte has, so I’ll just stick to those!

  9. 21 November, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    I think it look nice on you ! have you tried the Bourgeois ones? I have two of them that I adore !

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