Review: Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints in Lovespell, TBT and Hangry

I accumulated three of the current shades from the main line.

L-R: Lovespell, TBT, Hangry


Swatches top to bottom: Hangry, TBT and Lovespell.


Hangry is described as “berry”. It is a dark berry matte shade that dries down semi-matte and into a rich deep burgundy berry. It lasts about 4 hours on me before I need to reapply, and it fades a little in the center by the fourth hour.

TBT is described as “mauve”. It’s a soft dusty pink that is more neutral than anything else. It starts out as a lighter pink once applied and mellows out into a very nice dark mauve on my complexion within about 20 minutes of application. It lasts for about four hours on me. It is semi-matte.

Lovespell is described as “pink”. It’s a warm bright deep pink, somewhat deeper than fuchsia but still bright and fun. It lasts for 6 hours on me.  It is semi-matte.

While testing all three out, I was careful to eat and drink delicately to avoid wiping off more lipstick than I needed to. With these precautions I experienced the results reported above.

The tube packaging is easy to store in my purse and easy to apply. I can discretely reapply while at my desk at work. The lipsticks are a little on the drying side but they aren’t uncomfortable.

I love all three colors and I would recommend them.

Pros: Great colors, great pigmentation, decent price point, easy to apply (applicator is not messy), convenient slim tube packaging.
Cons: Two of them last not much longer than 4 hours, only available where Tarte is sold.

Grades: Hangry and TBT (B+); Lovespell (A-)

I paid $20 for each one at Sephora.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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14 Responses to Review: Tarte Tarteist Lip Paints in Lovespell, TBT and Hangry

  1. I think they made hangry just for me lol. Pretty shades! I really like the TBT!

  2. Aditi says:

    They look beautiful! I can’t decide which one I like the most but I think its probably lovespell x

  3. TBT looks nice 🙂 And I love the name ‘Hangry’.

  4. Avant-garde says:

    Totally amazing… I’m so going to get ‘Lovespell’ 😉 😀

  5. Anubhuti says:

    all three shades are gorgeous..i love dusty pinks a lot 🙂

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