Tarte Skinny Dip, Firework, Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash LipstickTarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a muted, light-medium peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was very creamy, though it felt thicker than most of the other shades in the range, and it didn’t apply as evenly–it just gathered in lip lines and seemed to separate more noticeably along my upper lip. It was pretty pigmented, and it was drying, but this was one of the shorter-wearing shades at four hours, which is more of an average wear-time than long-wear. Hourglass I Lust For (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Carousel (LE, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (DC, $24.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop She Cute (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lament (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Kinky (P, $18.00) is darker, lower quality, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Hourglass The First Time (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Daylight (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS All Yours (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Button (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Platinum Blonde (P, $34.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C104 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Bite o' Georgia (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Pink Apricot (301) (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash LipstickTarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a thinner, less velvety texture, but it still had enough slip that it glided on easily. The color wore for almost six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Charmed, I'm Sure (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $20.00) is brighter (95% similar). ColourPop Blood (LE, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Burberry Ruby (434) (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crimson (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash LipstickTarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark dusty rose with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, velvety texture that was comfortable to wear and easy to apply. The lipstick wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Burberry Rose Pink (307) (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain #31 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lucky in Love (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Torte (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). ColourPop Y2K (P, $7.50) is more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Double Dare (P, $19.00) is more muted (85% similar). Hourglass If Only (P, $34.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Mesmerize (P, $7.50) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Spanked (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $55.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pin Up Pink (P, $34.00) is lighter (80% similar). Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Provocative Red (LE, $27.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Nonsense (LE, $18.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Drench Lip Splash LipstickTarte Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is supposed to have “full coverage” with a “matte” finish and still manage to hydrate the lips while being “long-wearing.” The range is very pigmented with a more semi-matte to satin finish than truly matte. The wear varied from four to six hours, but the more velvety, silicone-like consistency made it so some shades settled into lip lines, though the more forgiving texture makes it easier to smooth the color back in place during wear. The formula is comfortable to wear overall with a faint mint scent but no taste. If you twist-up the entire lipstick from the tube, it appears rather stubby, but it is actually still 0.085 oz. by weight–the average lipstick is between 0.10 oz. and 0.12 oz. with the occasional lipstick as large as 0.15 oz. (Tarte’s regular lipstick contains $17.00/0.10 oz., and their twist-up LipSurgence range is $24.00/0.10 oz.). Worth noting, the tube itself felt thin and less sturdy than most lipstick tubes I’ve come across.

Skinny Dip

PPermanent. $22.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Firework

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Happy

PPermanent. $22.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Skinny Dip Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Firework Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Happy Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

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Thanks, Abbey! It is! I know a lot have twisted the lipstick up and found it really stubby (it does look small), but the weight isn’t TOO much lower than the average lipstick, so hopefully people still give it a try as the formula is pretty good overall.

I like Firework, but I have CP Poison ( and a backup). Happy is pretty too, noticed all the close dupes are LE, glad this one is permanent!

Happy makes me feel happy!!!! I love this shade a bunch, and then some!

Already have dupes for Skinny Dip and likely Firework, too. So I’m good there. But I need Happy!!!?

Skinny Dip is one of those colors that I wish I could wear every time I see it, but know I can’t. Firework and Happy are both much more wearable for me-I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any more reds for a while, but Happy might be worth considering. Off the top of my head I don’t think I have anything just like it.

Firework is a very pretty red! Happy is a lovely color — and a kind of color that usually ends up looking really different on me, in a very unflattering way! I’ll need to try it out — if it looks as good on me as it does on you, Christine, then I want it!

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