tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
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tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star1%


A full coverage, transfer-proof liquid lipstick with a quick-dry matte finish.

  • Concentrated mineral pigments: deliver rich, lip-soothing pigment while nourishing & softening skin

Product performance: Offers vibrant, opaque color with concentrated mineral pigments in a liquid-to-matte lip paint that dries instantly with no transferring. The featherlight Comfortflex formula means it moves with your lips without drying out, cracking or bleeding.

Bestie, Salty, Get It!, Homeslice, Rosé, Delish, Vibin, Fortune, Acid Wash Ingredients: Isododecane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, quaternium-90 bentonite, polypropylsilsesquioxane, beeswax/cera alba/cire d’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).

Killin' It Ingredients: Isododecane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, quaternium-90 bentonite, polypropylsilsesquioxane, beeswax/cera alba/cire d’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, mica. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), red 33 lake (CI 17200), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), red 7 lake (CI 15850), red 28 lake (CI 45410), blue 1 lake (CI 42090).

Festival, Obsessed, Low Key, Exposed Og, Extra Ingredients: Isododecane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, quaternium-90 bentonite, polypropylsilsesquioxane, cera alba/beeswax/cire d'abeille, nylon-12, propylene carbonate, polyethylene, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, ascorbyl palmitate, mica, phenoxyethanol, polybutene, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, silica, silica silylate, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, triethyl citrate, VP/hexadecene copolymer. (+/-): Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), yellow 6 lake (CI 15985), red 28 lake (CI 45410), titanium dioxide (CI 77491), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). ME110LS000171

Formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten

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tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
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  • "I am not the biggest fan of liquid lipstick because I think my lips are abnormally dry, but with this formula it dries so quickly without taking the moisture out. I bought mine at Sephora during the VIB Rouge sale so for the price you can't beat it! Overall the pigmentation is great and it still feels a little creamy when it dries down so it won't give you that dry looking lip, and the color is that perfect nude that you can rock all season long" in 1716 reviews
  • "Really love this product. It is a long lasting matte lip paint that will not let you down! This is my first time purchasing this product & I have nothing bad to say about it! Would definitely buy again!" in 955 reviews
Vanessa C.
17 reviews
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: Salty (pinky nude) more...
tarte is typically on point with color, pigments and duration of freshness, and nails it on the head, for the most part, with this Quick Dry Lip Paint. This shade, Salty, shown w/swatch on my hand, is very peachy, very pale, with a very matte texture, for a decent lasting, lip stain.
Great for that beach blown hair & "Salty" sea air, Look of sweet freshness.
I know it says "paint." I use the word "stain," as I feel this Tarteist delight flattens to a nice matte stain. This look is particularly perfect when paired with a lip primer regimen, creating that gorgeous neutral tone with "stay in place" confidence.
My only complaint was dry feathering in that 4th -5th hr. I want to reiterate dry feathering, as this has nearly zero transfer once dry.
Definitely The Lip Dew for your next Date!
It is difficult to reapply to a clean lip once out & about so, this makes it perfect for a lunch or dinner & maybe a show. All day wear for office or any full day wear 😕 might be a bit much to ask of this lovely shaded friend, but it's beauty is a great pay off for a quick drying and quick wearing lip indulgence!
Katherine F.
Carrboro, NC
84 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Front Row (deep mauve) more...
I got "Front Row" in my Oct 2017 Boxycharm. Although it is apparently described as a "deep mauve," it looks more like a light brick/burnt orange nude-y brown on me . Kind of like Smashbox Always On in "Out Loud," but less brown and more orange-y. I love these kinds of colors, and it is very season-appropriate. 

The texture is thin, like the tarte Tarteist lip paints and the stila all-day liquid lipsticks (although creamier than the latter, if that makes sense), so I can apply in thin layers. I do need at least 2 full layers for full opacity. It fully dries down unless I don't remove the lip balm underneath. 

I'm not sure if there's a specific name for the shape of the applicator, but it's like half the size of a doe foot with a little groove in the middle (like a "C" shape) where product accumulates (tarte's tarteist lip glosses also have this applicator). I wipe the applicator on the edge of the bottle because I think too much comes out initially, but the applicator's size makes it versatile and easy to stay within your lip lines.

I have chronically dry lips, and most liquid lipsticks are very challenging for me to wear at all, much less all day (around 10 hours). This is, hands-down, the most comfortable I have found thus far, although it IS drying and requires extensive lip prep (exfoliation & moisturizing), as well as touch ups (for me, re-moisturizing every few hours). Transfer is minimal, but increases throughout the day as I re-moisturize, which is not due to this product, obviously. Also can't wear this back-to-back days, but I can actually wear this all day if I really want to. Typically I'll only wear it a half day since it fades well on me - I don't get crackly lips or patchiness. Unlike the stila all-day liquid lipstick, Colourpop's ultramatte, and smashbox's Alway's On, this can be layered with vaseline/aquaphor, which is what works best for my dry lips.

In conclusion, I am still interested in trying out some other liquid lipstick options that I hear good things about (mostly Julep's and Dose of Color's), but I would buy this in other colors. Overall, I still prefer other kind of lip products since matte ones can be so drying and my lips already struggle so much, but this review reflects my experience in relation to other matte liquid lip products only. 
Lindsey K.
508 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Purchased at: ULTA
Review for: Fly (raspberry) more...
I decided to branch out of my favorite "safe" brands of liquid lipsticks (Stila, Lancome) and try something new. I am a devout liquid lipstick fan who also has lost fullness of my lips due to being in my 30's so I am very particular about the lipsticks that I buy. They need to be lightweight yet pigmented, non-drying (or at least non-fine line enhancing...), non-crumbling, and long lasting (obviously).

I love the wide of a selection of neutrals in this collection and I had no trouble finding a few new shades to take home. My favorite shade I chose is "Fly" which is a gorgeous vivid fuschia. The applicator is a standard tube with skinny fuzzy wand with an average amount of product inside. It has a little divot in the middle of the tip that helps with precision but makes the product difficult to apply evenly. The product applies on smoothly and is very, very pigmented which is really nice. I was able to make nice crisp lines on one pass by taking my time. It is unscented and definitely a matte product. I would say it doesn't hide my fine lines, but it doesn't enhance them either which is a good thing. However, it is a bit drying on my lips and has a slight "gritty" feeling, which usually means that it'll crumble in a few hours which it did. And when it started to crumble it did so starting in the inner part of my lips which I really dislike. As far as lasting power, it only lasted at most an hour before starting to crumble. Disappointing.

Overall, I really like the color and vibrancy of this lipstick but I would say that it is not my favorite overall liquid matte lipstick and there are better liquid lipsticks out there at less than half the price.
Katy F.
West Palm Beach
251 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have quite a few of these I am a big fan of Nude Matte shades so I like them a lot, but you can't wear them by themselves because you will look dead LOL they're very like some of them but if you pair them with an ice liner and gloss on top they're beautiful. They are dry so they will get all cracked after a little while. They really do have a beautiful selection of shades especially the nude shades you don't usually see a variety of nudes like this they did a great job with it my only complaint is that they are very drying they definitely do crack after a little while and give you that yucky cracked dry look after a little while so you have to reapply a lot, but if you don't mind that then they are beautiful. Couple of my favorites are salty and pillow talk.
Kayli N.
Ames, IA
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Wannabe (rich brown) more...
In all honesty, this lipstick is horrible. I picked up this shade and returned it the next day. I have tried other shades and they’re not as bad as this one but I found that this one in particular tends to wear off onto everything it touches. Want to kiss your partner? Well ya better be ready for them to wear your lipstick all night. Trying to drink anything? Pick one spot or you’ll have joker lips in no time from the transfer. The only reason this gets stars at all is because it IS comfortable and the scent is nice and I like other colors from this line but for God’s sake don’t bother with any of the darker colors. I will not be repurchasing any of these anytime soon unless they’re completely reformulated. Overall, disappointing.
Ali G.
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
I got this lip paint in the color Choker, which is an orange-toned brown. I loved the color but the formula didn't seem to want to stay in place for more than an hour or two. Because it didn't seem like a long lasting lippie I usually put a gloss over it and for some reason I felt more comfortable with it that way. I would suggest this simply because of the color, but if you're looking for something long lasting go for a different brand.

Oh and for some reason the wand on this became disconnected from the cap? So now I can't even really use it. Anyway, here's a picture of what it looks like on.
Melanie S.
Miami Beach, FL
156 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Get It (apricot nude), Homeslice (peachy nude), Exposed, Bestie (deep nude), Low Key more...
Ugh. This is one of those products that I wish were better because 1. I love Tarte and 2. I've heard really good reviews. So I have tried several colors. I got one mini as a freebie at Sephora, others I've got as gifts in my Tarte sets, Boxycharm, and I even purchased one. They have all been drying and seem to settle on any crack on your lips. I have tried exfoliating beforehand, applying lip balm, but this formula really just sucks all the natural oils out of your lips and makes you look dry! :( Regardless I decided to still wear them because I love the colors so I put some clear lip gloss on top and that made it OK. I do like the applicator, the packaging, but it is not worth only wearing with lip gloss :/
Breeana S.
3 reviews
Review for: Delish (rosy mauve) more...
This was one of the first ever liquid lippies I have ever used. The formula has a creamy but thin consistency  & dries down to a matte finish. It is a true quick-drying formula as well.. VERY quick. So it's definitely true too its name. I have the color "Delish" & it compliments my light skin tone well. The only reason I'm knocking a star off is due to it drying out my lips. However, this is a matte formula that is also quick-drying so that is pretty much a given, imo. I just apply a balm underneath & that works well enough. I'm also not the biggest fan of the applicator. All in all, I think this is a great liquid lippie & I would consider buying more shades. :)
Angeline E.
Miami, FL
87 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Front Row (deep mauve) more...
I've been dying to try a liquid lipstick, and since I already love Tarte lip stains and regular lipsticks, I decided to go with this as my first. I love the variety in colors and it really does dry quickly. Not too drying at all, and it stays on forever, and I am constantly drinking water/tea/coffee. I just have to get used to putting it on carefully since it does dry so fast (I'm more of the swipe it on in the car kind of girl). Front Row is a great everyday neutral on my skin tone, appropriate for work or downtime with the family. Definitely going to grab a few more colors of this!
Alex S.
297 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This is a great liquid lipstick formula, and definitely the most comfortable one I've found. Even though they dry down completely matte and transfer proof, I don't feel like they suck all the life out of my lips. Sure, they feel a bit dry after eight straight hours of wear, but what liquid lipstick doesn't do that? I find these to be very very longwearing, and I never have to fully reapply throughout the day. At the most, I have to touch up the inner rim or corners. Speaking of the inner rim, I haven't noticed this forming that nasty, white ring that some lippies cause, which is awesome! The formula, wear time, and colors are all great, and I think anyone who needs something that lasts all day should try these out.
Amethyst R.
Voorhees, NJ
I have been dying to purchase these, but i'm hesitant because i've heard mixed reviews about them. Some say they are too dry, and some say they don't dry enough. Help!
is it really worth $20 for one tube?
Kaitlyn M.
Newtown Sq, PA
275 reviews
Are these worth the price?? I'm loving the colors
Shoba R.
129 reviews
Is this lip stick the sticky type or it is smooth on application??
Sara S.
Sterling Hts, MI
69 reviews
How long wearing is this product? I tried it on in the shade Festival in store and fell in love but wasn't sure if the longevity was the same as other similar matte lipsticks.

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