The story behind TARINA TARANTINO

Tarina Tarantino loves pink sparkling things and creating jewelry when she was just a girl. After graduating from high school, Tarina moved to Paris where she lived and worked as a model and continued to create her fashion jewelry.

In 1995 she co-founded the TARINA TARANTINO brand with her husband. Tarina’s passion for beauty and fashion acts as the backdrop to her new “makeup-as-accessories” collection, TARINA TARANTINO, a luxurious and color-rich cosmetics line created with artisan-level quality.

“Being different, being unique, being an individual and creating your own style is what TARINA TARANTINO is all about.” she says. TARINA TARANTINO inspires “girls of all ages” to express their sparkling selves and follow their sparkling dreams.

source: TARINATARANTINO.com; Sephora

Conditioning Lip Sheen in 11 shades

Availability: Exclusive at Sephora

What it is: A lightweight, conditioning lipstick that delivers medium pigmentation and shine.

What it does: This luxuriously creamy lip color creates a perfectly pigmented, satin finish in one easy swipe. The flavor-free formula works clash-free with Gem Gloss. These products are not tested on animals.

Size: 0.12 oz / 3.5g

Price: $22

Made in Canada

Active ingredients: Vitamin E – Provides natural healing effects, antioxidant protection, and moisture. Click the image below to see full list of ingredients.

On the top of the packaging it show the name and the color of the product – PRONG.

Upon opening, the hot pink TARINA TARANTINO and ribbon pattern reveal. It’s really eye catching!

The lipstick itself has the same ribbon and “TARINA TARANTINO” written on it. It’s very sleek. On one side (bottom) it shows the shade of the lipstick as well.

On the other side (cap), a bold “T” printed with simple and elegant.

Color PRONG is a medium mauve brown shade with no shimmer.

The nude brown color is very low key and office-environment appropriate.

The pigmentation is medium with soft sheen on top. The texture is smooth, creamy and very lightweight which glides on effortless. Also its scent free formula would be appreciated by people that are sensitive to fragrances.

This is a picture that’s taken in natural lighting. You can see the nudy brown color showing through the nice sheen.

Another picture taken with flash on. The lipstick just seems like melted into the natural lip color.

2 hours later. I’m surprised to see the color is still there given the formula is so creamy and lip balm like.

My thoughts about TARINA TARANTINO Conditioning Lip Sheen Prong:

– The packaging is sleek and cute! It has Tarina’s signature pink color.
– Though the coverage is medium and not completely opaque, it looks natural on the lips.
– The matte finish is smooth and glossy. It has the right amount of shine.
– Thanks to the conditioning ingredients, it’s super moisturizing. The lipstick great by itself even without lipgloss.
– The scent free formula is a bonus for people who don’t like scented lip products.
– Great color selection in 11 shades including pink, red, nude and brown.

– Need touch-up after 2 to 3 hours.

I actually quite like TARINA TARANTINO products including the lipstick. The cute pink packaging alone makes this brand a must for “girls of all ages”. I do wish the consistency and texture could make it last longer, though I wouldn’t mind reapplying it every now and then.

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. Fruity Lashes don’t do paid or guaranteed reviews. Read my full disclosure here.

17 Responses to TARINA TARANTINO Conditioning Lip Sheen PRONG

  1. Mandy Kookie February 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    There aren’t really not that many brown lipsticks like this. I liek the fact it’s not dying and looks so moist on you. Gotta try this next time I got to Sephora!

    • admin February 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM

      i also like the fact that it’s not drying, more like a lip balm.

  2. Jen February 9, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Ooh this is a really pretty shade!

  3. Alicia February 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    I love that it has that glossy effect. I really want to try more of her products. I find them a little expensive though, so I have to find the one things that I don’t mind paying more for. I will definitely check these out.

    • admin February 11, 2011 at 1:20 PM

      sure sweetie check them out. every time i go in sephora, i do visit her counter haha everything is so sparkly.

  4. ~Lisa February 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    It looks really moisturizing!

  5. Ahleessa February 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    This looks really good on you. It’s very natural and smooth looking. 🙂

    See! You’re getting a lot of products to review. 🙂

  6. Elle February 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    It lasts only 2-3 hours :\? but the texture looks great, so smooth.

    • admin February 11, 2011 at 1:18 PM

      yes the lasting power needs improvement. and yes it’s very smooth =)

  7. Dina (XYYan) February 10, 2011 at 7:59 AM

    I love the shade on you! Very pretty, it’s really suitable for everyday wear.
    Happy CNY to you too! Have a wonderful year 🙂

  8. Beautie Bugs February 11, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    It’s such a everyday neutral shade. I can see myself wear this a lot.

  9. Amy February 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    The packaging is really cute! I love everything pink.

  10. Bella T February 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    such a nice nude brown shade.

  11. Ful Wuson February 13, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    I’ve seen these in Sephora stores before. They look really small compare to other lipsticks but definitely cute!

  12. Nina February 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Great blog! Great info on the brand and nice swatch!

    • admin February 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM


  13. Saroun February 17, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    This is a nice shade of brown and very moist looking.


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