Here is something that I am loving right now - Tarte's Limited Edition Lips Ahoy ($30).
First, it's lip gloss - actually it's 4 double-ended, water resistant lip glosses. Second, they come in a way too cute gold case with a starfish on it. Anyone who knows me knows I never met a seashell or beach-themed item I didn't like and the same goes for lip gloss.
So this item had my name all over it. Although I did share the lip glosses and gave 2 to Jenn. She never had a shot at getting the case.
I was just looking at the names of the glosses and now I like them even more. Check these names out:
cherry & dallas — The Outsiders (gold-tinged coral & shimmery pale pink)
annie & sam — Sleepless in Seattle (shimmery pastel pink & gold-tinged apricot)
allie & noah — The Notebook (shimmery thistle & sheer lilac pink)
angela & jordan — My So Called Life (sheer peach & gold-tinged mauve)
How great are those? I ended up with The Outsiders and The Notebook. They all have a natural vanilla fragrance that is not too sweet or even that noticeable once you put it on. They colors go on very sheer and are really pretty alone or over other glosses or lipsticks. As for lasting power, they do stay around pretty good length of time, considering they are lip gloss. You do have to reapply but not nearly as often as some other brands.
Not only are they pretty, but they are good for your lips too. They feature something called a t5 super fruit complex™ . According to Tarte this complex is a proprietary blend of the five most active superfruits: goji, acai, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate. The first blend of its kind, the t5 super fruit complex™ is loaded with naturally occurring, antioxidant rich nutrients and vitamins that have been known to deliver refining, anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits with each application. They are also preservative free, paraben free, phthalate free, mineral oil free, and sulfate free.
And if all that wasn't enough with the purchase of every Tarte Lips Ahoy set, you’ll be helping to preserve the Amazon Rainforest through forest conservation, improve living conditions and educational opportunities for communities in Brazil. Tarte is supporting Sambazon’s Sustainable Acai Project (SAP), a member of the Organic Trade Association and the Fair Trade Federation.
Lips Ahoy is available at sephora.com, tartecosmetics.com, beauty.com and any store that sells Tarte.
photo courtesy of tartecosmetics.com