Tarte Bae & Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paints Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Bae Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Bae Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Bae Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, cool blue undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and didn’t cling, but to be sure, this is not a formula that dries down to that very flat, matte finish. It will transfer over time. The color lasted for six hours on me with a fair amount of staining afterwards. It was lightly drying after four hours. Giorgio Armani Lucky Red (403) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Juicy (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain #24 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $19.50) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE, ) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Red for Me (P, $7.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $19.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Always Red (PiP, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Weekender (LE, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $54.00) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark fuchsia red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied well without streaking. The consistency has some slip to it, so if you press your lips together, you can create “lines” if you over-apply the product. It was slightly drying overall, though the color lasted six hours comfortably on me. I have found the darker shades seem to be better-wearing than some of the lighter ones. Fenty Beauty Candy Venom (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Psycho Candy (LE, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Notorious (P, $55.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Radish (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Infrarose (72) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Maxed Out (P, $7.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Out of Sync (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mittai Pink (LE, $19.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Alpha (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Runaway (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC A Killing Smile (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% 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 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).

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Tarte Bae Tarteist Lip Paint
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Tarte Bae Tarteist Lip Paint
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Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Lovespell Tarteist Lip Paint

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder
  • Laura Mercier #001 Matte Radiance
On eyes:
  • Buxom Suede Seduction Palette
  • Guerlain Khaki Driver Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’m surprised to see these scored high!
I purchase and tried Manbun on, and thought it looked terrible. So thick out from the tube, streaky, making every dry patch evident, hard to get the color even, lifting up every time I rubbed my lips together…
Oh well, maybe I was sent a not-so-great one? Or maybe it’s a problem with this particular color?
I’m happy that they don’t seem all to be that bad, though.
They look gorgeous on you, as per usual. 🙂

The range is really inconsistent – I believe I mentioned a lot of variability from shade to shade in the overview portion in the post 🙂

Yes, I read that! But didn’t know if the shade I bought were one of the something-to-be-desired ones… Truth to be told, from your sneak peek photos, I would think they are all very good, because they did look great on you (I didn’t think they photographed bad or streaky or patch at all on your pics).
But that didn’t translate on my lips…

Wow these lippies look so pigmented and vibrant! Might just have to give them a shot. Thanks for the review and HD photos! 🙂

These look SO much more comfortable than the MAC new ones. Those look so dry and parched. These leave the lips looking matte-ish but healthy still. I like!

These sound similar to the Ofra liquid lipsticks. Have you tried those?

I typically find the versions that fully dry down uncomfortable (e.g., Stila) as my lips are very dry and I have trouble keeping them hydrated, so this seems like something I might want to check out.

These look lovely but I can’t get over the names. I am firmly a millennial (26) so I feel like the target market, but what grown woman with a grown woman paycheck to purchase mid/high-end makeup would want to wear around a shade like Twerk? Maybe I sound like an old fogey but I’m not one of those women.

I know you haven’t reviewed this shade yet but what even IS “fomo”? I don’t work in marketing but this seems like a desperate grab to look cool to the ~*cool*~ kids despite it being off-brand from what I’d expect from Tarte. But maybe some don’t put stock in that!

So when I saw someone else ask about Fomo, it was said that it means “fear of missing out.” Which basically told me I’m too old now.

Naw, you’re not too old, it’s more like every day, someone decides to make up some new, *hip* abbreviation! Last year, I had to look up the meaning of an eyeshadow in my UD Vice 3, DTF, and oh boy!!! ?
Strangely, when I bought CP’s DGAF, I knew what that meant, and sincerely hope no one ever asks me it’s name while I’m wearing it! Because, again: ?

The pigment and smoothness of these is fantastic!!! Lovespell is possibly different enough from my UD Catfight to consider it, I think. They seem to be a hybrid of a regular, high quality satin lipstick and the newer liquid matte lipstick trend, it looks like?

Something like that! I think they transfer more than your average satin/matte lipstick (obviously way more than the super flat, matte finish as well), but there’s a lot of color that just sticks on.

Lovespell is calling my name! That’s my kind of colour although I’m bound to have something similar. I’ve really tried to cut back on buying lip products because I must have every colour under the sun by now! Saying that, it all comes down to textural variations and subtle differences in colour…that’s my excuse anyway when I feel the need to add to my burgeoning collection. ?

Ooh, this sounds like my kind of formula! I’m not a big fan of ultra mattes that dry down, as they are drying, tend to crack/flake on my lips, and re-applying is a challenge. I prefer glossier formulas even if they don’t dry down completely, and I’m ok with some transfer, as long as it’s easy to re-apply. I have enough of these 2 colors, but will be looking forward to reviews of the other shades. And horrible names aside, I’m so glad to see Tarte coming out with fun, bold colors and new formulas. It’s about time! Can’t wait to see what they will do with their eye shadows!

I think these look great, and the not drying completely down doesn’t bother me. The colors are gorgeous, but common enough I have a few dupes for each, so I’ll be passing unless there’s a real surprise in store with other shades.

I like the look of both. I generally just quitckly look at the grades for products I cant get, these two looked so good I have to read the review and comment.

I’m intrigued by the formula because I always like me a less drying liquid formula and these look really pretty. The thing that makes me hesitant to buy like 90% of this range is the names! I’m definitely in the target age range but even then I think most of the names sound extremely unprofessional, so I can’t imagine how someone older than 30 would be comfortable buying a lipstick called Manbun or Hangry. I don’t even know what some of the names mean, yikes.

Less than the Melted initially but then they end up about the same – Melted definitely starts off even glossier and thicker for sure.

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