I’ve been getting the email announcements from Too Faced and reading all of the early blogposts about Too Faced’s new Melted Lipstick line. It is a liquified stain lipstick, similar to Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar, but with a somewhat different formula. OCC Lip Tar contains peppermint oil to maintain freshness instead of the chemical parabens. Unfortunately, peppermint oil dries out and irritates my lips. I can’t buy any more of them because I just can’t wear them. So I was excited about Too Faced’s new launch.
When I saw the swatches online, I fell in love with Peony. It looked like the peachy pink shade of lipstick that I keep buying over and over again because I like it so much. Don’t ask me why I didn’t swatch this lipstick when I was in Ulta a few weeks ago. I guess I just forgot.
So over the Memorial Weekend, I looked online for sales and I came up with a 20% off coupon for Too Faced. I pounced. In addition to Melted, I bought a full size Lip Insurance that I love and reviewed about a month ago (review link), and I bought Better Than Sex Mascara that so many women rave about (review in the near future!).
My haul arrived a couple of days ago, and I couldn’t wait to finally try Melted Peony.
For those of you who have been busy doing other things, let me tell you a little bit more about Melted. It’s described as a liquid, long wear, glossy lipstick. The line launched with 6 shades: nude, coral, peony, violet, fuchsia, and ruby, and has recently come out with 4 more: marshmallow, fig, candy, and berry All look gorgeous in the swatches. It comes in a 0.4 fl. oz/12 ml tube with a sponge applicator tip (I should have photographed the applicator before I used it, but I couldn’t wait!). It’s easy to apply even without lipliner (where the heck did I put my Milani Transparent Lipliner – review here – that I loved???).
Peony is a light pink with a hint of peach. It’s also lighter on me than I expected from the swatches. I do like it, however. It reminds me of OCC Lip Tar’s Annika, a light peach with a hint of pink. I think the color on my lips is truer than the out-of-focus swatch which looks much rosier and was made with two swipes of the applicator. (Actually, I think I prefer the deeper color on the swatch on my arm!)
I’ve worn it a couple of times since it arrived. It’s very lightweight, and it is glossy. With or without Lip Insurance, it doesn’t feather or bleed. It’s neither hydrating nor drying, though after wearing it for a while, my dry lips are drier, but that’s probably just me with my super-sensitive, super-dry lips. Applied over City Lips Lip Plumper, a real lip hydrator, it’s fine.
On me, it’s not actually that long-lasting, a couple of hours at best…and that was on top of Lip Insurance that usually makes a regular lipstick last for hours and hours. When I eat or drink anything, it comes off on the glass, the fork, and just disappears leaving some color behind on my lips. A bit disappointing.
Too Faced Melted Lipsticks are priced at $21and are available at Sephora, Ulta and on toofaced.com The product is cruelty-free, and it’s made in Italy.
My verdict is that I like Melted Peony, but I’m not quite as in love as others seem to be. I think that’s because the shade was a bit different than I expected plus I hoped it would be longer-wearing than it is. That’s OK. I’m satisfied. I’m glad I bought it. I think the shade will look even better if I have a slight tan.
Have you bought any Melted lippies yet? What do you think?
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicalcium Phosphate Stearalkonium Bentonite, Silica Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aroma/Flavor, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain: Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)