Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Colour Splash Lipsticks

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 lipstick Skinny DipTarte color splash hydrating lipstick in Skinny Dip

Tarte color splash hydrating lipstick Set SailTarte color splash hydrating lipstick in Set Sail

Tarte color splash hydrating lipstick 5 o'clockTarte color splash hydrating lipstick in 5 o’clock

Tarte color splash hydrating lipstick in Cruisin'Tarte color splash hydrating lipstick in Cruisin’

Tarte color splash hydrating lipstick in Miami ViceTarte color splash hydrating lipstick in Miami Vice

Tarte color splash hydrating lipstick in PopsicleTarte color splash hydrating lipstick in Popsicle

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.

 

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Bite Beauty Lip Pencils (4 nude shades)

It’s taken me a long time to try the lip pencils by Bite Beauty and I’m certainly glad I did. A Canadian brand, who continues to make their products in their home-base of Toronto Ontario by hand, with food grade ingredients. I have four of the plethora of nude shades that I could pull off and wear easily on their own, or under a gloss or lipstick. These pencils are highly pigmented and a hydrating formula. Finally a lip pencil that doesn’t tug on your lips and be all irritating and drying, who wants that! Sheesh. However, they are matte on the lips, so keep that in mind.

I think I made a good choice from my selection that I requested from PR, because I don’t think there’s one I wouldn’t keep. I do have a favourite shade though, and it’s the one in 008. It’s kind of a peachy nude on me, and I love that shade.

Let’s jump into some swatches!

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 002 (a nude pink)

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 002

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 004 (a rosey pink)

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 004

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 008 (my fave!)

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 008

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 010 (rosey mauve)

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 010

I found that shade 010 was similar to my natural lip colour, so I’ll keep that in mind if I want to wear something bold yet want to line my lips. I find that the finish of the lip pencils aren’t totally matte, but do have a bit of sheen to it. If you’re a fan of Bite already, you know that they’ve expanded the 22 pink-nude/easy to wear shades recently, with bold fun shades for summer. They have some great saturated colours!

The Lip Pencil – Bite Beauty is $21 at Sephora.

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BECCA Cosmetics holographic line

BECCA Light Chasers and Liquid Crystal Lip ToppersYour skin is going to look like a magical unicorn all summer with these new BECCA launches. Holographic gloss, and pigmented highlighters in every shade of the rainbow? Got your attention yet? Just when you think you have enough highlighters…

BECCA Light Chasers and Liquid Crystal Lip ToppersIf there’s anything BECCA Cosmetics is known for, it’s bringing the glow. They’ve launched a whole collection of Light Chaser Highlighters in 6 gorgeous rainbow shades; and a coordinating 6 coloured Liquid Crystal Glow Glosses which are inspired by raw gemstones melted into liquid form, which flatters all skintones.

BECCA Liquid Crystal Lip ToppersI haven’t seen anything quite like the glosses before. They’re a sheer gloss but incredibly light-catching with a wet-look to the lips. They literally have that kaleidoscopic look to them, like a highlighter for your lips. Rad hey. The glosses are infused with a coconut and vanilla scent with nurturing ingredients that will leave the lips soft and smooth.

The launch of the glosses and highlighters are coordinating with one another for a monochromatic look, ranging from bright pearls to bronzey-greens and pops of gold. You’ll want to stock up on them all!

You have six options to choose from with the BECCA Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss:

  • Pearl x Gold · Creamy pearl with a golden shift
  • Champagne Dream x Bellini · Soft peach with rose gold
  • Rose Quartz x Seashell · Rose with a hot pink shift
  • Amethyst x Geode · Lavender duo-chrome with aquamarine shift
  • Opal x Jade · Golden opal pearl with teal sapphire shift
  • Topaz x Gilt · Golden bronze with soft emerald

BECCA Liquid Crystal Lip ToppersEach of the glosses can be won on its own or as a top coat over a lipstick. The gloss is designed to add a hint of holographic color and dimension.

BECCA Light Chaser Highlighters (for face and eye):

  • Rose Quartz x Seashell · Rose with a hot pink shift
  • Champagne Dream x Bellini · Soft peach with rose gold shift
  • Pearl x Gold · Creamy pearl with a golden shift
  • Topaz x Gilt · Golden bronze with soft emerald shift
  • Opal x Jade · Golden opal pearl with a teal sapphire shift
  • Amethyst x Geode · Lavender duo-chrome with a blushed garnet shift

BECCA Light Chaser HighlightersThe Light Chaser Highlighters can be worn alone on face or eyes, or layered on top of a blush, eyeshadow, or add as an eyeliner. Each of the shades will bring similar glow to BECCA’s other famous highlighters.

BECCA Light Chaser Highlighters and the Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss dropped in early June and are now exclusively at Sephora and BECCA Cosmetics. Earlier this spring BECCA Cosmetics partnered with Chrissy Teigen for a palette of bronzers, blushes and highlighters (see my review); and don’t forget about those gorgeous BECCA Sunlit Bronzers! Those are my #1.

Come back on Tuesday for swatches of the glosses on my lips! 

 

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