You may have seen that I recently hauled the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Peony. I didn’t actually purchase this product. It was on offer as a Sephora Perk that I received free with purchase with one of my online orders (yes, I made a online order and picked it up while I was abroad – makeup obsessions is a thing, lol).
Anyway, I thought this deluxe sample size would be a great way to test out the formula in a fairly neutral shade and decide if they’re worth picking up in the full-size. The Melted Lipsticks come in 10 shades. Melted Peony is a light, mellow rosy-pink colour that leans a little yellow.
Before getting into further details, a note about the texture of this product. The name really says it all. It is literally as if you melted your lipstick in the microwave and then poured it into squeezy a tube. This product does not feel like a gloss or a stain on the lips, but just like a lipstick. Nor it is similar (in my opinion) to the OCC Lip Tars.
Onto the product description. Too Faced boasts that with this formula one can obtain “the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss in one long-wear formula”. To achieve this, they use “exclusive technology to keep cauldrons of molten lipsticks liquid and creamy” coating the lips in “bursts of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color”. Finally, the “precision tip applicator allows for a clean, effortless application.”
Those are some major claims. I’ll start off with the things I disagree with. Bear in mind my opinion is based on the one shade I’ve tried. For me, Melted Peony was neither long-lasting nor high shine. It lasted about two hours before fading and I would characterize the shine factor as typical of most satin/cream lipsticks. That being said, based on swatches of the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks I’ve seen online, general speaking, it would appear that the other colours in range are far more “shiny” than Peony. Furthermore, I have the sample and not the full-size (though, in my opinion, formula should be consistent across the board).
O.K. now on to the claims I do agree with. The sponge tip applicator (pictured above) does indeed provide for a clean and effortless application. It is extremely easy to apply this product onto the lips. Too Faced really did a great job with the design of the applicator tip which is both comfortable to use and somehow distributes the product completely evenly.
Secondly, I do think that the formula is intensely and richly pigmented. In fact, it’s easy to overdo. Applying this feels so nice you kind just want to go back and forth across your lips with it. I made this mistake more than once. 🙂
Melted Peony appears slightly pinker and cooler on my lips than in does the hand swatch. This is probably due both to the angle of the shot (I use natural lighting) as well as the mauvish hue of my natural lip. Always keep this in mind when viewing swatches, a person’s lip colour can alter a products appearance as I’m sure you all know :-).
So would I pick up any other of the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks? Probably, I’m really interested it at least one more: Melted Fig. These retail for $21.00 USD and can be found at Sephora or Too Faced online.
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