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The Wednesday Review: Comparing Tarte to Maybelline

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today is another Wednesday Review and it's going to be a combo review and compare, so get ready for a lot of information, and a little bit of sass. So what exactly am I comparing? Today I'm comparing the Tarte Tartiest Lip Paint, and the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick. If you missed my review on the Tarte Lip Paint you can read it here. Go read it now. I'll be here when you get done.

Okay, so now that you're caught up on the Tarte review, I'm going to start with the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid review. I love it. I love it just as much or maybe even more than the Tarte Lip Paint. Why? The Maybelline product is a third of the price of the Tarte product, and I'm on a budget. I loved the applicator wand of the Vivid Matte because it was so short I felt like I had a lot of control. Maybelline lipsticks are usually pretty good, and this one is no exception. The color payoff was awesome. I did have to do two layers, but I think it was because the color I got, which was a bright pink, could be worn sheer or opaque, which I really like. The Vivid Matte also didn't dry out my lips as much as the Tarte Lip Paint. 

This is the full line of the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks. The color range is awesome, and I really love the lilac and dark dark berry/black. Compared to the Tarte Lip Paint the color range is about the same. The price is where the drastic change is though. The Tarte Lip Paint is over $20, while the Maybelline Vivid Matte is around $7. 

I found the Tarte Lip Paint harder to apply than the Maybelline one because of the wand. The wand on the Tarte product was really long so it was more difficult to be precise with where exactly you wanted product to go. While the Maybelline product wand was much shorter so you had more control. The Tarte Lip Paint dried my lips out much faster than the Maybelline Liquid Lipstick, but the Maybelline product didn't go opaque as fast as the Tarte product. 

So if you're on a budget the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick is a great dupe for the Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint. But if you want to treat yourself, then go with Tarte. Either way you won't lose. 

Have you tried the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick, or the Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint? Let me know in the comments which one you love more! 

xx, 

Megan

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