In my seemingly endless quest to try every liquid lipstick on earth, I picked up some of the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipsticks ($21.00 USD/$24.00 CAD, available here). Though there were quite a few shades that caught my eye, I chose the colours Queen B, Child Star, Cool Girl and Evil Twin. They’re described as “a lightweight, long-wearing liquified matte lipstick with a creamy and matte, color-rich formula. ”
- Queen B – described as “matte soft mauve”. It’s a dusty, muted mauve-pink.
- Child Star – described as “matte soft nude”. It’s a pale peachy-nude.
- Cool Girl – described as “matte true nude”. It’s a cool toned rosy-taupe.
- Evil Twin – described as “matte deep black cherry”. It’s a deep, blackened purple.
Why You Might Like These:
- They’re formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates.
- They don’t have a very strong scent (just a faint smell which I found neither particularly pleasant or unpleasant). It disappears completely once they dry down.
- They’re pigmented and opaque – no streakiness or patchiness, even with the shades on the lightest and darkest ends of the spectrum.
- They dry to a completely matte finish, but remain extremely comfortable on the lips.
- I didn’t find them to be drying (I didn’t find them to be hydrating either, however).
- The formula is very thin and lightweight, and it didn’t feel like I had anything on my lips once they dried down.
- If you use a thin layer, you can touch up any faded spots without having to completely remove/reapply the lipstick.
- There’s a good shade selection in the line, from nudes to brights to “bolder” shades, like blue!
Why You Might Not Like These:
- If you’re not a fan of matte lipstick, you should steer clear of this formula.
- The same thing applies if you like your lipsticks to be on the sheer side – these pack some pigment!
- Because these dry to such matte finish, they’ll accentuate any dry patches or flakiness. This can be avoided if you moisturize and prep your lips prior to application, though.
- I needed to touch up around the 5 hour mark, so these aren’t the longest lasting liquid lipsticks I’ve tried. I’m OK with trading a little longevity in exchange for comfort, but your priorities might be different!
- While these are definitely transfer-resistant, they’re not completely, 100% transfer-proof. When I did a “kiss test” on my hand, a small amount transferred (mostly from the inner part of my lips).
If you like that ultra matte, typical “liquid lipstick” look but find that many of them to be uncomfortable (and you’re OK with sacrificing a little longevity), I think you should check these out! I’m definitely going to grab a couple of the other dark colours, since I was so impressed with how well Evil Twin applied. A lot of dark liquid lipsticks can be patchy, streaky pains in the butt! Have you tried these yet? What’s your favourite shade? Let me know in the comments!