Tarte Surfer Girl, Top Down, Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t drag and applied evenly. This particular shade seemed to emphasize lip lines slightly, while the color itself started to gather in lip lines after three hours of wear–it lasted for closer to six hours and left behind a stain. It actually was a shade that seemed to wear better if blotted down initially, as it reduced some of the thickness and slip but didn’t impact the intensity of the shade. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). MAC Invite Intrigue (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Orchid (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Drive In (DC, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Electric Pink (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Buxom Ultraviolet (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, velvety texture that applied without dragging and yielded even pigment. It wore well without color settling into lip lines. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was very lightly hydrating. Charlotte Tilbury Miranda May (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t'aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a satin sheen. This was one of the worst in the range, as it had semi-opaque coverage and an uneven, gritty-looking appearance–it was like the lipstick balled up on itself (but it didn’t feel grainy). It pulled into lip lines from the beginning of application, and it worsened while worn. The color lasted for five and a half hours and feathered on me. It was neither hydrating nor moisturizing. Too Faced Maneater (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is supposed to have “full coverage” with a “matte” finish and still manage to hydrate the lips while being “long-wearing.” The range is very pigmented with a more semi-matte to satin finish than truly matte. The wear varied from four to six hours, but the more velvety, silicone-like consistency made it so some shades settled into lip lines, though the more forgiving texture makes it easier to smooth the color back in place during wear. The formula is comfortable to wear overall with a faint mint scent but no taste. If you twist-up the entire lipstick from the tube, it appears rather stubby, but it is actually still 0.085 oz. by weight–the average lipstick is between 0.10 oz. and 0.12 oz. with the occasional lipstick as large as 0.15 oz. (Tarte’s regular lipstick contains $17.00/0.10 oz., and their twist-up LipSurgence range is $24.00/0.10 oz.). Worth noting, the tube itself felt thin and less sturdy than most lipstick tubes I’ve come across.

Tarte Drench Lip Splash Lipstick Surfer Girl
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Tarte Drench Lip Splash Lipstick Top Down
Top Down
Top Down
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Tarte Drench Lip Splash Lipstick Wet Suit
Wet Suit
Wet Suit
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
71%
Total
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Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick