Unexpected Lip Combo Love: Tarte & E.L.F

As I was going through my lip product drawer in the hopes of downsizing my stash, I pulled two lippies that I had never really liked and was almost sure they'd find new homes. But just for kicks, I tried the Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Lucky and E.L.F Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Perfect Pink together. Turns out, they actually make a great lip combination!

My main gripe with the Tarte lip tint was that the matte formula was too drying when worn alone. The pencil made my lips look lifeless and the feeling was uncomfortable. The E.L.F lipgloss was pigmented but often looked goopy upon application. I layered the E.L.F gloss over the lip pencil and then blotted off the extra gloss, leaving my lips with a subtle sheen that was not sticky or thick. The E.L.F gloss is moisturizing so the lip pencil did not irritate my lips. The colors go very well together and meld into the perfect cool toned pink. 

Sometimes a product may seem like a total flop on it's own but when paired with another, it can turn out to be quite nice! What are some unexpected makeup combinations that you've found?


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