Clearing the air on Tarte’s New Lip Paint

Happy Sunday loves,

For the past month I’ve been seeing very mixed reviews on the new Tarteist Lip Paints. A lot of people have been complaining they aren’t matte and don’t last at all. I received a deluxe sample size from Sephora- not even gonna try and pretend I bought the full size, I honestly haven’t yet because of the mixed reviews. Keep reading to see my honest opinion.


“It’s not matte”

Yes. It. Is. It takes about 20 minutes to fully turn matte, but it gets matte people! This feels so weightless and comfortable that I don’t mind waiting for it to dry down. It’s not a Sahara Desert-meets-Ruby Woo matte, but it’s certainly not a gloss, it’s not satin, it’s not creamy, it’s not metallic, it’s not a balm, it’s not moisturizing, it’s not shiny- so it’s gotta be matte.

“It looks super patchy when I rub my lips together”

I feel like it should be common sense for a liquid lipstick product, to NOT rub your lips together!!! I did the normal press-your-lips-together when applying to distribute the product and found that worked just fine. I tried again when the lip paint was dry and it was fine too.

“It bled everywhere and didn’t last”

Okay, keep in mind I am only talking about ‘Namaste’ here, but this didn’t bleed at all! I drank coffee, I drank water, I ate, it was great. This product lasted super long on me- just as good if not better than the NYX Lip Creams.



Yes, 4.5/5 because this stuff is great. I’d give it 5/5 if it dried matte right away so I don’t have to worry about smudging it. Minor issue. Maybe some of the other shades caused problems for people, but I LOVE Namaste and was thoroughly impressed. It has a very mousse-like formula and is so comfortable to wear. I found it much less drying than the cult favourite NYX Lip Creams.

This stuff passed the latte test, the water test, the sushi test, the full meal test, the talking test and was great. I only needed minimum touch ups and when it faded it looked natural and not patchy. Maybe the others shades aren’t as good, but I highly recommend this product!

xo J




  1. March 7, 2016 / 4:48 am

    Great post! Very pretty nude! I wish we had Tarte where I live. I just posted my top 5 nude lipsticks if you are interested (the high end version). I am sure you will find something on the list you will love, if Namaste is a color you love. Please, check it out. I’d appreciate the support. πŸ˜‰ Have a great day!

    • March 7, 2016 / 7:33 am

      Thanks for stopping by! Id love to check out your post πŸ™‚ xo J

      • March 7, 2016 / 7:48 am

        Great! Let me know what you think. I hope you find a new lippie on the list! πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ’™

        • March 7, 2016 / 9:42 pm

          Enjoyed reading your post! πŸ™‚

  2. March 7, 2016 / 6:34 am

    Great reviewβœ”οΈ

      • March 7, 2016 / 7:45 am


  3. March 7, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I love this color! It’s a great review, I never tried any of their products but I would love to! πŸ™‚

    • March 7, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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