Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipstick ($21) are a new selection of chocolate inspired liquid lipstick shades that launched with the Too Faced Spring 2016 Collection. Too Faced released these new Liquified Lipsticks in six total shades three of which are the original formula and three of which are metallic.
As much as I love the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette I was actually most excited about the Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipsticks because I’m some sort of nude lip look thing lately and I felt for sure these colors would be great nudes.
I want to tell you ALL about how I really loved the Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipstick shades! I want to rave them and jump up and down in delight how well the shades worked for me. That simply wasn’t the case.
I am crushed how these simply refused to work for me! They might work out on a darker skin tone or someone might just find their perfect nude in this batch but I have my reservations.
First off, let me start with original formula. As I mentioned above there are three shades here that were created with the original cream formula which I happen to be a lover of. Those shades are Chocolate Cherries, Chocolate Milkshake, and Chocolate Honey. Aside from the shades that simply didn’t work for me these had a great consistency and texture. They do have a strong chocolate flavor and fragrance which I personally loved but just a heads up if you’re sensitive. These are a squeeze tube with an attached sponge applicator for application. I’ve always like the packaging myself as I find the tip of the sponge fits the contour of my lips quite nicely. These have a cream finish with a thick liquid-y consistency that applies very easily on lips even drier ones like my own. As much as I love the Liquified there have been shades that take to falling into my natural lip lines but none of these new shades had the issue and all three had a smooth, even finish on my lips. I don’t have an issue with the formula moving, migrating, or feathering and they wear for a good five to six hours. All three shades have opaque color on first application and they build easily for even more intensity!
The only issue I had was with the colors. They didn’t quite work out for me. Chocolate Milkshake was the best of the three as it is a nice nude peach that worked well with my skin type without giving me a case of zombie lips. However, Chocolate Honey was a dark tan that did in fact give me a case of zombie lips so that one was out and Chocolate Cherries was a LITTLE too pigmented and dark for my skin tone. Chocolate Cherries on a certain skin tone will look amazing but on me it was very, very dark and vampy. The color also proved a little difficult to apply evenly! I keep going outside my lip line during application.
The other three shades are all part of the Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick family. You might have already read my review of the Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Lipstick and in that case you know I’m not a fan but I decided I still wanted to try these out in the hopes they would change my mind.
You have to realized the Melted Metal formula is not the same as the original Liquified Lipstick formula or at least I think so. The Metals are pretty thick but a lot thinner than the original formulation and have a good deal of chunky shimmer with a lot less pigment and a shorter wear of around three to four hours that leaves a layer of shimmer on lips well after color fades away. The color pay off isn’t as extreme on the Metals and it’s more about shimmer versus a ton of color. On my lips they tend to look super frosty and shimmery versus metallic! They quite remind me of Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss on many levels.
On my me they tend to gather into the natural lines in my lips and end up looking very patchy and dry. Applying primer prior or Chapstick might help a little bit but they still manage to creep into natural lip lines. Metallic Chocolate Diamonds is likely the worst offender in this group as it has a good deal of chunky, frost shimmer where as Metallic Candy Bar and Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate were a LITTLE better.
Sadly, none of the three shades worked for me. Some applied taupe others applied with a duochrome chocolate finish, it was just a lot of shades that I think many folks might find difficult to pull off in daily looks.
Like I said above, I want to tell you how great these were but sadly aside from Chocolate Milkshake I felt like they all disappointed me. I think the worst of the batch were the Metallic shades though or at least for me. Likely the most disappointing aspect here is the fact that the shades are just difficult to wear or at least they proved unwearable for me. Perhaps some of you might have better results but all in all this was a disappointing release for me.
Next year, I’m hoping they do something chocolate strawberry inspired because I can definitely go with some brown based dusky roses and pinks! Those would work for me 🙂
Do share your thoughts!