Non-Drying Liquid Lipsticks: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Two of the many (last I counted 11) lip products that currently occupy my handbag are the Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks in ‘Chihuahua’ and ‘Chocolate Honey’. But unlike the majority of the lip products I’ve shared on the blog recently these aren’t matte. They’re straight up melted lipsticks in carmex-like squeezy tubes with a sponge-tip applicator and I kinda like them. And they’ll be a sigh of relief for anyone that despite the hype dislikes matte liquid lipsticks, prefer creamier formulations, or just has dry lips.
Like the NARS Velvet Lip Glides(another lipstick-lipgloss hybrid), they’ve got a light glossy finish meaning they don’t set like a matte liquid lipstick which generally speaking leave your lips crusty or dry (besides the rare few that have beaten the odds). They have a unique gel-like texture that’s smooth and glide onto the lips with ease. And the sponge-tip applicator dispenses just the right amount of product, which is ideal as they're intensely pigmented and have an opaque colour payoff in one application. But what I particularly like about the Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks is their formulation isn’t heavy, filmy or sticky and although they’re certainly more glossy when initially applied, after a few hours wear, they wear down to a satin-finish, then to a stain that still has a little slip. Due to their finish they’re not touch-up free and the colour does transfer onto my coffee cup. But personally I’m happy to compromise on longevity in exchange for a more comfortable, relatively weightless and moisturising (dare I say moist!) lip product for day-to-day wear. But having said that 4 hours wear isn’t to be sniffed at it’s still a longer-wearing lip product than most - NARS Velvet Lip Glides included!
‘Chihuahua’(I’m sure there is rhyme to their reason for this shade name) is described as a “dusty mauve”, but frankly it’s description and coloured packaging is deceptive and when applied to my lips, it’s more of a muted medium brown that draws similarities to one of my most reach for MAC lipsticks Velvet Teddy. But ‘Chocolate Honey’ from Too Faced's Melted Chocolate range is the shade I’ve been wearing most out of the two, as not only is it the best smelling lip product ever (if you like the smell of chocolate ice cream sauce, you’ll find it hard to resist squeezing the contents of the tube directly into your mouth) the shade is a gorgeous wearable brown with warm peachy undertones and comparable in colour to 'Venus' by Huda Beauty. Neither shade leaves me looking over done and I'm struggling to find fault in the formulation; they don't feather, settle into fine lines and they're more pigmented than the majority of the lip products I own. I might just have to buy another... don't mind if I do!
Have you tried the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks?