I spent a year wanting Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Achiote.  I wanted the matching blush as well but was unable to get my hands on it this summer so I settled for only having the gorgeous shade as a lip color.Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster Achiote Packaging

A balance of red and pink with a sheerness that leaves the color far from overpowering, Achiote makes a great choice for warm weather but easily works during all four seasons.

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Luster Achiote Swatch

Achiote’s formula is as moist and comfortable as the other LipSurgences I’ve tried.  While the shade is shimmery, it doesn’t have a gritty feel.


This lives-in-my-handbag color is ideal for anyone who likes soft color or hydrating lip products that are also very portable.  Achiote is a great alternative to soft pinks or nudes and the depth of the color, while not bold, makes it a great transition shade between summer and fall.


I’ve recently worn Achiote with medium brown eyeshadows but plan to wear it with jewel-tones next.  What is your favorite lip product at the moment?


Price: $24.00

Availability: Tarte, Sephora, Ulta

Summary: A great shade for daily wear, Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Achiote is an easy choice to carry in a handbag.  It is comfortable, applies quickly, and can be used from casual to more formal wear.  The sheerness let’s it work alone or over a colored lip liner.

10am Beauty Approved?: Yes

Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own money.