Tarte Cosmetics is one of the top-rated cosmetics companies, quite popular among makeup and fashion lovers. They have a huge range of lip colours, lipsticks, makeup for eyes, skin, lips, etc. They have a limited edition quick dry lip paint liquid lipstick, which has a decent number of shades, that cater to all skin tones. In this article, I shall review the Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Liquid Lip Paint, in the shade Bestie. Since, this one is a limited-edition liquid lipstick, the design is quirky and eye-catching. The lip paint has 6ml or 0.2 oz of liquid lip paint. It is a full coverage and transfer proof lipstick. Here, I am sharing my honest and unbiased review on this lipstick. First, have a look at the packaging.
Packaging And Design
The lipstick comes in a paper box, which has vibrant and colourful patterns in red, pink and orange color, imprinted on it. The golden borders give a very royal look to it. Now, coming to the lipstick, it’s cylindrical in shape, and the bottle looks visually appealing as well. Both the outer box, and the lipstick has the Shade name printed, so that it’s easier for you to find out.
The lipstick has a wedge shape applicator wand. It is very easy to line your lips, and the flat end is perfect to fill up your lips.
What’s In It?
Here is the list of ingredients, as mentioned in the lipstick package, for your knowledge and information.
Isododecane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, quaternium-90 bentonite, polypropylsilsesquioxane, beeswax/cera alba/cire d rsquo;abeille, nylon-12, polyethylene, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, propylene carbonate, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl palmitate, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, VP/hexadecene copolymer, triethyl citrate, silica, silica silylate, polybutene, phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), red 7 lake (CI 15850), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), red 28 lake (CI 45410), red 6 (CI 15850), red 27 lake (CI 45410).
Color And Texture
The color is a nude shade, with a warm undertone. The lip color looks almost your natural lip color. It’s nude in true sense. Texture is fine and takes the natural texture of your lips. The lip color is lightweight, which is another positive point, other than the colour. Now, I have a serious issue with its quick dry formula. It starts drying within seconds, and because of it, you need to apply two-three more coats. As a result, the lips become flaky after some time, especially, if you eat or drink something. To solve this, you have to scrub your lips, and moisturize it for about 15 minutes. In the images below, I have used Estee Laudar lip balm, but still it didn’t work for me. You have to invest a good amount of time in preparing your lips, which turned me off !
Color Pay Off
Color pay off is amazing. One single coat of application creates an intense look, but due to the quick dry formula, it dries super fast, and you have to apply several coats, in order to get a uniform look.
Here is the swatch on my lips.