July 17, 2017

Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick Literally Like Latex for Your Lips

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I’ve never worn latex before but I imagine it is as confining and suffocating as Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick. Holy cow this stuff is forged in hell by the Devil himself! It’s odd because expected more from the company who created the fantastic, fabulous, and incredible Mirror Mirror Lipgloss which released several years ago and I rave to this very day. I was expecting shiny, pigmented, and crazy glossy.

I got suffocation.

Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick released in 16 shade selections as a counterpart to the Melted Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick. I mean if you have a matte version it’s a given at some point a brand is almost guaranteed to release a glossy one right? If you have a lot of the original shades and you’re worried about the identical packaging that both the Latex and Matte version have no worries. When you store them, store them upright, and you’ll be able to tell the difference between the formulas by the fact that the mattes have a gold cap and the Latex ones have a black cap. As for the price it remains the same at $21 and a size of 0.4 oz.

Too Faced markets these as a high-shine lipstick in a liquid form that has a lacquered, glossy finish or as Too Faced calls it, “juicy shine”. So, basically a hybrid formula that has the pigment of a lipstick and the shine of a lipgloss. Awesome! I was all hands on deck when I heard that. You see, if you’re old and gray and you’ve been collecting makeup for a while you recall Too Faced’s very nifty Mirror Mirror Lipgloss which had this incredible shine factor that was just outstanding. This made me want to try Melted Latex even more because I expected that same sort of shine. I didn’t get it. These do not have the shine of latex finish nor the glossiness I expected. They have a good sheen to them but not the “juicy shine” or high-shine finish I expected. I was rather crushingly disappointed at the lack of shine but that isn’t even the worst part.

Too Faced Hopeless Romantic Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick

Too Faced Hopeless Romantic Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick Swatches

What’s the worst part?

The formula.

Oh my god the formula.

This is a very, very thick, creamy texture that’s quite sticky and difficult to spread and apply on lips. This is the type of formula you have to apply and smooth out with the applicator over and over and over again. If you don’t take time to use the applicator over your lips in several swipes the formula ends up falling into your natural lip lines in one gunky, separated mess. It’s really an uneven and less than smooth application so swiping the applicator across your lips several times ensures you get the smoothest, most even coverage. This is heavy as hell and I felt like my lips couldn’t breath with it on but I stuck through and I got about 5 hours of wear out of before I felt the need to wipe it off and that wasn’t because it was uncomfortable that was because it got really gross looking on my lips. It doesn’t migrate through the wear so, no worries about it feathering into your lip line or traveling up it but it does separate and falls into your natural lip lines which ends up producing a rather messy look at around hour three of wear. I pressed on with it for an extra two hours but after five I had to wipe it off because I looked like a train hit me in the mouth. It was an awful mess. Honestly, it’s as if they melted down latex and expected you to wear it on your lips.

As for the scent and fragrance, well, that’s just as bad. These have a bitter sweet fruit punch taste that’s a cross between Hawaiian Punch and cough medicine. It’s a bitter flavor that stays in your mouth through the wear. Another interesting aspect that deserves mentioning is I experienced a slight tingle when I applied. Almost as if I’m applying a plumping gloss. This isn’t a big deal for me as I’m not sensitive but if you have sensitive lips I think it should be known that there’s something here that produces a slight tingle.

Anyway, Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick is one hot, ugly mess of a lip product that I’d recommend avoiding.

Big thumbs down on this one.

These are available now at sephora.com should you wish to chance it.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Jules

    Of course, the pic you post looks so pretty! I WANNA SEE THE TRAIN WRECK!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL! I’ll wear it for five hours and post a pic of my yucky lips 😀

      • Jules

        Haha! Well, I don’t imagine you will ever get these near your lips again! It’s just between the so-bad-i-wanna-try it description, and the pretty peachy pic, I’m TEMPTED to throw my money away, if only just to say, yep. That bad.

        • Isabella Muse

          Hell no! It’s on the makeup graveyard and will likely remain there for good lol! Don’t do it please don’t do it 😀

      • Heidi

        Me, too. I want to see how it wears after five hours. Not that I’d buy this. The smell, feel, etc., none of that appeals to me!

  • Carol G

    Wow, this is surprising. Don’t cosmetic companies do test marketing before releasing a product? You would have thought people would complain about the formula. From your description I wouldn’t have lasted 5 hours even. It would have came off after 5 minutes! Sounds gross! And what’s up with the weird scent/taste? Hot mess indeed.

  • Dee

    I was just going to say how good it looked on you! Why in the world would they put out a formula like this?????

  • Mo

    Wow! They sound so bad. I love the too faced gloss that came with the funfetti palette. So much so that I’ve almost finished it! Which is rare for me lol. I really want to see what the melted latex unicorn tears looks like but for some reason they haven’t released it yet?

    • Isabella Muse

      I think it was released but sold out rather quickly :-/ I agree about that gloss, it was quite lovely 😀

      • Mo

        I’m surprised they didn’t come out with a line of those glosses. But instead they release a hot mess like this. What is up with too faced??

  • Jenniferffrank

    Not a good look. I don’t like the lipstick on you. I don’t think I would like it on anyone. Too thick. This is a miss Too Faced. They seems have been missing their mark a lot recently.

      • Jenniferffrank

        I agree, the color is pretty, the formula looks like torture. Yikes. Girl, return this lipstick and get your money back. What is going on with TF? So disappointing. Sigh.

  • kjh

    Rofl. And, yeah, we want to see the train wreck. Rubberneckers for rubber lips… I quit tf before mirror mirror. Every once in a while, I see a shade I’d love, like Grannie Panties, aka Granny, in the land where shades must become more politically correct. Then, the analytical side of my brain says, nah, you don’t trust tf anymore in the least.

  • Susan

    Well, it’s a pretty color on you, the nude lip with the blush & eye look you have, but the formula sounds like the stuff nightmares are made of. Can we watch the bonfire? 😉

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL bonfire sounds like a great idea and thank you, you’re too kind <3!

  • Emily

    Thank you for testing so we don’t have to! I don’t imagine I’d be tempted by this anyway. Latex and lips are just not an appealing combo to me. No idea what they were thinking when they dreamed this up.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw my pleasure! I have no idea what they were thinking when they released this formula! yak!

  • Dora

    OMG, thank you for trying this so I don’t have to! Sounds awful! I probably wouldn’t be tempted anyway since I don’t particularly like super shiny lip products but enjoyed your review. Impressed you kept it on for 5 hours!

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL I was impressed I made it through Dora 😀 Awww my pleasure! Hopefully I saved you some money!

  • Logan

    I’m sorry the formula sucks! I do want to try the clear “Girl On Top” tho. Maybe because it’s clear it won’t be so terrible?

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tried that but was tempted to give it a whirl!

  • genevieve

    Yep, I can see what you mean – what a mess and a disgrace for Too Faced to put out such an awful product as this and expect to get away with it. Thank God, for honest reviewers like you Muse!