Tarte’s new collection for Spring 2016 is called “Rainforest of the Sea” and consists of at least two new palettes, a new lipstick (called Drench Lip Splash) and a new lip tint (called Quench Lip Rescue), among other things.
On Sephora.com I came across a promo set of deluxe minis from the Rainforest collection, and scooped it up for $9. The set contains a Quench Lip Rescue in “Nude” and a Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in “Cabana Boy” (mauve).
When this set arrived in a clear and metallic plastic pouch, I noticed the pretty tubes — especially for the Quench Lip Rescue. Like some other Tarte lippies, Quench Lip Rescue comes in a cardboard/paper tube, but this one is uniquely decorated with a bright sea-shell design. Quench Lip Rescue seems to be taller and slimmer in design than Tarte’s other paper-tube lipsticks.
The Drench Lip Splash Lipstick comes in a metallic gold tube, and the deluxe sample size has a typical lipstick point instead of a flat tip like the Quench Lip Rescue (Note: I have the deluxe sample versions of these products only, at this point. Online images appear to show that the full sized versions have their own, separate, tip shapes).
After admiring the packaging and taking photos, I went to try these on. I don’t know if my house was particularly warm at the time, but I quickly realized both products were very soft — too soft. I have to hope that these two products are typically way more solid and less melty than the way I found mine.
The Quench Lip Rescue felt great going on but left a blob of product on my lips because of the soft texture. The Drench Lip Splash actually fell sideways out of the tube when I went to put it on– it was only semi-solid.
This should serve as a warning to not leave these products in your car or in a warm spot. They will make a mess on your face or even in your bag or car dashboard/ glove compartment!
Before I show you swatches, I want to mention that the Quench Lip Rescue smells minty and contains peppermint oil (the ingredients for both products are below). I am so sad about that particular ingredient, because I ended up really liking the look and feel of this product. As I’ve mentioned in many other posts. I try to avoid mint and menthol in lip products because they are lip irritants.
Quench lip rescue in Nude – Ingredients: Polybutene, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Sterols, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Octyldodecanol, Isostearyl Hydroxystearate, Triisostearyl Citrate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tribehenin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isosterate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene, Linalool, Algae Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).
Drench Lip Splash Lipstick in Cabana Boy – Ingredients: Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, C20-40 Alcohols, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Polypropylene, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Fragrance, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Sucrose Cocate, Algae Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Tocopherol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).
Now for the swatches:
You can really tell from the hand swatches that the Quench Lip Rescue is glossy, balmy, sheer, and jelly-like. I love lip products that wear this way, and I like Tarte in general. Even with the peppermint oil I am so tempted to buy a different color in a full sized tube (I am eyeing the shade, “Opal”), because I like everything else about the Quench Lip Rescue!
The Drench Lip Splash Lipstick also seems like a great product, but I don’t really get excited over matte, full coverage lipsticks. However if you like them I suggest you check out the other 10+ shades of Drench to see if there is one there for you!
I hope you enjoyed seeing these new products from Tarte!
Have a great evening.