Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Too Faced Melted Liquidified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Violet, Melted Peony, and Melted Ruby

Too Faced's Spring collection contains these lovely new lipstick formulas.  They're long wearing, high pigmented, and come with a soft sheen (at least for the first hour or so), and come in some surprisingly out there shades.

Melted Violet, Melted Peony, Melted Ruby
The lipstick is delivered via a sponge tip applicator, which gives you good control over the amount dispensed at a time, and lets you get a clean line around the lip line.  I find it easier to use than a sponge doe-foot as the colour saturates the applicator before it hits the lip, and once it does hit the lip it's easy to get an even, smooth application.

Melted Violet, Melted Peony, Melted Ruby

As you can see from the swatches, the pigmentation is intense.  Melted Peony and Melted Ruby are pretty standard lip colours - pink neutral, and pink red - but Melted Violet is a pretty crazy colour.  It's a blue toned purple, and it's seriously bright.  It looks crap on me, but I imagine it'd look stunning on darker skintones.

Melted Violet

See?  Looks crap.  Makes my teeth look yellow too.

Melted Peony

Surprisingly, Melted Peony is my favourite of the three shades I've tried - it's a perfect neutral pink.  It's pigmented enough to cover over the slight blue tinge around my lips, and it's flattering without being insipid.

Melted Ruby
Melted Ruby is a classic bright pink toned red, and it's glorious - bright, punchy, and with a lovely sheen to the finish which is a nice change to the more common matte finish you find in this shade.  Curiously, you can really see the fuschia base tone around the outline of the lips, making for a subtle ombre rather than a flat red.

Texture wise, these lipsticks are lovely - they're more akin to a lacquer, but apply more silkily, and don't feel tacky on the lips at all.  My lips feel hydrated and comfortable for around four hours before they start feeling a little dry - the colour clings to the lips for much longer, though, wearing down into more of a stained finish.

At £19, these are average priced for a mid-range lipstick (isn't that scary?  I remember when mid-range lipsticks were more like £14).  They're well worth it if you like that intense pigmentation, saturated look - they remind me a little of OCC Lip Tars, just easier to apply and more portable.

Find them at Debenhams from the end of April, alongside the rest of the Spring collection.

Disclosure: PR sample

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