Tarte Matte Lip Tint in Exposed

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Hello, lovelies! You might remember (or you might not, haha) that I compared the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint Pencils to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains some months ago. In that post I said I wouldn't be purchasing any more Tarte Lip Tints in the future because they're too expensive. Plus, there are a bunch of affordable jumbo lip stain pencils in the market right now. However, I couldn't resist getting Exposed during the Sephora Chic Week sale. I saw it on a blog and fell in love. I really wanted it because it's matte and most jumbo stains are quite shiny (which I don't mind but I do prefer matte finishes in general). Here are my thoughts on it...

Color
As you can see, the color is a tanned nude on the tube and when swatched. Since it's not completely opaque, my natural lip color comes through and it looks pink on the lips. This is the type of color that will look slightly different on everyone depending on your natural lip pigmentation. 
Formula
Exposed is a very forgiving matte. It's soft, silky, and doesn't accentuate dryness. It applies very well and smells like mint. It doesn't leave much of a stain behind because it's a light color and the staying power is average. It's moisturizing but not as much as the non-matte shades.
Overall
I really really love this pencil mainly because it's matte and the color is gorgeous. The thing that irks me is that it's unnecessarily expensive. It has 0.1 ounce of product which is the standard for for jumbo lip pencils yet it costs three times as much. The formula is great but not amazing enough to justify the price difference compared to more affordable brands. I hope other brands start making matte jumbo lip stains soon. I'd be all over them for sure! Happy Friday!!


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42 comments

  1. Truly a gorgeous colour, I used to be put off by anything matte but now with age I've become more comfortable around such finish : ) Looking fabulous as always Coco! xx

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    1. Thank you, Lau!! I love mattes! Ironically, I've recently had such a craving for lip glosses! I think I might get some soon.
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  2. That is a steep price point, but oh my gosh it is SUCH a pretty shade! I'd love to try this, why don't we have Tarte in the UK! This looks right up my street. xx

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    1. There's a UK online retailer that sells Tarte now but I don't recall the name right now. I hope Tarte becomes more widely available in the UK soon xx

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  3. gorgeous colour! it looks so different on your lips x

    http://alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Just looking at the color on the tube I would never give it a chance but it looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Thank you, it does look quite different on the tube :)

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  5. I love that shade! Although I'm not so keen on a matte finish, but of course you could always put a gloss on top!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  6. You are right about this shade appearing different on everybody's lips. I did not like the colour in your swatch. But on your lips it looks very beautiful! x

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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  7. Why are you so pretty! Haha! I love your eye makeup here! <3

    runbarbierun.com

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  8. I agree with everything you're saying about this. The price point is way too high for what you're getting. Especially when the Just Bitten are just as good, if not better. I can see what you're saying about your natural color coming through.

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    1. Yeah, they're good products but not WOW AMAZING. Plus, everyone has balm stains now: Revlon, Cover Girl, Neutrogena, Clinique, NARS, Laura Mercier, etc. etc. xx

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  9. This looks beautiful on you! I'd much prefer the natural lip colour to come through than for it to look too brown. At least we know it is not worth the price for these when there are better & cheaper alternatives! xx

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  10. OMG!!! On your lips its SO gawjuss but in swatch it's entirely different!!! It looked beautiful xx

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  11. Such a pretty color, and finish! I'm not big on lips for makeup, so I don't think I'll be purchasing anymore lip products (aside from lip balm - but then again, I already have an obscene amount!) in the near future. its something I'd like to try some time or another, though. especially for that beautiful finish!

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  12. Oh wow, I love this shade! It is pretty pricey, but it looks absolutely beautiful on you!

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  13. Ooh, this stain mirrors Exposed blush so well! Such a wearable, versatile pink and I love that the formula is forgiving, which isn't always the case with matte products. Glad you're loving it! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  14. It's a shame that this matte lip tint is expensive but the colour is absolutely gorgeous- it is subtle but very pretty. The finish looks amazing and it's great to have a matte that doesn't accentuate the dryness of your lips!

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  15. I like that shade as a blush, not so much as a lip tint.

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  16. Matte lip tint? I haven't heard of them before! But ach, the price tag.. I think I'll skip the lipstains in favor of Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blushes - there's this screamingly pink one that is calling my name! (oh and on an unrelated note, I've made my first ever NARS purchase! I have Dolce Vita! EEEEEK. Definitely putting a review up - and I think you'll like it, if you don't already have it ;D) xx

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  17. Looks gorgeous on you! Love a matte formula :)

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  18. The color is beautiful, & i'm a huge fan of Tarte! I havn't tried these just because the price is a bit much. Xox

    Cat
    MaybeBabyXo.com

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  19. I love matte products but they do tend to make my lips appear a lot drier than they actually are!It looks beautiful on you though x

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  20. Such a natural shade, the perfect everyday colour.
    xo

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  21. Te queda precioso ese color! Yo tambien tengo uno, y me encanta el "minty feeling" que tiene.

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  22. PD: pero tambien como tu, pienso que son costosos...

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  23. This is really nice but I agree that there's a lot of more affordable options in the market to justify the price. The shade is really pretty though!

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  24. Wow this looks stunning on you. It looks like on of those 'your lips but better' shades which is actually one of my favourites! Unfortunately, I haven't tried anything from Tarte before, but I'm dying to get my hands on some.

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  25. Me encanta todo el look te vez super fierce

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  26. I agree with you it's great but not amazing, i think there are lots of product have same or better quality with more affordable price. nice review! :)

    www.lalaluna.net

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  27. as soon as I saw the word 'mate' i was drawn in hehe love matte lip products!great review.

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  28. i love matte lipstick although somehow it will dry my lips but they are looks good in you <3

    and i love how you draw your eyes, so gorgeous <333

    xxx
    aboutbeautyandcosmetics.blogspot.com

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  29. Looks fantastic on you! And I love a matte finish.

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  30. Looks gorgeous on you Coco; perfect for everyday or to pair with a super sultry eye for a night out!! I absolutely love the tarte lipsurgence pencils but I'm with you - they're just so darn expensive and there are so many other jumbo lip pencils on the market that it seems terrible to buy any of these from tarte (which is a shame) >__<

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  31. Such a beautiful easy to wear colour, it looks super pretty on you <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  32. I love how this is matte! Looks lovely on your lips :)

    Alice ♥ alicekatex.blogspot.com

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  33. This shade is an absolute stunner. I wish we had more access to tarte here! I love the navy blue colour in your waterline here too, looks very pretty!

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  34. what eyemakeup are you wearing in the picture? It's gorgeous! I'm new to your Blog so if you have what your wearing elsewhere oops sorry lol

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    1. Thank you, Yolanda! I didn't, sorry! I just start listing products :) I'm wearing Rimmel ScandalEyes in Blackmail on the waterline and bottom lashline. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink on the top. Bobbi Brown's Mercury Cream Eyeshadow and Bourjois false lashes
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