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 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.
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.
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.
Will you be trying them?
Have you already?