Being a lipstick addict, I was instantly drawn to this new offering from 50’s style brand “Too Faced”.
The brand says:
Get 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. Using exclusive technology to keep cauldrons of molten lipsticks liquid and creamy, Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color that lasts for hours.
I love a lip colour that can stand the test of time, without going flakey, so I had high hopes for this one. I chose the shade “Melted Ruby” as I suit reds and I can never have too many red lippies.
The packaging is really cute with gold accents and a classic 50’s style as is the way with Too Faced cosmetics. The applicator is an angled sponge on the end of a squeezy tube, allowing you to apply the lipstick evenly and apply as much as you like. To be honest, I don’t really like the applicator, just because it can be quite messy, and with a bright stain like this, it can be really tricky. However, you can use a lip brush if you wish to.
The formula is very thick and quite glossy. It feels a bit like a lip balm with a glossier look. The colour is extremely punchy, though. The Melted Ruby shade is a bit more of a Raspberry red than a classic red as it has pink undertones and looks very rosey when applied. Once on, it’s very comfortable to wear, staying moist and glossy for hours. I did find it a bit messy, however. It does transfer quite a bit, so it’s not one to wear of you’re wearing a white outfit! I managed to get it all over my hands at one point and had no idea how haha!! BUT, the colour does have staying power. Because it is also a stain, the colour really sticks and lasts all day, and in my case, all night. I wore it to dinner and a night out and still had to remove it in the morning because it stayed so well.
Overview : So, I will say this is not my favourite lipstick ever, though it does have amazing staying power and the colour is extremely bold. The only issue I really had was the fact it transferred too easily due to its gloss like nature. I would recommend applying, blotting away the excess, and wearing as a stain so you get all the colour richness without the transfer issue. It is quite pricey at £19 RRP, which I think is too much for a product like this, but if you can get it with a discount, then it’s worthwhile.