Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set Review, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set
Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set ($42.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a set of eight miniature sized Lip Paints, which are like a liquid lipstick that doesn’t quite dry down and has more of a velvety finish–more like a satin than a matte. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented,” “non-drying,” and long-wearing. In my experience, this formula never fully dries down, but they are more comfortable to wear as they are not as drying as traditional liquid lipstick; they have a tendency to get more and more matte as the color wears down, but it is a rather pigmented product that it still lasted for four to seven hours on me. The formula has a mint scent but no taste to me.

I was really surprised–really, shocked–at the absence of value in this kit, because of all things Tarte does… is put out value-packed kits and palettes. If you’re someone who doesn’t care about the amount of product in a tube but prefers more variety in color, then there may still be value to you, as you’ll get eight shades for a little more than the cost of two full-sized products. I also found that the applicator of the minis to be rougher and less well-made, so they felt scratchy when used on the lips. As far as quality of the shades went, they were good overall, and I hope Tarte will add some of these to their existing range.

Value

  • Creamy Matte Lip Paint: $20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz. or $100.00/fl. oz.
  • Total Value: $27.00

Candy is a medium-dark, peachy-brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a satin sheen. It opaque color coverage, but the thinner, more watery consistency gravitated toward my lip lines. It was easy to apply, and the coverage was even, though. On me, the color wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Margs (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Influencer (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $37.00)(90% similar). Dior Ultra Tender (325) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Staunch (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bare (P, $29.00) is less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath She's Heaven (DC, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $20.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Parker (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Sheena (LE, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tame (PiP, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $38.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Joan (LE, $36.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. The texture was thinner with a more watery feel going on, though it “dried” down to something that didn’t slide around as much after about thirty minutes of wear. It had excellent pigmentation, but the color did sink into lip lines, which became more noticeable after two hours of wear. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Pat McGrath Venus in Furs (P, $40.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Rare Beauty Appreciate (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Euro Trash (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Ultra Tough (600) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Thicc (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox On Set (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Cameo (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chutney (DC, $24.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Uncuffed (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Stingraye (LE, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Sanctuary (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Fussy (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a deep, caramelized brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency was thicker than the previous two and more consistent with the formula as a whole. The color spread well across the lips and didn’t appear streaky. I found the texture to still emphasize lip lines just a touch, though it wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore well for six hours and was a bit drying after four hours of wear. Maybelline Coffee Addiction (DC, $7.49) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Boardwalk (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Shawty (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Leatherette (LE, $40.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Yum Yum (10) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Photo (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Deborah (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC DGAF (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Paramount (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Smoked Za'atar (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora But First Coffee (58) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora My Rules (34) (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh 3 (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Tabla (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Choco-liscious (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Pat McGrath Divine Brown (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NYX Maison (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Chestnut (122) (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Patricia Bright (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mani is a medium, rosy plum with warmer undertones and a creamy finish. It had excellent color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage without issue. The consistency was light-to-medium in weight, emollient initially but dried to a more velvety feel on the lips. There was some slip and slide of the color, which seemed to disappear after the third hour of wear. It lasted for five hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.
Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Belle (LE, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Impulse (Right) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Rose Violine (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Show Girl (P, $34.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop C'mon Sis (LE, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chutney (DC, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Unfaithful (DC, $40.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Prime Beige (90) (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Girl Code (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Coloured Raine Foxy Lady (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Ultra Appeal (587) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (DC, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass You Are My (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Set Sail (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (P, $7.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Perf is a medium-dark plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was more watery and thinner, so while it applied evenly, it slid around on the lips a lot, so it was more of a high-maintenance product. It had semi-opaque color coverage that wore for five hours on me. It was somewhat drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) (PiP, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Killing Me Softly (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Moody Bloom (P, $7.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Discretion (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Mauve It (DC, $7.49) is more muted (90% similar). Huda Beauty Trophy Wife (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Plumful (P, $20.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Rose (P, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Mom (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Ladyflower (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (DC, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tarte Cruisin' (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (LE, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spicy is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It was fully opaque, while the texture was light-to-medium in weight, not too thick or too thin, and spread evenly across the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was a bit drying after four hours of wear. Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Vacay (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Telluride (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Audrey (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Burberry Dark Nude (408) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Angel City (LE, $7.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dangerous Liaison (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar and Spice (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (DC, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Ultra Crave (843) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Rose B4 Bros (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Hourglass I Can't Live Without (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Spice It Up! (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kyra (LE, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Carmin Session (407) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Fig (PiP, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Juicy is a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly, and it did not appear to show “lines” if I pressed my lips together. This shade was thicker, more mousse-like in the tube, but it spread well and didn’t look or feel heavy on the lips. On me, it lasted for over six hours and left a stain behind, but it was somewhat drying. MAC Ruby Woo (Matte) (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel No. 02 (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Screen Siren (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel No. 01 (LE, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Life's Blood (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass My Icon Is (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop On Display (P, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stellar Beauty Super Sonic 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Nyma Tang (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Million Dollar Baby (LE, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Soul is a deep, reddish burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, but it applied terribly–streaky, patchy, and gritty color settled into lip lines as the texture was thicker, mousse-like, but it also seemed to have unmixed powder in it. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was drying over time. MAC Eugenie (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop LBD (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cordovan (DC, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Givenchy Pourpre Defile (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Berry Mojito (P, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (DC, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Sin (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Payasa (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dark Side (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Media (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cashing Out (PiP, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (DC, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath 35MM (DC, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $55.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Make Love to the Camera (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Near Dark (P, $55.00) is glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Limitless Lippies

LELimited Edition. $42.00.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Candy

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Honey

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Latte

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Mani

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Perf

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Spicy

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
A-
A-
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Juicy

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
A-
A-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Soul

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
F
F
4
Product
7
Pigmentation
3
Texture
7
Longevity
2
Application
51%
Total
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Tarte Limitless Lippies Deluxe Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Deluxe Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Deluxe Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set

Tarte Candy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Candy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Candy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Candy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Candy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Honey Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Honey Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Honey Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Honey Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Honey Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Latte Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Latte Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Latte Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Latte Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Latte Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Mani Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Mani Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Mani Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Mani Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Mani Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Perf Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Perf Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Perf Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Perf Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Perf Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Spicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Spicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Spicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Spicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Spicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Juicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Juicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Juicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Juicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Juicy Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Soul Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Soul Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Soul Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Soul Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Soul Tarteist Lip Paint

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  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Highlighter
  • Clinique Pink Honey Pop Cheek Pop
On eyes:
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  • bareMinerals Bling Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Boardroom Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Come True Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Granted Eyeshadow
  • bareMinerals Daydream Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Good Mood Contour Eye Pencil
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These all look nice and I’m sure it’s going to be perfect for someone who needs to add some shades to their collection. The shades themselves are pretty basic, though; there’s really not one that jumps out at me and gives me that ‘OMG I need that!’ reaction, ya know? As I said they’re all very pretty colors but, unfortunately, they’re all so basic that you can go anywhere to find much larger and less expensive dupes. Like you said the value on this one is definitely in quantity, not necessarily the quality (or uniqueness for that matter). I just don’t see anything special enough to warrant the purchase :-/.

The only color I really like in the whole set performed abysmally! Between that and the lack of value (I agree that’s surprising — I think it’s disappointing, too) I don’t think I’ll be using this set to sample this formula!

The shade selection is great here, but the tubes are so tiny looking, looks like you can use they up too quickly. But these could be nice for travel or popping into your purse, as they don’t take up much space

Um, definitely NOT a value kit at only a $27 amount of product for $42 and with a F graded shade thrown in to boot! Obviously, I’m passing on this set, LoL.

This set says on the box it’s made in the USA, so I’m guessing cost is mainly why there is not as much “value” in comparison to most of their made in China holiday sets. I got this set and I’m enjoying it, they seem the same as the formula from the regular line. I was surprised by how much some of the colors differed from in the tube compared to on the lips though.

I like how on trend these are without being too difficult to wear. It’s a shame about the last one being a F, I wonder what went wrong there?!

I really like these shades, but this set is not worth the price for the tiny amount of product. So weird for a Tarte set!

Thanks for the review, this was on my list. I was not worried about the small size at all as I have well over a hundred lipsticks I’ll never get through. However, seeing how much this is actually valued at I just cannot justify that. This will be a no.

I love the variety on this kit, but I’m not sold on the formula. Are they transfer resistant? Do you find they are comparable to “normal” matte lipsticks? Since they don’t fully dry down, I’m assuming at least they don’t flake or crumble like some liquid lipsticks do, right?

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