I used to abhor lip products. I felt like they never stayed on, and I could never find the right color. Over the past couple of years, however, reading blog reviews completely changed my mind. Now I love lip products, and am always willing to try something new.
Enter Too Faced Melted Lipstick. I had seen this product on several blogs, and it looked cool. The concept is that it has the consistency and pigmentation of a lipstick but the application of a lipgloss. Then Ipsy featured a sample of this in the past two months’ glam bags. Of course
I didn’t get a sample either month. So I went and bought two shades myself.
BOOM! Instant favorite! The formula is creamy and pigmented. It glides on smooth and isn’t sticky at all. The spongey applicator makes the product easy to apply.
The first shade I purchased was Melted Violet. This is a great orchid shade! It’s bright, but it doesn’t look cartoonish. I’d been on the hunt for the perfect purple shade for about 6 months, so I was happy to add this to my collection.
The second shade I purchased was Melted Candy
and seriously, while the Melted line is my new favorite lip product, this
is my new favorite lip color! I wanted to try another shade of Melted but I was looking for a pinky-red shade. It took me a long while to try reddish lip colors because I felt like they all clashed with my skin tone. Since then, I’ve discovered that I need a red color with a blue base to it (this also helps to prevent making your teeth look yellow). By focusing on a pink-tinged red, I knew I was on the right side of the color scale. I was between this shade and Melted Jelly Donut, but Jelly Donut didn’t have enough of a red tint.
When using brightly colored lip colors like the ones mentioned above, I like to keep my eye makeup neutral using lighter shades of eye shadow. If, however, I use the Melted Violet shade, I like to only use eye shadows that are gray or cooler shades of greige. Anything warmer will clash with the violet shade.
Overall, I highly recommend this line of lip product! I recommend using the tip of the spongey applicator to outline your cupid’s bow before filling in your top lip. The only drawback is that there can be some color bleeding, but that’s easily preventable by using a clear lipliner and by applying just a thin layer of the product. Once again, this product is super pigmented, so a think layer is all you need anyways. If you don’t like one of the two shades I selected, don’t worry. There are tons of colors to choose from.
And can we please talk about this gorgeous Kendra Scott necklace I’m wearing?! This necklace retailed for $220 new ($68 on clearance). Now, you all know I’m not paying that kind of price for this kind of necklace. I was able to score it from my local Clothes Mentor for $30!!!! You should follow them on Instagram–they ship!