|Tarte Dressed to the Nines LipSurgence Lip Creme Gift Set, Holiday 2015|
Tarte has released their new Holiday 2015 sets. I wasn't super excited about the palettes, but this Dressed to the Nines set had my name written all over it. I loved last year's set so much that I bought two. Ahem, I still haven't opened my backup. After reading Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I resisted the urge to throw everything away, but I am consciously trying to buy only what I'll use. I vowed to wear these 9 lip cremes for 9 days in a row. These are definitely autumnal colors. I've been coordinating outfits around them, and it's been forcing me to get into the fall spirit (despite the heat).
Tarte describes the new limited edition shades as follows;
stunning (pinky nude)
plush (cool pink)
glamorous (rose berry)
luring (nude rose)
ritzy (golden coral)
I disagree with several of these descriptions. Maybe it's my lips, but several of these pull almost orange. In fact, Striking is a terracotta orange on me. Ritzy is a golden coral because it has fine gold shimmer/glitter in it. I highly recommend that you try these on before you buy them.
|swatches from top: Luscious, Jazzy, Glamorous, Pizzazz, Plush, Luring, Striking, Ritzy, Stunning|
|swatches from left: Stunning, Ritzy, Striking, Luring, Plush, Pizzazz, Glamorous, Jazzy, Luscious|
I'm still waiting to fall in love with this set. Some of the colors are a bit drying, and I find that I have to try to make these work. Maybe by the end of my 9 days I'll be in love, but at this time I'm not exactly gearing up to buy a backup.
Am I pleased with this purchase? Yes. I wouldn't have chosen many of these colors, but they're forcing me to come up with creative makeup looks and matching outfits. Would I recommend buying this without trying the colors? No.
I purchased this online from Macy's, but it should be in stores tomorrow. I wouldn't buy without trying these on.