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Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints Review, Swatches, LooksAs you’ve probably guessed by now, I’m a fan of the Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints. Not too long ago I bought Namaste (nude), Adorbs (hot pink), Frenemy (burgundy), and Yaassss (lavender) to try out. While I’m a little burnt out on your typical liquid to matte lipstick formula, I thought that these would have a different formula than your typical liquid to matte, which they thankfully do.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints

Where to Buy
Sephora, Ulta, Tarte

$20 for .20 fl. oz. / 6 mL

About Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints
Paint on pigment to create a tarteist™ lip masterpiece with this full coverage, longwearing liquid lipstick with a creamy, hydrating texture and a non-drying, matte finish. First, use the precision felt tip to trace pigmented color the upper and lower lip line. Then, shade inside the lip line using the soft, flat applicator surface. Apply one layer for a subtle matte finish or two layers for a dramatic, opaque lip look.

  • paraben free
  • phthalate free
  • gluten free
  • cruelty free
  • vegan
Tarte Tarteist Lip paint in Namaste
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Namaste
Tarte Tarteist Lip paint in Yaassss
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Yaassss
Tarte Tarteist Lip paint in Adorbs
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Adorbs
Tarte Tarteist Lip paint in Frenemy
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Frenemy


Wearing Namaste to GenBeauty in LA

Wearing Frenemy Saturday Night

Deadpool Movie Valentine's Day Tutorial
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Namaste (paired with Urban Decay Native pencil)
Deadpool Movie Valentine's Day Tutorial
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Frenemy (paired with Urban Decay Wonderland pencil)
Deadpool Movie Valentine's Day Tutorial
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Adorbs (paired with Urban Decay Anarchy pencil)
Wearing Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Namaste
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Namaste (paired with Urban Decay Obsessed pencil), the look I wore to the Gen Beauty cocktail party
Wearing Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Yaassss
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Yaassss – no foundation
Wearing Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Frenemy
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Frenemy – the look I wore out for the cheese and wine tasting

Tarte’s definitely aiming for millennials with their nomenclature. The names of the colors make me laugh. You’ve got names like Manbun (dark berry), Hangry (berry), Frenemy, Yaassss or Adorbs.

I love the applicator and packaging for the lip paints. The color you see is the color you get, thanks to the opaque formula. The flexible tip makes it easy to apply the color without a lip liner, though I strongly recommend that you use one with every color. I firmly believe that applying a lip liner will help prevent feathering and provide a nice primer/base for your lip color. I wipe off the tip of the applicator on the edge of the container, so that I am working with less product at a time for application. And don’t forget to blot!

I decided to put Frenemy to a wear test this weekend. I wore the beautiful burgundy shade out to a cheese and wine tasting (Brie My Valentine) at Cheese Please in South Tampa. Now, I applied Urban Decay Rock Steady pencil before I put on Frenemy, and I blotted once before I left the house. I did NOT experience any transfer onto my wine glass all night, which was awesome and unexpected. I thought I’d see a little bit of color on my glass. The lip paint held up beautifully through the wine and cheese. It lasted pretty well through fish and chips for dinner later in the evening and a round of cider. By the end of the night it did show wear at the inner rim of my lip. So after 7 hours with food and drink it did need a touch up. I suspect the oils / grease in the fish and chips are what caused the wear towards the end of the night because it looked perfect after the wine and cheese tasting.

To me, this is a fantastic formula that works well with my personal body chemistry. It didn’t dry out my lips and cause them to flake off (which some matte liquid lipstick formulas can do). The color did not bleed or feather, thanks to the lip liner. It didn’t transfer and seemed to be smudge proof. I was impressed. I much prefer this type of long wearing lip paint formula because it was comfortable to wear all night and my lips weren’t crying out for moisture. Oh, and did I mention it’s vegan?

I could give my husband a kiss on the cheek without it leaving color on him. I didn’t test it through making out, because I think that would probably cause it to come off all over both of us.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints Swatches
L to R – Frenemy – Yaassss – Adorbs – Namaste

Vampy Burgundy Shades

This line has a good initial color selection. Frenemy is the perfect dark burgundy shade on me. I get referred to as Snow White by strangers when I wear it. It’s everything I wanted Melt 6six6 or NARS Train Bleu to be, but in a formula that was easy for me to apply and comfortable to wear. Adorbs is a fantastic super bright pink that is really flattering on my pale skin. It borders on neon and I love it. Namaste is a peachy nude type shade that I think is pretty easy to wear, though it’s probably not the best nude shade for me. I think a mauve pink would be a better nude for me. I prefer to pair Namaste with a pink lip pencil. Yaassss is a pretty purple shade, but you know how I love my purples. Yaassss looks like a good cruelty free and vegan dupe for MAC Heroine. I’m eyeing TBT (mauve), Bae (red), and So Fetch (pinky coral).

Currently there are 13 shades available. I hope that Tarte expands the line because I love the formula.

What do you think of the tarte tarteist lip paints?

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  • c’mon honey, we have to make out…you know, for lipstick research. hahah…I never thought of that. I’m kicking myself for missing the Namaste Sephora free mini. Have you tried the lip pencils and if you have, what do you think?

  • I’m very pale and neutral(?)-toned and haven’t been able to find a nude lippie that doesn’t wash me out. I really want to try Namaste – it looks like it might work for me! I think it looks lovely on you.

  • Those colors are really nice but I have heard so many mixed reviews on these babies. I love your lashes… I have been wanting eye lash extensions but have been told since I use coconut oil to cleanse at night and moisturize, it will dissolve the glue and it’s not suggested. You look great.

  • I bought one to try (I got Namaste) and it was disappointing – crumbs in the tube and it cracked on my lips like crazy 🙁 I think I might have gotten a bad batch or something. Anyway, I ended up returning it and instead picked up a few NYX Lip Lingerie colors, which I’m super happy with.

  • Love those names. I use so many of those words in my day to day conversation. That probably paints me as a lame ass tryhard old bat but I don’t give a fuck. lol I keep reading that these lippies are hydrating for mattes, I’m tempted to pick one up and give it a test drive. If it is comfortable for my special snowflake lips, it will be a miracle lippie.

    • The Jeffree Star are true matte liquid lipsticks and dry down so that they’re not smudgeable. I own them too and they’re really nice 🙂

  • The shades all look great on you, and I’m glad to hear that they’re not drying. I need to see if peppermint oil is in the ingredient list since Tarte often likes to use it in it’s lippies. The shade range is wonderful. Sounds like you had a good Vday weekend. Love the sound of Brie My Valentine!

  • You look great in all of these colors. And I think you need to know that as someone who only gets to see you switch up colors, you really look fantastic in namaste. I’m picky about nudes myself and I think it really complimented you. Looking forward to that someday when I get to buy all the wonderful colors in all forms from face to hair and try them. I’m a red hued girl myself. I’ll buy em all. Especially the more wine, berry, dark tones. I’m curious, we’re you wearing the same foundation in all photos with foundation? You’ve been pretty consistent with Snow lately. Making me very curious to try it. I like how your skin did the light glow in your namaste outing, Gen beauty I think it was, and then when you switched to frenemy, I can’t remember which outing, fibro fog doesn’t let memory last, I saw your skin took on a very natural looking darker tone to it that still matched perfect to your body. If both or all are Snow then it’s quite the chameleon color. You impress the heck out of me with your constant willingness to switch things up. Also, you make a great red wearer. I actually only own the nyx soft mattes which I don’t really consider liquid lipsticks. I’ve tried some indy brands but really only experienced lolita 2 in kat von d from that 2 pack. So getting your reviews are the best guide for me for when I do decide to buy. And I’m especially grateful that you make the cruelty free lists. Keep kicking butt.

    • I think I’m either wearing Too Faced Born This Way in Snow (Mixed with Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster and applied with a damp beauty blender) or no foundation in all of these shots. The lighting conditions are different though. The photos taken on my cell phone are not the best quality / lighting. The ones from GenBeauty were on a different camera with ddifferent lighting. The last 2 self portraits are me with no foundation wearing the purple and me wearing foundation, but the lighting is different. For the last one I had my ‘fill’ lights on, and the no foundation one does not have the fill lights on, just the ring light.

      With Namaste, I feel like it makes my teeth look yellow if I wear it on its own. If I use a pink pencil for a base, it makes it look better (to my eyes). I’m starting to love reds again. I used to really love reds, then they went by the way side and now I like wearing them again.

      For my skin, if I don’t wear foundation (or if I only apply it sparingly around my face), my face is darker than my neck and chest because of the redness from my rosacea.

      Thank you!

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