The Tarte Aqua-Gel Hydrating Lip Tint trio ($41.75) is a new product I recently spotted on QVC.com. In the set you get three different colors, Desired (crimson red), Graceful (berry pink) and Splendid (nude pink). I was kind of surprised at how small these where when they came. The tubes are very skinny and only contain 0.03oz of product each.
The reason these are called Aqua-Gel is because they are made with 50% water which is supposed to help give your lips moisture. The weird thing is that you can really feel the water when you first apply it. It’s a weird sensation that threw me off at first. Your lips feel cool and wet as you swipe it on. The feeling quickly disappears though.
These Tarte lip tints feel smooth and silky on the lips. However, I don’t think these are very hydrating. My lips actually feel pretty darn dry when they’re on, which is disappointing. Plus, the colors are not great either. Both Graceful and Splendid are very sheer and barely give my lips any color. And since they aren’t very pigmented, they don’t leave any tint or stain behind on your lips.
With the tubes being so thin and the lip tints being so soft, they break easily. How do I know? When taking my pictures, I dropped Graceful on the floor and it snapped off. I gently pushed it back in the tube but as you can see, it no longer looks pretty. 🙁 Graceful I am not!
I’m always excited to try new Tarte products. They are one of my favorite brands but these lip tints are a big fail in my book. They don’t hydrate like they claim and the colors aren’t exciting either. I’m definitely sending these back to QVC.