21BpmNQaWuL._SL500_SS500_I received this lovely little number, Tarte LipSurgence Lip Shine in Smitten, in Tarte’s What Has Your Makeup Done For You Lately? gift box. And I’m pretty much digging the heck out of it.

The wooden pencil is ridiculously fun to use while applying. I feel like a little kid drawing on my face with markers, in a good way. The packaging is slightly bulky due to the cap but it does include a sharpener for the pencil. The actual lip shine is incredibly soft and moisturizing. This stuff is great to wear in the winter when you need a more hydrating lip color. It also seems to have incredibly staying power for a lip shine; I still had some on after drinking my morning cup of coffee. And my favorite part? The smell, a refreshing mint, perfect for a little energy boost.

 

Here is a giant photo of my mouth wearing LipSurgence in Smitten.

Here is a giant photo of my mouth wearing LipSurgence in Smitten. Note the hole where my lip ring used to be; R.I.P, lip ring.

This pretty modern pink is a great option when going for a more natural makeup or it can give you a subtle lip when playing up your eyes (cat eyes, anyone?). Tarte makes heaps of lovely lip pencils in a variety of colors and finishes. At $11, Tarte LipSurgence Lip Shine in Smitten is a quality product for a great price.