Rated 4.69 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review leaves lips feeling great
first... you have to dig your finger into the pot, and if you have nails you won't be able to use your finger tip. But scooping some out with the tip of the nail works great. Also, only a small amount of product is needed per use. Initially, when dipping into the product it was smooth, but after breaking through the top layer of the product, it has exfoliating beads (translucent). Once it is applied to the lips it does feel great, and it provides a very minimal amount of a tingling sensation, and cooling. Nothing to be alarmed about, nor does it add any discomfort to the process. It does work as a lip primer, however I would recommend gently swiping off the exfoliating beads. This product is also great for removing hard to remove lip products. It does have a slight minty scent, and has a hint of a sweet taste, nothing overwhelming. The product is clear, and leaves the lips felling soft, and clean. I love it and would recommend to anyone that is searching for a gentle, but effective lip exfoliate. I purchased this product with my own money, and this is my honest review.
Most Helpful Critical Review Big mistake
My upper lip had gotten a dry spot that felt like no chapstick could fix, everything felt like it just sat on top of the dry area. I went into Ulta and explained I had a chapped lip and needed an exfoliate and this was the only option they offered. I should have known with my temperamental skin this was going to end badly.
Long story short, at 27 years old I am having the worst breakout. I felt like the exfoliate was greasy when I used it but I was being dumb and didn't wash it off. If you have temperamental skin or are prone to breakouts BE AWARE.
Reviewed by 156 customers Really Loved it!
Soul Free from Dallas, TX
I have never been disappointed with anything from Tarte. I use this before applying my lipstick. It's easy to use and leaves lips smooth and moisturized. It is a pre-date must have.
Minty and nice
luvbbug24 from Warren, MI
This had a nice mint flavor. It was a great lip scrub also.
Did the job!
BB from Nashville, TN
First time I've ever used a lip scrub and I love it!
Smoothiest Pout Ever
Kat from Minneapolis
I love how this makes my lips feel smoother. Growing up in the midwest, I had the worst dry lips in wintertime. Talk about unattractive! I wasn't expecting much but I actually really like the scrub on my lips. There's a light oil feeling after like you just put on chapstick but I always add moisturizer after removing this product. It does the job!
Mustang Shirley from Niles, IL
This product is wonderful and it works great. I love the smell and the taste. It's like peppermint. It gives my lips a cooling sensation. It leaves my lips feeling soothed and hydrated and my lipstick goes on a lot smoother and the dryness is gone. The only problem I have with it is the jar is pretty small and the price is kinda expensive, but it does a very good job at exfoliating and hydrating. A little bit goes a long way! It doesn't have to be used just before applying lipstick. It can be used anytime...day or night! I really like using it at night!
Incredible lip exfoliation and moisturizing for dry lips!
WinterWonderland from New York
I have horribly dry and cracked lips in the winter with all the wind and cold outside as well as dry heat indoors, and this product works incredibly! My lips get so dry and cracked, they literally peel in the winter, but when I use this every day after my shower, my lips feel smooth and hydrated! It's a double duty product as it works as an exfoliant but it also has oils in it and an amazing moisturizer. It is truly amazing how well it works on heavily dry and cracked lips. Some people noted that it made them break out, this product is a bit on the thicker side and has moisturizing power that lasts, so people with super sensitive skin might want to be careful where they place this product. But if you keep it on the lips instead of smearing it on your skin all around our mouth, there should be no break outs. This really is a lifeline product for people with dry, cracked, and peeling lips, who want moisturized and smooth lips regardless of the weather!
Great for your lips!
Steph from Texas
I use as part of my night-time routine. Feels good and taste great (even though you should be wiping most of it off!).
A must need for dry lips!
Alex from Vancouver, WA
This product removes the dead skin and makes my lips smooth again. When your lips get dry they begin to flake. If this happens chapstick isn't able to fully moisturizer the lips. In this scenario this product really helps! I also try to use this product even when my lips aren't chapped. It's very refreshing! I will buy it again. I still haven't ran out and it's been a year.
MakeupQueen from USA
Works very well love the smell I use a tool to exfoliate it in so it works better definitely scrub for a few minutes but it leaves lips feeling SUPPERRRR SOFT
Wow! This product made my dry, cracked lips so soft!
Suz from Traverse City MI
Use every night! Love it!
It's okay, but not worth the price
Darian from Philadelphia, PA
This product works and smells great, but I didn't see a noticeable difference. You can just as easily scrub your lips with a toothbrush and warm water and get pretty much the same results.
Promising at first...
Blondie from Georgia
I love the smell,it's a light minty smell.But once I exfoliate my lips they dry out and peel like crazy and it's hard to get them hydrated after using this.Maybe it's not for everyone.
Dani from MI
I've tried A LOT of products looking for a lil exfoliant like this and none have come close. It's affordable, lasts a long time, and works amazingly well!
Smells & works great
Emma from Florida
This product is really tiny but it's fine because it will def last a long time. It makes my lips feel great and it is also yummy haha
April from Seattle
Love that it's not too abrasive for sensitive skin but does exfoliate the lips
Perfect Lip Exfoliant
amber from Virginia
i tried this about a month ago and will continue to buy. first and foremost its got a minty smell, which i personally love my lip exfoliants & chap sticks to have.. when it comes to lip exfoliators i'm picky, i hate when there's not much sugar (or whatever the brand's using inside to exfoliate) and it barely exfoliates your lips it just melts away within seconds. this ones perfect its not to much but its definitely enough to wear it'll exfoliate all the dead skin and just melt away nicely, and it's very moisturizing.. trust me if you like a more abrasive exfoliant then this for you, but obviously not to abrasive where it scratches your lips or hurts.
it's definitely worth it and will be my new go-to. good job Tarte!
Love! Definitely would buy again!
Stacey from Spring Hill, Florida
Quick and easy to use! Just massage a little of the product in a circular motion and then remove with a wet cloth!
Nonie from Sacramento Ca
Teequeenkole from NC
I love this exfoliant! This was the first and best lip exfoliating I've ever used. I'll definitely be purchasing more.
I love it
Olivia (: from Spartanburg, SC
It comes bigger than I expected it to. It does have a very strong mint taste and smell, but it is not bad. It also is a pretty good exfoliant, not too hard, not too soft. I really enjoy this product for me personally. Does not take a lot to get the job done.
Great product but still a little overpriced
summerkindagal from San Diego
I really liked this product. It's my first lip exfoliant and I wasn't too sure of what to expect. Definitely a little goes along way. I feel it's a little overpriced for a glorified lip balm with sugar.
Makes lips feel great
Angie from Minneapolis
Tarte lip exfoliant works great and makes my lips feel.so soft. I use a lip scrubber tool that a got from Target that makes putting on the lip exfoliant so much easier. Then I apply a lip oil before bed..wake up with nice soft lips!
Whitleelynn from Nashville, TN
I've always had issues with lipstick going on smooth. I put this on while I am getting ready and my lips feel AMAZING! And my lipstick looks great!! One of my new favorite products
I would not buy again
Ren from Houston, Texas
Did not like. The jeffree Star lip scrub is so much better and is cheaper
Great exfoliant for my lips
WildOne from Kirkland, WA
This is my second jar. I bought it a few years ago from Tarte.com. It lasted a long time. I use it 2-3 times a week. I wear a lot of lipstick/balm/tint, and that makes my lips look dull. This exfoliant makes my lips smooth, and looks brighter. Last but not least, the ingredients are safe and clean as well.