As the hunt for the perfect lipstick continues…unfortunately, the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks didn’t quite fit the bill. Keep reading to find out what puts these lippies on my “worst of” list.
The shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain, and pigment-packed color of a liquid lipstick, all in one high-impact formula. Bold, long-wearing color glides on cleanly with the precision tip applicator, delivering rich color with staying power. ~Sephora~
The marketing write up for this product couldn’t be any more inaccurate if they tried. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that it’s all bad, as there were a couple things that I did like about these lippies. Let’s go over some Pros and Cons shale we?…
They come in a wonderful array of colors to choose from
Some colors are highly pigmented
That’s about it for the Pros.
These definitely do not “shine like a gloss” as claimed (the swatches below were taken when wet if they look a little shiny…)
Lasting power of a stain?? Pahlease!!
Claims of “glides on cleanly with the precision tip applicator” is total BS! The applicator is not precise at all! As you can see in the picture below, the color comes out through the center and blends through the rest of the applicator as it is applied. However, there never really is much color on the outsides making it extremely difficult to get a precise line around the edge of your lips. This may not be as much of an issue for the lighter colors as they are much more forgiving to the eye.
The cost is ridiculous for what you get! Individually priced at the same cost as most regular high end lipsticks, however, the tubes are half full and there is definitely more wasted product with this type of application then a tube lipstick. I would guess that if you used one continuously it wouldn’t last more than a couple weeks where as a tube lipstick would last months and months.
Lastly, the color Peony was so watery (as you can see in the pic below) that it literally would not apply. In the Picture, I must have added 4 layers just to get the color to show through.
Fortunately, Too Faced makes a lot of nice products that will continue to sell and make them a ton of money. But I would bet that this product will be discontinued before we know it. I guess they can’t all be winners 🙂