Tarte Hella, Obvi, Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “white nude.” It’s a light, warm peach with a cream finish. This was one of the worst shades in the range, as it was uneven and tended to gather in lip lines, so it just didn’t look as smooth applied. It had good color payoff, lasted for three hours, and was hydrating. ColourPop La Jolla (P, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC C-Thru (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Barista (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Naked Dolly (LE, ) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Innocent (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Flat White (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Life's a Peach (P, $4.49) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Unlaced (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). KKW Beauty Super Nude (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Deco-a-Go-Go (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar Sugar (312) (PiP, $29.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bare Baby (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). ColourPop Curvii (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Anastasia Dainty (-, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “warm nude.” It’s a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a fine, white pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly but some color sat in lip lines, which became more noticeable as time went on. The gloss lasted for three hours, was lightly moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. Dose of Colors Barely There (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Revlon HD Smoky Topaz (570) (DC, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Spanking Haute (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Blissful (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Cappuccino (02) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Peach-sicle (P, $19.00) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Coral of the Wild (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Keep It Light (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Overspiced (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Flat White (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as an “orchid.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plummy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that applied well and wore for four hours on me. The formula was moisturizing while worn. Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Me (340) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Snuggle Up (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $20.00) is brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “pigmented” with a “glossy” and “non-sticky” finish and have a hydrating formula to back it up. There are nine shades available, and it is a new, permanent formula. The consistency is light-medium in weight–more gel-like with a very smooth, lightly creamy texture. It’s more like a gloss than merely a liquid lipstick, so it has a glossier finish overall. Most of the shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque, and even the darker shades applied evenly for the most part (that was a surprise!). They’re comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and non-sticky over time. The wear varied between three to five hours for me. I didn’t notice any scent or taste when testing these.

Hella

PPermanent. $20.00.
C+
C+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total

Obvi

PPermanent. $20.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Slay

PPermanent. $20.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
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Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
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Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Obvi Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

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Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Slay Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Palette
  • ColourPop Descanso Eyeliner

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Wednesday Avatar

Peachy browns, Obvi, always look wonderful on you. I ended up picking up two of these during the sephora sale: Fave and Slay, the plum shades.

I love the opaque glossiness, but pare down the finish by using my finger to sheer it out over my lips. It ends up looking more glowy than glossy and the colour is still fairly opaque but definitely sheerer. Seems counterproductive to do that with a pigmented product, but I do the same with highly pigmented lipsticks.. The full on intensity is too sculpted for me. I think that look works when you have really great shape to your lips. My lip line is not so precise.

Wednesday Avatar

I use the applicator to put a couple of dots on the center of my lips and then my baby finger to apply. You have a really nice strong lip line. I don’t and faking it with lip liner is not my favourite thing either so it just ends up looking better if I apply it more casually if that makes any sense.

Katherine T. Avatar

Hella is hella scary!! Slay is on my must-buy list !! It’s such a unique color, a warm purple that’s been cooled down with gray and blue tones.

RougeBeka Avatar

I’m glad I read this – I just about nixed these lip paints from my list since all of the ones I tried were so bad – Slay looks promising, though, now I’m going to have to try!

Jenny Callahan Avatar

I haven’t been so enamored with a shade of lipstick in a looonnngg time as I am with slay. It is stunning and definitely a unique color to anything i have in my collection. It is a must have for me! You rocked all of these though, Christine!

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