Fifteen lip glosses for $32…what’s not to love???
The For the Love of Lipgloss Collection is a limited edition, exclusive kit available only at Ulta. Inside are fifteen appealing peach, pink, and plum colors for you, or three different gift sets for three lucky friends. Let’s do some math: for $32 you get three sets, so each set would be roughly $10.66, and with five lip glosses in each set, each lip gloss costs about $2.13. That is a bargain you can call a Christmas miracle.
I find that the Maracuja Lip Gloss has a lovely viscosity on the lips, leaving them hydrated and soft. The color is not intense, all fifteen shades are soft light tints that look beautiful alone or really complement lip liner or lipstick. I think that is a big plus in terms of gift giving – the shades are neutral and sheer enough to make each set perfect for anyone.
The maracuja in the lip glosses hydrates and treat your lips, so these glosses won’t leave your lips dry or sticky. I really love the smaller size – I never seem to finish a full size lip gloss before it goes bad. The smaller size is also really terrific for carrying in your purse. Each lip gloss is named after a Tarte family member, which I think is pretty sweet.
According to Tarte, the benefits of these lip glosses include:
- Maracuja Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) known to replenish, rebuild, and brighten skin; high dose of pure Vitamin C gives the appearance of brighter skin; powerful anti-aging elixir promotes active skin recovery and rejuvenation; maximum hydration quenches dry skin
- Vitamin E: Natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient that protects against free radical damage
- Mineral Pigments: Colors and dyes derived from natural minerals have been known to soothe and soften
The first set has pink shades and a few peach shades – it’s the only set in the collection with some peach. All the glosses have a minty taste and a cooling effect that lasts a few minutes on the lips, but then quickly dissipates.
L-R: Sarah (matte peach), Cherry (sheer with cherry and gold multi-color shimmer), Elin (matte deep pink), Chris (shimmery mauve), Jen (sheer matte baby pink)
The second set has all pink-toned shades.
L-R: Jasmin (sheer baby pink with golden shimmer), Jo (matte warm pink), Lynda (matte dark pink), Lynh (deep pink with tons of golden shimmer), Mary (matte bubblegum pink)
The final set has a mostly pink shades with a few plum shades in the mix.
L-R: Maxine (sheer bubblegum pink), Shari (matte plum-pink), Lane (matte light plum), Stacy (shimmery plum), and Tania (shimmery bubblegum pink)
I really like the formula, and I really like the size of these lip glosses. There isn’t much opaqueness to these little gems, but when it comes to gift giving I think it’s a good thing Tarte chose soft and sheer shades. This is a terrific value, get one (or two!) before they run out. – Lisa