Too Faced expanded their Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick again! This time they ditched the squeeze tube, added a wand, and topped it off with a matte finish. The matte lipstick trend is here to stay. Which I'm thankful for; I can't get enough! Because it is Too Faced, obviously the packaging of the product is just as much of a feature as the actual makeup. It's girly, gaudy, and fabulous.
On the angled side of the doe-foot applicator, there is a dip that allows for the perfect amount of liquid lipstick to be collected so you can cover each lip to full-color opacity without having to dip back into the tube. The formula is of a thick, mousse-like texture that easily slips over your lips for an even color application. I'm not sure why. but when you apply the product, it doesn't look very smooth at first. Maybe it has to do with the fibers of the applicator. Instead of just continuously rubbing the wand over your lips, use your finger to tap the formula into your lips. It settles the product and gives you that flawless finish.
These two shades are a perfect way to show you that the quality of the formula depends on the shade. Mrs. Roper (the bright orange shade) and Miso Pretty (the pale pink shade) perform completely differently. If you are familiar with makeup, you know that this is not uncommon in lipstick lines. Mrs. Roper goes on your lips without a hitch. Just tap it into your lips, like advised previously, and you are set. Miso Pretty, on the other hand, takes a lot more work. Truthfully, the color doesn't work on its own. I couldn't get an even application no matter what I tried. Miso Pretty is patchy and even looks a little powdery. The color on my skin just did not work either. I looked like I ate a powdered donut and like I have never heard of chapstick in my life. The color made my lips look so ashy and chapped and they weren't.
I will say, however, that not all is lost on a shade like Miso Pretty. These super pale shades are great to have on hand for customizing your lipstick shade. Though we all do it, It's impractical to have lipsticks that have a hair of a difference in shade. Having shades like Miso Pretty can make your lipstick collection endless. I used to use Babette from Lime Crime adjust a shade of lipstick. It's similar to Miso Pretty just more peach. I mixed Miso Pretty into Dose of Colors' liquid lipstick in Berry Me 2 to create a shade I didn't have but wanted to use. Mrs. Roper isn't a color I would normally wear either. It is practically neon! I mixed it with some brown lipstick and created this brick-y orange shade that I love! It is RARE that I ever wear just one lipstick. I must sound crazy whenever my friends ask what lipstick I'm wearing because I have to say, "well I started with - added this, then topped it with that, but just in the center of my top lip because my bottom lip is poutier and I wanted to even them out a little." If their eyes glaze over, I just say, it's a mixed of stuff.
I recommend this line to everyone and encourage you to pick up some shades you don't love. Experiment! Mix it with another shade and you probably will! There are 18 shades to choose from, plus, Too Faced often releases limited edition shades.
What are your favorite lipstick combos?
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