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Tarte Lip Gloss Line Guide: Which Are Our Top Picks?

Tarte is one of the most popular cosmetics brands today. So much so to where they have 9 million Instagram followers. Tarte is a natural and cruelty-free/vegan line with a variety of different types of products.

Among their most popular are their lip glosses. Tarte has an extensive collection of lip glosses available in different colors and formulas. They’re ideal for everyone and are easy to apply. Simply swipe on your favorite gloss and you’re good to go!

But what lip glosses does Tarte have to offer? Find out all in this Tarte Lip Gloss Line, including what we think of them.

Quench Lip Rescue

Tarte Lip Gloss Line Guide

One of their most moisturizing products is the Quench Lip Rescue. This product makes your lips soft while adding a subtle color. The gloss is formulated with antioxidants and other lip-loving ingredients such as vitamin E and coconut. It’s also dermatologist-tested.

I received a sample of this and honestly, I recommend Maracuja Juicy Lip over this product (which I will cover next). The packaging of the Quench Lip Rescue is just awful. I feel that the gloss will fall out any day.

Maracuja Juicy Lip


Tarte promotes this lip gloss as an all-in-one gloss, balm, and lipstick. It not only softens lips but plumps them. The product is filled with skin-loving antioxidants and other moisturizing ingredients. Tarte also states this gloss has buildable color and never has a sticky feeling. To top it off, the gloss smells like coconut!

I actually reviewed this lip gloss (the article isn’t published just yet), and it’s definitely moisturizing, which I can appreciate.

The gloss also doesn’t have a sticky feeling. However, the pigment isn’t as intense as I expected, even when built up. The gloss gives your lips a slight plump, but it’s definitely not a PLUMPING lip gloss. The gloss does have a coconut scent, but I didn’t notice it as much.

H2O Balm Lip Tint


Tarte promotes this product as an all-in-one lip primer, liner, lipstick, and balm. It’s a treatment and tint, all in one.

It’s extremely moisturizing and has the color payoff of lipstick. Two swipes are all you need for serious color. This product is formulated with lip-loving ingredients such as microalgae, vegan collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vegan squalene. This product also doesn’t contain lanolin or petrolatum.

H2O Lip Gloss

This lip gloss is apparently extremely creamy! I’m assigned to review this lip gloss and I can’t wait to try it!

The H2O Lip Gloss is formulated with ingredients such as marine plants and antioxidants that hide the look of fine lines and make your lips look extremely shiny. This shine will also make your lips look plumper. The gloss gives your lips a dose of hydration without the stickiness.

On top of that, the H2O gloss is not made with lanolin or petrolatum. Just apply the product with the plush applicator.

Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask

jelly glaze anytime lip mask

Want a lip mask you can wear, well, anytime? The Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask nourishes your lips while offering a sheer color tint. You can also wear it as a sleeping lip mask. The mask has a jelly-like texture that isn’t sticky. Tarte promises that this mask will lock in hydration for 12 hours. Your lips will stay soft, and the appearance of fine lines will be diminished. The mask doesn’t contain petrolatum, which dries out your lips.

What I find interesting is every mask has a different scent — the scent that corresponds with their name! For example, grapefruit smells like grapefruit and strawberry smells like strawberry.

Sugar Rush Lip Sip Vegan Oil

sugar rush lips

This is a glossy oil that offers a sheer tint of color. The oil quenches thirsty lips, soaking them up in moisture. The oil comprises of hazel, jojoba, and sunflower seed oil for comforting hydration that never feels sticky.

Busy Gal Gloss

busy gal tarte

If you want serious shine and shimmer, you will love the Busy Gal Gloss. It is extremely hydrating, like a balm. The gloss is formulated with vitamin E, giving your lips hydration for 12 hours.

The shine will make your lips look fuller. You have six shades to choose from and this gloss is available as a tube applicator, so it’s easy to apply for all of the busy gals out there. Use this gloss alone or over lipstick. This gloss also has a caramel scent.

Maracuja Glossy Lip Oil

Maracuja Glossy Lip Oil

This oil is extremely hydrating and infused with superfruits and other skin-loving ingredients. In addition, this oil has over six conditioning blends and botanicals. This will not only give your lips the moisture they need but will also make them look fuller.

The only downside is this oil is available in one shade, but Tarte promises this one shade is universally flattering.

Sugar Rush Best Bud Lip Butter Balm

tarte sugar rush

If you’re looking for true hydration, definitely look into the Sugar Rush Best Bud Lip Butter Balm. This balm will also give your lips a great pout. The balm is not only formulated with nourishing ingredients, it also contains lactic acid, which exfoliates the lips. The only downside is it’s only available in two shades.

The best part? This balm smells like angel food cake! The box is made with soy ink, meaning it’s totally recyclable.

Sugar Rush Couple Goals Double-Ended Gloss

sugar rush

Can’t choose which gloss to get? Choose this double-ended gloss! With this gloss, you have five double-color options comfortably hydrating and delivering a creamy dose of color. My confusion is if you’re meant to use both, one just one.

Sting Zing Lip Plumping Serum

Are you looking for a vegan lip plumping serum? Don’t look farther than this product. This lip plumper is formulated with marine plant extracts. It not only makes your lips look fuller, but it also hides fine lines. While it’s not available in other colors, this one shade is designed to enhance your natural lip color.

Unlike other lip plumpers, this one is extremely hydrating. The applicator is a very thin “stinger” tip for serious precision. You can wear this alone or under other lip products.

Maneater Plumping Gloss

Do you want visibly plumper lips? Look no further than the Maneater Plumping Gloss. This gloss plumps your lips in an instant with benzyl nicotinate. Unlike other lip plumpers, this one is extremely hydrating and reduces the look of fine lines.

The gloss has a jumbo applicator so you can quickly swipe it across your lips. It’s available in four colors — one coat is for sheer color while two coats are for more of a pop of pigment.

Maneater Plump and Prowl Lip Plumper

I’m not sure what separates this product from the Maneater Plumping Gloss except that it’s a clear gloss as opposed to a colored one. Either way, this product will give you visibly plumper lips in an instant. It’s extremely hydrating and smooths the look of fine lines. It applies easily with a jumbo applicator.

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint

If you want a gloss with sexy color, you will love the Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint. This product has serious color payoff that rivals lipstick. The Lip Paint applies very smoothly and the concentrated pigments give vibrant color.

The formula is weightless and non-sticky, perfect for hours’ worth of comfortable wear. This gloss is also very soothing and conditions lips. Your lips will not only look amazing but will also be oh so soft.

Tarteist Remix Lip Gloss

Tarteist Remix Lip Gloss

This gloss not only has serious glitter but is formulated with hyaluronic acid that locks in moisture. It’s a very comfortable lip gloss and will make your lips look kissable. Your lips will also look fuller and the gloss smells like cake batter.

While the gloss is only available in one sparkly shade, Tarte states it’s a universal shade.

The Lip Sculptor Lipstick and Lip Gloss

This product acts both as a lipstick and lip gloss, giving your lips full color. The two-in-one packaging is totally portable, so you can carry it wherever you go. The lipstick is satin matte, but I can’t tell if you wear the gloss over it or if it’s designed to be worn separately.

Either way, the pigment is extremely long-wearing. The product is extremely conditioning and formulated with coconut oil (though I can’t tell if both or only one is made with coconut oil) and smooths fine lines.

The gloss is very lightweight, not sticky at all. The Tarte website says the product has a “sweet vanilla finish,” which I assume means the product smells like vanilla. Not sure if they both have the vanilla scent, but I’m assuming so.

What Makes a Good Lip Gloss?

One of the reasons why Tarte is an amazing brand for lip gloss is that their products contain natural ingredients that are great for your lips. What else do we need in a lip gloss?

Overall, make sure the lip gloss you choose has nourishing ingredients. Tarte products famously contain their signature maracuja oil. If you’re looking outside of Tarte for lip glosses, you’ll often find lip glosses formulated with ingredients like cocoa butter and shea butter.

While many people (such as myself) love color in their lip gloss, understand that this is a personal preference, as well as sparkles and metallics.

Looking for More Lip Gloss Recommendations?

While Tarte has an extensive lip gloss collection, there are definitely more options on the market. You may be able to find better lip gloss elsewhere. For example, I wasn’t impressed by the color payoff of the Maracuja Juicy Lip, and I hate the packaging of the Quench Lip Rescue.

Let’s take Dior as an example. They’re renowned as one of the most high-end companies in the world. While I never tried Dior lip gloss, I love their mascara. They also offer some pretty nice lip glosses. Take a look at our Dior lip gloss guide for more information and recommendations.


Question: Is Tarte a Good Brand?

Answer: I personally love Tarte. I swear by their mascaras and foundation. I’m so-so about their lip products, but I wouldn’t say they’re bad. For a high-end brand, their products are not terribly expensive (but may still be expensive for some).

Question: Is Tarte Canceled?

Answer: Back in 2017, Tarte apparently posted a racist meme. Because of this, many “canceled” Tarte. Since then, Tarte has deleted the post and is trying to make up for their mistake.

Question: Does Tarte Ship Internationally?

Answer: Tarte is an American company based out of New York City, but they do ship internationally to specific countries throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa.

Question: Does BareMinerals Have Better Products?

Answer: I personally don’t think so. Actually, when I worked at Sephora, I would recommend Tarte over BareMinerals to clients who inquired. But BareMinerals is a better option for those with specific skin types and preferences. For example, those who have oily skin and want a powder foundation would likely prefer BareMinerals over Tarte. The BareMinerals powder foundation also has better coverage than the Tarte powder foundations.

Question: Where Are Tarte Products Made?

Answer: Most Tarte products are made in the US. However, some Tarte products, such as their holiday gift sets, are made in China. Keep in mind, Tarte still swears by its natural and cruelty-free philosophy. This was a concern for buyers since Chinese products are famous for containing toxic ingredients and the required animal testing. The reason why some Tarte products are made in China is that they’re cheaper.

Question: If You Order From Tarte Online, Can You Return Products for Free?

Answer: Yes, you can! According to the Tarte website, all you need is the email address you used for the order as well as the order number.

Question: Who Owns Tarte?

Answer: Tarte was founded by Maureen Kelly, who became inspired to form Tarte after realizing all of the bad ingredients in cosmetics. Her goal was to create fun and high-quality products that are safe for the skin. She started making Tarte products from home and has expanded her business since.

Question: Does Tarte Have the Healthiest Foundation?

Answer: If Tarte doesn’t have the healthiest foundation, then their foundation is probably one of the better ones. Some other options include:
Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation
ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation
Aveda Inner Light Mineral Dual Foundation
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation
Sappho Essential Foundation


Tarte is a popular brand for its high-quality and natural ingredients. Among their most coveted products are their long list of lip glosses. Tarte has many lip gloss options that are super moisturizing, pigmented, and some even offer plumping action. Choose any of these glosses to complete any makeup look!

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