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Tarte Set Sail, Surf’s Up, Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Set Sail

Tarte Set Sail Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture seemed slightly thinner and not quite as emollient as other shades, so I felt like it emphasized the texture of my lips a bit, though it was still comfortable to wear and felt lightly hydrating over time. It had full color coverage in a single swipe, and the lipstick applied evenly across the lips. On me, this lipstick wore well for five and a half hours.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!).

The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Browse all of our Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, octyldodecanol, polyethylene, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcrystalline, hydrated silica, kaolin, water/aqua/eau, isohexadecane, silica, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, algae extract, benzyl benzoate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, citric acid, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, ethylhexyl palmitate, candelilla cera/euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/cire de candelilla, gardenia taitensis flower extract, hydrogenated olive oil, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, mica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, parfum/fragrance, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, shorea stenoptera seed butter, sorbitan isostearate, sorbitan oleate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tin oxide, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, tribehenin, VP/eicosene copolymer. (+/-): Red 7 Lake (15850), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 28 lake (CI 45410), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME110000101

Set Sail
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/07

Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Surf's Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Surf's Up

Tarte Surf’s Up Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, reddish plum with warm undertones and a cream finish. It was almost like a darker, muted coral at some angles. The lipstick had a creamy consistency that was emollient enough to glide effortlessly across the lips but didn’t slide around after it applied. I felt like it “set” in a way, where some of the initial slip dissipated within a few minutes of application (to be clear, it did not actually set–there was no true dry down and it never became transfer-proof!). It was richly pigmented and lasted for six hours on me.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!).

The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Browse all of our Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, octyldodecanol, polyethylene, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcrystalline, hydrated silica, kaolin, water/aqua/eau, isohexadecane, silica, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, algae extract, benzyl benzoate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, citric acid, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, ethylhexyl palmitate, candelilla cera/euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/cire de candelilla, gardenia taitensis flower extract, hydrogenated olive oil, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, mica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, parfum/fragrance, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, shorea stenoptera seed butter, sorbitan isostearate, sorbitan oleate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tin oxide, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, tribehenin, VP/eicosene copolymer. (+/-): Red 7 Lake (15850), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 28 lake (CI 45410), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME110000101

Surf's Up
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/07

Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Island Life

Tarte Island Life Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips without dragging or tugging. The consistency was creamy, lighter weight but substantial enough that the color adhered well to the lips and lasted for nearly five and a half hours. It was moderately moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!).

The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Browse all of our Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, octyldodecanol, polyethylene, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcrystalline, hydrated silica, kaolin, water/aqua/eau, isohexadecane, silica, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, algae extract, benzyl benzoate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, calcium aluminum borosilicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, citric acid, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, ethylhexyl palmitate, candelilla cera/euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/cire de candelilla, gardenia taitensis flower extract, hydrogenated olive oil, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, mica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, parfum/fragrance, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, shorea stenoptera seed butter, sorbitan isostearate, sorbitan oleate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tin oxide, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, tribehenin, VP/eicosene copolymer. (+/-): Red 7 Lake (15850), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 28 lake (CI 45410), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891). ME110000101

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Fairly Precious Extra Dimension Blush
  • Anastasia Eclipse Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Aurora Glow Kit
  • Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner
  • Stila Sunset Cove Glitter Eyeshadow

Product Availability

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick $21.00/0.12 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Island Life is sure a beautiful color. I have it in my cart but hadn’t ordered. I think that seeing it on you has helped me make up my mind. I also love the packaging.

Island Life sure is pretty! I could definitely see myself possibly getting this during late summer or autumn.
I also love the look of Surfs Up, of which I’m in full agreement with your 2nd assessment of the shade. Yes, I would classify it as a muted darker coral, as I cannot discern any purplish tones or undertones in it. Sadly, I’ve still got MAC Retro, so unless I use it up before Tarte gets rid of these…. yeah. ?

If you are thinking of purchasing Tarte Island Life Lipstick check out the Tarte Mother Natures Limited Edition Discovery set at Sephora . For $38 it includes a full size Island Life lipstick plus the Island Cleansing Gel, eye patches, blush, mascara, oil and a setting mist .

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