I have to admit – when I heard the name of this product at it’s launch last year, I was skeptical.
Who wants their lip colors to melt? As a Texas-born girl, this has happened to me numerous times after accidentally leaving a favorite lipstick in the car on a 103 degree day – and it is heartbreaking to open up that tube of lipstick, hoping against hope that it is intact, only for the color to drip out all over you as soon as the cap is removed. The word “melted” itself brings to mind a beautiful color turning clown-like in the humidity after bleeding into every fine line you didn’t know you had. So much for using a straw ever again!
Upon trying these colors, I was more than pleasantly surprised at the texture, wear-time, color payoff and just sheer comfort that they provide. Liquid-to-matte lipsticks are insanely huge right now. When walking into Sephora, for example, you can find them from multiple brands: Stila, Kat Von D, Sephora’s house line, Make Up Forever, ect. This is not to mention some cult favorite brands like Anastasia, who has a dazzling color range, and the unique shades found from Jeffree Star and Dose of Colors. It’s not a new concept, but somehow Too Faced has done it best! In my opinion, of course.
How many times have you tried one of these lip formulas, only to feel like your lips have so much moisture sucked out that they feel like they’ve been vacuum-sealed? Often, my lips crack and turn to dust at the mere sight of matte lipstick. The second that I swiped one of these on, I was shocked! The formula really does melt onto the lips, but in a very comfortable, nourishing way. The round, soft, spongy applicator is much different than the standard doe-foot, but still manages to be precise with placement. I can get a 4-5 hour wear out of these without the color becoming uneven, and even longer if you don’t mind a slight fade. Another bonus: Melted Nude is one of the only nudes out there that doesn’t make my super-fair skin look sick. Melted Violet (pictured) is a beautiful, trendy, warm purple that looks great across a variety of skin tones, and I can already forecast that Melted Berry will be a fall staple this year.
Check these out at Sephora.com and other fine retailers – happy shopping! Remember: You can NEVER have too many lip colors.