Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint: Review and Swatches
Matte liquid lipsticks were hugely popular in 2016 and the trend doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Just about every brand has their own line of liquid lipsticks and I've reviewed lots of them in the past
. So today I wanted to share with you the relatively new Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($26 CAD)
matte liquid lipsticks. The line has quite a wide array of neutral "my lips but better" shades and I have ten of them swatched for you today. To check them out, click.......
Tarte Tarteist Lip PaintPackaging:
The Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint comes in a lip gloss tube embossed with shiny gold designs. The matte black cap is equipped with a doe-foot applicator. The tip of the doe-foot has a small reservoir that helps pick up extra product and while the applicator is fairly precise, I would still recommend using a lip brush with some of the bolder shades to ensure a perfect application.
Tarte Tarteist Lip PaintFormulation:
With a fairly runny but still smooth and creamy formulation, the Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint are liquid lipsticks that set to a completely matte and transfer-proof finish. The formulation has a soft chemical smell (nothing too unpleasant, though) and it sets very quickly. The majority of the shades are very pigmented, thus providing a full coverage with just one swipe. Below I have a breakdown of all the shades but this collection is quite heavy on the more neutral tones. A few of them are almost identical to each other, making me wish that there were a wider range of shades.
As mentioned, the lip colors are transfer-proof but they will fade and flake if you eat greasy food or drinks. The formulation is right on par with that of the Stila and Kat Von D liquid lipsticks, with the Tarteist Lip Paints being slightly runnier than Stila and slightly more viscous than Kat Von D. I did not notice a difference with the wear time or the pigmentation level. All in all, these are a great and I would definitely recommend checking them out if you are a fan of the more neutral everyday shades!
Acid Wash: This is a very deep burgundy with a slightly patchy formulation. I needed to re-coat a couple of spots to ensure a mostly opaque finish.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Acid Wash
Killin' it: A deep rose brown, Killin' it is very smooth and pigmented. This color is quite unique as well; it's slightly deeper than your everyday generic rose brown yet it's not so dark that it's difficult to pull off.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Killin' it
XOXO: One of my favorite out of the bunch, XOXO is an interesting medium red with just a hint of burnt orange. The formulation is very pigmented and even.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | XOXO
Vibin: This is a brick red with a pigmented formulation. The color is not my favorite out of the bunch but I can see it wearing very well on a darker skin tone.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Vibin
Fortune: Soft nude taupe cream, Fortune is slightly patchy as you can see from the swatches below. Nevertheless, I was quite happy with the coverage given how it is a lighter shade.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Fortune
Bling: Perhaps my favorite shade out of the bunch, Bling is a mauve-y rose neutral. The formulation is a dream and I just find the color to be so flattering!
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Bling
Bounce: A pinker and lighter version of the previous shade Bling, Bounce still retains wearability as it's not too pale or bubblegum-pink. The formulation is very pigmented so you get a great application.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Bounce
Front Row: A smoky peach nude, Front Row is almost identical to the next shade Delish. The formulation again is very pigmented; I was able to get a full coverage with just one swipe. The shade reminds me a bit of a mix of Lolita I and Lolita II from Kat Von D, and you can find swatches of those here
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Front Row
Delish: A paler and less orange version of Front Row, Delish is a soft peach nude. The formulation is smooth and even.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Delish
Get It: Perhaps my least favorite shade out of the bunch, Get It is a very pale peach nude. I find the color to be way too yellow and pastel, which ends up making the complexion look sallow. With that said, the formulation is pigmented and opaque.
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint | Get It
Below is a collage of all ten shades I've reviewed here. My picks are Killin' it, XOXO, and Bling. Overall, all of the shades except for Acid Wash are very pigmented with a smooth and opaque coverage.
Tarte Tarteist Lip PaintAvailability:
Tarte is available at online at Sephora
and Tarte online