Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lippie Swatches: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks

Within the last couple of years, I have become obsessed with liquid lipsticks. It's equivalent to having your favorite lipstick in lip gloss form. You get all of the amazing pigment without the chafe of rubbing the solid formula on your lips. While it's true that my favorite liquid lipsticks have matte formulas, I've always wanted to try out the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. However, the $21 price tag is a little steep for something I wasn't completely sold on.

So it was perfect when Too Faced came out with their Melted Kisses collection for the holidays, which contained four deluxe sized samples of their most popular shades--Melted Nude, Melted Peony, Melted Fuschia, and Melted Berry. It offered a range from nudes to brights and was just over the price of a single Melted Lipstick. You can probably imagine how fast that sold out online and in stores, but I somehow managed to snag up possibly the last set in all of New York City. What can I say? It was obviously the work of fate.

Despite the fact that I've been dying to wear these lippies, I've been hording them for a couple months for this exact post. Unfortunately, after you squeeze the product out, the white applicator absorbs some of the product and becomes stained, so it's not as pretty once you use it. However, the applicator definitely makes it easy to get around the lip line precisely.

Before I get on to the lip swatches, here are the claims Too Faced makes about this product:
♥ Staying power of a stain
♥ Intense color of a liquid lipstick
♥ High shine of a gloss

I can definitely say that the results are inconsistent throughout the shades, but you can see for yourself in the lip swatches below.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Nude

Melted Nude is a very tan camel sort of shade. If you're into peachier nudes, I think you will enjoy this one. Out of the four Melted Lipsticks that came in this set, this one comes off more matte, not glossy, and the application was pretty splotchy, clinging to lines and dry patches.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Peony

Melted Peony is the other "nude" shade that this collection provides and is a very natural baby pink shade. I wouldn't say it has a completely glossy finish. It actually looks and feels like a creme sheen from Mac.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fuschia

Melted Fuschia is a hot magenta pink, perfect for one of those days that you want a pop of color. Just like Melted Peony, it is more of a creme finish than a glossy one and it is also very opaque.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Berry
Melted Berry is the darkest shade in the set and is a deeper red with pink undertones, instead of purple ones like a tradition berry shade. This is the most opaque shade out of the Melted Lipsticks and is the only one that provided the high shine and staining quality that Too Faced claims (at least on my lips specifically).

L to R: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude, Melted Peony, Melted Fuschia, and Melted Berry

Although this set is no longer available, the shades are still available separately, along with many others to choose from. As you can see from the lip swatches and descriptions, the formula seems to vary depending on the shade. Not all of them follow the claims made by Too Faced, which doesn't necessarily make them a failing product in my book. I tend to go for creme or matte shades and I also only really care if the bright or dark shades have a staining capability as those can fade off really unnaturally. So it's all about personal preference. As for the long wearing claim, the stickiness of the product is what makes that true without them being overly drying on the lips. Depending on how pigmented your lips naturally are will determine if certain shades will actually stain your lips or not. If you drink, eat, or smooch, however, this lip product will inevitably transfer.

Overall, I really enjoyed three out of four of the shades and do think this is a product worth looking into if you want high pigment and shine.



  1. The Too Faced Melted Lipsticks will forever be on my wishlist of things to purchase! I'm seriously in love with almost every single shade and your post just confirms that even more! I\'m obsessed!

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  2. Thank you! I myself would like to try out more shades.

  3. Thank you! I myself would like to try out more shades.