Over the last four and a half years of blogging, I have felt that one of the things that I am know best for is my lipstick swatches. I adore doing them, and I absolutely love being able to try so many new shades, including colours that I wouldn’t normally go for. The only downside to my love of lipstick swatches is that they take me an age and a day to photograph, edit and compile into my signature collage. At the moment, time is of the essence and I don’t really have that much time, and also good light after getting home from work, in order to take 5 billion photos of my lips. I have been desperate to get the new Too Faced Melted Latex lipsticks swatched so I cancelled all plans, got out the lip scrub, charged up my camera and got snapping away. Probably the most fun afternoon I have had in a while and not only have I been able to try out and get a full opinion on nine of the 16 shades, I have found a shade that I would never normally contemplate but I have now been strangely seduced by. So, without further hesitation, I bring you the glossiest, most opaque and long lasting lipsticks from Too Faced.
I don’t know about you, but since I’ve been wearing matte liquid lipsticks in nude shades, I’ve been finding that the super brights colours that I was known for wearing have taken a back step. It’s not intentional, but as I’m not wearing that much makeup for work, I don’t feel that I need to have a power lip, like I used to wear frequently when I was flying. It’s been really nice to throw myself back into having some colour in my life, and I feel like the bright gloss finish is taking over the matte lip revolution.
The formulation is that of a thick gloss, that does apply to the lips quite easily but it does need some work, especially with the darker colours. As they are so thick, they’re a tiny bit jam like which makes precision somewhat difficult, more so on the darker colours. I find that outlining my lips first helps a great deal, then filling in the rest of the lip with the colour. I have seen people describe these as being like honey, but I can only liken the honey to how sticky they are. That being said, I don’t have an issue with the stickiness or find that my hair gravitates to my lips. That’s always a bonus.
The colours of each shade are exceptionally opaque and the swatches that I have done on my arm are done with just one swipe of the lip hugging doe foot applicator. You can see that each one has an intensity that you wouldn’t find in a lip gloss, I find them to be highly pigmented and super glossy, and long lasting to an extent. Again, after reading so many reviews on latex lips, I’ve seen claims that they are glossy liquid lipsticks that last all day and numerous other claims. I’ve had these in my possesion for several weeks and I’ve given them all a good going over to see just how well they perform and I cannot, no matter how hard I try, compare them to a liquid lipstick like the Too Faced Melted Mattes. They share a name of Melted, and that is all. Now, don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love them. They stain the lips and have a higher performing longevity that a standard lipgloss, but I’m only averaging around 2-3 hours wear time.
The Latex name is absolutely perfect for how these look on the lip. They look so glossy and almost plastic, and I am absolutely blown away with the finished look and shade range of these. Out of the 9 shades that I own, there’s just one shade which doesn’t suit me (Twilight Zone) as my skin is too warm toned for a cool toned shade, and I’m been very surprised at just how much I love Strange Love as it’s a chocolate brown that I would never have chosen in my entire life but I am slightly obsessed right now.
Peekaboo – soft pink nude
Safe Word – light, cool pink
Love You Long Time – dark, cool pink
But First Lipstick – fuchsia pink
Twilight Zone – bright lavender
Rated R – bright warm pink
I’m Bossy – classic blue red
Bite Me – deep vampy red
Strange Love – chocolate brown
The Too Faced Melted Latex liquified lipsticks are now available in Debenhams at £19 each. There are 14 colours, a clear lip topper in Girl on Top, and if you can get your hands on it, Unicorn Tears has been made into Latex. It’s actually rarer than Unicorn poo right now so good luck with that!
*Contains Affiliate Links and PR Samples