I received Tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Lip Stain in Joy in my Birchbox last month. I was very excited to try it because this is one of those products that are often talked about, and I naturally always want to try Tarte products because their products are supposed to be all natural. Unfortunately, I didn't really like it. I think Tarte products are always a hit or miss for me, I like the idea of Tarte but many of their products are just.... not as good as other non-natural brands =/ It is probably harder to make good quality products out of natural ingredients.
Anyway, this product is called a lip stain, meaning, it's supposed to stain the lips and last for a long time. However, this doesn't last for me at all, the staying power is just as brief as a typical lip gloss. The color goes on very pigmented just like a stain, but unlike a stain, this is a lot more moisturizing which is great. If only it can live up to its name and last longer I'd actually buy it.
Another failed Tarte product, oh well.