Tarte Beach Waves, Boardwalk, Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Beach Waves

Tarte Beach Waves Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too slippery, and seemed to be thinner than other shades in the range, as it emphasized my lip texture a little bit. It was richly pigmented, and the color applied evenly and never tugged on the lips. This shade wore well for five and a half hours and was slightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!).

The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

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Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, octyldodecanol, polyethylene, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcrystalline, hydrated silica, kaolin, water/aqua/eau, isohexadecane, silica, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, algae extract, benzyl benzoate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, citric acid, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, ethylhexyl palmitate, candelilla cera/euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/cire de candelilla, gardenia taitensis flower extract, hydrogenated olive oil, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, mica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, parfum/fragrance, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, shorea stenoptera seed butter, sorbitan isostearate, sorbitan oleate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tin oxide, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, tribehenin, VP/eicosene copolymer. (+/-): Red 7 Lake (15850), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 28 lake (CI 45410), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME110000101

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Boardwalk

Tarte Boardwalk Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, caramel undertones and a cream finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that applied well on the lips with smooth, even coverage. The lipstick was soft, moderately emollient, and glided easily across the lips. This particular shade seemed to have more slip than others, which gave it a glossier finish and made it a bit harder to apply along the center of my lips compared to other shades. It lasted for five hours and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!).

The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Browse all of our Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, octyldodecanol, polyethylene, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcrystalline, hydrated silica, kaolin, water/aqua/eau, isohexadecane, silica, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, algae extract, benzyl benzoate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, citric acid, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, ethylhexyl palmitate, candelilla cera/euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/cire de candelilla, gardenia taitensis flower extract, hydrogenated olive oil, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, mica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, parfum/fragrance, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, shorea stenoptera seed butter, sorbitan isostearate, sorbitan oleate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tin oxide, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, tribehenin, VP/eicosene copolymer. (+/-): Red 7 Lake (15850), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 28 lake (CI 45410), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME110000101

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Shades

Tarte Shades Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep burgundy with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which applied decently but had some unevenness with some color that pulled into my lip lines. The texture of the lipstick was more slippery than most in the range, and with this deep type of a color, it struggled to go on nicely without a lip primer or lip liner underneath it. The color wore well for five hours, left a very slight stain behind, and was moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!).

The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Browse all of our Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, octyldodecanol, polyethylene, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcrystalline, hydrated silica, kaolin, water/aqua/eau, isohexadecane, silica, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, algae extract, benzyl benzoate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, citric acid, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, ethylhexyl palmitate, candelilla cera/euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/cire de candelilla, gardenia taitensis flower extract, hydrogenated olive oil, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, mica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, parfum/fragrance, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, shorea stenoptera seed butter, sorbitan isostearate, sorbitan oleate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tin oxide, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, tribehenin, VP/eicosene copolymer. (+/-): Red 7 Lake (15850), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 28 lake (CI 45410), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME110000101

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Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Boardwalk Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Boardwalk Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Boardwalk Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Boardwalk Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Boardwalk Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Boardwalk Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Boardwalk Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Fairly Precious Extra Dimension Blush
  • Anastasia Eclipse Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit
  • Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner
  • Stila Sunset Cove Glitter Eyeshadow

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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Pretty colors!Beach Waves is my favorite of the 3.There is a small spelling mistake in your makeup look description On Eyes says UD Perversion Eyelikner instead of Eyeliner just wanted to let you know.

You are amazing Christine for as much content as you post you barely ever make any mistakes.As far as im concerned your page and your opinion on product is what I usually gauge my decision to buy or not when I can’t decide on a makeup item.The fact that you are honest and genuine is a rarity and your doing a fabulous job‼️

Oh goodness! We all know that misspellings are a result of our devices! If you ever want a good laugh turn on the closed caption feature while watching YouTube. While watching a skin care video the CC interpreted exfoliate to fornicate. Kind of like the Mad Libs of the twenty-first century! 🙂

Love, love, LOVE Beach Waves! This and the real ones, too! 🌊 Very interesting shade, in that even its listed dupes don’t quite fully come that close to truly duping it.

Boardwalk is also quite a beautiful shade of a warm, but not *too* warm, brown lip shade. Nowhere near as yellowish as Photo, thank goodness!

😂 You nailed that one my friend! There are certain emojis that just make life better. And one I curse the creator of for all eternity!!! A clown emoji was going to happen. It was a given, but did it have to be so freaking creepy?!?! Granted it would be difficult but COME ON! Technology has advanced to satellites that can read a license plate from SPACE and nobody at Acme Emoji could come up with a clown that didn’t make me want my Mommy?!?! 😣 I mean my Mother. I totally meant Mother. 🤥 Darn that auto correct 🤥

These are beautiful colors. I was wondering how Beach Waves compares to Bobbi Brown’s Downtown Plum. I tried to submit it as a dupe so that I could compare them side by side but couldn’t figure out how to do it. Is there a way?

I just ordered Beach Waves after testing it in store and it’s such a pretty kind of unique color. It appears much cooler on my darker skintone but still super pretty!

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