Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick are a new, full coverage matte lipstick available in 12 shades that launched with the new Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection.
The Rainforest of the Sea Collection is a permanent launch of several brand new products that are are available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com. I’ve dubbed it an early Summer 2016 Collection but it is more of a core collection of new products and I think we’ll see more from Tarte as we grow nearer to the official start of Summer.
Let’s take a look at the Tarte Drench Lip Splash Lipsticks below.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick are exactly the formula I had hoped for from the new Too Faced La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick. These are creamy, dreamy, and matte without being drying.
My mom always said rip the bandage off fast to ease the ouch factor so let’s discuss the size and price. These lipsticks are $22 each and are 0.085 oz in size. That does run on the smaller side. A mid-range lipstick is around 0.12 oz in size and costs around $20 to $22. I sure do wish they were a bit bigger! Some folks might find this off putting and others might not mind as much since the formula is quite pigmented. These come housed in a very light, plastic gold and purple ombre slim barrel case. I like the light packaging but I also question the pricing in this area as for $22 you think you’d get a heavier casing. I have to admit that the lightweight feel is a plus for me as I already carry around too many heavy things and I’m not looking to add more weight to my already heavy purse.
As promised these are a full coverage lip color that feels like a lip butter of sorts due to the fact that it glides on so easily. Every single shade I tried provided full, intense pigmentation on a single application. The texture is quite creamy but thin and lightweight without any flavor or fragrance that I noticed. I wouldn’t say the formula is completely matte but it has more of a satiny matte finish that wears very comfortably on lips. The brand promotes it as an “intense hydration” formula but I would say it was only lightly hydrating. I experienced no issues with dryness during the wear of around five hours. The formula didn’t migrate or feather on me but around the four hour mark some shades did settle into my natural lip lines but nothing a little dab of a blot paper or even a finger couldn’t fix.
I did have problems with two shades which were Wet Suit and Bonfire. I found it difficult getting a smooth finish with these and the color seemed to fall into my natural lip lines directly after application which causes the color to look dry and patchy.
If you struggle with matte lipsticks this is a formula you’ll want to check out. Creamy, long wearing, incredibly pigmented, and super comfortable to wear in a range of gorgeous shades, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick is most definitely a cut above the standard old matte lipstick!
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick is available now exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com.
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