Sure, there were moments when Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick ($21) was introduced with the Too Faced Summer 2015 where I was running around in circles of joy. I love the original Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick formula and obviously, hello? I’m going to love a metallic finish version!
I look hecka bad in metallic lipsticks. They tend to be very frosty on me and this full faced girl can’t do frosty well.
Let’s hope Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick doesn’t fall victim to that!
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick are available in eight shades and for the love of the makeup gods please Too Faced introduce a ruby red or some sort of red into this collection soon because at the moment you “y u no have red available?!”
I think Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick are an entrapment product release. If you loved the original Melted Lipstick Collection you’ll likely fall into the trap of believing you’ll adore the new Melted Metal range. I know I did. But know that just because you loved the original formula does NOT mean you’ll like these because they are entirely a different product with a different texture, consistency, wear, and pigment. So yes, they share the same name and packaging but nothing about their formulas are the same.
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick is pretty thick but thinner when compared to the original formulation. These have a good deal of shimmer and a lot less pigment with a shorter wear of around four hours on my lips. Depending on the shade you’ll either get more or less pigment as some of these colors do in fact provide full opaque color where as others are a little less pigmented.
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick Swatches (Macaron, Peony, Tu-Tu, Violet)
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick Swatches (Bunny, Debutante, Dream House, Jelly)
I’m not convinced they are completely metallic. When I think metallic I do think liquid metal but these are more frosty, shimmery in finish to me (for me the quintessential metallic finish would be a shade like Milani Orange-gina). I also highly recommend not attempting to apply these without prepping lips well. You can likely see in my photos below that the colors look very patchy. The formula has a knack for just gathering into my natural lip lines which gives the appearance of a very dry, cracked look. If you have aging or finely lined lips these could potentially look very bad. Too Faced does have a lip smoothing primer which I’d highly recommend using prior to applying these or at the least perhaps use some lip balm or Chapstick to fill in natural lip lines and giving the formula something to adhere to. On their own, well, they do tend to just fall into lines in a major way. Over wear time the shimmer does gather more and more into the natural lines on my lips and I feel the need to gently pat them to smooth out the finish. It’s a funny thing as I felt they looked way better with clear gloss on top but on their own they had a tricky finish. If you’re prone to dry lips, again, these could look bad. So exfoliate well and prep prior to applying.
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick
Too Faced Tu-Tu Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick
Too Faced Violet Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick
Too Faced Dream House Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick
Too Faced Jelly Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick
Too Faced Macaron Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick
Some of the best shades for me that had the smoothest finish were Jelly, Dream House, Macaron, and Violet. Ones that really seemed to have a drier look were Bunny, Debutante, and Tu-Tu. So if you are heading into a purchase I do suggest some of the prior shades I mentioned. In particular, Jelly was an excellent shade that performed very well. It looks smooth, with a hint of metallic sheen, and didn’t have the glitter, frosty look I got from other shades.
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick isn’t a product setting out to recapture the glory of the original Melted Liquified Lipstick formula. This is a big change from the original with a shorter wear, less dramatic pigment, a newer formula, and just a different overall experience. I’m not really a fan to be honest. They are a product that look a little too dry and cracked on my lips which are prone to dryness. They are workable though with a bit of clear on top but you shouldn’t need to add anything extra to make a formula work if you know what I mean? But don’t shy away from these as some shades are interesting such as Jelly which isn’t a shade I’d normally embrace but actually ended up loving! It is a matter of finding a color that works for your lips I think. Now…if they’d do a red I’d be in my glory!
Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick are available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.
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