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, $19.00) 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). Pat McGrath She's Heaven (DC, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (DC, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $19.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Sheena (LE, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Pinch (LE, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Tame (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Parker (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super You (LE, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker (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, $38.00) 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). 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). ColourPop Stingraye (LE, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox On Set (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty 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). MAC Photo (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Yum Yum (10) (P, $8.00) is lighter (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, $23.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Smoked Za'atar (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Paramount (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora My Rules (34) (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh 3 (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Revlon Choco-liscious (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Seashore (112) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Pat McGrath Divine Brown (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Nighthawk (DC, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Maison (P, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Chestnut (122) (P, $40.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). YSL Shoreditch Walk (144) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, 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). ColourPop 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). ColourPop 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). Chanel Bois de Rose Astral (118) (LE, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Ultra Appeal (587) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Foxy Lady (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Tinkerbell (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Hourglass You Are My (LE, $34.00) is lighter (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 Activist (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Set Sail (P, $21.00) is lighter (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). MAC Private Party (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) (PiP, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pluot (P, $28.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Pat McGrath Wild Orchid (P, $30.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (DC, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Mauve It (DC, $7.49) is more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Moody Bloom (P, $7.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Discretion (P, $57.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Killing Me Softly (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Trophy Wife (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Plumful (P, $19.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Bad Habit (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Rose (P, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Captive (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Mom (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (DC, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Cruisin' (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (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. Tarte Vacay (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (LE, $40.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Flirt (504) (P, $38.00) 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). MAC Fashion Emergency (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Angel City (LE, $7.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Spice It Up! (DC, $19.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dangerous Liaison (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Page Me (P, $8.00) is more muted, 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). NARS Flamenco (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Manic (P, $19.00) 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). Giorgio Armani Rose Nomad (524) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Boss Lady (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% 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, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel No. 02 (LE, $40.00) 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). Chanel No. 01 (LE, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). ColourPop On Display (P, $7.00) is darker (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). Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush (P, $57.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Nyma Tang (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stellar Beauty Super Sonic 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). KVD Beauty Hexagram (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Million Dollar Baby (LE, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Major Red (DC, $40.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is cooler (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, $19.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop LBD (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Cordovan (DC, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Energy Field (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% 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, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Payasa (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Black Red (910) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dark Side (P, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Media (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Risque (P, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Cashing Out (PiP, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (DC, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). YSL Peculiar Pink (05) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath 35MM (DC, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% 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

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

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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

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
On eyes:
  • bareMinerals Bubbles Eyeshadow
  • 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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ANDREW Avatar

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 :-/.

Fran Avatar

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!

Katherine T. Avatar

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

Cassidy Avatar

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.

Claire L Avatar

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?!

Cara Avatar

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.

Natalia Avatar

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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