After trying the new Tarteist Lip Paints, the consistency – thickness of the product, got me thinking that it reminded me of a brand I had already tried/owned before. Once I wore the lip paints all day, I knew instantly what that product was: the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams.
In this post I will compare and contrast the two brands.
NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM
Consistency: A velvety, whipped-like cream that upon application, dries into a matte finish.
Scent: Smells like a sweet cookie.
Colors: The Soft Matte Lip Cream comes in a variety of shades. As of publication of this post, you can choose between 34 shades.
Size: 0.27 fl.oz/8 mL
Wear: When first applying, the color is very light. While this is ok for some, I prefer to build up the color by applying multiple strokes in order to maximize the true color. The soft matte lip creams are long wearing and last all day.
TARTE TARTEIST LIP PAINT
Consistency: Creamy, velvety, whipped-like texture, hydrating.
Scent: Smells like peppermint.
Colors: The lip paints come in 10 permanent shades listed, here. Online only, they offer three additional shades: Cray Cray, Manbun, and Selfish. You also have the option to purchase the coordinating lip crayons that go with each lip paint.
Size: 0.20 fl.0z./6 mL
Wear: When first applying, the lip paints are very pigmented – thus not requiring much product to get the true color of the liquid lipstick. The lip paints dry into a matte finish and are long wearing.
KAYLA’S FINAL THOUGHT
From each respective product specifications, a few things stand out to me: size, price, and wear. They truly are similar products. With the NYX brand you get a little bit more product, 8 mL versus 6 mL. However, the Tarteist Lip Paints cost $20. I can purchase three of the Soft Matte Lip Creams at that price.
Lastly, the wear is virtually the same, although you could make the argument that the Tarteist Lip Paints will last longer because you don’t have to use as much product in order to get the true color of the product.
So what do you think? Have you tried either product? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.