If I were to design my ideal lipsticks, they would be very similar to the Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks. Moisturizing, colorful but not too overpowering (buildable color), and housed in super pretty floral packaging. Oh. My. God. These tubes are gorgeous! I love the fact that the packaging is eco-friendly and made with a smooth paper finish and I’ll be honest here, I’ve had them lined up on my desk all week just so I can stare at them as I work. But they’re good for more than staring at, the product inside is great too!
Tarte kindly sent me most of the shades it comes in (all but Coral Blossom) to test out and swatch for you. I also received the new limited-edition color in Ethereal Pink which they just released in celebration of their 15th anniversary. I absolutely love this shade – the perfect neutral pink.
These colors are inspired by the Amazon and also include some seriously buttery ingredients which gives them the smooth, creamy feel (cupuacu butter, murumuru butter, shea butter). They also have ProVitamin A and peppermint oil which gives them a fresh minty scent and feel. These lipsticks feel so good to apply and they give a natural looking creamy shine to your lips.
I’d say they have a semi opaque coverage. They can be applied super lightly almost as a tint, but also provide vibrant color if you fill in your lips entirely. They really do feel more like a balm than a lipstick which is why they are such a pleasure to wear, yet they have much more color than a typical tinted balm.
Below I’m wearing Ethereal Pink (left) and Watermelon (right).
At $16 each I feel these are aptly priced, especially for being more natural than many lipsticks on the market. They’re formulated in the USA without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, or gluten.
Aw…look at them all huddled up together. Having a little meeting about color and flowers and such. Sigh…Happiness. xo – Naomi
*DisclaimerJust a reminder that I do not receive compensation for these posts and I would not be reviewing and recommending these products if I didn't absolutely love them. All opinions are always my own.