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Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipstick Review + Swatches

Hey there! I’ve been really impressed with the Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipstick (0.12 oz for $21) from the moment it was released, and I have a bunch of reasons why. This lipstick is almost perfection. From its packaging, down to its finish and shades.


Tarte Color Splash Lipstick


Ever since this lipstick came out, I had a feeling that I’m gonna love it. The swatches seem to be all wearable and there are different variations of warm nudes and mauves. Perfect for any skintone. Just my kind of lipstick.


Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipstick review


If you’re the type that’s kind of bored with matte liquid lipsticks and you’d want something hydrating but not too glossy, then I truly recommend this. Just like most of Tarte’s Rainforest of The Sea products, this Color Splash Lipstick is probably one of the best lipsticks I’ve ever tried. The formulation and the finish are just about right. It is moisturizing and hydrating without feeling heavy on the lips. It’s not overly shiny nor shimmery. It has a semi-matte finish without drying the lips, a bit like Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Matte Finish but way creamier. It doesn’t have a distinctive flavor nor scent, but perhaps slightly buttery.

Tarte Color Splash Lipstick review

There are several shades from this line and they’re all pretty. I really had a hard time picking out the best that I like the most. It seems like every shade I swatched were all gorgeous. The lipstick is also well-pigmented and I love that there are different variations of nudes and mauves in this line. There are coral-ish nudes, rosy nudes, brown mauves, rosy mauves, etc. Apart from the beautiful array of shades, I find this lipstick to be a good value for the money. It’s long-wearing that even after 2 meals (without reapplying), I could still see the shade on my lips. Such is the staying power of this lipstick.


Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipstick swatches


Island LifeRosy Mauve. A muted mauve rose that’s perfect whether you live on the island, in the city, or in the jungle. This is one of my fave shade in this line.


Set SailDark Nude. Gorgeous perfect nude shade for light to medium complexions.


SiestaBrown Nude. I’d say this is a true neutral nude shade that could work for any skin tone, especially to those who are in the range of fair to light. 


Surf’s UpMauve. This doesn’t look mauve at all, at least not on my lips. The shade itself is warm nude mixed with a muted orange/coral/terracotta hue. It’s very unique and very beautiful.


VacayDark Cool Rose. Gorgeous. Just the right blend of slightly dark rose and mauve. A warmer version of Island Life. This is a great pop of color on the lips be it day or night. Also, great for the upcoming Fall.


5 o’clockDark Mauve. Looks more like a mauve brown to me, but more on the mid-brown side. Very wearable like a darker version of Siesta.


Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipstick swatch


The packaging of this lipstick has a whole Summer vibe that is totally unique and cute. I love the blue marble-style tubes with golden accents. The Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash lipstick is a comfortable, creamy, and hydrating lipstick with an incredible range of shades. Its lasting power and very good pigments are really good and something I highly recommend.


Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipsticks



Have you tried these already? 

Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipstick review swatches


The Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Color Splash Lipstick is available at Sephora


See ya later,


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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer

Hello Peeps! Here a moisturizer that is so hard to resist, the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Moisturizer (1.7 oz for $39) is probably one of the most irresistible moisturizers I’ve ever tried. From the moment I’ve sniffed this at Sephora, I was totally blown away by its awesome and delicious scent. Even the total package of the moisturizer is hard to ignore. Such beauty and such quality.


Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer review



This Drink of H20 Moisturizer from Tarte has a catchy vibrant packaging and it smells like a thousand citruses, sweet oranges and fresh lavenders all rolled into one. It’s delicious, fresh and invigorating at the same time. This gel moisturizer has a bluish aqua-tinge like a fresh marine water, and it feels very cooling on the skin. It soothes and it refreshes without feeling greasy and it hydrates very well. It has hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and electrolyte-balancing sea salt.


Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer



This is also vegan, hypoallergenic, and it works on any skin type. I love how it feels on my skin, especially in this hot and humid summer. It cools my skin down and it’s not sticky. It also feels light like you’re not wearing any moisturizer at all and my skin absorbs this very well, with no break out whatsoever.


Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer


If you have an oily-prone skin, this is definitely one of the product to have or to at least try. I love its gel formulation and in fact, the whole Tarte Rainforest of the Sea line seems to be really good. From their wonderful 4-in-1 Setting Mist to their Color Splash Lipsticks, men, I love Tarte this summer.


Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer


I don’t really have a lot of critics for this moisturizer. It smells good, it’s very light, it’s vegan, it spreads easily all over the face, it’s not oily, it’s calming, it’s super hydrating and it’s great to layer under makeup. My skin felt so soft after using this and the packaging is beautiful and very Instagrammable, LOL. It’s really awesome and I truly recommend it. I can only wish that the container was a bit larger or that they’d make another one with Spf in it. Dontcha think?




The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H20 Moisturizer is available at Sephora and QVC


Have a happy Thursday guys!


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Tarte Lip Facial Lip Scrub Review

tarte lip scrub review


What’s Up Honey Bunchkins!  I have searched far and wide for a good lip scrub that will help me deal with my drying Sahara Desert lips. ????  Oh well, at least the Sahara looks smooth, mine looks like, hmmm…never mind. My descriptions are not for the faint of heart, LOL. Anyway, I had my choices narrowed down to Givenchy Mister Lip Scrub (just because it’s Givenchy, ya know ????), Bite Beauty Agave Lip Scrub, Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant, Ilia Balmy Nights and another Tarte Lip Facial Scrub

Which one did I choose? All of the above. Joke. As you can see, I went and bought this Tarte Lip Facial Lip Scrub and Lip Whatevs. Basing on the reviews, this particular lip scrub seems to be the most liked among all the lip scrubs I was interested in. Also, I like its twist-up design, so I don’t have to double dip my fingers on the product. You know, it’s wrong to double dip. A lot of people died of double dipping. Hahaha, whatever that double dipping means. But hey, for hygienic purposes, always wash your hands before dipping your fingers into your beauty products. ???? K?


tarte lip scrub review


So yeah, I did end up with this Tarte Lip Scrub and I am not disappointed. It really revived my dry lips, took away the dead skin and resurrected it back to dear life. I just swipe and scrub this a bit on my chapped lips, wipe off the excess, and voila! exfoliation down to its core. I got smooth baby soft lips galore! Oh, and did I mention how yummy this tastes? it’s like peppermint candy, and honestly, you could eat this thing. It’s basically sugar. 


tarte lip scrub review


Like the grainy sugary texture above, this Tarte Lip Facial Lip Scrub is definitely now part of my holy grail products. I couldn’t say any negative thing about this lip scrub. I definitely think that it’s worth it and it’ll save and condition your lips, plus it’ll make your liquid lipstick application better. 


Any other lip scrub you can recommend? or have tried?


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