Tarte Bikini, Hey Sailor, Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash LipstickTarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a medium-dark rosy pink with warmer undertones and a satin sheen. It had great pigmentation with a a smooth, velvety consistency that applied without tugging or dragging. The formula was comfortable to wear, very lightly hydrating, and didn’t pull into lip lines over time. It lasted for four and a half hours. NYX Street Cred (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lukas (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Burberry Bright Crimson (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte So Fetch (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NYX Angel (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). NARS Arnera (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Empire (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Alpha (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stimulant (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Brooklyn (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Perfect Kiss (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Rainbow Spill (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Primal (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t'aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Main Squeeze (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash LipstickTarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a bold, bright fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that glided across lips with ease. The texture seemed to emphasize the texture of my upper lips a bit, though I don’t think it’s noticeable in person. It wore well for almost five hours and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Adorbs (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Sephora Twolips (14) (P, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Magenta Delicat (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $55.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Tsk Tsk! (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Breathing Fire (P, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Neon Azalea (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Power Grab (P, $32.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Humble Pie (P, $7.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Shiseido Primrose Sun (RS419) (DC, $28.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Sweetener (LE, $7.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Sundae (LE, $6.50) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Imari (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Kat Von D Crush (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash LipstickTarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark orange with strong, red undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, velvety feel that went on easily. The color wore well for five hours and was comfortable to wear, though it wasn’t hydrating (at least it wasn’t drying!). Bite Beauty Persimmon (DC, $26.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $55.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (DC, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain #44 (P, $33.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Obsessed (LE, $40.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Patrick Ta She's Not From Here (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Chanel First Light (P, $38.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Trapeze (P, $7.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jagger (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (DC, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Drench Lip Splash LipstickTarte 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.

Bikini

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Hey Sailor

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Mai Tai

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Bikini Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Hey Sailor Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
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Tarte Mai Tai Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
  • Tarte Sunlight Skin Twinkle Highlighter
  • Zoeva Palace Door Blush
On eyes:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette
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They are bright ones! It’s almost like the more matte finish makes them appear brighter to me, though I usually find glossy does that!

Everything is listed under “The Makeup Look” – found in the sidebar and under the post:

MAKE-UP LOOK

ON FACE:
Tarte Rainforest the Sea Aqua Foundation
Guerlain Les Voilettes
Tarte Sunlight Skin Twinkle Highlighter
Zoeva Palace Door Blush

ON EYES:
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte sure is impressing me with this Rainforest Of The Sea spring collection! Just WOW.
Bikini looks absolutely juicy and summer-y! I may need that particular shade, unless I find a close dupe in my stash…UD Catfight?

IDK, I’m not feeling these. From afar, it looks niceif you like very bright colors, but up close, it looks kind of heavy or clumpy on the lips…..

Like them all, both color and application. Can’t wear orange. Ironic bc I’m from Cleveland area and the Brownscolors are orange and brown.?

holy freeeolies.. these are so freakishly and unbelievably bright! They look fantastic on you! Brights do well on me too, but these are borderline neon so I’m taking a pass since I have similar shades that are not quite as blindingly intense. I have a wide smile and these would make me look all mouth and then some.

These are really beautiful, bright shades 🙂 I think I’ll pick up Mai Tai for the summer. This Rainforest collection is really impressing me! Christine, your skin looks incredible in these pics; so smooth and absolutely glowing!

Wow, these look fantastic! So glad they are getting good reviews. I’m so done with winter, I’m ready for these bright bold colours!

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