Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia Review & Swatches

I've wanted to try the Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks ($25CDN) by Too Faced ever since they first came out, but found that none of the shades really spoke to me. Don't get me wrong, the shades are nice but none of them really made me go "I need this". Nonetheless, I still wanted to try one so I was excited to get my hands on this mini size. As usual, here's the description for this product before we move into the actual review:

"The shine of a gloss, lasting power of a stain, and pigment-packed color of a liquid lipstick, all in one high-impact formula. Bold, long-wearing color glides on cleanly with the precision tip applicator, delivering rich color with staying power."

Like most Too Faced products, the packaging of this liquid lipstick is adorable. The color of the tube corresponds with each shade, and comes with a twist-off golden cap. Inside you'll find a doe-foot applicator which dispenses product when you squeeze the tube.

The shade that I have is Melted Fuchsia, and is a hot pink with a shine finish. The color is quite opaque with just one swipe, and the formula is really nice and smooth. A little goes a long way with this product, and you don't need all that much to fill both lips.

The doe-foot applicator makes the application process very easy and precise, and the formula is comfortable to wear. It doesn't emphasize dry spots either (a struggle of always having chapped lips) which is awesome. It does transfer if you're having a drink or kissing cats, but it's not really noticeable on the lips. As for the lasting power, I find that it wears well for two to three hours. The color fades evenly and it leaves a nice stain behind though, so touching up isn't something you have to worry too much about. The verdict? I like it a lot, and if they ever do come out with a shade that makes me go "I need it" then it's definitely something I would purchase a full size of!

Hautelook Heads Up! Illamasqua

Hey everyone! I'm just popping in quickly to let you know that Illamasqua is currently on sale on Hautelook! I'm pretty excited about this because the brand is pretty difficult and expensive to get ever since Sephora stopped carrying them (I'm kicking myself for not trying their products then!). I ended up just getting a nail polish and a lip gloss to try for now, but they do have some lipstick and eyeliner on sale as well. The sale ends on Monday at 6AM Pacific, so go take a peek and let me know if you end up getting anything!

Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Red Amour Review & Swatches

Today I have another red lip product to share with you! This is Laura Mercier's Crème Smooth Lip Color in the shade Red Amour ($32CDN). The packaging is super sleek and simple, but unfortunately it's a total fingerprint magnet. Other then that, I have no complaints though. Before we continue, here's Sephora's description of this lipstick:

"This cream formula envelops lips in rich color with a semi-lustrous finish that lasts six to eight hours. The cushiony, lightweight texture feels comfortable, while pure olive oil and vitamin E nourish lips. Color glides evenly onto lips without skipping, dragging, feathering, or setting into fine lines. You'll have the appearance of visibly fuller - and younger - looking lips in just one swipe."

The formula is also fragrance free (yay!), and is dermatologist and allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation. Good stuff.

Red Amour is described as a 'classic neutral red', but to me it comes off as pretty warm-toned. The finish is super shiny which I'm not a huge fan of, but you could always blot it with a tissue to tone it down a bit. When left alone, the shine seems to last for about an hour though. The color is nice and opaque, and the formula is really creamy and smooth. Like the description states, it glides on without any skipping or tugging.

The formula is comfortable to wear, and is neither particularly hydrating or drying. Despite the creamy texture it doesn't slip around on the lips, and while it doesn't bleed I would still recommend a lip-liner just to make it look more precise (especially on the top lip)! It does transfer if you're eating or drinking, but it wasn't until about two and a half hours of wear that I noticed the color starting to fade. It fades evenly and also leaves a pretty stain though, so you don't have to worry too much about touching up. This is the second Laura Mercier product I've tried (the other being a lipgloss I love but have yet to review) and so far I'm really impressed. I had never really looked at the brand much before, but I'm definitely more intrigued now!