Tarte cosmetics is a brand that has been on my radar for a while but I haven’t got round to trying it until now. I watched an unboxing video on YouTube recently where someone was testing out a huge set of all the new lipstick shades that were new on the market. It was the most fabulous collection I think I have ever seen and I was mesmerised watching it so decided that I needed to test this brand out for myself!
As this is an American brand, there are not any beauty counters available in UK stores yet so the options we have is to either buy direct from Tarte online, but face quite hefty shipping charges, or we can buy from QVC as they carry a selection of the products. I’ve said it before, but the thing I love about QVC is that you can test out products for 30 days and if you are really not happy with what you have bought, you can send it back for a full refund which is so amazing, especially with beauty products which are usually always non returnable once opened.
I chose one of the colour splash lipsticks from the ‘Colour of the Sea’ range and in the colour Colada which is a nude light brown shade. The packaging was really pretty and as soon as I opened it I could wait to test it out. I was surprised at how creamy and luxurious it felt and it has a real moisturising texture to it without being oily. I matched a lip liner which I already owned from Barry M in the shade 24 carat which went perfectly with this particular shade. The colour was very pigmented and was long lasting which was great as there is nothing more disappointing than a lipstick that wears off the moment you step out the door or have a sip of a drink.
Something else to mention is that this is a vegan friendly product and contain a blend of algae and marine flower extracts that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and softening skin. It contains shea butter which helps to retain elasticity of the skin.
For £18 I feel like this was really worth the money purely for the quality, the depth of the colour and how long lasting it was so I will definitely be purchasing more of these. There are 24 shades to choose from so the only thing now is to work out which colours to try next!
Check out the full range available here