Aug 15 2014

Too Faced Melted Lipstick Review – Peony


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).

Too Faced Melted Lipstick Review

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.”

Too Faced Melted Lipstick Review

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).

Too Faced Melted Lipstick Review - Applicator


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. 🙂

Too Faced Melted Lipstick - Peony Swatch
Too Faced Melted Lipstick Review Peony Lip Swatch

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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  1. That is such a pretty shade of pink. Haven’t yet tried the melted lipsticks. Great post as always! Adele

    1. Thanks Adele! The colour is growing on me, I’m definitely keeping Melted Fig on my wish list. 🙂

  2. Ooh this is a cute shade, it looks pretty on you 🙂

    1. Thank you Melissa. Love the formula, but wasn’t too sure about the colour. 🙂

  3. Oh my, Kimmy! I think it looks absolutely stunning on your lips. I personally thinks it looks a lot more flattering applied than swatched on your hand! I’m quite happy it’s not too shiny since I’m not a glossy-gloss girl, so I’d be happy picking this shade up! The only let down is the lasting power ofcourse. Only 2 hours? Hmpf! Thank you for the lovely review! It was interesting to read the little facts around the product!

    1. Thanks my dear. I was kind of bummed about the lasting power as well but I think the darker colours will probably last longer (as is the case with most lip products). 🙂 BTW, I was just checking out your highlighter post and was having some trouble with my internet, so sorry if you get like 3 of the same comment from me. 🙂

  4. The shade looks really pretty on you! I really like it 🙂 I have two tubes of the limited edition ones that Sephora put out for VIB rouges a while back but I have barely used them. I guess I like my traditional tube feeling. It feels very drying on the lips for me.

    1. Thanks hun! I did notice a little bit of dryness but not too much. I hadn’t realized two LE shades were released for VIB rouges, guess I must have missed that email. 🙂 Were they nice colours?

  5. The shade looks lovely on you! I have coral and I love the formulation.

    1. Thanks hun! The coral looks lovely from the online swatches – I’ve purchased so many coral lippies!

  6. I really wanna try these, but I’m not happy about the squeeze tube kind a packaging. The color selection is great and this shade looks fab on you 😉 xo’s

    Pink Frenzy

    1. Thanks Laura! I actually really like the squeeze tube and I’m usually not a fan of that type of packaging either. You know what I’m also finding myself not too crazy about these days? The “chubby stick” type application for lip products. 🙂

  7. I’m kind of undecided now that I’ve read your review, mostly about the shade. Colours like this always look awful on my pigmented lips… Will still have a look at the others though! Loved your review, as usual 😉 xx

    1. I know what you mean, I am kinda growing to like the colour but my bf hates it on me, lol. I hear good things about Melted Fig so if I do get another one, that will be it. 🙂

  8. I tried on one of these when I was at Sephora recently, in the nude shade. I liked it at first, but after walking around the store shopping for about 20 minutes or so, my lips kept feeling dryer and dryer. I finally had to apply some lip balm. It didn’t have a “high shine of a gloss” on me. It looked and felt more matte. I think matte type formulas just aren’t for me. They have great shades though!

    1. Thanks for your thoughts hun. I was wondering if it was only Peony because some of the online swatches seemed so much shinier than the one I had. So it’s good to know I’m not the only one who experienced this. 🙂

  9. Gorgeous colour!! Really want to try it. 🙂

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

      • Kimmy on December 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm
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      I think it would look really good on you. It’s definitely one that has grown on me. 🙂

  10. Thanks for the review! I want to try the Too Faced Melted lipsticks sooo bad!

    1. You’re so welcome, Ashley! That Too Faced Melted lipsticks are pretty good. The only other color I own is Fig, and its a gorgeous plum. 🙂

  11. Really want to try these, but I think I’m gonna pick up the nude shade. Peony is gorgeous but might be a teeny bit too bright for me. Looks lovely on you though. 🙂 x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  12. Wow, really generous sample size! We’ve not got these in Ireland yet, and I’m not gonna splurge unless I can swatch. Can’t wait until we get them here!

    Lorraine – John, It’s Only Makeup!

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