|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I have this lipstick in the shade "Playful", which is a very pretty muted plum/berry shade. It's dark enough to wear during the colder months, but also bright and...well, playful enough to wear during the Spring and Summer, depending on how you do the rest of your face. For that reason, I love it. Any lipstick that grants that kind of versatility is a win in my book. I can pair this with any eye look - smokey and dark, a thick winged liner, just mascara - whatever. It works with anything. And despite the fact that it's plummy, it's also quite neutral at the same time, so you can play around with a variety of colors around the eye and cheeks.
Texture-wise, I enjoy this lipstick. I don't know that it lasts twelve hours, but it is well long-lasting. It's quite creamy upon application and doesn't tug or drag at all. I don't find it to be drying or moisturizing - it sits in the middle. The finish is creamy rather than matte, with a satiny sheen, which is uncommon for a longwear lip color.
The packaging is cute, but dysfunctional to a fault. I like that it's wood, but the glue holding the metal lining in the lid comes out easily, basically making you have to open the lipstick twice. The twist-up mechanism is stiff and difficult to operate one-handed, which kind of aggravates me. Applying lipstick shouldn't be a two-handed job, kids.
The price is unacceptable. While the product inside the packaging is quite nice, you get much less of it than an average lipstick, despite the misleading size of the tube. An average MAC lipstick comes with 3g of product, whereas this lipstick only clocks in at 2g. Given that you pay $26 USD for this lipstick, it brings it nearly to the point of extortion. Yes, I want to use natural products. Yes, I respect the Tarte name and have often enjoyed a number of their products. But will I repurchase this product despite its highly inflated price tag? That's yet to be seen. I love the lipstick, but I suppose I'll have to see how long it lasts in my collection before I run out of it. If this can't make it past the 3-month mark, then I absolutely will not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was so taken by the color of Enlightened that I scooped this up at Ulta today. After wearing it for a few hours, I am considerably less smitten.
The first thing I noticed was the ridiculously small amount of product that you get for $26. While the tube is very large, the actual product weight is 0.07oz, which is about half the typical product size. For that price/oz, I'd rather have a higher-end product.
I was also not impressed by the formula. It goes on tacky and stays tacky, even over a primer (which generally dries down my lipsticks). The wear really isn't bad, but obviously it's not going to last for 12 hours either.
I have a feeling this one will be going back.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this lipstick. It lasts a few hours on me until I eat (I have never found a lipstick that lasts through a meal). Not sure about it lasting 12 hours because being realistic, who goes that long without eating... While this lipstick isn't transfer proof, I have still found it long lasting despite frequently drinking out of a water bottle while wearing it. The shade selection is great & I have 5/10 of the colors currently offered- : Pure, Inspired, Bold, Playful & Foxy. I also really like the Tarte lipsurgence lip tints & have found the lasting power to be similar.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Glamazon does not last any longer on my lips than my usual lipsticks ( Clinique, Smashbox, LORAC etc.). I own this in Inspired which is a pinkish mauve. Formula is not creamy and dries with a tacky feel to it. Dries my lips.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this lipstick! For a long time, I was hesitant to try this because the thought of a long-wearing lipstick dries out my lips. This actually was a lot more moisturizing than I expected. The formula went on smoothly and it was only after four or five hours that it started to dry a bit. I do not actually believe the claim that this is a 12-hour lipstick because it does not stain the lips, which means that it wipes off over time, but I was still satisfied. I purchased the color Inspired which is a pinky-mauve and complements fair-skinned girls. I was quite impressed with my purchase; this was a definite win!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I received this in "Fierce" in February's glossy box. The color is a bright orange red. Sadly it doesn't mesh well with my skin tone. But I love the weight of this. It doesn't feel like I have anything on. It's very creamy and buttery. Applies like a dream. I'm more of a blue red girl though. But I'll definitely pick this up in a different color. I can't vouch for lasting power. I only had it on for a few minutes before I took it off.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this lipstick in "fierce" and it really IS fierce! It's a bright red/orange, the texture is so buttery and it goes on like a dream! I wouldn't say it lasts 12 hours, but I got a good 5-6 hours in before it faded, after that It was still on a little around the rim of my lip.
Really nice product, packaging is fabulous too'
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I wear this in "Pure," which is a lovely light, natural rose. It is creamy, has a nice non-glossy, satin finish, and lasts several hours without fading or making my lips dry, which makes this one of my favorite long-wearing lipsticks. Excellent for a pulled-together, professional look. I'll pick up "Enlightened" next. Given how well this applies and resists feathering, the price is a little high but not prohibitive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this a lot! I got it in bold which is a very bright coral pink color and its definitely completely matte. I don't think it's necessarily moisturizing but its not drying at all either IMO. It lasts a long time but not 12 hrs, it leaves a nice stain though when it rubs off so you don't necessarily have to reapply immediately. This reminds me of Mac satin texture in a way. I will definitely get more colors in this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Unfortunately I didn't like this product even though the color was very nice. I got this in the color whimsy described as a bright pink and when I say bright pink I mean BRIGHT. This definitely added a pop of color to my lips. I was disappointed that when I received this some of the top of the l/s had melted onto the top of the lid because the formula is super buttery and creamy. Too bad it didn't moisturize my lips one bit. Sure it applied very creamy and you only needed to apply a little. I don't know why companies put a crazy amount of hours such as this being 12 hours. I don't try to wear my make up that long to begin with. It's nice to have my skin breathe. But this lasted an hour on my lips at most. Then it faded in certain parts on my lips more than others and looked like I had tried to put on a stain fully hammered and applying it in a mirror. This made my lips dry and flaky and I had to constantly apply lip balm afterwards to get them back to normal. I wish this would've worked for me but it didn't.