Warning. There is a new liquid lipstick in town. A liquid lipstick that comes from the powerhouse USA brand Tarte Cosmetics. Luckily for me and thanks to my lovely friend visiting the States I am the proud owner of two shades, two ultra pigmented shades that have me wanting to try out the rest of the lineup stat. Before I get all over excited and loose my train of thought – let’s talk facts. Ready and waiting for your selection are a whopping 11 shades, snaps all round for Tarte. Alongside that is a fairly standard price point that can be shipped to the UK via the Sephora site, winner winner chicken dinner!
So what is the product actually like? Let’s start with the nude, a rich brown shade giving a subtle hint of pink to keep everything flattering. The names here are a little questionable with the nude offering called TBT and the mauve sporting the name Hangry. As much as I love my berry shades TBT is the winner for me. It’s brown without being too dark and flatters whilst still being able to make a statement. Formula wise you’ve got quite a wet product here. Unlike the MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks that dry down instantly, these liquid lipsticks have a bit of slick to them.
On one side this makes application easier with time to fix any mistakes, however it does allow the product to slightly bleed over your lip line. Unfortunately this can be seen on the darker shade Hangry where the finish tends to be patchy or uneven in colour. Luckily TBT doesn’t encounter these same problems and has left me wanting to snap up every nude in the lineup! Oer