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!
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.
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint: swatches
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.
Obvi, a “warm nude,” is the only Lip Paint with shimmer. It’s a nice flattering color that isn’t too bright or pink.
Goals! Love that name. This one is a “rosy nude,” and I think it brightens up the face more than the others.
Double Tap, a “cool mauve,” is a fave. It’s a little deeper than my natural lip color, and I really love that effect.
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.”
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.
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.
WCW — another one with a fabulous name — is a straight-up sexy “berry” shade.
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!
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
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!