Tarte’s Lipsurgence in Fiery review

Posted on Friday, at bought • 1898 views

  • Manufacturer: Tarte Cosmetics
  • Availability: part of the Lipsurgence collection
  • Description: medium-bright red creme
  • Staying Power: 3.5 out of 4
  • Cost/Amount: USD$24 for 2.6 ml / .08 fl oz each
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Tarte’s Lipsurgence in Fiery

I had a sneaking suspicion that Fiery, a red matte, might be just a bit too much for me. I was right. It's a nearly fire-engine red, but when applied it loses some of the color depth and becomes a little too bright for my preferences. It's still a bright red with a decent color payoff, but it's almost garish. It's not quite a neon hot-pink, nor is it really a vivid red. It's kind of between the two. This is a matte color, so the color payoff and adhesion is fairly good compared to the Lip Tints or Shimmers; but the resulting color…I don't know. In some ways it reminds me of kiddie lipsticks in American drugstores: the color's just that bright and garish. I can use this under pink or tan Buxom lip polishes to soften the red and add some color to the lip polish, and then the color isn't a (for me) total loss.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

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