Review: tarte LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Gloss in Energy Noir

I’ve been obsessing over tarte Fall 2015 Energy Noir collection for quite some time. I’m a huge fan of the company and lust over every new item they launch, especially the new lip colors in this collection. My favorite piece from this limited edition launch is the tarte LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Gloss in Energy Noir.

Here’s what tarte has to say about the product:

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“Channel your unique “energy noir” with the newest skintuitive™ shade to join tarte’s energy family for a mega-watt pout in your own custom pop of sheer berry. Powered by tarte’s proprietary skintuitive™ technology, the high-performance formula responds to lips’ natural energy and pH to deliver an exclusive berry shade that’s all your own. Like a drink of water for your lips, the hydrating, antioxidant-infused formula helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while it wraps lips in moisture, shine and a sheer berry hue that pairs perfectly with the coordinating LipSurgence™ lip tint in energy noir.”

This gloss is a sort of sequel to tarte’s original Skintuitive lipgloss. The color adjusts to your own pH leaving each wearer with a unique color. In energy noir, the color is a versatile berry. It starts off as a a sheer gray tone and within 30 seconds transforms into a beautiful berry-pink. It’s so natural and chic looking. The gloss also smells divine, sort of like creme brulee!

The packaging is a beautiful light plum color with tarte’s signature metallic cap. The gloss applies with an interestingly shaped, sponge-tipped wand, but it glides on my lips so smoothly.

Layered on my lips
Layered on my lips

I’ve been experimenting with layering this gloss over other lip colors. My favorite combination is Benefit Benetint to stain my lips and then a coat of the gloss over it. It adds more color but still offers that chic flush.

This is a must-have for the season, or really for anytime. It will set you back $19. It’s available at Sephora, Ulta, and on tarte’s website.

What do you think of the pH technology in tarte’s Skintuitive collection?

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