The Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints by Tarte: Nine Shades From Sweet to Sexy

Published in: Guest Post, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews, Tarte

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There’s a lot to love about these Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints ($20), and the best way I can describe them is “trend-in-a-good-way.” The nine shades are hydrating, vegan-friendly, and so pigmented that they’re really just upgraded lipglosses. Every shade rocks. The color palette inspired me to create one of my most colorful illustrations yet!

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A beauty illustration inspired by the Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints

As a range, they’re neutral…with an edge. Among the shades are plenty of rosy nudes, plus a few really, really fun shades. I love how Tarte totally went there with the one called Poison. It’s a black plum that stains my lips a deep purple.

The deep shades look incredible on the lips and also work when patted down to a stain, which helps them last much longer (and there’s also less to worry about when they’re applied that way, for anyone wondering).

Here are pics and thoughts on the colors.

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Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint: swatches

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Hella

Hella, a “white nude,” is the only color that’s a little too pale for me. It will settle into my fine lines if I don’t layer it, so I recommend using this one with a nude lip liner.

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Obvi

Obvi, a “warm nude,” is the only Lip Paint with shimmer. It’s a nice flattering color that isn’t too bright or pink.

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Goals

Goals! Love that name. This one is a “rosy nude,” and I think it brightens up the face more than the others.

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Double Tap (a fave)

Double Tap, a “cool mauve,” is a fave. It’s a little deeper than my natural lip color, and I really love that effect.

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Snap (another fave)

Snap is slightly browner and deeper than Double Tap, and I think it has a little more oomph. For this reason, Snap is another one of my favorites, although it and Double Tap do look pretty similar!

It’s described as a “nude mauve.”

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Slay (my most favorite!)

Slay is an “orchid,” and it’s my favorite, favorite shade of the bunch. It’s not too dark or too purple… It just slays.

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Fave (another “fave” of mine!)

There’s also one that’s actually called Fave, and it’s another good one. It’s a dramatic “plum berry,” and I get a ton of compliments when I wear it. It’s one of the shades that will leave a pretty stain as well.

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in WCW

WCW — another one with a fabulous name — is a straight-up sexy “berry” shade.

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Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Poison

For those who dare, Poison is a nearly black “black plum.” I haven’t had an opportunity to wear it outside of my home office yet, but I will need to make one!

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net 6 mL / 0.20 Fl. Oz.

Ingredients, all shades: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, octyldodecanol, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, water/aqua/eau, polybutene, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, diphenyl dimethicone, silica dimethyl silylate, ethylcellulose, jojoba esters, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wax, stearic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, pentylene glycol, talc, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, acacia decurrens flower wax, polyglycerin-3, mica, polyurethane-56, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), red 7 lake (CI 15850), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 27 lake (CI 45410), red 6 (CI 15850).

Made in Italy.

formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten

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Swatches of Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints (L-R) Hella, Obvi, Goals, Double Tap, Snap, Slay, Fave, WCW, Poison

All of these go on thick but have no stickiness or scent that I can detect, and they are VERY glossy. But, if you don’t mind reapplying, or if you enjoy changing lippies during the day, I think you’ll like them! Let me know if any of the shades sing to you.

They’re $20 each, and you can find them at Sephora, Macy’s, and Ulta.

See you in the next!


Anna Oh

Anna is an illustrator and designer from Atlanta, GA. Her work focuses on fashion, beauty, and awesome women. A former tomboy, Anna now happily embraces all things pink, glittery, and floral scented. You can see her illustration work at and on Instagram.


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  1. hanna says:

    I love how Poison looks
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  2. Chris25 says:

    I really like Snap and Double Tap.
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  3. Rachel R. says:

    These glosses look fantastic. I’m glad to see glossy lip colors making a comeback after all the mattes. Poison is absolute perfection on you!

  4. Anna says:

    You’re such a talented illustrator! Poison looks amazing.

  5. Lulle says:

    The range of shades that Tarte decided to launch is quite interesting: nudes and plummy shades only! I like mauve nudes so there are a couple that are calling my name.
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  6. Such lovely colors! I really like your eye makeup here. Great illustration as well!
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  7. Becky says:

    Fave looks really beautiful on you! These sound refreshing after all the matte madness that’s taken over recently!

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  8. Slay looks amazing, but I think Fave would be my favorite.
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  9. I love goals! #lipglossgoals 😉
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  10. Ericca says:

    i want all the colors except for the light ones.

  11. Tina says:

    Slay looks really good! That illustration looks like Pony? Super cool!

  12. Erin says:

    Slay on down looks great though WCW is a fave!
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  13. Michaela says:

    Hi Anna, I loved how all the colors look on you. Did you use a liner for all of them? And I also love the illustration you made. If I were to get my first color, I’d get Goals! or Snap.

    • Anna Oh says:

      Hey Michaela! Nope, I didn’t use a lip liner because I don’t have enough colors. I didn’t think I really needed to but that may help with the darker colors!

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