Tarte used to be one of the brands that we would lust over from afar but thanks to QVCUK and Sephora delivering to the UK we can now access their products with the ease of our north American counterparts.
The butter lipsticks are so called as they contain three butters. As well as shea butter (which is an African rather than Amazonian butter but anyway…) there is cupuacu is a relative of cocoa and is found in South America.
Cupuacu Butter contains omega nine and is nourishing for the skin. Murumuru Butter is from a species of palm tree that is native to Brazil. It is responsible for the high shine of the lipstick. The butter that it forms is nourishing on the skin but also leaves a high gloss / shine on the skin.
The butter lipsticks are like a really moisturising lip balm with colour pigment. The result is that when you apply the lipstick you get a very gentle wash of colour. I had to apply quite a few swipes to get any deposit of colour on my pigmented lips.
The soft coral has a little bit of shimmer in it but the other two don’t. These lippies smell minty – however, there is no stinging on the lips thankfully. If you are a person that cannot leave the house without lippie, this would be a great weekend, no make up days option. If you have dry lips but can’t go without a bit of colour, this is a range of lippies that you should investigate. If your lips are pigmented, you will get through these lippies quite quickly because you will need to use a fair bit to get the colour pay off.
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks are currently available from Sephora and retail for $16.oo each