If lip gloss was a drug, Tarte would be the ultimate enabler. They’re making it all too easy to indulge in the addiction. Putting $165 worth of gorgeous glosses into a single set for $39? Isn’t that what dealers do? Get you hooked on the good stuff on the cheap?
The Crown Jewels 15-piece set is part of Tarte’s 2009 holiday collection, which implies it’s intended to be a gift. In fact, they even recommend splitting it up into three different gifts, conveniently providing a “to/from” tag on each mini-collection.
To quote one of the 1990s’ most important fictional philosophers: as if!
We have no intention of sharing this nirvana-esque assortment! Twinkling Trendsetters? Keeping. Dazzling Divas? Keeping. Glittering Green Goddesses? Keeping.
Aside from wanting to wear all 15 colors-the sheer nudes, the glittering glam hues, and the shimming berries-we crave the super-healthy formulas, which include goji and acai berry extracts, maracuja, acerola, and pomegranate, and don’t include parabens, phthalates, gluten and other iffy ingredients.
Admittedly, Crown Jewels would make an awesome gift-or three awesome gifts-but you’d be a fool to buy it for friends and not yourself. This is one obsession it’s OK to feed-or in this case, apply.
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