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