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Too Faced recently launched an extension of their Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick line: Melted Matte-Tallics*.
I’ve enjoyed metallic matte lipsticks before (MAC’s Retro Matte Metallics*), so it was a lot of fun to play with these liquid lipsticks! Keep reading for my thoughts and swatches of all 14 shades in the Too Faced Melted Matte-Tallic line.
What it is: A liquified lipstick with a brushed-metal finish.
The metallic finish to the matte liquid lipsticks is supposed to add dimension and avoid a flat matte look. The formula should be the same as their matte line: long-wearing, pigmented, and comfortable.
Shades + Swatches
There are 14 shades in the lineup, 1 of which is a transformer:
Magic Metal Transformer – prismatic shifting lilac/pink
Sugar Kisses – metallic soft petal pink
Pillow Talk – metallic light champagne
Faking It – metallic chestnut rose
You Better Work! – metallic mauve
Give It To Me – metallic copper bronze
Our Lips Are Sealed – metallic peachy coral
Breakup, Makeup – metallic dusty rose
Bitch I’m Too Faced – metallic crimson red
I Dare You – metallic violet magenta
Caffeine Queen – metallic deep golden brown
I Wanna Rock With You – metallic burgundy
Scream My Name – metallic deep plum
The Real Teal – metallic teal blue
I think the shade range is very nice and the colors are pigmented in one swipe. The metallic finish is not dramatic; it’s just a subtle micro-shimmer that gives the effect.
My favorite shades are Bitch I’m Too Faced, I Dare You, Breakup, Makeup, and Faking It. Bitch I’m Too Faced is an insanely gorgeous red and it makes me excited for holiday season! I thought I’d love You Better Work! based on the description, but it’s more grey/beige than mauve.
I’ve also done swatches with the Magic Metal Transformer layered over each of the other Matte-Tallic liquid lipsticks.
I don’t think the transformer goes well with many of the shades. It’s quite cool-toned with pinkish-purple glitter that can look icy blue in some instances. So, cool shades can look extra cool, but some warm shades look a bit mismatched. I think it works best over lighter shades, like Sugar Kisses and Pillow Talk, because it doesn’t really fight the base color.
I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of application. The doe-foot applicator has a great shape to fill lips and can be used on its tip for precision. The formula glides on lips flawlessly.
These dry down within about a minute, which is a nice amount of time to get the color to look right, but not too long that things move around. Once dry, I’ve had very minimal transfer when eating and drinking.
This is one of the more comfortable matte formulas I’ve tried. Of course, I like to prep lips first because matte liquid lipsticks are never hydrating for me.
Some of the shades can emphasize lines in my lips though. Sugar Kisses has a beautiful color and finish, but it just doesn’t look polished on me. Pillow Talk has the same problem; I think this effect is only noticeable on me with the lighter shades.
The formula of the Magic Metal Transformer is different; it has a chunky glitter for an extra-reflective look. This makes it feel a little gritty on lips. It does hold really well though, but that makes it hard to remove at the end of the day. Also, I think you may be able to see in some swatches above: applying the transformer picks up some of the liquid lipstick underneath and makes it look patchy.
I’m really impressed with these! I had not previously tried Too Faced’s matte liquid lip formula, but I need to. I really enjoy the applicator and comfort-level of these. The metallic finish is not over-the-top; it just creates a more multi-dimensional matte lip.
I’m not a fan of the Magic Metal Transformer though. The chunky glitter is a little uncomfortable and hard to remove, plus I just don’t think it pairs well with many of the shades.
How do you feel about metallic lips? ↓