Tarte Surfer Girl, Top Down, Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t drag and applied evenly. This particular shade seemed to emphasize lip lines slightly, while the color itself started to gather in lip lines after three hours of wear–it lasted for closer to six hours and left behind a stain. It actually was a shade that seemed to wear better if blotted down initially, as it reduced some of the thickness and slip but didn’t impact the intensity of the shade. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. MAC Invite Intrigue (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Stir (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Drive In (DC, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Party Girl (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $34.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Electric Pink (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Orchid (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Tropical Punch (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Exhibition (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, velvety texture that applied without dragging and yielded even pigment. It wore well without color settling into lip lines. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was very lightly hydrating. Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Miranda May (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Too Bad I'm Bad (P, $34.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Kelly (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Daiquiri (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Experimental (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t'aime (238) (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty So Sofia (236) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $17.50) is darker, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.085 oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a satin sheen. This was one of the worst in the range, as it had semi-opaque coverage and an uneven, gritty-looking appearance–it was like the lipstick balled up on itself (but it didn’t feel grainy). It pulled into lip lines from the beginning of application, and it worsened while worn. The color lasted for five and a half hours and feathered on me. It was neither hydrating nor moisturizing. Tarte Yachting (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Maneater (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Darling (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). Hourglass I Hide My (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rocker Chick (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Milani Flirt (LE, $8.99) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte 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.

Surfer Girl
Surfer Girl
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Top Down
Top Down
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Wet Suit
Wet Suit
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
71%
Total
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Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Surfer Girl Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Top Down Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick

Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
Tarte Wet Suit Drench Lip Splash Lipstick