Review & Swatches: Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection

Availability: ULTA, Sephora, Tarte Online
Price: $42.00

Company’s Description

Get a healthy dose of color with this cheek and lip trio infused with pigments and ingredients derived from the Amazon. Our most recent finding from our Rainforest travels is achiote, a secret amongst Brazil’s beautiful women, Achiote is known for the honeysuckle shade produced from the seeds of the fruit it bears.

With natural pigments derived from this “lipstick tree,” the warm, shimmering golden pink shade is universally flattering, so this limited-edition set is sure to complement your skin tone and deliver a glowing radiance.

Tarte’s Gifts from the Lipstick Tree set includes 3 items in a new color: Achiote. Currently, you can only purchase items and this color by buying this set. The set includes a LipSurgence Lip Luster, Amazonian Clay Blush, and Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss.

This set makes for a great Mother’s Day gift. See the review, below!


Packaging: 9/10

These items come in a box made of thin cardboard and has a clear, plastic front that allows you to see the items inside. The packaging isn’t that sturdy, but is suitable for gift-giving.

The blush, lip gloss, and lip luster come in their normal, full-sized packaging. The blush comes in a plastic compact that’s a similar shade to the blush inside. There is a full-sized mirror on the inside of the snap-shut lid. The lip gloss comes in click-pen packaging. The lip luster comes in plastic pencil form.

Quality: 9.5/10

The blush is my favorite item out of this set. The color is a mix of peach, orange, and pink with an underlying earth tone. The color is completely matte but doesn’t make the skin look powdery, dry, or chalky. You get good pigmentation from the blush and it lasts for a very long time. After wearing it for 9 hours, I didn’t notice any color fading.

The Lip Luster is my next favorite. It’s a deep, earth-toned pink with subtle shimmers. The pigmentation is strong and the formula is moisturizing. It glides onto the skin smoothly and lasts about an hour and a half before needing re-application. Even after wearing off, it will leave a slight tint to the lips. Like with the other lip lusters, this one has a peppermint scent and tingles slightly.

I’m least excited about the lip gloss, but the product’s quality is still high. The color is a much lighter pink compared to the lip luster and blush. It has a lot of tiny gold and silver shimmers, which give a nice sparkle to the lips. This gloss is also moisturizing.

Overall, I think this is a good set and would make a great Mother’s Day gift.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

These items are all easy to use. The blush can be applied sheerly. If you layer the color, you’ll get a very intense finish. The lip luster is simple to use because of the pencil form. And the lip gloss glides onto the skin.

Price: 9.75/10

For $42.00 you get 3 full-sized items that, if purchased individually, would cost $70.00. You are essentially paying for 2 items and getting a 3rd free.

Final Grade

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Amazonian Clay Blush Packaging

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Amazonian Clay Blush in Achiote

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Amazonian Clay Blush in Achiote

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Amazonian Clay Blush in Achiote

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Amazonian Clay Blush in Achiote Swatches

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: LipSurgence Lip Luster Packaging

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: LipSurgence Lip Luster in Achiote

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: LipSurgence Lip Luster in Achiote

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Maracujia Lip Gloss Packaging

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Maracujia Lip Gloss in Achiote

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Maracujia Lip Gloss in Achiote

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection:
Maracujia Lip Gloss & Lip Luster in Achiote Swatches

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: LipSurgence Lip Luster in Achiote Applied

Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection: Maracujia Lip Gloss in Achiote Applied


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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection

  1. This is so pretty, so so pretty 🙂

  2. JennaS says:

    So pretty – I think Tarte is my absolute favorite brand 🙂 I LOVE their colors!

  3. anna says:

    I just bought this set yesterday because they had a 30% off deal so I ended up getting this whole set for about $29. Awesome deal!

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