I’ve been itching to try these products ever since I started seeing reviews on YouTube. So when I popped in Sephora the other day and saw them in store, I just had to get my hands on them. I managed a bit of self-control and only got 2 colors…instead of all 5 available shades.
Naturally, I was attracted to the brightest colors. I got Melted Fuchsia which is a loud pink, well…fuchsia color. I wear red lipstick everyday to work, so I just had to get a red option so that I can try it out during the week. Melted Ruby fit the bill. It’s a lovely deep berry-red color.
The applicator has a velvet-y material with an angled flat surface. It’s almost like an enlarged doe foot applicator, but with much more surface area. It’s a great size too. Small enough to fit the contours of my lips but big enough to color the lips with just 2 swipes.
The product itself creamy and very opaque. Building the color was no issue at all. One layer was all I needed to get true color on my lips. Overall, it really does feel like melted liquified lipstick. So that validates one part of the product name.
On to the trickier bit–longevity. When you first apply it, it looks quite shiny. But after a few minutes it sets to a satin finish. It never really fully sets though, so it does transfer quite a bit on to everything. After a full meal, it was almost completely gone. It acted pretty much like a standard lipstick. However, its long lasting-ness was far superior to normal lipsticks when it comes to just regular activity (e.g. talking, drinking water, etc.). The color stays 85% intact for 5 hours!
One thing that I like to judge lip products on is the fade away style (FAS). It’s not just about how long it takes to fade, but also how it looks as it fades. This is more of a concern for those who like to wear bold lip colors–the ones that clearly show on your lips. After a meal, I know the color is bound to be affected and I’m always so anxious about how it looks. Sometimes, your left with a lipliner impression where the main body of your lips has lost all color but the outline remains. Other times, the color comes off in patches. But I must say that the Too Faced Melted fades beautifully. It fades across the whole surface of the lips. Depending on the activity, it can fade gradually or be completely gone. There were no awkward patches or lines left behind. I’m not sure if I’m the only one who is obsessed about how the color fades…but I’ll find a way to better explain this in future posts.
I hope the 2 photos above help illustrate what I mean with the FAS. The color fades, but it does so in a beautiful manner. Layer by layer and across the whole surface. (As I look at the photos above, I really need to find better camera settings. The Melted Ruby images are not quite true to color.) I must admit, though, that it does bleed outside my lips. I might have to try this with a lip liner and see if that helps keep the color from running.
FINAL VERDICT: 4/5 stars
Overall, I really enjoyed using the Too Faced Melted lipsticks and have included Melted Ruby in my rotation of daily lip color options.
Hope you found this post helpful!