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Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dual-ended lipstick, so there is a lipstick shade on each side. This is one of the darker sets of shades, and unfortunately, the deeper burgundy shade was problematic, as this type of shade often is (so it’s really the norm rather than the exception).

Mulberry is a medium-dark, cool-toned plum-berry with reddish tones and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a slight translucency overall, so if you have more coloring to your natural lip color, this could turn redder or appear darker. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and covered evenly. On me, this shade lasted for five hours and left a stain, while the formula was hydrating. This shade is also available individually in the permanent range. MAC Marsala (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Purple Noon (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Cassis (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Labradorable (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Scarlet is a medium-dark, deep red with warm undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with enough slip that it made application a pain, as the color applied unevenly. It wore for four and a half hours but feathered on me. Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulled Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Voodoo Spice (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tribalist (LE, $17.50) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur (Right) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Scarlet

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Tarte Namaste, TBT, Fomo Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Namaste Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Namaste Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Namaste Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was drier, more mousse-like and less liquid-y compared to other shades, but it had a drier, more powdery feel and look applied as a result. The texture was also “crumbly” with little chunks of product (again, as if it wasn’t mixed thoroughly). Despite it not having a full dry down, it “cracked” and pulled color deeply into my lip lines and emphasized the natural texture of my lips. The color lasted for three hours and was drying. Milani Adore (LE, $8.99) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Dandy Apple (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Cream Beige (101) (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Knotty (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lament (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Stripped (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte TBT Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with a luminous shine. It almost looked shimmery to me, as it reflected light back. It had good color payoff, but it had one of the most watery consistencies within the range. It applied well but pulled into lip lines within a half hour of wear. The color wore for three and a half hours on me but wasn’t drying. Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC So Select (P, $17.50) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sellout (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Delish (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Tolede (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Aim to Please (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Drip (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Milani Beloved (LE, $8.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Toasty (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $54.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Fomo Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, rosy plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color coverage that went on smoothly with a thin texture that wasn’t too runny or too dry. The color wore for four hours and did pull into lip lines slightly, though pressing my lips together would smooth it back out as the consistency just never dries. On me, it was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Natural (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brave (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Brain Freeze (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Mother (P, $20.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Proper (P, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lydia (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Fresh Cut (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Plum Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $54.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Anna (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (04) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Jouer Blush (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Divine Divine (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a pigmented, matte liquid lipstick that’s long-wearing. First thing to note is that these never fully dry down, so they are not transfer-proof, but they are less drying than the typical liquid lipstick that dries down completely. They are quite pigmented and despite transferring onto cups, while you eat, and so forth, a lot of the color is left behind. You can also touch-up without having to completely remove the formula. The texture is inconsistent; some shades are thin and have a soft shine even after ten minutes of wear, while others are almost mousse-like in the tube, and these ones tend to be more matte from the get-go. There is a very subtle mint scent, but I don’t notice it at all once it is on. I do notice that it is easier to get these on the teeth than other lip products. The formula is lightly to moderately drying over time, but it is long-wearing with most shades ranging between five and seven hours of wear. The majority are satin to semi-matte with a little sheen, which you can either blot once for a matte finish or wait about an hour or two for it to naturally mattify (like any satin finish really).

Namaste
Namaste
6
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
TBT
TBT
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Fomo
Fomo
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Tarte Hangry, Manbun, Frenemy Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Hangry Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Hangry Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Hangry Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a s lightly muted, dark plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a natural shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff and crumbly bits of darker color strewn through the consistency–almost like unmixed pigment, even though it was a runnier consistency overall. This one really settled really noticeably into lip lines after an hour or two of wear. It also had shorter wear at four hours overall, despite the darker hue. It was slightly drying overall. Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Mosh Pit (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop More Better (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Jam On It (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Endangered Red (P, $27.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass If I Could (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel L'Impatiente (P, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Burberry Oxblood (53) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Moondancer (LE, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Colour Pop Darling (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). MAC Velvet Teen (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Manbun Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a dark burgundy-brown warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly. The consistency was slightly thicker, more mousse-like compared to some of the shades in the range. The texture felt “drier”– almost powdery/chalky–but not uncomfortable initially. When I wore it, the color lasted for four and a half hours and left a slight stain behind, but it was somewhat drying overall (less drying than your average liquid matte). Anastasia Brandy (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (109) (LE, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Frenemy Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is deep burgundy with warm undertones and a luminous finish. This was one of the more liquid-like shades, and it had a lot of shine that took two to three hours to wear down to more of a satin-like finish. It had fairly opaque color payoff that applied evenly overall, though there were a few areas where the color seemed to slip around. There is a lot of transfer with this one, and the wear time was around five and a half hours with some staining. It was slightly drying but was one of the least drying in the range. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Disturbed (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Brandy (P, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C407 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.50) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Lax (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Vampira (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirous (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid (LE, $54.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a pigmented, matte liquid lipstick that’s long-wearing. First thing to note is that these never fully dry down, so they are not transfer-proof, but they are less drying than the typical liquid lipstick that dries down completely. They are quite pigmented and despite transferring onto cups, while you eat, and so forth, a lot of the color is left behind. You can also touch-up without having to completely remove the formula. The texture is inconsistent; some shades are thin and have a soft shine even after ten minutes of wear, while others are almost mousse-like in the tube, and these ones tend to be more matte from the get-go. There is a very subtle mint scent, but I don’t notice it at all once it is on. I do notice that it is easier to get these on the teeth than other lip products. The formula is lightly to moderately drying over time, but it is long-wearing with most shades ranging between five and seven hours of wear. The majority are satin to semi-matte with a little sheen, which you can either blot once for a matte finish or wait about an hour or two for it to naturally mattify (like any satin finish really).

Hangry
Hangry
6
Product
8
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
70%
Total
Manbun
Manbun
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Frenemy
Frenemy
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a duo of fuchsia and neutral red. The Mix ‘n’ Mingle duos are a good way to try the Bite formula without having to spend a lot–you get two-thirds of a full-sized shade for $14 (instead of $24). I’m a big fan of the Luminous Creme formula, which is supposed to be richly pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing; and it usually lives up to those claims. Both of these shades are nice, and they are also both part of the permanent range should you love only one or want to pick-up a full-size.

Palomino is a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had very good color payoff with a creamy, smooth texture that glided across the lips without tugging and was comfortable to wear without emphasizing the lip’s natural texture. The texture is light-medium in thickness, but it had a little less glossiness than some of the Luminous Creme shades. It wore well for six hours and left a stain behind, and it was hydrating while worn. Bite Beauty Radish (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mix (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $35.00) is more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Champs-Elysees (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $58.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Plaid (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pomegranate is a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a particularly glossy shine compared to the average shade in the range (kind of funny how they were both more/less glossy compared to the standard shade!). It covered evenly and smoothly, while it was easy to wear over five and a half hours. Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $58.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Carmin (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Infra-red (DC, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $54.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (P, $58.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Greta (P, $58.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Tarte Cray Cray, Selfish, So Fetch Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Cray Cray Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Cray Cray Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Cray Cray Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark orange with strong red undertones and a matte finish. The texture of this one was thicker and more mousse-like, and as a result, it had a much drier/more matte finish compared to other shades in the range. The formula was also more drying while worn, though it had less transfer and didn’t streak or settle into lip lines. The color wore for five and a half hours on me. Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Quite the Standout (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Salsa (LE, $12.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS Lana (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath Obsessed (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Mandarin Muse (LE, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Selfish Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen–almost like a “warm” fuchsia. It had opaque color coverage, but it applied a little unevenly (especially on my upper lip) and some of the color gravitated towards lip lines. The brightness of the color made this appear less obvious, so it didn’t seem obvious enough to be a deal-breaker (compared to some of the other shades). It wore well for six and a half hours and left a stain behind, while the formula was somewhat drying. NARS Greta (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $17.50) is more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $17.50) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Possession (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M301 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Burberry Magenta (33) (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $38.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Toucan (DC, $5.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Psycho (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Alpha (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M204 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC To Matte with Love (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte So Fetch (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte So Fetch Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is bright, medium coral-pink with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had rich, opaque color payoff with a smooth, even consistency that applied fairly well with just a few, hard-to-notice streaks that seemed to settle after an hour (as the shine wore away). The color wore well for five hours and was somewhat drying. NYX Street Cred (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). Burberry Bright Crimson (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Naked Ladies (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Bikini (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #070 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Wham (604) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pickled Ginger (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chatterbox (P, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Angel (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Troublant (60) (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Rouge Palatin (LE, $27.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Kelly (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a pigmented, matte liquid lipstick that’s long-wearing. First thing to note is that these never fully dry down, so they are not transfer-proof, but they are less drying than the typical liquid lipstick that dries down completely. They are quite pigmented and despite transferring onto cups, while you eat, and so forth, a lot of the color is left behind. You can also touch-up without having to completely remove the formula. The texture is inconsistent; some shades are thin and have a soft shine even after ten minutes of wear, while others are almost mousse-like in the tube, and these ones tend to be more matte from the get-go. There is a very subtle mint scent, but I don’t notice it at all once it is on. I do notice that it is easier to get these on the teeth than other lip products. The formula is lightly to moderately drying over time, but it is long-wearing with most shades ranging between five and seven hours of wear. The majority are satin to semi-matte with a little sheen, which you can either blot once for a matte finish or wait about an hour or two for it to naturally mattify (like any satin finish really).

Cray Cray
Cray Cray
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Selfish
Selfish
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
So Fetch
So Fetch
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Tarte Adorbs, Twerk, Yassss Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Adorbs Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Adorbs Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Adorbs Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a neon, medium, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage, and it is so bright that it really might require a pair of sunglasses! 😉 The texture was a little thicker, more mousse-like, though not as dry as the thicker/most mousse-like shades in the range. It doesn’t have as much of a shine as some shades, but it’s not totally matte. The color lasted for six hours, but it does settle into lip lines. The thicker consistency does allow you to rub your lips together to smooth out the color again, though. It was slightly drying. Tarte Hey Sailor (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Personal Statement (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $17.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Lady (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cha Cha (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted, lower quality (85% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Menace (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Troublemaker (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Crush (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Date Mate (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Twerk Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is slightly muted, medium-dark berry with hints of cooler, fuchsia tones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but the natural lip color will come through to a small degree. The texture had small clumps of pigment in it (well, seemed like it wasn’t fully mixed). At least the color applied evnely, though, and it did wear six hours while leaving a stain behind. The color is a little thinner, so I didn’t notice it pulling into lip lines as much as Adorbs. NARS Warm Leatherette (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Give It Up (P, $26.00) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Fanny (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). NARS Damned (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass When I'm With You (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Si, Si, Me! (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Fly (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani Embrace (LE, $8.99) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Wicked Aura 01 (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #096 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $36.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cougar (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia Plumeria (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Miss Argentina (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Yaassss Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium purple with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, with a runnier texture that wasn’t too thin or too thick, but it had a tendency to emphasize lip lines and settle there after a couple hours of wear. The formula was drying and lasted for four hours. The color is more unique, though, and given the penchant for purple products to under-perform, it’s actually better than anticipated. Kat Von D Ozzy (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Makeup Geek Daredevil (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Action (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Lemon Drop (LE, $6.00) is more muted (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NYX Twisted (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Cruz (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Bite Beauty Spritzer (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Recollection (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a pigmented, matte liquid lipstick that’s long-wearing. First thing to note is that these never fully dry down, so they are not transfer-proof, but they are less drying than the typical liquid lipstick that dries down completely. They are quite pigmented and despite transferring onto cups, while you eat, and so forth, a lot of the color is left behind. You can also touch-up without having to completely remove the formula. The texture is inconsistent; some shades are thin and have a soft shine even after ten minutes of wear, while others are almost mousse-like in the tube, and these ones tend to be more matte from the get-go. There is a very subtle mint scent, but I don’t notice it at all once it is on. I do notice that it is easier to get these on the teeth than other lip products. The formula is lightly to moderately drying over time with average to long-wear, depending on the shade. Some shades settled into lip lines over time. The majority are satin to semi-matte with a little sheen, which you can either blot once for a matte finish or wait about an hour or two for it to naturally mattify (like any satin finish really).

Adorbs
Adorbs
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Twerk
Twerk
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Yaassss
Yaassss
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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