Commonly found in the tropical regions of South America, the achiote tree is also called "the lipstick tree" for the natural pigment produced from the seeds of the fruit it bears. The women of Brazil use this pure pigment to enhance their natural beauty; now tart's bringing the Brazilian secret to you to help treat lips and cheeks while achieving long-lasting, gorgeous color!i love tarte's Amazonian Clay blushes and own them in nearly every color; so when i saw this set i knew i wanted the blush, but wasn't too sure that i wanted or needed the two lip products.
tarte Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Collection
tarte's Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Collection is a limited edition set that includes 3 products in the new shade Achiote: Marajuca Divine Shine Lip Gloss, LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster and Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush.
Marajuca Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Achiote
the Marajuca Divine Shine Lip Gloss is on the sheer side, but it's beauty lies in the subtle shimmer. you're not going to get "in-your-face" color with this gloss, but i didn't seem to mind because it's so pretty & feminine.
LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Achiote
the LipSurgence is a very moisturizing lip product that looks similar to a chubby crayon. it gives great color pay-off and if you pair it with the lip gloss you can get a more vibrant color & get great shine.
Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Achiote
when i first looked at the blush i was concerned that it looked to similar to NARS' Orgasm in the pan, but once i switched it i realized that Achiote blush is more pink than peach and that the shimmer in Achiote is far less obvious than the shimmer in Orgasm.
left to right: Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss, LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster & Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush
all-in-all, i was really impressed by the Gifts from the Lipstick Tree and Achiote as a shade; it's a universally flattering, warm, shimmering golden pink, that will look great on fairer skin tones as well as darker skin tones.
the taste Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Collection retails for $42 and is available through tarte and Sephora.