Along the way of my blogging journey, I’ve accumulated a few PR contacts — maybe I should do a blog post on that, on how I request products for review? Sometimes I do trades for e-mails. Like Tarte’s for instance, so I want to thank my pal Chelle for giving me the contact for this one!
Adorable packaging, great quality and if you didn’t know already — vegan.
Alright, so let’s get this out of the way — these new Tarte lipsticks are marketed as hydrating, but I do notice that the lipsticks have a bit of a matte finish and not a luminous glow to them like I thought they would (due to its name: hydrating). But hey that’s fine, pointing out something obvious here.
Happy to report they’re not uncomfortable. You know how some mattes are? These aren’t. I guess because they’re hydrating and semi-matte at the same time. Jeeze, that sounds confusing. I promise you it’s not. Here, let me show you so you can simply judge for yourself. Pucker your pout, because I’m about to do some swatches!
Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks are available in 24 shades. The creamy highly pigmented lipsticks have so much colour payoff, so if you want to stock up, keep in mind they’re $21 each at Sephora. The lipsticks glide on and seriously stay on for hours, no bleeding, and no feathering of the lips, even after eating — love it! The shade collection in these lipsticks are quite versatile with nudes to deep wine tones and everything in between. These dreamy blue marble-like tubes from Tarte are so beautiful you just have to have it.