If you’re not a fan of crazy bold, ultra-saturated, vibrant lip colors… well then, these Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks ($21 USD / $25 CAD) won’t do much for you. On the other hand, if you love all of those things plus comfort, shine and lasting power… you’re going to adore these new liquid lip colors, brand new to the Too Faced line-up for Summer 2014. Available now at Sephora in six stunning shades, I have to say I’m pretty darn impressed.
Summer is usually a light swipe of tinted balm or gloss… I’d typically stay away from highly pigmented lip colors like this for fear of them melting (ha, ironic!) off my face in the hot, humid weather. I think this season will be a little different with these beauties!
Each squeeze tube has a velvet tip applicator which was a total pain at first to get used to, but after a few tries I got the hang of it and actually welcomed the extra “grip” and precision. The lip color is full-coverage color, and all of them were incredibly vibrant and intense except for Melted Nude (which still had great pigmentation, but with a more soft look).
These liquid lip colors claim to have the staying power of a stain (check), the intense color of a liquid lipstick (check) and the shine of a gloss (….not so much). Even though they are super comfortable, cushion-y and flexible on the lips, they were a bit more on the satin side of the spectrum. I’d add some clear gloss if I really wanted that high-shine finish. They feel weightless on the lips and last for hours, although they do transfer. My favorite shade? Melted Fuchsia and surprisingly, Melted Coral too (I thought it would be too intense for me, but I actually loved the way it looked).
They might not have the never-come-off-until-you’re-dead-and-maybe-even-later staying power that my beloved Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge does, but these hold up pretty darn well and they feel like heaven on the lips. That’s totally a compromise I’m willing to make.
AVAILABILITY: Permanent. Available now at Sephora.
SELECTION: 6 shades available; 5 shown here. See the rest of our Too Faced coverage here.
Usually "long-wear" and "comfortable" are two words rarely seen together in the same sentence, but they sure are here! These vibrant, bold, full-coverage liquid lip colors offer total weightless comfort with flexible, resistant longevity. High five, Too Faced.