For my birthday last month I purchased several different Tarte products, one of which was their Tarteist Lip Paint liquid lipstick. I got it in the color Namaste, a pretty pinky nude, and I’ve been wearing it at least once a week since it arrived, which is quite often for me!
The formula of this liquid lipstick is different from others that I’ve tried. I’ve read that it feels similar to the Nyx Soft Matte lip creams but I can’t attest to that myself. It applies completely opaque and incredibly pigmented, a small amount of this product gets you a long way. It applies creamy and takes around twenty minutes to dry to a matte finish. It can last through a drink or a snack but generally this lasts from the time you apply it to your next big meal, no touch-ups needed until then!
The color I have, Namaste, is a pale pinkish beige. It looks very natural on me and I think it could suit a range of skin tones, but if you have darker skin it may wash you out. I love so many of the shades in this liquid lipstick, range so if you want to try it but don’t like Namaste definitely check out the other colors! TBT, Frenemy, Bae, and Lovespell are my favorites based on what I’ve seen from swatches and Instagram photos.
This applies evenly with a doefoot applicator. Like most liquid lipsticks, it is a bit drying so be sure to prep your lips before you apply it with a good lip balm. And whatever you do, don’t try to apply a lip balm or lip gloss on top of this! The lipstick separates and essentially dissolves on your lips, leaving a sticky, blotchy mess. I’ve also had problems re-applying this liquid lipstick. If you have to reapply, it may be smarter to completely remove the first coat before adding another one. The Tarteist lip paint can also settle into your natural lip lines, but I have found that using your finger to smooth out the product takes care of the problem without losing any color.
If you don’t like liquid lipstick but you like the shade Namaste, I’ve got some dupes for you! The closest is MAC’s Honey Love, which isn’t much cheaper but the color is almost exact and it has the same matte finish. If you’re on a budget, Rimmel’s Kate Moss line in #45 is also a similar color but the finish more satin and sheer.
Overall, I absolutely love the Tartiest lip paint and I’m hoping to pick up a few more shades soon. It can be tricky to apply and reapply, but it’s less drying than many other liquid lipsticks while still lasting a long time. Namaste is a wearable, my-lips-but-better color and it’s now one of my favorite nudes! You can purchase it online here!
What are your favorite liquid lipsticks?