As 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
$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
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Wearing Frenemy Saturday Night
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.
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?