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New Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paints: Review and Swatches

From left to right: Manbun, Crop Top, Rave, Choker, Grunge, Brownie, Selfish, Cray-cray, Yaassss, Naughty
From left to right: Manbun, Crop Top, Rave, Choker, Grunge, Brownie, Selfish, Cray-cray, Yaassss, Naughty

I was recently lucky enough to try out the new Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paints and I really do enjoy them. They come in a pretty wide range of shades. I don’t have every color but I did receive 10 different colors that I’ll be swatching on my arm as well as on my lips.

Swatches down: Manbun, Crop Top, Rave, C,hoker, Grunge, Brownie, Selfish, Cray-cray, Yaassss, Naughty

The formula reminds me of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. However, the Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paints do not dry down.  So they’re pretty much guaranteed to transfer.  The formula is also very wet feeling so it tends to get on your teeth like a lip gloss would.  Normally I prefer a formula that dries completely matte just because it’s much more low maintenance and I don’t have to continuously touch up.  But I do like the fact that these don’t dry out your lips since they aren’t a true matte formula like, for instance, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips that leave your lips feeling like the Sahara Desert lol.  Another thing to note is that all of them have a sweet minty scent that I really love.

Cray-Cray and Manbun had a drier formula than the rest.  Cray-Cray went on somewhat patchy but after layering on the product I was able to even out the color.  Also, even though Manbun and Cray-Cray were thicker in formula, they appeared more matte than the other shades.

They come in a short cylindrical tube.  I’ve attached a picture comparing the size to a ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips tube.  The Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paints have a doe foot applicator that is rather long compared to a standard doe foot.  I would’ve preferred a standard applicator just because I find it easier to apply the product and I have more control.  The actual applicator wand itself is short.

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Below are lip swatches of all 10 shades.  My favorites are all of the nudes of course!



Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette


Recently, Anastasia Beverly Hills collaborated with makeup artist Tamanna Roashan(@dressyourface on Instagram) and launched the Tamanna Palette.  The palette includes 10 pigmented eyeshadows that are especially perfect for the upcoming Holiday season.  The Tamanna Palette retails for $29.  Anastasia Beverly Hills also launched the Waterproof Crème Color in Azure and the Metallic Luster Liner each retailing for $18.

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For the past few weeks of owning the Tamanna Palette, I have created numerous looks ranging from dramatic to simple.  The palette contains a few matte shadows as well as shimmer and satin finishes.  I really enjoy this palette and think it contains some beautiful shadows.  It also comes with a double ended eyeshadow brush.  It’s the standard double ended brush that Anastasia always includes with her eye palettes.  It has a pointed pencil brush on one end and a flat shader brush on the other.

From left to right: Fresh, Blush, Venezia, Gilded, and Custom (Without flash)
From left to right: Fresh, Blush, Venezia, Gilded, and Custom (Without flash)
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Top row:

  • Fresh: It’s a light nude shadow that blends in with my skin tone. It’s a perfect shadow for an all over lid color or even a subtle highlight.
  • Blush: It’s a pink toned shimmery champagne shadow.  I absolutely love this shade for highlighting my tear duct.
  • Venezia: It’s a beautiful shimmery teal/blue shadow that would be perfect as a pop of color along the lower lash line.
  • Gilded:  It’s a gorgeous shimmery bronze shadow.  This shadow is extremely similar in color to Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.
  • Custom:  It’s a beautiful shimmery taupe shadow.
From left to right: Noir, China Rose, Chocolate, Bengal, and Sangria. (Without flash)
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Bottom row:

  • Noir: It’s an extremely pigmented matte black shadow.  This is a great shadow to line your eyes with if you don’t feel like using a traditional eyeliner and want a softer looking line.
  • China Rose:  It’s a beautiful rose gold shade.  This is probably my favorite shadow in the entire palette.
  • Chocolate:  It’s a lovely warm matte brown shadow.  I love this one for adding depth to my eyeshadow looks.
  • Bengal: It’s a nice medium brown with a satin finish.  This is a great transition shade.
  • Sangria:  It’s a pretty shimmery purple/wine shadow.  This color is amazing for making brown, green, or hazel eyes pop.

Overall, I’m not disappointed with any of the shadows in this palette.  The pigmentation is wonderful and I think the Tamanna Palette is definitely worth $29.

I’ve created a smokey rose gold look using the palette.  For all of the details on this look, check out my Instagram account.

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Waterproof Crème Color in Azure. (Taken with flash)


The Waterproof Crème Color in Azure is a cream product that can be used as a cream shadow or an eyeliner.  It’s smudge proof and crease proof and is a gorgeous blue color.

Waterproof Crème Color in Azure. (Without flash)
Waterproof Crème Color in Azure. (Without flash)

The last product, Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Luster Liner in Liquid Gold is a super soft pencil that glides on effortlessly.  It’s a pretty metallic gold color and I love using it on my waterline to brighten up my eyes and make myself look wide awake.

Metallic Luster in Liquid Gold. (With flash)
(Without flash)