tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick | Cabana Boy

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick | Cabana Boy

 

I know, I know. Always with the lipsticks. This time, it’s the tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in the shade Cabana Boy ($22.00 USD/$26.00 CAD, available here ). Damn. That’s a long name. Anywho, according to tarte, it’s a “full-coverage matte lipstick with lip nourishing antioxidants.”  It contains tarte’s “Rainforest of the Sea™ antioxidant complex and natural, lip-loving oils and butters. This vibrant lip formula helps firm, treat, and protect your lips while providing intense hydration and hiding the appearance of fine lines.”

 

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick - Cabana Boy

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick – Cabana Boy

 

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick - Cabana Boy

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick – Cabana Boy

 

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick - Cabana Boy

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick – Cabana Boy

 

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick - Cabana Boy

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick – Cabana Boy

 

Cabana Boy – described as “mauve”. It’s a muted, dusty pink shade with a slightly cool undertone.

 

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick - Cabana Boy

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick – Cabana Boy

 

Why You Might Like These:

  • They’re formulated without parabens or phthalates. They’re also vegan and dermatologist tested.
  • They contain moisturizing and line-smoothing ingredients. While I didn’t quite find it intensely hydrating, it did add a little extra moisture and it didn’t settle into my lip lines.
  • They’re very pigmented and opaque with just one swipe, but could be dabbed on lightly if you prefer more semi-opaque coverage.
  • They remain extremely comfortable on the lips, even after several hours of wear.
  • They have a soft matte finish — not too flat, but there’s no real sheen, either.
  • They have a subtle mint scent (but nothing you’ll notice once it’s on).
  • They last a solid amount of time (about 4-5 hours) for such a creamy formula. I didn’t notice any bleeding or feathering, either.
  • There’s a decent (though not extremely large) shade range, with colours ranging from nude to bright to vampy.
  • This particular shade is great if you’re into the “mauve-y neutral” trend that’s been going on for the last while.

Why You Might Not Like These:

  • If you prefer a completely flat, matte lipstick, this might not be your ideal formula — it’s more semi-matte.
  • If you’re expecting intense hydration (equal to that of a lip balm, for example), you might find that this falls a little short.
  • Since this is a creamy, hydrating formula, these don’t last quite as long as a matte/liquid lipstick. I needed to touch up around the 4 1/2-hour mark.
  • Though it doesn’t move around on its own, it will transfer if you touch or rub your lips. It probably won’t last through a major meal, either. Unless you’re an extremely delicate eater — not always the case for me. Nom.

 

This one’s a winner in my books! I love the colour and the formula — it’s really forgiving on my “dry lip” days when I still want to wear something matte. Have you tried these out yet? What are your favourite matte lipsticks to wear when your lips are feelin’ a little parched? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

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