Lipstick Week Day 1: orange-red

tarte fierce

Tarte Fierce leans more red than orange on me, nevertheless, it fits the orange-red category perfectly. What surprised me was the texture,  it looks matte and not luminous at all in the bullet but glides on very smoothly and buttery, it also has a nice slip (not slippery on the lip though, like YSL Rouge Volupté). It sets satin after a while and looses a bit of the nice sheen but won’t dry out my lips. The staying power is amazing, I believe the maximum on me was about four hours. It fades evenly (to me, very important, hate patchy lipstick residue). On my arm swatch it looks luminous and glossy (before it sets) and a wee bit more orange than on my lips. From what I can tell, Tarte Fierce looks more orange on others than on me (google tells me that, heh).

tarte fierce

tarte fierce swatch

Arm swatch was taken in natural light, lip swatch in warm sunlight. My tonsils were swollen here, so I look a bit puffy, hm.