Tarte Rainforest of the Sea lipsticks

The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Lipsticks are some of my favorite lipstick formulas of all time (second to my Tom Ford lipsticks). The formula is creamy with what I would call a modern matte finish. What I mean by that is the finish is not overly drying on the lips, it has a healthy (natural) amount of give and sheen without it being over the top glossy. The lipsticks first apply with a bit of a shine but dry down to a comfortable, modern matte finish.

The way these lipsticks move with the lips when applied makes it not only comfortable to wear but also beautiful to look at. It complements my looks as opposed to drawing out any insecurities I have about the lines or uneveness of my lips.


My all time favorite colour is Rum Punch. It’s a pink neutral (which i’m usually not a fan of) with enough warmth to it that it works on my olive skin as a subtle nude lip. I have run through at least 2 bullets of this lipstick and am on my third.

Skinny Dip is a light peachy nude shade

Beach Babe is a light pink nude

Colada is a slightly deeper pink

Siesta is a pinky brown shade

5 O’Clock is a deeper terracotta brown

All in all, I am such a big fan of the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea lipsticks and would recommend them to anyone searching for a matte lipstick!

Left to Right: Skinny Dip, Beach Babe, Rum Punch, Siesta, Colada and 5 o’clock

Left to Right: Skinny Dip, Beach Babe, Rum Punch, Siesta, Colada and 5 o’clock



  1. October 22, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try these lipsticks. I didn’t know they dried to a matte! I’ve been wanting them, but 21 for only one lipstick is just a tad pricey for me 🙂 I love lipstick reviews!

    • beauty.swatched
      October 23, 2018 / 7:00 pm

      I hear you! Don’t feel like you’re missing out 🙂 although these are nice, they’re not undupeable 🙂

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