Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Lipsticks


The easiest way to change up your look in a quick hurry? A swipe of lipstick. Tarte Cosmetics recently came out with a line of Color Splash Lipsticks from their Rainforest of the Sea Collection and I am living for it. 

If you want to know my thoughts and my top picks for fair skinned ladies like me, keep on reading!

I am a huge sucker for beautiful packaging and Tarte really nailed it with these lipsticks! The packaging is a gorgeous sea blue shade that reminds me of the sea. The lipstick tubes are sturdy and feel slightly weighted. I love packaging that is adorable and substantial. It’s hard to get excited about a product that feels flimsy. The cap is not a magnet but it does have a little bit of a click to it when I put it back together. 

It seems like there is something for just about everyone in this collection! I love that they have a good selection of deeper shades. 

They have brights too!

And lots of nudes! I am super picky on my nude shades and I love that a lot of different undertones are represented here.

You had to have seen this one coming: my favorites shades are the nude/berry/mauves. I just gravitate towards them! These shades are the ones that appeal to me most. 

There is something for (almost) everyone here. I love that there is such a huge range of light nudes, a couple choices for brights, and for darks. I love the mid-tone rosy mauves. A barbie doll/bubble gum pink would have been a fun addition. I’d love to see them branch out into the Bite Beauty-esque world with more unique color selections. I’ve been hearing about these lipsticks everywhere so hopefully as they gain in popularity they expand their choices.

The formula on these is smooth and buttery and long wearing. They aren’t SO buttery that they’re sliding all around. They are lightly hydrating and they stay put. They transfer if you have a drink right after applying, but after 5+ hours of wear, they dry down plenty to the point where they stay put and leave a nice stain behind. 

All in all, I’m super impressed! My favorite shade at the moment is Salt Lyfe, a mauve gray. I wouldn’t normally go for something with gray in it, but I love it! 

What color speaks to you most? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick Review & Swatches


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