Oh my Tarte! I think I've found one of the most perfect lipsticks that ever existed or was ever created. After I purchased one, I was hooked and now I have an arsenal of Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance Lipsticks. Not only are these lipsticks ridiculously creamy and glide onto your lips like butter, they have the staying power that is unrivalled!
I'm unfortunately one of those girls who is very lazy at reapplying her lipstick or make up throughout the day. I'm always in a rush, whether it's to get to work on time or running around from one meeting to the next, so a dependable lipstick is my most important cosmetic staple. When I found these wonders it's as if I struck gold. I dress my lips in one of the various colours at 7am and even after lunch the colour stays on quite well and more importantly it fades well. It doesn't unevenly fade or leave you t with the ever so awkward 'lipliner' affect and of course people are too polite to tell you in case you'd gone for that look intentionally. I know a lot of people have mentioned that they believe these lipsticks are drying, but by using a good lip balm underneath (Dior - Creme de Rose) I've avoided experiencing a drying feeling with these lipsticks. They are heavenly.
Each colour is fabulously opaque from the lightest to the boldest and that's one thing I look for in a lipstick. The packaging is to die for and every time someone spots it in my make up bag, they always compliment the wooden finish.
I wish they would be readily available in Australia. I have to order mine through Sephora via my us forwarding address from myus.com! However, they are very much worth the effort, you can see how vibrant each one is by the swatches below: