The beauty of Prime Day is that it inspired other companies to have their own big sales on their website. Tarte was one of them. They had a selection of items that were $10. This one sounded saucy, and I liked the shade. Bare is a cinnamon shade; so it's a reddish brown. Basically, think of what cinnamon looks like. It doesn't sound like a really pretty shade, but I was surprised by how much it flattered my skin tone!
I was so surprised by how smoothly this applied. For some reason, I anticipated it was going to be rough to apply, but it's so smooth! It's easy to line your lips, and easy to fill them in. I applied mine over lip balm, as per usual. The formula is really silky. I love that there's no need to sharpen it, you just twist the bottom.
The most impressive thing is that, despite eating, drinking, and talking... this stuff really does last. I reapplied it once, after lunch, even though I didn't really need to, and after I ate dinner, I had to basically scrub it off my lips. It's a matte formula, but it didn't feel excessively dry. I would say that's thanks to the mango seed, cupuacu and murmur butters. Plus, Vitamin E, which is always great for your skin. I threw a little lip balm on top, once or twice throughout the day, which is about 1000% less than I use lip balm regularly. There is some transfer, but even with the transfer, the color almost stains your lips.
All the shades in this collection are buildable, depending on what your preference is. Additionally, all the shades are deep-toned nudes. Some are lighter than others, and I would say that overall, the shades compared to the website are accurate compared to real life. Granted, I can only speak to one of them, since I only bought Bare. I'm hoping for another sale, because honestly, I wanna get a few more of these. I love the color collection. I prefer darker colors, and these aren't your typical nudes, which I think is why I like them so much.
Typically they're $24 each, which isn't cheap. But I personally find that they're worth it. This is my go-to shade. I have it in my pocketbook and wear it almost daily. Make sure you're signed up for their emails, so you don't miss a sale! If you can get these for $10, don't hesitate! I don't think you'll be disappointed!