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, $19.50) 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). Dior Ultra Tender (325) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $37.00)(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). Pat McGrath She's Heaven (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $19.50) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $38.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Sheena (LE, $34.00) is darker, glossier (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). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (DC, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Joan (LE, $36.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is warmer, 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). NYX Euro Trash (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Ultra Tough (600) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Thicc (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% 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, $19.50) 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, $19.50) 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). MAC Tabla (P, $19.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh 3 (P, $40.00) is lighter (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). Urban Decay Nighthawk (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Patricia Bright (LE, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia #6 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (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 (P, $40.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Prime Beige (90) (P, $36.00) 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). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (DC, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (PiP, ) is lighter, 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. Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate (P, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $19.50) 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, $54.00) 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, $19.50) 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). Jaclyn Cosmetics Mom (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (DC, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Cruisin' (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Ladyflower (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (LE, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (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, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Vacay (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Telluride (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). 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). NARS Audrey (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dangerous Liaison (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (DC, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar and Spice (P, $30.00) is lighter (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, $19.50) 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). NARS Flamenco (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kyra (LE, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). YSL Carmin Session (407) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Fig (PiP, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge Suedine (410) (P, $37.00) 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, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $19.50) 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, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is lighter (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). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $37.00) 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). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). Stellar Beauty Super Sonic 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush (P, $54.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Nyma Tang (LE, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Million Dollar Baby (LE, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Major Red (P, $40.00) is lighter, glossier (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, $19.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $19.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cordovan (DC, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop LBD (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Dark Side (P, $19.50) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Media (P, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Pourpre Defile (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Berry Mojito (P, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (DC, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Cashing Out (PiP, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (DC, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath 35MM (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sin (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $54.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Near Dark (P, $54.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC Carnivorous (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Berry (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Highlighter
  • Clinique Pink Honey Pop Cheek Pop
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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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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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