Surprise, surprise. Welcome to another round of mauvey, purpley-pink lip product post. This time round, it’s going to be about the cult favorite Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig. Every time I stopped by my local Sephora, they were always out of stock and I saw people like Temptalia and Jamie Paige raved about it so isn't it supposed to be something?!
It’s not just your regular lipstick in a bullet. It’s a liquid lipstick in a squeezy tube. The tip is actually a sponge. So the idea is you squeeze the tube and the liquid lipstick will come out through the sponge. When I initially squeezed it, I put a little pressure to it but the liquid didn’t spurt all over the place. A little goes quite a long way so I didn’t have to keep squeezing as I applied it. It felt like a gloss so it had a shiny look/feel to it. But It didn’t feel hydrating whatsoever and the shine disappeared after about an hour of wear, leaving the lips with a beautiful purpley-pink stain. It has the “long wear” promise so of course I expected it to last long, not to mention that Temptalia said it lasted for six and a half hours on her so it better be long-wearing! So I decided to do a little test.
On the day when I first used it, I was disappointed by the longevity of this self-proclaimed long-wearing liquid lipstick. Because after I put it on, the color disappeared after just about an hour. The entire color. Gone. Poof. To see if there wasn’t something wrong with my eyes, I asked a friend if she could tell whether I was wearing anything on my lips or not. She said that I looked like I was wearing something on my lips. But then I kept looking back into my compact mirror and I swear that my lips looked like my regular lips! I instantly thought that maybe there was something wrong with my lips and planned to sell it. But I decided to reapply it and that time, it somehow worked.
On that second round, the color lasted for 3 hours with lots of eating and drinking from glass (can't you tell I eat a lot?!). It even lasted through wudus. So, what went wrong on the first trial? I’m guessing that maybe, on my first trial, the proportion of the oil on the product squirted/applied was higher than the pigment. And maybe, on the second round, it was the other way around ─ Please don’t say that I got the dud one. Anyways, after that 3-hour mark, my lips looked like I only had lip liner on the edges of them.
Ever since that experience, I think I may have found a way of using it properly. Next time, maybe I should just shake the packaging to make sure that the oil and the pigment are mixed well. Or maybe, I could just position the tube upside down before I use it, so I could get the most pigment out of it. Maybe, I should just stop saying “maybe” on this post. But one thing’s for sure, it’s a gorgeous pink-that-leans-toward-purple shade and I loooove it.