The Classic Brunette: Tarte Color Splash Shade Shifting Lipstick Review

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tarte Color Splash Shade Shifting Lipstick Review

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I was busy busy busy this past week preparing for a huge garage sale between my roommates and I to help start the moving process (I move in about a month!) and then spent all day Saturday and Sunday working and selling. If you've ever had a garage sale you know how much work they can be! So glad to finally be rid of some stuff that I've collected over the years, although I have already picked up some new items in their places...including this new line of lipsticks from Tarte! As you know Tarte is one of my favorite beauty brands, and their Rainforest of the Sea line is one of the lines I use practically every day. Well, they recently came out with a few new shades of their Color Splash lipsticks, this time in fun shade shifting colors! I was lucky enough to work with the brand on Instagram and was provided these lipsticks, however I wanted to be sure I did a full review of them on the blog as well.


From top to bottom: Pink Sand, Bodysurf, Sunlit, Scuba Dive, Yacht Week, and Ocean Floor (All c/o)



Before being sent these shades I had been eyeing them in Sephora for a while. Am I the only one that stalks makeup before committing to purchase? I went in to the store, swatched the colors, became obsessed with the colors, and then told myself that I had to wait to buy these until I moved so it would be one less thing to pack. But here I am with all these shades and I'm still just as obsessed (and so happy that I have them!) Each shade is either a metallic, glitter, or duochrome finish. Let me tell you that these lipsticks can be described with one word: BEAUTIFUL. Honestly, they are just the most gorgeous and unique lip shades I've tried, and the color shift creates such an interesting look. If you look at my Instagram stories later today you can see the shade shifting in action!


Since I own a few other shades from the original Color Splash line, I know how moisturizing the formula is and was pleasantly surprised that these shades also have that hydrating effect! One thing that I talk about a lot here on the blog is my dry skin and lips, but these are one of the lipsticks that I love to use and have no issues with. (And I don't have to wear chapstick at the same time!)

Another thing that I always look for in a good lipstick is the pigmentation. These definitely show a great amount of color and shimmer with one swipe. It's up to you how much color you want to wear though, because you can build up the amount of pigment with more applications. For the swatches above I did about 3 swipes for each color (4 for Scuba Dive) just for reference! The Color Splash collection has a very smooth application, something that's also important for me when I look for new lipsticks. Since they're so smooth, these shade shifting colors are also great for adding as a topper to a lipstick shade you already own. I tried out Sunlit (gold iridescent) over a red lipstick I already had and loved the shimmer effect it gave! I'm so excited to find other ways to play with these lipsticks!

Have you tried these shades? What about the original Color Splash collection?

15 comments:

  1. So awesome! I don't normally buy many lipsticks but these are gorgeous and I might have to reconsider getting one!!!

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  2. EEK! i def might want to take a look at these bc even the packaging is gorgeous!

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  3. I'm not one for lipstick... I end up obsessing over ruining it and it's usually not worth the hassle. But you made me want to buy these! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

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  4. Oh my gosh these are GORGEOUS! I'm getting such mermaid-y vibes from these too! :)

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  5. Those are so pretty! I have one of the colors from the regular line and love it too!

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  6. These colors are fantastic! It’s hard to tell by the tube what the color will really be, but the shades turned out beautiful

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  7. These are all beautiful shades! I would like to try them all!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  8. Love Tarte! Will definitely have to try some of these lipsticks, especially since you mentioned that they don't dry out your lips...I hate when that happens!

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  9. So many pretty colors! I love the extra sparkle they all have too!

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  10. These shades look amazing!! I love the orangey one!

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  11. I love these shades, especially Bodysurf! And the packaging is too cute. :)

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  12. Oh those shades are gorgeous! The glitter and shimmer is lovely!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  14. I absolutely love each shade! So pretty for Spring!

    xx Tatyanna
    http://www.apopoflife.com

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  15. I'm glad to hear your garage sale was a success. I have helped run a few garage sales in my life and they are always a lot of work! Those tarte shades are so pretty <3

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