April 5, 2016

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20) is a new full, color lip paint or lipgloss that launched with the Tarte Summer 2016 Collection recently. Considering we already have a matte selection of Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paints already it only seemed logical to launch a glossy version of the formula for those of us that aren’t really a fond fan of mattes.

Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint do offer the better shade variety though with 15 shades where as the new Tarteist Glossy Lip Pain are only available in nine. But I’m sure if the product proves popular enough we’ll see more shades in the future. Both products contain the same 0.20 oz for the same price of $20 per shade.

Let’s take a look!

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint are a tricky little animal that you’ll either love, hate, or you might end of in the love and hate group! I hate to be in the love/hate group myself. I love this formula but it can be tricky to use and it’s also inconsistent at times!

Here’s the deal!

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint are indeed a lip paint style formula. These are crazy thick, very goopy, but not terribly sticky or tacky with a moisturizing formula. If you don’t really like thick lipglosses I’d avoid these. I find the formula a hybrid between a liquid lipstick and a lipgloss as these have the pigment of a lipstick and the high shine, lacquer finish of a lipgloss. They have a crazy lacquer finish that gives lips a fuller, poutier appearance which I simply love.

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Swatches (Poison, Slay, Snap, WCW)

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Swatches (Poison, Slay, Snap, WCW)

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Swatches (Double Tap, Fav, Goals, Hella, Obvi)

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Swatches (Double Tap, Fav, Goals, Hella, Obvi)

I struggled with a few shades where as others performed beautifully. The formula seems to either love my lips or hate my lips. For example, Hella, Obvi, Poison, and Double Tap were shades I had to go over a few times with the applicator to get the smoothest finish as the color tended to fall into may natural lip line giving the finish a less than smooth appearance that ended up looking patchy and dry. Some of the darker shades like Poison and WCW were creepers and had a knack for migrating up and around my lip line so yeah, there were moments I was walking around with gloss on my chin. A majority of the other shades applied well though with a smooth, even finish. They tend to go on thicker but the color separates and thins out considerably and also loses its shine about two to three hours into the wear. You can get four hours of wear but the color intensity and shine does tend to fade during that time frame.

Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Double Tap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Double Tap

Tarte Fave Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Fave Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Fave

Tarte Goals Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Goals Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Goals

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Hella

Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Obvi

Tarte Poison Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Poison Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Poison

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Slay

Tarte Snap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Snap Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Snap

If you have drier lips you’ll find these do accentuate drier areas so a lip balm or some sort of lip primer prior (might I suggest Tarte’s new Rainforest of the Sea Lip Saver?) will go a long way at laying a smooth canvas for the Glossy Lip Paint to adhere too. They are quite moisturizing and feel nourishing on lips. Those with normal lips will find the color wears considerably better with a softer, smoother finish. I noticed a very subtle mint flavor in the background but nothing as powerful as Tarte’s lip products are typically known for.

I won’t say that Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint isn’t a finicky little lip product to deal with but some of the results you can get with certain shades is really outstanding! Plush, shiny, super pouty lips are definitely worth the hassle with this formula.

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint are available now at tartecosmetics.com and Ulta.com. They should be available shortly at Sephora.com.

Will you be trying them?

Have you already?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • blee

    Musey girl, I just don’t want to try them. I’m more of a lip liner lip stick girl. If one of them had a color that I just had to have then, maybe. Thanks for sharing your review and as always you make them look so pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      Hey Blee! I love gloss I gotta admit ๐Ÿ™‚ Aw thanks you’re too kind <3!

  • Sissi

    Iยดm just not the biggest fan of lip gloss. It always transfers on my teeth and is so goopey. LOL!

  • Courtney

    The names alone for these glosses …. “obvi” , “Hella” … … that reason alone, its serious pass for me. You look gorgeous in the glosses . thank you for sharing your thoughts and for the swatches!

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure Courtney! Thank you! You’re too kind ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susan K.

    Hi, Miss Muse! I saw these at Ulta last week. I was tempted to buy one but I’m a lipstick woman. I think my next spulge will be one (at least) of the new Too Faced Matte lipsticks. I swatched them on my hand on the way up to the checkout line. Oh, my! But as always, thanks for the work you do for us makeup junkies. (Geez, I wish I had your eyebrows!)

    • Isabella Muse

      aw you’re so welcome Susan! P.S. you can have them! I hate them so much!

  • Claire L

    I like the look of these, Goals looks really pretty on you! Nice to know they’re worth trying xx

  • Jules

    These remind me of the Lorac Alter Ego Lip Glosses, at least in color/appearance…how would you say they compare? Lorac is one of my all time fave formulas!! Thanks!

    • Isabella Muse

      I think Alter Ego has the better formula in terms of wear and appearance as they are much more smoother and longer wearing without losing shine. Although the textures are very similar in the fact both are very thick, pigmented, and have a high glossy finish.

  • Penny

    So glad to see your review on these! I already ordered one from Ulta and it’s on the way! I got Goals, which is described as a rosy nude…that one looked really nice on you btw. Thanks again! โ™ฅ

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure Penny! THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know what you think after you try it!

  • Natasha

    Hey Muse, thank you for your thoughts about these glosses. Compared to Kylie’s, which one is better? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure Natasha. I can’t compare unfortunately as I haven’t tried Kylie’s formula!

  • Lacey

    I also have double tap but my swatch and wand look very different- my wand is like a dark green, almost black. Is yours that way? Thanks- great post!